My Nana Freida Redux

Sometimes an old picture goes a long way…

I got a message on Ancestry yesterday. It was about someone looking for information about Pauline Chagnon, Isabel Chagnon’s sister

Original post (January 24, 2013)

I had found Freida’s maiden name back in 2012.

Freida was Freida Kaminski. Then she married Harry Bleau and became Freida Bleau.

Freida Kaminski and Harry Bleau

I had a hunch…

The 1920 U.S. Census. This was the proof I needed. Harry Bleau, son-in-law of Frank Kaminski.

Fredrica Bleau, daughter of Frank Kaminski.

Frank Kaminski was born in Germany.

I was then able to put some names on these people.

Freida Kaminski Bleau on the far left was with her brother Peter Kaminski, then Peter Kaminski‘s wife Isabel Chagnon, their child Pauline Kaminski, and Isabel Chagnon’s sister.

In this next picture Pauline Kaminski had grown up to be a beautiful little girl. She was on the left. Her little brother Peter Kaminski Junior was on Freida’s lap.

Pauline Kaminski was 6 and Peter Kaminski Junior was 4 years old. But what about the girl on the right. She was John Kaminski’s daughter. I had no name until I got this comment on my blog this week.

Wow! These photos are my family! My mother, Pauline Kaminski and her brother, Peter are with my Nana (Freida Kaminski Bleau) and their cousin, Joanie. I would like to know more about your search and our connection.

End of the original post

What about the comment (edited)?

Pierre,
I am the son of Pauline B. Chagnon. I joined Ancestry.com and recently found you Family Tree for the Chagnon family. After Marie Rose Bleau Chagnon died, my mom was a boarder at St. Ann’s Orphanage in Worcester Ma. and later ( ?) lived with her aunts Amelia and Levine. I don’t have dates. Do you have any information regarding Pauline’s life around 1907 to 1933 when she married my dad? I appreciate any input you can provide.

Regards

Footnote

Amelia and Olivine Bleau, sisters of Marie-Rose Bleau Chagnon

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