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Reader Query: Canadien Tanahokathe, Louis-Alexandre m. Guerin Celine


Can you tell me about a Celine Guerin who married a Louis Alexander Thonahokathe? My paternal grandmother was Emma Guerin. What native name is thonahokathe? Thank you very much. Jennifer Burl

The Tanahokathe name is associated with the famous CANADIEN surname of Kahnawake. Here is the Tanahokathe Canadien/Guerin marriage:

Louis-Alexandre Tanahokathe (son of Jean-Baptiste Raintonni-Canadien and Malvina McComber) married Celine Guerin (daughter of Denis Guerin and Melanise Perras) on February 17th, 1895 in St. Francois-Xavier Parish in Kahawake (Laprairie, Quebec). Celine’s first husband was Israel Rice.

I’ve photographed  Alexandre Canadien’s headstone.

The couple also appears in this Canadien family tree.

To your question for more information about Celine, here is her first marriage:

Israel Rice (son of Jean-Baptiste Taiaiake and Marie-Anne Macomber) married Celine Guerin (daughter of Denis Guerin and Melanise Perras) on March 8th, 1886 in St. Francois-Xavier Parish.

Also, based on Celina’s record in the 1901 census where she states she was born on February 26th in 1866, I have identified this couple as her parents –

Denys Guerin and Berenice Perras listed as parents of Marie Celina Guerin born on February 26th, 1866 and baptized the day after in La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in La Prairie, Quebec. Godparents: Charles Giasson and Rose de Lima Riel.

Here is the Guerin/Perras marriage –

Denis Guerin (son of Joachim Guerin and Catherine Viau) married Marie Berenice Perras (daughter of Leon Perras and Marguerite Dupuis) on September 24th, 1850 in La-Nativitie-de-la-Ste-Vierge Parish in La Prairie.


Guerin connections to Kahnawake occur in these posts:

Some Meloches of Kahnawa:ke

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Joseph Gervais and Corona Lemire

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Sylvio Page and Florina Lemire

Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 2/3


Perras connection to Kahnawake occurs in these posts:

Hormidas Perras & Mathilda Macomber | They Passed Through Kahnawake

They Passed Through Kahnawake: David and Henriette Lafleur, Stephen Lafleur and Louise Perras

Headstone: Emma Canadian (m. James Cross), M.Louise Perras (m. Louis Canadian) | Kahnawake Catholic Cemetery

Headstone: Jacob Dailleboust (m. Delina Perras) | Kahnawake Catholic Cemetery

eadstone: Mathilde McComber (m. Hormidas Perras) | Kahnawake Catholic Cemetery

The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche, Jones, Lecuyer, Deblois, Lafleur, Desparaois, Perras, Therrien, Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, sr., Trudeau, Boulrice, Champagne, Giroux, jr., Duranceau

Jean Baptiste Karontarirhon Stacey & Rosine Rice of Caughnawaga (3/4) | Sons: Louis m. Maggie Rice, Frank m. Cecile Jocks, Ignace m. Therese Dailleboust, Jacques Alex. m. Fabiane Perras

Should the Rice family interest you, you may also enjoy Judy Rice’s Rice Family of Caughnawaga Visual Dictionary.


December 11, 2018 - Posted by | .


  1. Thank you so much. Can you tell me what band of native americans they derive from. So thankful Jennifer Burl


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | December 11, 2018 | Reply

  2. Good evening,
    Yes. These are the Mohawk of Kahnawake who are part of the Six Nations Confederacy.
    Wikipedia has articles on: Kahnawake as well as the Iroquois.


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 11, 2018 | Reply

  3. Hello, still trying to find out If Celine Guerin who married a louis alexander thonahokathe is connected to my family background.


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | January 4, 2019 | Reply

    • Hello!
      I had sent you a last email which remains unanswered – perhaps it ended up in your junkmail?
      Your email –
      “Dear Evelyn, thank you so much! Can you now help me find out If Celine Guerin was in my ancestry background? I have only been able to search so far. My paternal grandmother was Emma Guerin who married Ernest Burl, she died young from tuberculosis. My grandfather remarried. Emma’s parents were Arthur and delia Guerin. I have not been able to find information about delias maiden name. I am most interested to know if Celine is in my blood line. I am so grateful for help, no one ever helped me uncover my lineage. Jennifer Burl

      My answer
      Good morning,
      Are these Quebec marriages?

      You can email the marriages with the dates and then I’ll take another look.

      Have a nice day,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 5, 2019 | Reply

    • Dear Evelyn, I am sorry but I am not certain about the e-mail you were referring to. I wonder if all the Guerins from Canada are related. I am trying to learn if Celine Guerin was a relation. I must say, this all can be completed. You are so kind to help all who have reached out to you .


      Comment by Jennifer Burl | January 9, 2019 | Reply

  4. Hello, would all the Guerins from Canada be my relatives? I am still trying to find out If Celine Guerin was my relative.


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | March 28, 2019 | Reply

  5. Can you tell me anything about Raphael Guerin? He would be my third great grandfather, his son was Amable Guerin. If you can find out If Celine Guerin was related I would be most greatful. Thank you so very much. Jennifer Burl


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | April 3, 2019 | Reply

    • Good evening Jennifer!
      At the moment I’m busily finishing off the website – I need to back up thousands of posts AND I’m trying to edit/revise old posts.
      A short answer to one of your questions is that there isn’t any way to be sure that all Guerins are related because Guerins could have come from France at any time.
      I do not have a single family tree of all the Guerins or a full tree for Celine Guerin. So connecting the two would mean having to start with your specific information of your line and then see if it connects through documents. That’s something I could eventually look into – but not for the moment.
      My plan is to keep finishing the site and then I will stop adding information and start working on these genealogy problems 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 3, 2019 | Reply

  6. Burl. Can you give me any information about the Burls in Quebec? The name was shortned like many names when they migrated.


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | September 22, 2019 | Reply

  7. Can you tell me anthing about the Burls of french Canada please.


    Comment by Jennifer Burl | January 6, 2020 | Reply

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