My great grandfather is Frank DeRosia. You must be related to Adelina (Mary) DeRosia who married Joseph Peters. :) I have a birth date for Charles Albert Peters as 19 May 1901 and that he was born in Michigan. 1910 Census he was with his mother in her mother's house (Mary Country) with my great grandfather Frank DeRosia. 1910 Michigan-Alcona-Caledonia Twp-District 1, Page 12 at Ancestry, there is a number (0546) on the top right corner.
I typed a copy of the family tree that my grandmother had. It was created by Sylvia DeRosia, Adelina's brother's wife (Alexander DeRosia's wife). If you look at the items under this thread and the fire occurred in 1881, I do not think the story is true unless there was another fire earlier. Because our DeRosia's were in Michgian in 1870.
I can share what I know now if you have any questions...
If you have any knowledge of what could have occurred with John DeRosia and any sourced records, I would greatly appreciate it.
Let me know..