Joseph Herman Roberge was born 8 November 1889 in Tingwick, Arthabaska, Canada, the son of Pierre & Rosalie (Cantin) Roberge. In 1891 they lived in Thetford Mines, Les Appalaches, Quebec, [listed as “Ermerz”] with older siblings Zephire, Wilfred, Joseph, Alfred, Angelina, and Ermidas. In 1901 he and his family were living in Windsor Mills, Richmond & Wolfe District of Quebec Canada In that year his siblings included Wilfred, Alfred, Angelina, Cermidas/Ermidas, Louis, Marie, Arthur and Joseph.
Pierre Roberge’s U.S. Border Crossing documents in 1924 indicate that he lived in Manchester NH from 1914 to 1917, and this is probably when Joseph H. accompanied his family to the city. In 1924 Armond, Joseph H.’s brother was living at 15 Notre Dame Avenue, Joseph’s former residence. Continue reading