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Philomene Brien (1844 - 1888)

Philomene Brien
Born in St-Jacques, Montcalm, Quebec (Canada East)map
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 23 Jul 1867 in St-Jacques-de-L' Achigan, Montcalm, Québec, Canadamap
Mother of
Died in Alfred Twp., Prescott County, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2009
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Biography

As noted on the 1881 Canadian Census, Philomène Brien was born in about 1844 in Quebec City, Canada East (Quebec). She was the daughter of Pierre Brien and his wife, Marie (Guernon) Brien.[1]

On July 23, 1867, Philomène Brien married Jules Bleau 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. Note: This death record lines up with her estimated birth, and already provided death location [2]Bourque-573 13:47, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

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. In 1895, Jules Bleau remarried in Prescott County, Ontario, where he remained until his death in 1919.

Sources

  1. The 1871 Census gives her birth year as 1845.
  2. "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF7G-D2Q : 9 March 2018), Philomen Brien, 05 May 1888; citing Alfred, Prescott County, Ontario, p90, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,490.
  • "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.
  • "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.


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