Sandra, Have you found any other siblings of Samuel Yax or who his parents were?
We have been searching the parents of one Cecelia Yax who married Victor Reaume of Grosse Ile. On the 1880 census Celia was 42 years old, therefore born 1838 (more or less) in Michigan. It is all we know of her other than her maiden name of Yax appearing on her son, Oliver Reaume's, marriage license dated 12-11-1893. Monroe is not that far from Grosse Ile, especially by water.