Zéphirin Germain and Peter Zepherin Germain

I don’t have a photograph of Zéphirin Germain, but I have one of Peter Zepherin Germain.

I found this image, and many more of his descendants, on Ancestry last week, and the dopamine really started to kick in. If you have been reading my blog since 2009, you know all about the effect of dopamine, the pleasure hormone. We just need more and more dopamine to flow into our system to satisfy our compulsion for knowing more about Our Ancestors…

I am the living proof of the effect of dopamine since I have started searching for my ancestors back in July 2007 when my brother showed me some old pictures like this one.

The effect was immediate. I just had to find more about who were on old pictures, and in 2008 I felt the need to share what I would find on a blog, first in my mother tongue, and then in English.

Last week I had a rush of dopamine when I saw this picture, and became uncontrolable and I wanted to know more about them.

The more I found, the more I found. I just could not stop.

Why bother  writing about these young ladies and their grandfather Peter Zepherin Germain, a blacksmith who emigrated in the United States like 900,000 French Canadians did between 1840 and 1930?

I know you will be coming back next week and see what I have found.



Mae Cox and her son?

I knew I had seen that face before.

mother and son

And the house where Dennis Lagassey III was standing with a pipe in his hand…

Dennis Lagasse III

Mae Cox is seen again here with his husband Harvey Lagasse Senior on the left, her father-in-law Dennis III, and her brother-in-law Victor Lagasse with a cigarette.


Mae is also here with Harvey and her husband’s parents Amanda and Dennis.

Amanda Ménard - Dennis Lagassey III - Mae Cox and husband Harvey Lagasse

She is seen here also in the middle behind her husband. I can’t identify who are the others in the group.

center Harvey Lagasse with wife Mae Cox

She is seen here once again. Same dress, same necklace, and same house.

Mae Cox? - Amanda Ménard - ?

So who could be the little boy with her?

mother and son

How about her son Harvey Lagasse Junior born December 12, 1923?

Harvey Lagasse Junior