The Rocheleaus — Pioneers of New France

Part One — My family’s Detroit-area history isn’t so boring after all

“The Rocheleaus” is told in three parts:

Entry in Tanguay collection for Jean Baptiste Rochereau, indicates he was baptized in 1679, Beauport, Quebec City. Married, April 11, 1712, in Charlesbourg; his father is Bernard (the I indicates the first immigrant ancestor), but no birth or death dates are given; Jean-Baptise was buried June 11, 1757 in Beauport. He married Elisabeth Dery, born in 1693. His children’s names are in italics, including Francois, born Sept. 20, 1718, who married Marie-Josephe Meloche and Joseph, born Dec. 5, 1725, married Jan. 7 1754 to (not visible) Catherine Pilet.
The left margin reads: “Marriage of J. Baptiste Rochereau and Elizabeth Dhery.” The text includes reference to Bernard Rochereau and Marguerite Durand. (Source: Drouin Collection)

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