Dufresne -

The Dufresne / Larocque Family of Brockville and Lancaster in the St. Lawrence Valley, Ontario - History is being compiled by Bob Ranger - - - this website is maintained at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA. Updated: February 1, 2017.

Our great grandmother, Matilda Dufresne, front row, far left in this 1935 photograph, was matriarch of the Larocque clan (pictured here) of Brockville, Ontario, Canada during the first part of the 20th century. We know virtually nothing about her or the Dufresne family except, that genetically fully one-eighth was inherited from her.

Towns mentioned frequently: Brockville, Lancaster, Cardinal, and Iroquois, Ontario.
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We have, thus far, traced our Dufresne heritage back to:
Charles Dufresne (c1844) who married Margarit [Lemay, Leroy, or Letray] in about 1870, Siblings unknown.
Their daughter:
Matilda "Delia" Dufresne (about 1873-c1943), Lancaster and Brockville, Ontario, Canada, m George Larocque in 1891 at Brockville; Siblings: unknown.
Their daughter:
Florence Rita Larocque (1894-1983) Brockville, Ont., Canada, Syracuse, NY, m Charles Antoine Ranger, Sr. (about 1915); Siblings: Charles Henry Larocque (1893-c1973), Archibald "Archie" Larocque (1897-c1948), Mary Margaret "Margaurite" Larocque (1904-c1990), Ann Myrtle Larocque (1906-unknown), Vincent "Shinny" Larocque (1909-c1978).
Their son:
Charles Antoine Ranger, Jr. (1917-1982) Syracuse, NY, signs, sales, music; m Olive Eleanor Brennan in 1942, Sibling: James Edmund Ranger (1923-2006).
Their son:
Robert Charles Ranger (1945-) Ottawa, Canada, Syracuse, NY, musician, computer specialist; m Betty Ann Lewis, 1964. Siblings: Carol Ann Ranger (Carole Spencer) (1947-), Charles Michael "Mike" Ranger (1952-), Patrick Edmund Ranger (1954-).
Our daughter:
Jeanette Michelle Ranger (born in the Syracuse "Blizzard of 1966") m Eric Andrew Zoeckler of Cazenovia, NY in 1984. Siblings: none.
Their daughters and sons include:
Michele Renée Zoeckler (1987) m Nathan Odhner at Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania in July 2010, Reuben Lee Zoeckler (1989), Vernon Taylor Zoeckler (1991), Charlene Grace Zoeckler (1993), Ethan Lemuel Zoeckler (1996), Simeon James Zoeckler (1998), and Olivia Rose Zoeckler (2002).
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