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Osunkhirhine Family Name

Last updated Jan-2009
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Probable Origins & Usage

Spellings & Alternate Names

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Earliest Occurrences of the Name


Francois Joseph Louis 'Kouglolet' m. Catherine Lazare/Vassal. They had 3 known children using the Osunkhirhine name. They were Pierre Paul (aka Peter Masta), Marie (1799-1862), and Louis Francois (1804-1879). Catherine's 2nd husband was Toussaint Masta.

Pierre Paul Osunkherhine (also known as Peter Masta) attended school at Hanover, NH from 1822 to 1829. He later became a schoolmaster and Congregational Minister at Odanak. He wrote and translated books in Abenaki. Sometime between 1858 and 1861 he moved his family to Port Huron MI where he died in 1890.

Silas, son of Pierre Paul, is said to have lived at Old Town for 8 years [FHE], but we can find no proof of this as of Jan-2009.

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