Village names in the 1820s through 1850s
(Kailua, Hawaii, US)
I have an ancestor who immigrated to the U.S. sometime in the 1840s or 50s, he was inducted into the Army in our civil war in 1862 and listed his birthplace as "Ville" France (as near as we can decipher). It is said that he and his family spoke German though... What would be a good starting point for me to begin research there? I'm making an educated guess that he is from your region. Name George FRAZER, DOB 1828, father: John (no indication he emigrated.
I'm planning a trip there in the future, perhaps next year, and would like to conduct some research (in between wine tasting and site seeing!)