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Jules Bleau (1838 - 1919)

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Jules Bleau
Born in St-Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec (Canada East)map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Jul 1867 in St-Jacques-de-L' Achigan, Montcalm, Québec, Canadamap
Father of
Died in Alfred, Prescott, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified 4 Aug 2018 | Created 31 Aug 2009
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Biography

According to the 1911 Census, Jules Bleau was born in December 1839 [sic= 1838; see death certificate below] in Montcalm, Canada-East (Province of Quebec). He was of French Canadian origin and a Roman Catholic. His parents were Joseph Bleau and his wife, Suzanne (Mazuret) (Lapierre) Bleau.

On July 23, 1867, Jules Bleau married Philomène Brien in St-Jacques-de-L' Achigan, Montcalm, Québec City, Canada. The couple lived in St-Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada, where they were reported on the 1871 and also on the 1881 Canadian Census:

Canada Census, 1881
Location: St. Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada
Household..........Role ........Sex ......Age ........Birthplace
Jules Bleau........Chef........M.........42y.........Quebec
Philomène Bleau..Wife........F..........37y...........Quebec
Camille Bleau........Son.........M.........13y...........Quebec
Delia Bleau...........Dgr...........F..........12y...........Quebec
Eugene Bleau.......Son..........M.........09y............Quebec
M-Eugenie Bleau..Dgr..........F...........08y...........Quebec
Ephrem Bleau......Son..........M..........05y...........Quebec
Lumena Bleau......Dgr..........F...........01mo........Quebec

Shortly after the 1881 Canadian Census, Jules Bleau and his family left Quebec, moving west to a farm in Alfred Township, Prescott County, Ontario. Better, less-expensive farmland was available in this part of Ontario next to western Quebec and the area was mostly French-speaking in the late 19th Century. He and Philomène (Brien) Bleau had 2 more sons there:

  1. Victor Bleau, b: 1886 in Alfred, Prescott, Ontario, Canada
  2. Joseph Bleau, b: 1888 in Alfred, Prescott, Ontario, Canada

Philomène Bleau died between 1888 and 1891, in Prescott, Ontario, Canada. The exact date is not known at present nor has any Find A Grave Memorial been found for her.

On the 1891 Canadian Census, Jules Bleau, is reported as a 52-year-old Widower, farming in Alfred Township, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada. The Census summary does not list the children still living with him. On October 13, 1895, Jules Bleau remarried to Émélie Morin in Saint Victor Roman Catholic Church, Alfred Township, Prescott-Russell County, Ontario, Canada. So far as can be determined, they did not have any children together.

Jules Bleau continued to live on his farm in Alfred Twp., Prescott County, Ontario as reported on both the 1901 and 1911 Canadian Census reports. The 1911 Census included the entire household:

Canada Census, 1911
Location: Alfred, Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada
Household..........Role ........Sex ......Age ........Birthplace
Jules Bleau........Chef........M.........72y.........Quebec
Émélie Bleau......Wife...........F..........63y..........Ontario
Victor Bleau.........Son..........M..........25y..........Ontario
Joseph Bleau........Son..........M.........23y...........Ontario
Albert Sequin.......G-Son......M..........01y..........Ontario

Jules Bleau died on December 17, 1919, in Alfred Twp., Prescott County, Ontario, Canada. His death certificate states he was 81 years old, correct if he were born in December 1838. His parents were named as Joseph Bleau and Susanne (Lapierre) Bleau. No Find A Grave Memorial has been found for Jules Bleau; it's presumed that he is buried at St. Victor's RC Church in Alfred as that is where he married in 1895 and no doubt was a parishioner.

Sources

  • "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPZ-Y99 : 13 April 2017), Philomene Brien in entry for Marie-Eugenie Bleau, 1952. Death Certificate for a daughter, lists parents by name and when and where she was born in Quebec.
  • "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRZ-B8P : 11 December 2014), Jules Bleau, 17 Dec 1919; citing Ontario, Canada, yr 1919 cn 27020, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,967.
  • "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4L7-GML : 2 April 2016), Philoméne Bleau in household of Jules Bleau, St-Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 23, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10035, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,230,997.
  • "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVJ2-8JW : 30 June 2017), Philomene Bleau in household of Jules Bleau, St-Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada; citing p. 24; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13216, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,852.
  • "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG3-C9K : 3 August 2016), Jules Bleau, Alfred, Prescott, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148166.
  • "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276L-6V9 : 15 July 2016), Jule Bleau in entry for Albert Sequin, 1911; citing Census, Prescott Sub-Districts 1-11, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,518.


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