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Hello, My grandmother's ancestors all came from St. Charles County. Her maiden name was Beauchemin, which was "Americanized" to Bushman. Her mother's name was Magdalaine, which was "Americanized" to McDonald. Other surnames in my line that met a similar fate were Quesnel, which became Ginnel; Filteau, which became Vecto and Fecto; Miville dit Deschenes, which split into Mainville and Deshens, etc. etc. I would love to hear from anyone whose ancestors resided in the original French community of St. Charles. Since my family was there for over 100 years, they had blood ties with essentially all of those early families. Many of them were related in Canada and the Gulf Coast before moving to the St. Louis, Cahokia, St. Charles area.