John DeRoche
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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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Thank you so much. Really appreciate. Pat G
Thank you, John for clearing the up Jacques Chiasson who was really a Madeleine! An unusual error. I've proposed a merge with another Chiasson to remove the profile. I appreciate your help!


posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
you're welcome. I was glad to be able to help on the profile for Sterling Keith. :) I was working on the Price line, and it lead me to your line that Sterling's sister had married into and added more descendants to. I guess we're not exactly related, since you don't descend from them, but that's okay, we're all a part of a big global tree now, right? I hope it helped to have the names of his parents. Have a good day. :)
posted by Anonymous Wasson
Hello John,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Acadia Project

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Apologies John, I had forgot to add the project name :-(
Hello John,

On behalf of the Acadia Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

fixed a (presumed) typo in your Fillastre-3 profile- nickname 'Des Jardins' instead of 'Des Jardiins'
posted by Stephanie Ward
To John DeRoche: You didn't have Marie Margurite Benoit, daughter of Boniface Benoit and Magdelene Manet. Marie Margurite Benoit was born between 1801 and 1803, She was married to pioneer Patrick Timmons, from Ireland to Harbour Boucher, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Northeast Margaree, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Bay St. Lawrence, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a descendant of my 7th great grandparents Martin Benoit and Marie Chaussegros.

Kenneth Moore

posted by Kenneth Moore
Thank you for adding me to the Michel Richard Interest Group page!
posted by Sara Thibault
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.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
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.

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

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

posted by Jacqueline Girouard

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