John DeRoche

John DeRoche

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John E. DeRoche
Born 1940s.
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Quick identity markers first: Old white man, 66 (born Oct 1947). Retired June 2010 as a sociologist on faculty of Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology of Cape Breton University (Sydney, Nova Scotia). So did beloved wife (we "eloped" in grad school in 1970), ditto (but she's a cultural anthropologist). Moved from Cape Breton to a comfy house in a rural suburb of Halifax (provincial capital). We're finding retirement is something of a utopia! What else... Born, raised, & live(d) in Nova Scotia, descended on both sides from many generations of Atlantic Canadians. Mom's side is exclusively Lunenburg (NS) "Foreign Protestants" (in her case, German & German Swiss), from the colonization of the early 1750s. Dad's side is diverse: his maternal line traces to Italy (Sardinia & Naples), England, Scotland, Ireland, and Newfoundland); his paternal line is Acadian French, Quebecois, & English/Irish (Fortescue).

Here's a link to a pile of my online photo albums: [1]

Networking with far-flung kin can entertain me for days on end. Data-entry for the family banyan tree is a massive challenge. Both my French and German lines have been heavily researched and much-copied. One consequence is that such accounts become like old folk ballads, showing up in many variations. I often hesitate to "merge" profiles online because of discrepancies between "my" data and what others have provided. Tracing divergent accounts back to their respective sources is more than my remaining years can accommodate. Yet I'm doing my best to sort out & clean up what I'm adding to the gene(alogical) pool....

I grew up in remote rural settlements in Nova Scotia. Dad worked for the Dept. of Transport. I well remember the Hail Marys by which we hoped to make it through the next mud hole, when driving the 25 unpaved miles to "town" (Antigonish), from Goshen, Guysborough County. Our one-room schoolhouse had one teacher with all grades, no indoor plumbing, and a potbellied stove incapable of compensating for the uninsulated walls, in the 1950s. But this is way too much detail, so I won't get into the pre-school interval at Capstick (Cape Breton), which was basically an "outport" in that period around 1949-50. Here's the bare bones for the rest.

Goshen School through Grade 6, St. Mary's Rural High for 7-8, Moser River (Halifax Co.) for 9-10, St. Andrew's Rural High (Antigonish) for 11. Summer program 1964 by Natl. Science Foundation at Clarkson in Potsdam, NY. St. Francis Xavier U. 1964-68, Honours Psych & Soc. MA & "ABD" in sociology, Washington U at St. Louis (Missouri) in the heady years of 1968-1972. Hired (with spouse) to teach sociology & anthropology at Xavier Junior College in Sydney Cape Breton (satellite of St.FXU), which evolved into the Cape Breton University from which we retired in 2010.

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On 21 Dec 2017 at 02:38 GMT Sara Thibault wrote:

Thank you for adding me to the Michel Richard Interest Group page!

On 20 Sep 2017 at 19:31 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:

John, thank you for taking time to respond on my question. Very interesting. I will take specific note of those distinctions in my families. The indentured nature would be interesting to pursue.

On 20 Sep 2017 at 14:22 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:

Hi, John, I saw your note about this on a profile. "the French word "laboureur" means farmer, not labourer." Does cultivateur also mean farmer? Two words for farmer?

I love seeing these descriptions to better understand occupations.

On 5 Oct 2016 at 13:20 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Please set privacy setting to "Open". Over 200 years old. Thanks!

On 27 Feb 2016 at 15:28 GMT Linda Carroll wrote:

Thank you John, appreciate any help you can give me. Linda

On 1 Jun 2015 at 00:51 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

I am working on Cormier-114. Please let me know if you disagree with the sources and family members I added.

On 17 Apr 2015 at 03:25 GMT Donna (Friebel) Storz wrote:

John-- did you intend this change to be made? "John deRoche removed Mary Carsonne as the mother from Marguerite Carsonne. [Thank John for this]" I think you meant to remove Marguerite as Abraham Dugas' mother. I went ahead and did that and then saw this....

On 5 Apr 2015 at 22:50 GMT John DeRoche wrote:

I don't know whether you're going to see this, Donna Robar. I could not reply to your inquiry about Himmelman because your email address seems to be invalid.

On 2 Nov 2014 at 20:00 GMT Patricia Menton wrote:

The source for Nicholas Barrieau's birthplace came from family trees

On 24 Sep 2014 at 02:07 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi there,

We are really happy that you took the Pre-1700 certification Quiz. Thank you for doing your part to make WikiTree an accurate and openly collaborative place for genealogists to share their research.

Do you have some 1700's people in your tree already ? Now that you have the badge, you can take part in one of our historical projects.

If you have any questions, you can contact one of our Mentors or Volunteer Coordinator, Erin .

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