Brian, I have no idea whether my Germains are connected to yours. My grandfather, Ernest S. Germain (1896-1961) was the son of John Henry (Jean Henri) Germain or St. Germain who was born Feb 1856 in Quebec. John was working as a leather currier in a tannery in Lee, New York when he married Emma Walker, a descendant of Massachusetts Puritans. They lived many places: Chicago; Lynn, MA; Olean, NY. After 1910 around the time of John's death, Emma and Ernest lived in Buffalo where she died, possibly during the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. When they lived in Lynn, MA John worked for the General Electric Company as a painter where several other Germains were employed and I thought it was possible that they were related to him. Otherwise it is difficult to understand why they would have moved to Massachusetts.
It is possible that John was related in some way to Pierre Peter and Cecilia Germain, possibly their son. This speculation is based upon the census records and similar occupations. However, I have no validation for anything else for John H. Germain. And I have no idea why he and Emma moved to Buffalo.
If you have any leads, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
Carol Germain Bruner (email@example.com