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Phillip "Roquet" Roquette
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1835
Darmstadt, Germany
Death: May 16, 1922
Fremont
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA

Boarded 'The Hulburt' in Le Havre France, arrived 12/02/1851 in New Orleans LA. Mother Kathrina and young sister Louise Roquet died in IN in 1852.

Father Frederick married Sarah Beaver in 1854. The family went by wagon train headed west and settled in Mahaska county Iowa at the trading post named Fremont

Siblings: Frances 'Frank Rockey' Roquet 1841-1915, Charles Wade Roquet 1838-1927, Lewis Cole Roquet 1846-1943

Half siblings: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Roquet 1857- , Mary Roquet 1859- , Susanna Roquet 1862- , Henry Roquet 1869-1875, Catherine Aurora Roquet Platt Palmer 1866-1941, William 'Willie' Roquet 1872-


Married Elizabeth Mader 1863. Divorced before 1883

Children Nettie Jeanette Roquette Rau 1862-1950, Jacob (Jakob) Flemming Roquette 1864-1942, Frank A Roquette 1866- ,Fred Lawrence Roquette 1869-, George Washington Roquette 1872

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Excerpt of a letter written by L. Earl Roquet to his 2nd cousin Arthur Roquette (son of George Washington Roquette) of River Falls, Wi. on Sept. 8, 1975

Dear Arthur,
Your grandparents were already seperated when Phillip came to stay with us. It must have been about 1894. I presume they had divorced. Phillip always said he was German but he was fifty per cent French and that is where we get the French name. He was quite stern and set in his ways. A small man of about five feet seven inches tall, weighing possibly 135 pounds. He hardly left the farm, doing alot of garden, yard and farm work. Dad had a work shop in our shed and Philip put in alot of time out there. He liked tools and wood working.

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OBITUARY

Fremont Gazette
Thursday, May 22, 1922

Obituary

Phillip Roquette was born in Emstein, Bavaria, Germany, Aug. 8, 1835 and died at the home of Lewis Roquette, his brother in Fremont, Iowa, May 16, 1922, aged 86 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Mr. Roquette came to the United States in 1851 and settled in one of the eastern States, later coming to Iowa (1856). He united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Mader in 1863. Four children, Jacob, Frank, Fred and George were born of their union. All four of them are living in Dickson, N.D.

Mr. Roquette was confirmed as a member of the German Lutheran church according to the practice of that organization when a child.

He leaves two brothers, Charles and Lewis, Frank having preceded him in death. There are several grandchildren and a few great grandchildren.

Mr. Roquette was a quiet, unassuming citizen, found on the right side of any question relating to the well being of the town and community and, while of a retiring disposition and not given to mingling with men, he will be missed.

Funeral from the home of Lewis Roquette, Wednesday, May 17, at two p.m., W.E. Tinney, pastor of the Methodist church of Fremont in charge. Interment in Cedar township cemetery.

THE SPELLING OF THE FAMILIES LAST NAME IS ROQUET. SOME WENT BY ROQUET PRONOUNCED ROWKAY. SOME WENT BY ROQUET PRONOUCED ROCKY, SOME WENT BY ROCKEY, SOME WENT BY ROQUETTE PRONOUNCED ROW KET WITH A SHORT E....ALL THE SAME ORIGINAL FAMILY OF 4 SONS OF FATHER FREDERICK ROQUET.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Cole Roquet (1808 - 1890)
  Kathrina Roquet (1808 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mader Roquette (1838 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Jeanette Josephine Roquette Rau (1862 - 1950)*
  Jacob Flemming Roquette (1864 - 1942)*
  Frank A Roquette (1866 - 1948)*
  Fred Lawrence Roquette (1869 - 1961)*
  George Washington Roquette (1872 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Phillip Roquette (1835 - 1922)
  Charles Wade Roquet (1837 - 1927)*
  Frank Rockey (1841 - 1915)*
  Lewis Cole Roquet (1846 - 1943)*
  Louise Roquet (1850 - 1852)*
  Elizabeth Roquet (1857 - ____)**
  Mary L Roquet Boatman (1859 - 1938)**
  Susanna Roquet (1862 - ____)**
  Catherine Aurora Roquet Palmer (1866 - 1941)**
  Henry Roquet (1869 - 1875)**
  William Roquet (1872 - 1952)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cedar Township Cemetery
Fremont
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: May 07, 2010
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-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 20, 2014

- Marian and Richard--Rest in Peace
 Added: Feb. 18, 2011
 
 
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