JEREMIAH ROSSITER, farmer, section 17, Denver Township, was born in Wexford Co., Ireland, June 4, 1829, and is a son of Joseph and Stacia (Fourlong) Rossiter, natives of that country. He attended the public schools of that place and worked on his father's farm until 21 years of age. March 4, 1848, he married Miss Bridget Fortune, daughter of Nicholas and May (O'Coner) Fortune, natives also of Wexford County. Mrs. Rossiter was born June 18, 1880. They worked on the old Homestead in Wexford County until the spring of 1850, when they emigrated to Ottawa, Can., where Mr. R. was engaged in lumbering until 1857. He then removed to Toronto, Can., and a year later came to Port Sarnia, on Lake Huron, where he was engaged one year i a saw-mill. In the spring of 1859 he moved to Port Huron, Mich., where he sawed for some time, and in the fall of 1860 moved upon his present farm of 80 acres, which was then wild and uncultivated. He has added 40 acres to his original purchase, and 80 of the 120 acres are well improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Rossiter had six children, four of whom are living: Anna C., Nicholas, John and Mary; James and Nicholas are deceased. Mr. R. is a member of the Catholic Church, and is a member in good standing of the I.O.O.F., Lodge No. 334, at Hesperia. In politics he is a National Greenbacker.