It was in the village of Semallé, located 7 kilometers from Alençon, that Thérèse spent her early years. Indeed, this is where his nurse lived, Rose Trimmed, who had saved her thanks to her milk in March 1873. This woman had four children with her husband Moïse (including Eugene, Thérèse's foster brother, who was already a year old when Thérèse arrived). It was she who had also breastfed the two little Joseph Martin who died in infancy. Thérèse stayed with the Taillés until April 2, 1874.