Marie Ann daughter of Anton & Theresa (Immel) Simmet was born in Birch Creek, Wisconsin. Marie married Richard J., son of Felix Joseph & Odile Marie (Duquaine) Legois, in Birch Creek on September 27, 1924. Richard moved with his family to Nadeau, Menominee, Michigan when he was 4 years. His father was a blacksmith & worked in the area lumber camps. Richard moved to Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan in 1920 at 17 to work on the railroad, setting ties & clearing the right of way for the train tracks. Marie became a substitute teacher in Breitung Township Schools. Richard sold radios; clothing & lightning rods, then went to work for the Ford Motor Plant. He was Breitung Township Treasurer. He invented the "Stor-a-lite", which was sold by Grand Union Tea Products & finally worked for Breitung Township Schools as maintenance & transportation supervisor until 1951. Richard & Marie moved to Racine, Wisconsin where he went into the tool & die business for himself. They were the parents of 4 children.
(Dickinson County Centennial Book: From the Earliest Times Through the Twenties)