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Contributed by  Greg DeRosier

My father Roland Bernard DeRosier and mother Doris Mae Benjamin - DeRosier were both born in Oconto.  My mother passed away in Feb. 2001 and my father is a very healthy 74 year old.  He has 3 brothers and most of my DeRosier cousins live in Wisconsin, at all points of the compass.

My paternal grandparents, Wilfred Gregory DeRosier and Antoinette "Agnes" Aubry - DeRosier lived in Oconto for most of their lives and are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Oconto.  A life time citizen of Oconto, Agnes Aubry's parents owned a bakery in Oconto for many years.  Fred Aubry owned a service station and Dumas Aubry (spelling unsure) lived in Oconto as well.

Wilfred DeRosier was born in Marinette County around Feb. 16, 1893 and his Dad, Ovid "David" DeRosier had a farm there.  Ovid's wife, was Mary Brabant.  They are also buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Oconto.  Ovid's father was Prudent DeRosier.  I have very limited information about him.  Prudent's father was Gregory DeRosier.  Gregory, a French Canadian lived in Canada as I understand.  I have very limited information about him as well.

I have access to my father's relatively extensive computer records of birth dates, marriage date, death dates and various names of relatives on both my father and mother's side.  My maternal grandmother was Agnes Trepanier also buried in the Catholic Cemetery with her parents, David (Ovid) Trepanier.  I don't recall great-grandmother's name at this time but my Dad has this information.

With many names and dates, I still long for other information.  I don't have stories of the DeRosier family in Marinette County and Oconto County. Wilfred was a machinist and a lumber man as well.   He worked for the Oconto Company for many years.  He also worked in Nahma (spelling unsure) Michigan in the U.P. on Bay De Noc or Little Bay De Noc.  I have a few stories but nothing prior to Wilfred.