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Date Posted:Friday, December 19, 2014
Author:AMG Roche
Author Details:AMGRoche@hotmail.com
Message (#576):I am seeking the origins of the Michael Roach/Roche (spellings interchangeable in the mid-1800s) who lived in McKeesport PA from mid-1880s until his death in 1917. Michael immigrated from Ireland about 1870-1875, depending on the data source, but no location of origin within Ireland has been found. He was born in Ireland May 1848 (Death Cert), or Apr 1845 (1900 U.S. Census), or Abt 1850 (1880 U.S. Census). Father's name was possibly William Roche (b. 1833). Married Annie McGinty (1848-1898) in the U.S., but no record found. The 1880 U.S. Census shows this family under the name Roach in Bunker Hill, Westmoreland, PA with children: Annie E. (age 7), Thomas J. (age 5), John (age 3), and Michael F. (7m). Per marriage record, Annie married Charles Conkling at McKeesport, PA on 02 Jan 1894, Michael Roach consents to the marriage, and marriage record indicates she was born at Wheeling WV on 03 Feb 1873, but no birth record in WV files that I can find. Thus Michael's immigration and marriage probably before Feb 1873 but the 1900 U.S. Census gives 1875 as the immigration year. Michael Roach is listed in the 1893 McKeesport PA city directory as a laborer. The 1897 McKeesport directory lists Michael Roche (laborer) plus sons Frank L (laborer), John A. (plumber), and Thomas J. (painter) at the same address. John A. Roche (1877-1914) married Anna Martha Chisholm and established a plumbing business in McKeesport. Joseph T. (name order switch) Roche (1875-1910) established a painting and decorating business in McKeesport, married Margaret Hester, and became President of the McKeesport Common Council. Annie McGinty Roche died in 1898 in McKeesport (by this time the family name is Roche), and was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church of McKeesport. Michael and Frank are listed in the household of daughter/sister Annie and her husband Charles Conkling in the 1900 U.S. Census. I believe DNA testing will eventually lead us to an answer for Michael Roach/Roche's origin, and I encourage all Roche/Roach males to participate in the FamilyTreeDNA Roache/Roach/Roche Project.

Date Posted:Friday, November 7, 2014
Author:James M. Roche
Author Details:jamesm.roche@yahoo.com
Message (#575):My Great Grandparents came to N.Y. in 1902 from County Cork and settled in Manhattan bringing seven into the world with my Father (James J.) being the last of that brood in 1922. My interest in finding out more about our family (beyond the fact that everyone conversed strictly by rumor) to he point of discovering more about the Who,What,When,Where and Why of the Roche Family. Hopefully, this may be the start of gathering some meaningful information. Thanks in advance.

Date Posted:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Author:Tony McGartland
Author Details:tmcgartland@gmail.com
Message (#574):Part of my wives family has the name Madden from Belfast and one of the Madden family married Pat Roche. I was led to believe he was a sea man and came originally from Cork. However, I can find no leads. Can anyone help or know of this relationship?

Date Posted:Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Author:Colleen daley
Author Details:c2daley@yahoo.com
Message (#573):I am looking for any information on Katherine Roche married to Fergus Kelley a daughter Mary (my great grandmother) arrived in US around 1860. No other information is known

Date Posted:Monday, September 1, 2014
Author:Karen Roach
Author Details:cheechak22@hotmail.com
Message (#572):Thomas Roach (1808-1879) and Mary O'Brien (1803-1888) I am trying to get information on where this couple came from so I can make the leap from Canadian records to Irish records. They settled in Peterborough Ontario Canada but both are listed as being born in Ireland. Family stories say we are from Cork but I haven't found any evidence to this effect. I've found a few references to Thomas Roach being an alias for John (James?) Slattery. I've also come up with a lot of records for a Redmond Roach who also settled in Peterborough who was likely a brother of Thomas, maybe even a twin because they have the same birth year!

Date Posted:Monday, August 11, 2014
Author:darren osborne
Author Details:darren141979@hotmail.com
Message (#571):Looking for any information on George Roche born Quebec 1850 died in UK in 1926. Married Matilda Alice Carter in 1876, 2 children, Alice and James. Matilda died in 1898 He re-married to a lady called Mary George in 1900 Had 1 daughter with Mary called Frances Ethel May. He was a seaman/Merchant Seaman/mariner by trade. Any help/info/photos would be grand. I live in the UK

Date Posted:Monday, August 11, 2014
Author:Patricia Knightley
Author Details:patknightley:aol.com
Message (#570):My mother was Kathleen(or Catherine)Roche and had two brothers - Matthew and James - and sister Margaret. I am looking for any information on my mother's mother and father and anything else concerning the family. I know matthew and James are dead but not sure about Margate - she married an italian man with whom she had twin boys. Last known address for the Roche family was King Street, Wexford

Date Posted:Sunday, July 27, 2014
Author:candace kolmer
Author Details:candace3175@gmail.com
Message (#569):I don't have much info other than my moms mother and father were mary and john roche. Not even sure of spelling. She doesn't remember her parents as she was told they died when she was 3 which would make it around 1922. Her and her brother were seperated and placed in orphanages. Last I knew was that her brother john was from Marysville Ohio and he had 2 children (my cousins) whom I've never met. Trying to find out if they did die and what from? Where they lived? Any info greatly appreciated.

Date Posted:Thursday, July 17, 2014
Author:Robert L. Roach
Author Details:skyfreak_51@yahoo.com
Message (#568):Hello: I've hit a wall on my end researching my genealogy tracing back to my last known Roach ancestor who was Henry Roach, born in 1710, New Kent County, Virginia, US. I know I'm a Roach based on DNA and have contributed to 23andme.com so would be interested if anyone in Ireland/UK of the Roach lineage would also be interested in submitting DNA to this site in hopes of narrowing down my research to a link in Ireland or UK.

Date Posted:Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Author:luz Ortiz Roche
Author Details:dalinieves@Comcast.net
Message (#567):Good morning... my grandfather Ramon Roche is my mother's dad.... want to know if we are related.... My grandfather grand father came from Ireland and migrated to Puerto Rico..my mother is the oldest of 12 siblings....... Would love to hear from you

Date Posted:Monday, July 7, 2014
Author:Tom Schreiner
Author Details:tom@pin-eng.com
Message (#566):Hi- I am looking for any information on Elizabeth Roche, born abt. 1835 in Ireland. She emigrated to USA and settled in New Orleans. She married Peter (McKenzie) Martin and had at least three children - Mary, Eliza, and Peter. Any info would be appreciated. Thx-

Date Posted:Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Author:Syd Roche
Author Details:sydroche@gmail.com
Message (#565):I haven't seen anyone i've heard of except Joan Roche I know my roots come from Ireland and i've seen the family symbol but i dont know anyone else! Can u see if you can find my grandpa or great aunt Tomas Roche and Barbara Gaines.

Date Posted:Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Author:Stephen Roach
Author Details:sroach@nb.sympatico.ca
Message (#564):Very nice website. I was wondering how easy it is to search family history prior to the early 1800s. Shortly after 1800 William Roach took a ship from Wexford Ireland and sailed to New Brunswick Canada. He married Mary Mooney from Kildare Ireland in 1826. I have quite a substantial family tree from then forward but their life in Ireland and earlier is difficult to search online. I have no doubt we are all of the same family but how far back to find the connection could be very interesting.

Date Posted:Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Author:Tona Roach
Author Details:tonamann@gmail.com
Message (#563):I have been trying to research my family tree and I've gotten a few bits of information and been told I'm a descendant of this family line. My father, Michael Dale Roach (b.1956) is originally from Oregon. His father Hubert James Roach (July 22, 1918-February 13, 1976) is buried in Oregon and served in WWII in the army. Hubert's mother's name is Celita Roach (February 19, 1983-Octoer 22, 1962). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted:Saturday, May 10, 2014
Author:Mary E. Roche DiCarlo
Author Details:maryedicarlo@hotmail.com
Message (#562):Hi -- Great website -- gives me hope that I'll find my Grandfather's birthplace. WILLIAM P. ROCHE, born 1866. Left Ireland at age 16. His dad was a traveling baker, making bread in stone ovens. Heard that there was a fire in their church and all baptismal records were lost, but that the baptismal font survived. Was told this might be Mitchelstown, Ireland. Any thoughts or info would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mary

Date Posted:Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Author:Michael Rafferty
Author Details:Raff521@outlook.com
Message (#561):Hi I am searching for some insight into roots. I was adopted in 1951 from the New York Foundling Hospital. Original name was Michael John Roche. Date of birth was supposedly May 21, 1951. My adoptive parents told me about a large Irish family that could not afford to maintain any more kids. I wonder if that tale strains credulity. If any on this site have any leads please let me know. Thanks.

Date Posted:Monday, April 14, 2014
Author:emer
Author Details:emerfotrde@aol.co.uk
Message (#560):Hi, I am trying to find out more information about Joseph Roche from Holycross, Kilmallock. His name is father on birth certificate for Patrick John Roche.

Date Posted:Thursday, April 10, 2014
Author:Chelsea Fairbanks
Author Details:cmf2510@email.vccs.edu
Message (#559):Hi everyone! Trying to build a family tree and need more info on my mom's side. Her father was Joseph Hubert Roach, born 1932 to Margarita (Ketterer) and ?? My mom doesn't remember his father's name as he was gone before she was born. I think my grandfather was born in New York? Thanks for any help :)

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Author:Ray Gordon
Author Details:rayjamgor@gmail.com
Message (#558):Been along day at work ,Patrick Roche :-)

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Author:Ray Gordon
Author Details:rayjamgor@gmail.com
Message (#557):Should have said Patrick was born 1838 and died aged 76 in 1913 and Bridget 1840/41 and died 1913 aged 72 .



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