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Peter "Derosia"
Posted by: Amanda Stockham (ID *****5132) Date: March 29, 2008 at 10:00:48
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My name is Amanda Josephine Stockham (Oettel)

I am the granddaughter of Avis Marie Oettel (Derosia) of Duluth, MN, daughter of Austin Derosia and Ida Catherine Walker. He was the son of Matthew Henry "Derosia" and Emmilie Gingras. Matthew was the son of Peter "Derosia" and Emily Chartrand. Now....I have been looking at this genealogy for a bit now and some different things are occurring to me. Matthew is listed as being born 3 or 9 January 1852 in Canada. Probably Quebec, it's a guess though. But Peter Derosia....I am wondering if they changed his name when he reached North America. It seems to be a common theme and sort of "vogue" at the time. I am wondering if anyone could tell me if Peter "Derosia"'s real name might have been Pierre Des Rosier. The further down the "Derosia" line I go I find that the family name was changed from Des Rosier to DeRosier to Derosia. I hate it when people change to phoentic spelling. It really ruined and cut off some lines.

If any of you have any information about this man....his wife was listed as Emily Chartrand but someone also said it was possible his wife's name was Rose MacDonald. And besides Matthew Henry Des Rosier being his son it lists a "Fred" Derosia as Peter's son as well.

Anything that anyone knows I would appreciate. Thanks!

Mrs. Stockham

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