John Hildebrand is looking for photos of an early Blackville schoolhouse that his great, great uncle Otto taught in. He explains below:
I am inquiring concerning an early Blackville schoolhouse. My great, great uncle, Otto Hildebrand, taught in Blackville from 1884 until 1891. In fact, his wife, Amelia, who was also a teacher, taught with him during the last two years.
I believe the schoolhouse at that time was in the vicinity where the Bartholomew empties into the Southwest Miramichi.
I am specifically inquiring to see if you have any pictures of that schoolhouse, either of it directly or of it appearing in a picture of that area of the community.
If you have any photographs or information about the Blackville schoolhouse or Otto and Amelia Hildebrand, and can assist John with his research, please contact us and we’ll pass it along.