Susan: Your reply has given me new avenues in my Barbeau search: the spelling Barbow, and the area of St. Remi. The spelling Barbo was used by some of mine early on, but they reverted to Barbeau later.
Emaline (Melinda)Barbeau married Seiere (can't read church document copy too well, and even then can't be sure it was accurate at the time) DesGrosseillers at St. John the Evangelist RC Church in Defiance, OH ca 1868. Thereafter, they were known as Joseph and Melinda/Malinda Prosper, which I understand was the Dit nom often used. They are found in MI censuses, Saginaw MI city directories, and 1910 OH census, Toledo city, Lucas CO.
At least 4 children born to them died in the 1870's in Saginaw. I do not know of any children surviving to adulthood.
Joseph died 1918 in Toledo, where he is buried; Melinda returned to Saginaw where her sister resided; in 1920 she was a boarder; death date unknown.
Notice the resemblance to your Melina and my Emaline (Melinda)- a family name?
After receiving your message this morning, I located an Orson Barbow, who served as a private in Co. E, 63 Georgia infantry, Confederate Army. Note: Barber, Orson. There are a number of Barbows in the Civil War, Confederate and Union.
There is a Mary Barber buried with Eliz. Barbeau Periard and her spouse, Alfred, in Saginaw, MI. There is no record for her, except died in 1915.
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