The Blou family

The Blou family living in Bennington in 1880 was in fact the Bleau family.

Robin had this information that she passed along in her e-mail as well as a “few” pictures.

I scanned all the tin types I had, only one had a name, David Bleau, now by the looks of the age and type of photo, I would guess that this is David Bleau born 29 Oct 1837 married to Emilie Hibert born 21 Oct 1839. They were married 21 July 1858 at St. Phellippe.

Their children were Amelia, Joseph, Olivine, Rosa, Louis, and lastly David Bleau. This last David is who married Agnes Alexander.

The 1880 Bennington, Vermont census shows David (Blou) at age 44 and had been out of work for 8 months due to asthma. He died 22 Dec 1880.

I wonder if Robin knew about Rosa Bleau…

Rosa was one of the daughter of David Bleau Senior and Émélie Hébert.

This is David Bleau Senior.

This is Émélie Hébert.

I am guessing, but I am pretty sure…

Rosa was 9 years old in 1880.

There is much more information in the census…

She worked in a woolen mill…!

name: Rosa Blou

residence: Bennington, Bennington, Vermont

birthdate: 1871

birthplace: Vermont, United States

relationship to head:


father’s name: David Blou

father’s birthplace: Canada

mother’s name: Amelia Blou

mother’s birthplace: Canada

race or color (expanded):White

ethnicity (standardized): American

gender: Female

martial status: Single

age (expanded): 9 years

occupation: Work In Woolen Mill

nara film number: T9-1341

page: 358 page

character: Aentry number:80

I wonder if this is Rosa Bleau with Agnes Alexandre…? Or is she with Myra Alexandre?