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Shannon Yowell,   foon123@aol.com,    Sat Jan 5 23:41:37 2002



BLAKE
Sisters of Mercy, Tarrytown, NY
1896- 1903(?)

       

Looking for information on my grandmother's birth siblings. On April 20, 1896, Annie BLAKE (born Sept. 5, 1885), Thomas BLAKE (born Mar. 1, 1888), and Edward Joseph BLAKE (born Mar. 17, 1892) were placed with the Sisters of Mercy in Tarrytown, NY. Their mother, Mary McDonnell Blake, had passed away in March or April of 1896 and their father, Thomas BLAKE, Sr. was unable to care for them. Annie was discharged on Oct. 2, 1896 and according to the 1900 census, she was living in the home of Wilson McCleave in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to work as a servant. The 1900 census lists both Thomas and Edward still at the Sisters of Mercy. I have no idea what happened to any of them after 1900. My grandmother, Mary BLAKE, was too young to go with her siblings (only 11 months old at the time), so she was sent to the NY Foundling Hospital in NYC. She was subsequently adopted from there. As far as I know, she never saw any of her birth family again. She never told her children that she had been adopted; they found out after she passed away. I do know that my grandmother's aunt (her father's sister - Mary Blake Spohn) sent a letter to the NY Foundling Hospital inquiring about my grandmother and demanding to know her whereabouts. I have no idea what the NY Foundling Hospital's response was, but it must have satisfied my grandmother's aunt because there was apparently no more correspondence from her. My grandmother also had an uncle, Edward BLAKE, who lived with his wife, Maggie, in Yonkers. They had a daughter, Annie. If anyone has any information on this family, I would really appreciate it!! Thank you!!

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Gerald Peter Gilbert,   momarkham@ghfcu.net,    Thu Jan 10 19:03:53 2002



William Thomas Donnelly
Binghamton,New York- Broome Conty
Birth 1927- november1927

       

I am looking for information concerning my adoption. My Mothers name was Mary Beatrice Donnelly, Monroe County, Rochester, New York. I was told she was unwed and sent to a home for unwed Mothers in Binghamton, New York. Father unknown. I was adopted by Peter and Mary Gilbert in November 1927 from an orphanage in Boome County, Binghamton,New York. I may have some relatives in Rochester and would appreciate any information. I was also told that my birth Mother was a redheaded nurse in a hospital in Rochester. That is all of the information I have at this time. I can't find a Mary Beatrice anywhere.

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Judy E. Lee,   leejudd@ev1.net,    Sun Jan 13 06:37:20 2002



Drain, Draine, Drane, Drayne
Greeneville, PA, USA
1881 - 1889

       

My family has attempted to research my great-grandmother Laura Drain (various spellings). Using the information given in her obituary, (dated 12/1916, age 36) her mother died when she was just a few months old. Laura and her baby brother were then adopted or fostered by a family named Coruthers or Crothers in Greeneville, PA. Laura's foster mothers name was Mary Coruthers or Crothers, born 4/1926 in Ireland. I believe she came from Ireland through Canada. The 1900 census for Clare County, Michigan stated she had been a U.S. Citizen for 14 years. The census went on to say her parents were born in Canada and she was born in Minnesota. In another noterized, family affadavit prepared well after her death. It stated she was born in St. Vincent, Minnesota, which is on the Canadian border. Laura was born 8/3/1880 and died 12/1916. Can anyone suggest where to look for orphanage information between the years 1881 and 1890 for Greeneville, PA or St. Vincent, MN.

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Sharon,   Susanka@integrity.com,    Mon Jan 14 13:30:16 2002



Hills, Hill
The Ryther Home, Seattle, Washington
1933- 1935

       

I'm looking for people who lived in the Rther Home hopefully between the years of 1933 and 1935 and possibly knew my father. His name was Clarence Hills. He was 10 years old when he was sent to Ryther from Montana.

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Sharon,   Susanka@integrity.com,    Mon Jan 14 13:31:01 2002



Hills, Hill
The Ryther Home, Seattle, Washington
1933- 1935

       

I'm looking for people who lived in the Ryther Home hopefully between the years of 1933 and 1935 and possibly knew my father. His name was Clarence Hills. He was 10 years old when he was sent to Ryther from Montana.

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Sean Drury,   spdrury@earthlink.net,    Thu Jan 17 13:10:59 2002



Boggs
St. Louis, MO
1852-1874

       

I am descended from Annie Louise Boggs, b. Mar 2 1852 in St. Louis, MO (according to her death certificate). She first appears with Harry & Louisa Boggs in the 1860 St. Louis census. Harry's 1869 obit lists Annie as adopted. 1880 will of Harry's brother John also refers to Annie as adopted. Annie always listed her parents' birthplaces as PA & OH, which were Harry's & Louisa's birthplaces respectively, so I don't know if she knew who her biological parents were. Any info or clues on where Annie originally came from would be greatly appreciated!

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lisa strlff,   jljnjjkcj @wcoil.com ,    Thu Jan 17 14:47:19 2002



cox
lima oh
early 1960's

       roger clay hall in reguards to information on on childrens home

hi it struck me odd to find someone that actually was there. my name is lisa i have a brother and sister who lived there i have been searching for .he was 4 and she was 2 you were the same age as yolonda. but maybe someone has given you some information i could use.george lonnie cox jr. 12/23/56/ yolonda kay cox 12/30/58.please contact me to share information.at jljnjjkcj@wcoil.com or jljnjjkcj@aol.com.attn:lisa i am looking forward to comparing notes. i will help you all that i can.goodluck& thank you lisa

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Paula Starr,   arcinformation@charter.net,    Thu Jan 17 16:27:38 2002



Anna Kumerman
WI Child Center in Sparta
1909

       Kumerman
I am looking for my grandmothers family. Her name was Anna Kumerman. She was born in 1900 in Eau Claire Wisconsin. She and four siblings ( 2 brothers and 2 sisters ) were placed in the Sparta Child Center in 1909. Anna was adopted by Earl and Bridget Bailey of Elroy Wisconsin. Adoption became final in 1915. We do know that at least two of her siblings were adopted by a family in South Dakota. Other than that we know very little. Anna Married Herman Wieland and died in 1935. We are looking for any of our family members of the KUMERMAN family. Thank you for any help you can offer. Paula

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Jamie L. Rohrscheib,   jamiejasonjami@psci.net,    Fri Jan 18 17:39:42 2002



Richardson
Alabama
early 1900s

       

My great-great aunt, Georgia Richardson, worked at an Alabama orphanage in the early 1900s. I have several old pictures from there that are in remarkably good condition. Unfortunately, there is nothing written on the backs of any of them. I would love to know what orphanage and where it was if anyone out there can help me.

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Roberta Demmitt,   rdemmitt@hotmail.com,    Sat Jan 19 06:53:25 2002




Kentucky


       

I am looking for any information on Glenda, Linda, Brenda, June and Rebecca Maggard. They were put in a orphange in Somerset, KY. around 1960.

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Vicki Boartfield,   avboartfield@msn.com,    Sun Jan 20 13:33:17 2002



VAUGHN, VAUGHAN, VANN
KY Orphan's Home in Louisville, KY, USA
1930

       

I am seeking information on my grandfather, Charles Lloyd VAUGHN- Puckett who lived in the KY Orphan's Home in Louisville, KY in 1930. The orphanage burned down and the orphans were transported throughout homes in KY. My grandfather was later adopted by John and Susie Puckett in Bowling Green, KY. I am looking for information on his natural parents, Roy and Elizabeth Vaughn and/or a brother, Pvt. Robert C. Vaughn. Please advise. Thanks.

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Donna Henderson,   hendersondm@earthlink.net,    Mon Jan 21 04:05:38 2002



Kott, Kot
St. Vincent De Paul Orhpanage (Detroit, Michigan & Mt. Clemens, Michigan)
1926 - circa 1938

       

My father was born 1921 in Hamtramck, Michigan. His father was Frank Kott (aka Francis Kot), a Polish immigrant. His mother was Viola Bella Urquhart, a Canadian. In March 1926, my father (George Edward Francis Kott) and his siblings (William, John, and Mary Ellen) were made wards of the court and placed in the Detroit St. Vincent De Paul Society Orphanage. The boys were placed in foster homes in the Detroit area. Mary Ellen was place in home in Macomb County (probably Mt. Clemens), Michigan. She died of the measles and pneumonia in April 1926. Their parents were not dead and the children were never given up for adoption, but the nuns refused to give my father or his siblings any information about why they were placed in the orphanage or what became of their parents. Even as adults they were unable to obtain any meaningful information. We have learned that Frank Kott was a resident of Eloise Hospital for an undetermined length of time. We would like to know why our father was placed in the orphanage and what became of his parents. Does anyone know where and how to locate the records from the Detroit St. Vincent De Paul Society? Or the records from Eloise Hospital?

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Jerry Bryant,   jervon@cybertrails.com,    Mon Jan 21 19:05:41 2002



Lieper
Helena Mt.
1914

       

My Father was Kenneth Lieper, son of NORA LIEPER and BURT ELZIE. At age 4 my father was taken from NORA by court order and placed in an orphanage in or around Helena MT. Dad was adopted in 1915 by ANNA and ROBERT BRYANT ,re-named CALVIN BRYANT and moved to 50 miles North of Forsyth MT. I'm looking for any information on my maternal grand parents, NORA LIEPER and BURT ELZIE. Thanking you in advance.

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Barbara,   tearoses42@aol.com,    Tue Jan 22 13:57:07 2002



Walter P Burke, Helen Burke, Anna Burke sibs
ST. DOMINICS' HOME, BLAUVELT, NY... now: St. Dominic's College//born Manhattan NYC
approx 1905-1915

       

These BURKE children: Walter(b1897)--my maternal grandfather, Helen (b1899)& Anna (b1901) were released to their AUNT: Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald 249 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan NYC. In 1920 census, Mrs. Fitz was 48, and widowed and had 3 children: William 25, plumber; Jenni 24 no occupation, and Matthew 22, a checker at the piers. These Fitz children born in New Jersey. It's on p.27 of the 1920 census for Enumeration District 1210. Looking for Fitsgeralds. Please write tearoses42@aol.com

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Robert James Chance,   lwhammett@eee.org,    Fri Jan 25 08:18:00 2002



Chance
b. Centerville, Iowa; placed in Iowa Soldier's Orphanage (Davenport, Iowa) USA
b. ca 1930; placed as baby

       

I am searching for my sister, Dorothea Mae Chance, b. ca November, 1930. Our parents were James (Everett or Edward) Chance and Edna Faye Christian Chance. I (Robert James Chance) was born August 13, 1929 in Memphis, Mo. I believe my sister was born in Centerville Iowa. We were just babies when we were placed in the Iowa Soldier's Orphanage. Dorothea was adopted, but I was not due to medical reasons. When I was a teenager my father got me out of the orphanage, located in Davenport, Iowa. We were never able to find Dorothea, due to privacy restrictions. At 73 I would finally like to find her. We have searched everywhere, and just hope someone out there can help. Robert James Chance c/o lwhammett@eee.org

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Robert Childs,   r.h.childs@att.net,    Sat Jan 26 13:52:59 2002







       

My father was abandond on Woodland ave. in Philadelphia, Pa. in Aug. 1913. He was placed in a Catholic home. Would love information.

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Billie Teague,   billiemichele@directvinte rnet.com,    Sat Jan 26 14:28:11 2002



FLEET
ended up in Laclede Co., MO., Smith TWSP. (was on 1870 census), but not with the parents
1870-?

       

Hello. I'm looking for information on three FLEET children (who were approximately 8, 9 & 10 years old in 1870. On the 1870 Laclede Co., Smith TWSP., MO. census: Delia ("Dillie" - shown as Dillin on census) FLEET was living with Caswell Craddock family Alice FLEET - born 1862 - was living with William H. Frank family (is buried at Burkhart Cem., Racine, Newton Co., MO.

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Billie Teague,   billiemichele@directvinte rnet.com,    Sat Jan 26 14:41:22 2002



FLEET
ended up in Laclede Co., MO., Smith TWSP. (was on 1870 census), but not with the parents
1870-?

       

Hello. I'm looking for information on three FLEET children (who were approximately 8, 9 & 10 years old in 1870. On the 1870 Laclede Co., Smith TWSP., MO. census: Delia ("Dillie") Ann FLEET - (shown as Dillin FLEET on census) lived with Caswell Craddock family (THIS WAS MY GGgrandmother.) - she eventually married a McDaniel (I don't know his first name/ & later married Bivin Hudson - a Civil War vet & was from Laclede Co., MO. Alice FLEET - born 1862 - was living with William H. Frank family -she married John C. Griffin & is buried in Burkhart Cem., Racine, Newton Co., MO. (ON HER DEATH RECORD IT STATES: "Father: Abraham FLEET, born TN. Mother: UNKNOWN NOTE: The only Abraham FLEETS I have found came from FLEET families in New York. There was also an Abram FLEET on Jasper Co., MO. 1870 census. I am unsure as to who he was. Eli (or Ely) Allen FLEET (shown on death record as E. A. FlEET) was living with Eli Rippy family - Eli eventually married Eli Rippy's niece, Mary Ellen Rippy & they also eventually moved to Hunt Co., TX. I believe there is a big chance these Fleet sisters & their brother quite possibly were Orphan Train children. I also found out most citizens of Laclede Co., MO. went to the ABO CHURCH. Eli Rippy has also been listed as a judge/or justice of the peace on some censuses & documentation. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Billie

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gayla,   artibee@sundial.net,    Sat Jan 26 22:13:29 2002
http://w ww.geocities.com/Heartland/River/7539/family.html


Hunt
told and Lansing Michigan, adopted and moved to Hersey Michigan, Osceola County
1900- 1983

       

My great grandmother Natalie Viola Hunt was born Dec 13, 1900. She was said to be in an orphanage in Lansing Michigan. She went to look for records when she was of age and said the place burned down with all the records, sometime between 1900 and 1920. She also had an adopted brother Ralph not sure if from the same place. It was said that she was from a family member and adopted by Charles Hunt and Margaret James Hunt. Not sure if the family member was a Hunt or a James. There was an Albert James who also lived in the area that was Margarets brother. Any help what so ever would be greatly appreciated!!

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Betty Isham,   judoxpert@yahoo.com,    Tue Jan 29 10:40:32 2002



A Lady Married to James Smith possible first name is Donna
Baytown, TX
1870-1880

       

I am trying to find information on my GGGrandmother. She was not an orphan, but worked in the Baytown, Tx orphanage. Her name may have been Donna. She was married to James Smith and had a son that she took to work with her named John Anderson Smith. If anyone could possibly help by posting a link to a helpful site it would be greatly appreciated. I have found my family on the other side back to the late 1600's and would love to do the same for this side. Thank you Betty Isham (judoxpert@yahoo.com)

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Kathy,   skben2@optonline.net,    Tue Jan 29 12:40:08 2002



O'Neill, Parents Michael and Mary, Children Ellen, Mary, and John
New York, NY from Ireland
1885-1900

       

I am looking for information on children of Michael and Mary O'neill, children were Helen (Ellen) O'neill married Charles Rapp, Mary married ------Coyle, and John who married Dorothy.

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April,   aprildj98@yahoo.com,    Wed Jan 30 19:55:01 2002



Highland
Eastern Ky
1920

       

I was wondering if anyone has any information on the Highland Childrens Home in eastern Ky in Breathitt County. It was owned by Ted and Debra Highland, it was opened in the early 1920's and only lasted for a few years. If anyone has any informatino on this please email me about it. Thank you April

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Mokihana White,   mokihana@spiritone.com,    Thu Jan 31 00:06:02 2002



rasler
St Vincents Baby home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
192

       


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Mokihana White,   mokihana@spiritone.com,    Thu Jan 31 00:08:35 2002



rasler
St Vincents Baby home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
1923- 1927

       

I'm trying to find out information for Ray[mond] Rasler, born at St Vincent's Baby Home in Milwaukee, 8/6/23. He lived there for about 4 years, then was moved to St Aemilian's Orphanage. His mother's name was Elsie Rasler. Ray's middle name is either Eugene or Joseph. Thanks for any help you can give me. Mokihana

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Jenny Bolinger,   jbolinger@aol.com,    Sun Feb 3 18:59:02 2002



KUNZI
Michigan
1905-1910

       

I'm looking for any information about my grandmother. She was born on March 15, 1905. From what I have been able to find out, she was placed in a Michigan orphanage. She was adopted in Indiana in 1910 by the Gadacz family.

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Edith Diamond,   magickalharmony@aol.com,    Mon Feb 4 17:44:36 2002



diamond
somewhere in philadelphia
not sure

       

Diamond, Leonard Michael My grandfather was in an orphanage in philadelphia. we know he had a brother Franklin and a sister Mary and others we are not sure. He was a bon boy to farms. His name was Leonard Diamond.And we know he was originally from ireland. Any information would be helpful.

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Marilyn Rich,   mrich00@juno.com,    Tue Feb 5 10:01:00 2002



Strodtman
New York
late 1800's

       

I am trying to find family of my grandfather who was in an orphanage in New York. A family named Strodtman adopted him. His name is John Strodtman. They moved to Minnasota. If you know anything about this family I would apprediate it. Thank you!

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Angel Leavey,   LEAVEY@WORLNET@ATT.NET,    Sun Feb 10 15:30:25 2002



Wilson



       

Looking for information on a British Willie Wilson, born September 23, 1880 in Clara County, IL. She was my great grandmother who supposedly was an orphan. We are trying to trace her ancestry and obtain additional information on her. I looked at all of the orphanages through the censuses for 1880 and 1900 and couldn't find anything. Any help will be appreciated.

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Marge Fisher,   mfisher1@bigsky.net,    Thu Feb 14 16:24:51 2002



Finfrock
Buda, Minnesota
1897 - 1905

       

Looking for information on William Finfrock born 11-8-1898 in Buda, MN. Was in a Catholic orphanage

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Donna Moore,   tredon@iowatelecom.net,    Thu Feb 14 17:00:56 2002



Jackson
Odd Fellows Orphan Home Lincoln,Illinois
? 1930's/1940

       

I am looking for any information regarding 3 siblings that were living together at the odd fellows orphan home during the 1930's/1940. 2 boys and one girl. Donald,Clyde and Imojean Jackson. My mother was a resident there at this time Charlene Burton. Please contact me if you have any information.

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June Dennin,   mygrammamylily@aol.com,    Fri Feb 15 10:23:23 2002



Burse
Windom Lawn, Lockport, Niagara co. NY


       

I am looking for information no the Windom (Wyndom) Lawn orphanage in Lockport, NY. My grandmother,Evelyn and her 3 siblings, Nettie, James and Jean were left there by thier mother, who was too ill to take care of them. Evelyn was adopted by Paul and Ernestine Dahlke; James was adopted by Harlen and Elsie Owen and his name was changed to Donald; Jean was also adopted but that's all the info I have. Nettie, the oldest, was put into foster homes, but was never reclaimed by her mother. I would like to know the years these children were at the home so I can contine back to find out more about their birth mother and father. Their names were Wilbur Burse (a full blooded Mohawk Indian?) and Ernestine Heydon. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

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June Dennin,   mygrammamylily@aol.com,    Fri Feb 15 10:29:14 2002



David McRae
Father Baker's Home for Boys, Buffalo, Erie co, NY


       

I am looking for any information on David McRae, who was sent to live at Father Bakers as a young boy. His mother's name was ernestine, but I know nothing about his father. David ran away from the home and was never adopted. I would like to know the years that he was there and any info about his parents or what happened to him after he left the home. I do know that he served in the Seabees in WWII and in the army in the Korean conflict. Thank you for any info or leads.

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stephen zahn,   steveinottumwas@webtv.net,    Sat Feb 16 04:38:10 2002



eustace ruby
st ann's foundling home st louis mo usa
1932-1937

       

Would apreciate any info on St Ann's Home. St Louis Missouri - who to contact for records, etc. Thank you.

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Kay (Cutter) Hain,   KHain10352@aol.com,    Mon Feb 18 08:00:47 2002



Cutter
Cincinnati, Ohio
1881-1887

       

I am searching for descendants of John Cutter born August 1, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio and his brother Thomas Cutter born May 24, 1880. Their father, James Cutter was killed in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 8, 1887. This left their mother, Sarah (Corcoran) Cutter with five children to raise. The other children were Helen "Nellie", Mary and Michael (my grandfather). The latter three children appear with mother, Sarah in census records. I believe John and Thomas were adopted and am searching for their families. Thanks for any help you might offer in the way of contacting them. Sarah, Nellie and Mary are buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati. James is buried in the same cememetery, but in a different location. Thank You. Kay Hain

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F. Williamson,   georger@netease.net,    Tue Feb 19 04:08:17 2002



MUSGROVE OR MUSGRAVE
Alabama or Tenn.
1892 to 1909

       

Seeking information on great-grandmother, Edna Martha "Mattie" MUSGROVE, born 12/20/1892 somewhere in Alabama, died 4/24/1977. Parents she stated were William MUSGROVE and Mary HARPER. Was placed in an orphanage at an early age. I was told PORTER LEATH in Memphis,Tn., but they haven't any record of her being there. Had a sister, Susie, and brother, Jack. This is all of the information I have. Any help would be appreciated! F. Williamson

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Louise Hall Quigley,   lhrjquigley@yahoo.com,    Tue Feb 19 14:41:42 2002



Hall
Vermont
Mid 1800's

       

Searching for a William Emmanuel Hall (born 1857) and his sister, Louise, who were known to have grown up in an orphanage in Vermont. When he left the orphanage, he joined the Army.

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Phyllis Diane McCallister (Leinbach),   pdiane94@msn.com,    Tue Feb 19 19:02:52 2002







       

I have a postcard that says Leinbach's Cottage Bethany Orphan home for girls. Anyone know anthing about this cottage or why it would be called Leinbach?

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Debra Dove,   linen53@yahoo.com,    Wed Feb 20 13:23:05 2002




St John's Orphan Asylum


       

I am looking for information on the St. John's Orphan Asylum, aka, St. Johnís School and Asylum located in Utica, NY. It was founded in 1834 and run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. A new building to house the orphans was built in 1912. In 1901 or 1961 (conflictin records) it became Utica Catholic Academy, a girl's school. I am looking for physical information on the building and also information from residents who lived there. I have found the St. John's Orphan Asylum records at this website http://www.loc.gov.coll/nucmc Included in these records are Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1849- 1951; minutes of St. John's Orphan Asylum Corporation, 1942-46; minutes of the Advisory board, 1947-56; resolutions, bylaws and administrative reports, 1834-1951; correspondence, 1884-1979; annual reports, 1880-1967; financial and legal documents, including deeds, 1831-1968; clippings, 1858-1979; photographs, c.1890-1969; and school yearbooks, student and faculty handbooks, programs, articles and brochures. The location of these records is: Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Northeast Province Archives 96 Menands Road Albany, NY 12204 If anyone who lives in the area can access these records I would appreciate them contacting me at linen53@yahoo.com as I am very interested in obtaining copies of some of the earlier documents (I live in Colorado). I'm willing to pay for what I get and also donate the information to websites like this. The above website is often busy so you may have to try back later if you can't get through. Thanks

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Barb VanDelinder,   barb51@usadatanet.net,    Sat Feb 23 07:52:09 2002



unknown, but began with a P
Westchester Temporary Home for Destitute Children OR Brace Memorial Farm
1897-1899

       

I need to find the registration records for these 2 orphanages. The 1900 census is of no good to me as my grandfather and his brother were already with their adoptive families in that census.I need the registration records for the years 1897,1898,& 1899, possibly pre 1900 census January to May of 1900. I would appreciate any help I can get to finding these records.Thanks!

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lucinda (lottridge) diamond,   loucinda1@hotmail.com,    Sat Feb 23 14:09:30 2002



lottridge
ohio usa


       

looking for info on the lottridge family. so far all i know is that nathan andrew lottridge (born 1886) and dana george lottridge (born 1899) was in an orhpanage for a short period of time some where in the state of ohio.his parents were allen and minerva lottridge and he had sisters and brothers. they lived in athens co ohio. would like any onfo on what happened to the sisters and brothers their names are; maggie d lottridge born may 3 1884 rome twsp athens oh jessie lottridge july 20 1892 guysville rome twsp athens oh possibly more children but i am not sure any info would be greatly appreciated thanks

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Betty J. Proulx,   waterloo@iamnow.net,    Sun Feb 24 13:45:32 2002



Lillie Vickers
orphanage in Brooklyn, NY
l917

       

My mother Gladys Vickers was placed in an orphanage in Brooklyn, New York in l917. Her mothers name was Lillie and father's name was Charles. I am looking for names of orphanages in that area. My mother was seven years old.

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Betty J. Proulx,   waterloo@iamnow.net,    Sun Feb 24 13:56:30 2002



Gladys Vickers
orphanage in Brooklyn, NY
l917 - ?

       


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MBS,   BP5221@cs.com,    Tue Feb 26 21:39:02 2002



Mernick or Mernich
Foundling Home in Manhattan, New York
1940- 42?

       

I am looking for information on my mother. She was placed in the foundling home at the age of 2 by a young mother who was unable to take care of her. The mother's older sister had too many children of her own. The mother supposedly died young of kidney disease and the father was in the service. The child was adopted by a couple from Connecticut and lived there. Supposedly, the judge's records burned in a fire. We only have a birth registry with the last name on it.

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MBS,   BP5221@cs.com,    Tue Feb 26 21:39:30 2002



Mernick or Mernich
Foundling Home in Manhattan, New York
1940- 42?

       

I am looking for information on my mother. She was placed in the foundling home at the age of 2 by a young mother who was unable to take care of her. The mother's older sister had too many children of her own. The mother supposedly died young of kidney disease and the father was in the service. The child was adopted by a couple from Connecticut and lived there. Supposedly, the judge's records burned in a fire. We only have a birth registry with the last name on it.

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Nancy Haehn,   nancyandglenn@aol.com,    Fri Mar 1 11:00:04 2002



Collins Newman Eldridge
Scioto and Franklin County Ohio Lewis, Greenup, Carter KY
1900's 19??

       

Looking for Eldridges and or Newmans listed near the Ohio river. My granmother was in a home for children early 1900's. She went back to her mother but younger brother disappeared. Some say he drowned. Also looking for Newmans in Scioto and franklin county adopted 1930's. Fred Ed or Charles. I have extensive family tree of these names. Pleaaase reply to this post I won't have this email address long. Thank you

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Jennifer Richardson,   jennyandjoey@earthlink.net,    Fri Mar 1 16:31:44 2002



Clifford Kelly or Clifford Evans of Clifford George Evans
Philadelphia Children's Aid Society, Philadelphia, PA
1

       

Looking for info. on my Grandfather, Clifford Evans. He was taken to the Phildelphia Child's Aid Society at age 5mos. Mother's maiden name was Kelly

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CAROL O'BEIRNE CARMAN,   CARRIEANN111@HOTMAIL.COM,    Mon Mar 4 22:40:15 2002




ST.MARY'S ORPHANAGE , NEWARK, N.J.
5

       


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CAROL O'BEIRNE CARMAN,   CARRIEANN111@HOTMAIL.COM,    Mon Mar 4 22:49:04 2002




ST.MARY'S ORPHANAGE , NEWARK, N.J.
5

       

HELLO TO ALL SMO KIDS.. E-MAIL ME , SAY HI... LOOK IN ON VIRTUALNEWARKNJ.COM GREAT SITE FOR NEWARKERS..... BE WELL.... I HAVE OTHER "KIDS" ADDRESSS...

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Dona Windfeldt,   windydona@saber.net,    Wed Mar 6 13:22:16 2002



Adalaide (Addie) Douglass/Douglas
San Francisco area in California
ca-1875-1884

       

I am looking for the orphanage in the San Francisco Area. My Great Grandmother Mary (French) Douglass died abt 1875 perhaps later, however it is said she died in childbirth. That being the case it would have been 1875 when Addie's brother Robert A. Douglass was born to Mary and Robert Douglass in the city of San Francisco. However it has been said that the father Robert took the children after her death and placed them in an orphanage as he wanted to go mining. He would not tell any of the family where he placed them for some unknown reason. If I could have the names of orphanages in that area or close by I would be most appreciative. Thank you, Dona windydona@saber.net

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Sharon (King) Spencer,   JTS32548@aol.com,    Thu Mar 7 06:10:11 2002



KING
Upstate NY, USA
1913-1920

       

Looking for link. KING children: Dorothy, Elinor, Louis, Robert. Could be in Onondaga County, Oswego County, St. Lawrence County, NY. Between years of 1913 and 1920'ish. Their father, KING Claude was killed (supposedly) in engine to engine rail road accident after 1912, don't know which Rail road co. of upstate NY. Their mother, Blanche (Rider) King, was not able to be with children during their temp. stay in orphange. Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you in advance. Sharon King Spencer, Oklahoma.

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Bonnie Panzau,   bpanzau@aol.com,    Thu Mar 7 18:01:27 2002




an orphnage in middle New york
11

       

Looking for info on an orphanage that my dad was in. He was born in Illion, Herkimer County, NY in 1910. He was placed in an orphanage as his Mother died giving birth to him. She was only 16 or 17. He was adopted by a CLEMONS Family in 1921 where he resided for 5 yrs and then joined the Navy. My Dad was Robert Henry Clemons and passed away just 5 wks after I located him when I was 41. It is my vow to find out who his Family was. I have not had any luck. I have no names to go by.

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Kathleen M. McCue,   kathleenmmccue@cshore.com,    Tue Mar 12 18:06:50 2002



McCue
Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT
1947- 1952

       

Interesting Site. You've done a nice job with graphics. My brothers and I were all in three different orpanages in CT, USA. I see you have St. Francis Roman Cath listed for 1900 - nothing for mid 1900's yet? My oldest brother was in St. Francis but in 1947-?. My next brother was in St. Anthony - either in Ne Haven or Hartford. I was in an infant orphanage having just been born, nammed St. Agnes in Hartford,CT. They are all out of existence now. St Agnes's building has even been knocked down. Good luck in your continued work. You are helping a lot of people I am sure.

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Jody Ann,   Ladyjas@webtv.net,    Thu Mar 14 10:48:13 2002




Lincondale, NY and Farmingdale, NY
after 1920 - 1929

       

Would anyone know the names and of Catholic Orphanages located in Farmingdale, NY and also in Lincolndale,NY? (not sure if I spelled this one right?) This would have been sometime between 1920 through 1929.

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Kenny Roberts,   idraw4u@nwlink.com,    Sun Mar 17 09:31:32 2002



Theodore Roosevelt Franklin
From a NY City Orphanage, greatfather, to an Orphan train and adopted in Wakefield, Nebraska


       

Grandfather was born around 1897 and died in 1980. He was adopted by the Lessmans in Nebraska...about 1910. We are trying to find the NY City orphanage and who his parents were . Thank you for all your assistance. We are doing this for his great grandkids. Kenn

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Marsha Lavin,   Netco2@aol.com,    Fri Mar 22 19:13:25 2002



Ward, Petronella Cecilia
Lady Jane gray's boarding school for girls
1882-1888

       

need to find the place in brooklyn that my grandmother resided before marriage to william webb. she had 5 other siblings, francis, edward, josie, annabelle, and george whose where-abouts i don't know.

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Elizabeth M. Smith,   EMSCRS@aol.com,    Fri Mar 22 20:19:55 2002



Kelly
Newark New Jersey
unknown

       

My great-grandmother was born in Elizabeth in 1872. According to my "family history", which leaves too much unsaid, "One day whie their mother was at work, the priest from St. Mary's came and took Ellen and Mary to an orphanage in Newark, the other children ran and hid in the bushes. After a short while at the orphanage, Mary ran away and asked a man on the street for carfare which he gave her and she came back home to Elizabeth by trolley, but Ellen had to stay there for three years." My grandmother married in 1888, so this must have happened sometime around 1880-1882, since she was able to find her way home. Could this be the St. Mary's Orphanage on South Orange Street? Does it still exist? Where could I find records from that time period. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Also, does that story sound likely?

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Sheila Kreer,   Kreerps@aol.com,    Sun Mar 24 10:08:21 2002



Kreer, Krier, Kreher
from Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa , USA worked on a farm in Chester Co. PA
after 1857 until 1873

       

George was "farmed out" while his mother was still alive. He claims to be born in Germantown and farmed out to Chester, Pa. No record of mother or father. He is catholic. His sister Amanda (krier, kreer) may or may not have been placed. Her mother is listed as Margaret Camp and no name Kreer for father. She is Presbyterian.

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carol young,   petedren@nauticom.net,    Sun Mar 24 15:12:53 2002







       

I am inquiring about a roster of names from concordia orphanage from 1894 until closing of the orphanage. thanks carol

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Linda Hart,   lhart!@one-eleven.net,    Mon Mar 25 14:01:55 2002



Frost
Terre Haute, Indiana
?

       

I am looking for any records from the Chauncy Rose Orphan Home in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was there with his brother and sister in the 1920's perhaps or maybe a little earlier.

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Sam DeSanto,   ssdesanto@msn.com,    Tue Mar 26 20:29:27 2002



MANNING, SHAW
RICHMOND CITY, VIRGINIA
1900's

       

I am trying to find what orphanages were running in Henrico Co., Richmond City, Va during the early to mid 1900. I know that children were farmed out. I have at least 1 SHAW, ALFRED that was supposedly in a Richmond orphange. Then I have 2 others: MANNING, JOSEPH RAYMOND MANNING, BERTRAM KENNETH That were also in orphanages. These men were 1/2 brothers. Their mother was Minnie L. SHAW. Supposedly she died and her children were put into a Richmond orphange. Any help would be greatly appreicated. Sam DeSanto

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Marilyn Rich,   mrich@ungr.sprnet.org,    Wed Mar 27 09:43:24 2002



Strodtman, Stradtdman
New York USA
1871- 1875?

       

I am trying to find out what Orphanage my Grandfather, John Strodtman, was in and Who his real parents are? Someone named Strodtman adopted him from a New York orphanage. THank you for you help..

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JIM KOPKO,   JKOPKO@AIRMAIL.NET,    Wed Mar 27 12:05:48 2002



GOLENE (GODZIONTKOSK)
CLEVELAND, OHIO
1910-1920

       

I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY UNCLE, MARCEL GOLENE. HIS MOTHER DIED WHEN HE WAS YOUNG AND WAS PLACED IN AN ORPHANAGE PROBABLY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. I DON'T BELIEVE HIS NAME WAS GOLENE AT BIRTH. THROUGH ONE RECORD FOUND ON THE INTERNET, I FOUND A MARCEL GODZIONTKOSK BORN IN 1906. I BELIEVE HIS SURNAME NAME WAS CHANGED WHILE IN OR AFTER BEING IN THE ORPHANAGE. ALSO, I AM LOOKING FOR ORPHANAGES IN THE CLEVELAND AREA AROUND 1910.

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Tammy M Rolfs,   wolfcry62@aol.com,    Wed Mar 27 17:30:26 2002



Dorthy Alice Shaft
Childrens home Sparta Wisconsin
1930- ?

       

I am looking for Dorthy Alice Shaft. Its said she was taken away from my grandmother and put in the childrens home in sparta Wisconsin. We want her to know that we want her. That her mother wanted her. We want her to know that she has a sister who would very much like to get to know her. Dorthy Alice was born April 11, 1930 to Ethel and Gilmore Shaft in Walworth county Wisconsin. The story is that Ethels uncle Dell Warner told her that she had to give the child up. And took her to the sheriffs station to do so. If this is true I dont know. But if you have any information that can help us locate Dorthy it would be greatly apreciated. And Dorthy if you see this. Its time to come home now. We love you and want to share our love with you. Your neice Tammy

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Andree Miller,   1w3uv001@sneakemail.com,    Thu Mar 28 09:28:32 2002



Winifred Williams
Mexico Home for Old Folks and Orphans, Mexico, Indiana, USA
1912 to 1915

       

I have the record books Vol I,II,and III for the Mexico Orphanage and Old Folks Home in Mexico, Indiana. These records were compiled by Mary Ettinger in 1989. They are available at the Kosciusko Co. Historical Society in Warsaw,IN but I would be glad to do lookups for anyone if this source is unavailable to you. All volumes are indexed by last name and contain information about birhdates, parent names, who they were farmed out to for labor, when they were admitted and when they finally left. Some of the information is not accurate such as birthdates but it does contain a lot of information not found anywhere else. My mother, her sister, and brother spent varing times in this orphanage which was run by the Dunkard Church. My mother had many stories to tell about her time spent there--most of them not good. I also have 2 pictures of the orphanage with children in front of it. One picture has my mother in it so I know it was taken between 1912 and 1915 so the orphan you are looking for may be in that picture. The other picture is on the cover of one of the volumes and I have no idea of the date for it.

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Denise,   Sidcon10@aol.com,    Thu Mar 28 22:05:45 2002



Milyo
Lackawanna County, PA
1906- 1942

       

I have a petition form for my ancestor, to the Lackawanna Co. Orphan's court, filed in 1942. It requests a delayed special registration of birth, stating the birth was not before made in a public record "in accordance with the act of July 16, 1941." The form states the place and date of birth, and parents' names and residence of the family at the time of this birth...which was Clearfield Co. PA. His parents were deceased at the time of the filing of the petition. My question is...does this mean my ancestor was specifically an "orphan" or was the birth registration assigned to the "Orphan's Court" because of the delay in filing? I have read the orphan explanations in the web site introduction and am trying to understand this particular scenario. HELP!

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Bonnie Panzau,   bpanzau@aol.com,    Fri Mar 29 04:21:18 2002



CLEMONS (adopted name}
somewhere in new york state
11

       

TRYING TO LOCATE ANY INFO ON MY FATHERS BIRTH FAMILY. HE WAS BORN IN ILLION NY[ HERKIMER COUNTY] MARCH 17, 1910. HE WAS PLACED IN AN ORPHANAGE, NOT KNOWN , AND ADOPTED OUT IN 1921 BY BERT AND JUNE CLEMONS. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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GAYLA,   ARTIBEE@SUNDIAL.NET,    Sat Mar 30 13:40:29 2002



HUNT, Natalie Viola
Adoption occured in either Flint or Lansing Michigan, child was then moved to Hersey Michigan
born December 1900

       

My gggrandmother Natalie Viola Hunt was born December 13, 1900 and was adopted from a home in either Lansing or Flint Michigan shortly after her birth. She was adopted by Charles Hunt and Margaret (James) Hunt who homesteaded in Hersey Michigan. Natalie told the story of being adopted and that her birth mother was also a family member, not sure which side or how close of a family member (sister, aunt, cousin?). Natalie once told the story of when she turned 18 she went to seek out the records but the orphanage burned down prior to that and she was unable to find anything because at that time the records were not sent to the county. I am looking for any information on her or any information on orphanages or records in the 1899 to 1901 range for Lansing or Flint Michigan.

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Cindy Waller,   cawaller50@yahoo.com,    Sat Mar 30 23:04:36 2002



Walter Mason
Friend's Home for Children, Phildelphia, PA
1900

       

I found a 4 year old Walter Mason at the Friend's Home for Children in Philadelphia, PA in the 1900 census. We cannot locate our grandfather's brother named Walter who was born after 1893 (our grandfather's birth year). Our grandfather, Norman Phelps Mason, lived in Walker Co, GA with an aunt and uncle, Charles and Annie Allen in 1900. If you have any information on this Walter Mason please contact me. Parents were James and Zula Allen Mason. Thanks.

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sylvia camp,   rcamp@adelphia.net,    Sun Mar 31 18:31:13 2002



tassie myers ( or possibly Mcalister)
natchez.ms
around 1910

       

This young lady had some disability or mental incapacity .She was put into a "home", possibly in Natchez, or perhaps in Columbus, OH, around 1910, when her mother had to go to Ohio to take care of six grandsons whose mother had died. How can I find the names of residences in those two cities that took care of orphans at that time ?

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barb,   barbara_playman@hotmail.com ,    Mon Apr 1 08:24:20 2002




green bay wisconsin, st joseph's childrens home
one

       

am looking to hear from anyone who was familiar with this place in the early 1950's. my sister, older brother and i spent a year here in either 1953, or 1954. it was run by catholic nuns, and had what we called "the big house", and "the little house". i would like to know more about this establishment back then.

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Philip Logan,   scouts87_90@hotmail.com,    Tue Apr 2 07:05:58 2002



Logan, Eugene
Mobile, Alabama
1932-1942

       

I am looking for information on a Catholic Boy's Home in Mobile, Alabama that operated around the 1930's. My father was an orphan there. Thank you! Philip Logan

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stephanie george,   s.george@cox.net,    Sun Apr 7 19:40:04 2002



white
trinity co. texas
around 1887

       

Will White was born to Will White and Mary Hall. Mary died around 1886 or 1887 and Will SR. gave Will Jr. and his younger brother who died that year, to an orphan home. Will Jr was later taken by a family to work on a farm but never given that familys name.If you think you may know of this please email me Thank you

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stephanie george,   s.george@cox.net,    Sun Apr 7 19:41:41 2002



white
trinity co. texas
around 1887

       

Will White was born to Will White and Mary Hall. Mary died around 1886 or 1887 and Will SR. gave Will Jr. and his younger brother (who eventually died that year), to an orphan home. Will Jr was later taken by a family to work on a farm but never given that family's name.If you think you may know of this please email me Thank you

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Dorothy A. Keller,   Kell4215@bellsouth.net,    Tue Apr 9 14:18:54 2002



Edward Michael DENNING
Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Mount Loretto, Staten Island, New York, USA
Dec 1891 to May 1901

       

According to a 3x5 card I have, my grandfather was admitted to this orphanage at the age of 9; his parents were deceased and an aunt could not provide for him. I have the name of the judge committing him as well as the State Board number but I have not been able to obtain any information.

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Becky,   Bmattice@topdog-is.com,    Sun Apr 14 10:48:33 2002



miller
saginaw michigan
into the orphan home in 1934

       

I am looking for information of St. Vincent's Orphan home in Saginaw Michigan where my Grandfather and 7 of his brothers and sisters resided after their parents died.

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Greg Carpenter,   TahuyaGreg@aol.com,    Fri Apr 19 23:02:47 2002



John Meehan
New York, New York
1920- Present?

       

I am searching for any info on John Meehan, born on June 29, 1920 in New York City. His parents were Katherine Gillen (1895-1954) and William Henry Meehan (1878-1944). I understand that he suffered from a congenital birth defect, probably polio and that he was in the care of St. Agnes' Hospital, White Plains, New York. I know that he may not be alive now, but I would be interested in corresponding with any of his descendants.

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Vicki Boartfield,   avboartfield@msn.com,    Fri Apr 26 21:21:26 2002



VAUGHN, VAUGHAN, VANN
Louisville Orphans Home, Louisville, Kentucky
1930-1931

       

Louisville Orphans Home burnt down in 1931. The orphans were moved. My grandfather, Charles Loyd Vaughn was given to the Puckett family in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I am seeking details about the Louisville Orphans possible files/records that could help me locate his brothers and sisters who were separated from him. thanks.

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Mary Gilbert,   rmegilbert@backroads.net,    Sat Apr 27 15:37:52 2002



Richard Patrick Fitzgerald
, Marquette, MI, USA
1878 - ?

       

I know that Richard's mother died related to his birth on June 7, 1878 Marquette, MI. I understand that he and his sister's (Agnes Fitzgerald Constance, Lucy Fitzgerald Hitchcock) were placed in an orphanage. Father's name was James Fitzgerald born in Ishpeming, Marquette, MI. Mother's maiden name: Maloney. Richard and at least one of sister's ended up in Minnesota (Marble, Hibbing, Duluth).

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jane petrovato,   janepetro@hotmail.com,    Sun Apr 28 11:12:01 2002



Elizabeth & Reginald McHugh
New York Foundling Home, NYC-- app.1900


       

Looking for information on my grandmother's adopted(?) brother & sister, who came through Pennsylvania on an Orphan Train & were taken in by her parents-John & Winifred McHugh, of Butler township, Luzerne county, Pa. They may not have been formally adopted, but took McHugh as their last name. Elizabeth (Lizzie)-married name Solan-died at age 99 or 100 in NJ about 10 years ago & Reggie died at age 98 in Miami app.8-9 yrs.ago. They were referred to as "Fresh Air Children" & don't know if they were actual orphans or if the parents put them in foster care due to indigence. Thanks-- Jane

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D'Arcy N Lovetere,   darcy1031@hotmail.com,    Sun Apr 28 17:54:59 2002



Rogers
St. Joseph's Convent & School Order of Grey Nuns, Essex Cty, Salem City, Massachusetts
1900

       

Apparently, the 1900 records for St. Joseph's Convent and School were destroyed in a fire. Does the State of Massachusetts have a list of children placed in orphanages in the state? Any suggestions where information might be available? Thank you D'Arcy

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mary,   marlouwhite@yahoo.com,    Tue Apr 30 03:30:37 2002







       

just curious is this place still in operation as of today..

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Susan Turner,   turnerse@swbell.net ,    Sun May 5 20:00:45 2002



Macy (Thompson - adoptive family surname)
Nebraska
early 1900's

       

Searching for information on the family of Joseph L. Thompson who adopted Lillian Macy, early 1900's. Please contact me if you have any information, Her brother, William Macy, was also sent to Nebraska to be adopted, but he never was. Both were sent to Nebraska after their father remarried because the new wife did not want them.

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Margaret Ruth Friels,   mangler@iowatelecom.net,    Mon May 6 08:42:02 2002



Waite
I was adopted in 1933-34 from the


       


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Margaret Ruth Friels,   mangler@iowatelecom.net,    Mon May 6 08:49:27 2002



Waite
I was adopted in 1933-34 out of Chicago, Illinois


       

My Name on birth certificate was Lydia Ruth Waite, my mothers name was Nellie Waite, father unknown. My birthdate was July 20, 1933. I was 6 months old when an Iowan family adopted me...I contacted a Emily Waite of Chicago, She said she was good friends with my mother and that my mother attended the Conservatory of Music in Chicago as a pianist. Emily was in home at the time and that was all the information she could give me because she no longer writes me....I have contacted Conservatory , but, with no luck of response as of yet...If anyone out there has any clues whatsoever to give me a lead in the right direction, I would so appreciate it....Please email me.My name presently is Margaret Ruth Friels from Iowa.

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Marsha Lavin,   Netco2@aol.com,    Fri May 10 07:20:51 2002



Patronella "nellie" Ward
Lady Jane Gray Boarding School for Girls
1880-1898

       

Searching for information on my grandmother who was born in 1874 and an orphan after both parents died. other siblings are Edward, Francis, George, Annabella and Josie. She married in 1898, William Webb. haven't been able to find any info on this orphanage, if anyone has heard of it, please let me know.

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pansy lamkin(winnett,farris,williams,webber),   pansy1532@msn.com,    Sat May 11 02:48:54 2002



farris,williams,webber,winnett
mt.pinson, alabama
1910 -1912

       

i am looking for information about an orphanage in around mt.pinson allabama about 1910. my grandmother,ruby williams,and her sister,frankie may reanee williams?. were placed there.their parents names were james farris,who joined up with the ringling bros.circus,he was an irishman.their mother was fannie williams,she died in louisiana about1945 is what we hear. their grandfather was zeb or jeb williams and grandma was mary williams. their grandfather took the girls from the orphanage ,and gave fannie away to one of her aunts on the way home,my grandmother ended up being raised by henry and mag webber.my grandmother never knew why her parents put them in the orphanage.if anyone has any information about the orphanage ,its location, or any of the people i have listed ,i would be greatful for anything you can tell me. also any photos of the above mentioned. you can e-mail me at pansy1532@msn.con

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Marlynn Johnson,   RWJ1939@AOL.com,    Mon May 13 15:16:55 2002



Robert Johnson
Orphans Asylum of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
1850-?

       

I am trying to locate the records for the Orphans Asylum of Cincinati, for the year 1850. My great grandfather was placed in the orphanage about 1850. Later he was placed on a farm in Warren County Ohio and stayed there until he joined the Ohio Cavalary in 1861. I have found him at the orphanage on the 1850 census along with his brother. I would like to know where the orphanage records are kept so that I can find out who his parents or other siblings were.

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TAMERA ,   TROPICALTREE@EARTHLINK.NET,    Tue May 14 08:40:19 2002



FRANCIS COMFORT THOMAS ORPHEN'S HOME
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY , INDIANA
1943

       

DO YOU KNOW CLARA McDONALD SHE WAS A SINGLE WHITE FEMALE SHE IS MY GRANDMOTHER. MY DAD WAS BORN OCTOBER 17, 1943 IN BARTHOLOMEW CO , INDIANA CLARA GAVE HIM THE NAME TONY McDONALD CLARA WAS BORN IN THE STATE OF INDIANA , TOWN UNKNOWN AROUND 1917 IF ANY ONE CAN HELP OR KNOWS WHO CLARA IS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT TROPICALTREE@EARTHLINK.NET THANK YOU

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Carolyn Martin,   ldempse1@maine.rr.com,    Wed May 15 18:22:38 2002



Kochaly
Children's Shelter and Receiving Home,Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
1931

       

I am searching for any information concerning an Ivan Kochaly and/or Phyllis Kochaly who were left here by their father, Absalom Kochaly, from April 25, 1931 to July 11, 1931, and possible later dates (?). Ivan would have been 10 yrs old and Phyllis would have been 6 years old in 1931. They are my mother's half brother and sister who we are trying to locate or find any info on. Thanks!

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Carolyn Martin,   ldempse1@maine.rr.com,    Wed May 15 18:45:32 2002



Kochaly
Protestant Children's Homes, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada
1930

       

Looking for any information on Ivan or Phyllis Kochaly who would have been 9 yrs old and 5 yrs old, respectivelyin 1930. They were left here by their father, Absalom Kochaly, from the dates of 8-20-1930 to 12- 23-1930, and possible at later dates, also. Any information whatsoever would be appreciated as they would be my mother's half brother and sister whose whereabouts and welfare following 1931 is unknown.

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pat murphy,   patmurphy44@aol.com,    Thu May 16 01:10:49 2002



Julia Marie Duval/Duvall/Birl,Burl,Burrell
immaculate heart of mary orphanage/school,Albany or Watertown, New York
1908-

       

Am looking for a school or orphanage in the new york area called the immaculate heart of mary orphanage or school. My grandmother Julia Duval and her sister Clara/Claire Duval were there for a time. Can't seem to find this orphanage or school anywhere. She said they taught her how to sew and she sewed the nun's habits there.

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Sarah Wasiura,   swasiura@adelphia.net,    Mon May 20 15:31:37 2002



BRUNNER, BRUNER
New York State, possibly Ogdensburg
1903- ?

       

CLARENCE BRUNNER, b. Dec 14, 1899, place unknown. Parents thought to be ALBERT BRUNNER, HELEN FLEMING. Placed in home, possibly in Ogdensburg, NY at age 3 yrs. (1903?) Was never adopted. Placed in several foster homes and returned to orphanage. He ran away and crossed the country where he enlisted in Army at Ft. Logan, Colorado at age 16. Can't find his birth in NYS. Some stories that he might have been part French Canadian. Maybe he was born in Canada and brought across the St. Lawrence and placed in Home in Ogdensburg. Can anyone help? Many thanks and best of wishes to all looking. Sarah

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Connie Otto,   otto@ci.gresham.or.us,    Wed May 22 11:52:01 2002



Miller, Irene
MARKS NATHAN JEWISH ORPHANS HOME - Chicago, Illinois
1920

       

I am looking for information on my maternal Grandmother, Irene Miller. She was a resident of the Marks Nathan Jewish Orphans Home in Chicago. I found her on the 1920 census and she was 12 years old at the time. Her parents were listed as from Russia and also Jewish. Any information on the home also would be appreciated. otto@ci.gresham.or.us

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betty byrd,   ladybird937@msn.com,    Sat May 25 22:46:07 2002



phillips
Arkansas
1915

       

My grandmother Ovedee Phillips and maybe some of her siblings ws placed in an oprhanage in Arkansas due to the fact their parents passed away. Their father was killed on a train in Sikkeston, Mo going to California to get a job and when he got there he was suppose to send for the family but he was killed. Then she loaded the children up in a covered wagon and brought them to Ar. from Tompkinsville, Ky. I don't know how long she was there when she died of pneumonia. Her parents names was William Phillips and Lillie Belle Harris Phillips. Grandmother ws suppose to be adopted by a couple in Manila, Ar. by the name of Mr and Mrs Frank Crane. But Mr. Crane passed away and his wife sent my grandmother back to the orphanage saying the adoption never went thru and then there was a rumor by his family later on that she done it due to the fact she was afraid she would ahve to share his estate with his family, and that is why she put her back in the orphange but like i said it was justa rumor. But if you can help me with this matter it would be very much appreciated. Thanks alot, Betty

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teresa,   tgofourth@cox.net,    Fri May 31 18:50:54 2002



Lynde
Dora Hope Orphanage, Independence, Kansas
1912

       

I am seeking information on Dora Hope Orphanage, located in Independence, KS. I am looking for a child by the name of Rose Marie Lynde, born 1912. Rose was adopted at 7 months by Lafayette and Jennie Elder. Her name was changed to Ella Marie Elder. Any information would be very appreciated.

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teresa,   tgofourth@cox.net,    Fri May 31 18:51:41 2002



Elder
Dora Hope Orphanage, Independence, Kansas
1912

       

I am seeking information on Dora Hope Orphanage, located in Independence, KS. I am looking for a child by the name of Rose Marie Lynde, born 1912. Rose was adopted at 7 months by Lafayette and Jennie Elder. Her name was changed to Ella Marie Elder. Any information would be very appreciated.

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Linda Foley,   nanalinda@earthlink.net,    Sat Jun 1 13:36:52 2002



Cunningham
Vine Street Orphanage, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Aprox. 3

       

Hello, I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather, James Cunningham. He was born in 1873. Aparently, his mother died in a fire when he was 9 years old, and he and his brother, John, were sent to the Vine Street orphanage in Chattanooga Tennessee. We are not sure of his birthplace, but we think he might have been born in Germany and came to America as a baby. The family might have settled in Stevenson, Al. before the death of his mother. We are not sure what happend to his father. We do know my grandfather was adopted by John McMahan of Trenton Georgia. There is very little history regarding my grandfather, except that he married one of John McMahan's relatives, Elizabeth Christian. He died in 1935 in Birminham Al. He worked for Frisco Railroad in Memphis, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Atlanta. If anyone has any information regarding James Cunningham, also known as "Jimmy Mac". Please get in touch with me. Thank you, Linda Foley

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Melissa Turner,   pngduffer@aol.com,    Mon Jun 3 23:08:59 2002



May
Augusta Orphan Asylum, A.K.A Tuttle Newton Home - Augusta, Ga, Richmond County
sometime between 1877 - 1890

       

I am looking for information on my G-G-Grandmother ( Sarah Jane May), who was an orphan in the Augusta Orphan Asylum ( A.K.A) Tuttle Newton Home. Both she and her sister ( Mary Ann May), where there together. Sometime after there Grandmother was said to have gotten them. Sadly I dont have the Grandmothers name. As listed in her obituary, she was a native of South Carolina. Sarah was born Jan 13, 1877, and died in Augusta, Ga on Nov 27, 1955. She is buried in the Westview Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. She was married to Thomas Jefferson Thompson and had 6 children - ( Malcolm Lee Thompson, Wallace Thompson, Annie Marie Thompson, Thomas Jefferson Thompson. Jr, Nina Lucile Thompson - died at 7 months, and 1 infant girl, stillborn.) Sarah's father was listed as a Charlie May, as found on her Death Cert.Please contact me if you have any information! Thank you for your help and time - Melissa Turner

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jan gammon,   jazam2000@yahoo.com,    Sat Jun 8 14:21:29 2002



kinney
new york
1887? or before

       

looking for anna kinney whose mother died on way to america. father put 8-9 children in orphanage in new york. it is believed she came to Iowa when she was of age around 1887. married Henry Kersey and they live in Story Co, Ia. she is my husband's great grandmother and we are trying to research his ancestors. believe she was from Ireland or Scotland

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Frances Cooley,   guyfran@pacbell.net,    Sun Jun 9 20:24:44 2002



Smith
Home for Boys, Leavensworth, Kansas
1944 - ?

       

Looking for any information on my brother, John Calvin Smith, who was placed in a home for boys in Leavensworth, Kansas in the early 40"s. Have been searching for him, but as yet, have not found a trace. John, where ever you are, get in touch.

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Frances Cooley,   guyfran@pacbell.net,    Sun Jun 9 20:26:24 2002



Smith
Home for Boys, Leavensworth, Kansas
1944 - ?

       

Looking for any information on my brother, John Calvin Smith, who was placed in a home for boys in Leavensworth, Kansas in the early 40"s. Have been searching for him, but as yet, have not found a trace. John, where ever you are, get in touch.

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JoAnn DiGennaro,   dig5571@aol.com,    Tue Jun 11 08:26:28 2002



Mahoney/Mahony
New York State
Unknown

       

Searching for info: My great-great grandfather Jeremiah Mahoney placed his 2 young children, Margaret and Martin (Martin was born @ 1887 in East Creek, Herkimer County, N.Y.) in an orphanage/children's home. His wife -------Murphy(my gg grandmother) was killed in a horse and buggy accident while the children were young. Jeremiah wanted to re-marry and his new wife did not want the children. The only info I have is that on Martin (above). I know that the family basically lived in upstate New York in the Herkermir Copunty, and Chattagua County areas, burt seemed to move from place to place often. I have been unable to find any info on orphanges in that area. Thank you.

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Valerie Fishler,   fishler@ohsu.edu,    Thu Jun 13 14:42:06 2002



Johnson, Hartwell
Colored Orphanage, Cincinnati, Marion, Ohio, USA
unknown

       

I am looking for information on Leroy and James Johnson. They were at the Colored Orphanage in Cincinnati from approximately 1920-1930. I know that for some of the time that they were there their mother (identity unknown) was alive. I have no idea about their father. Leroy married in 1934 at the age of 21. He also used the last name of Hartwell for several years. Both he and James are deceased and we have been unable to find any information about either of them. Any help would be appreciated.

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Joyce,   joyw4805@msn.com ,    Fri Jun 14 22:00:35 2002



putt adopted name english
pennsylavania


       

Looking for my mother's orphanshome and what year and her brother's Margaret Emma Putt,James Putt, Wilbur Putt,Robert Putt, if any one has any information please contract me THANK YOU JOYCE

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viola stephens,   viola6@webtv.net,    Sat Jun 15 21:56:55 2002



bird
allen co oh us
1893 to ?

       

I would like to find the orphanage that my grandmother was placed in some where in Allen co.Oh. Her father died Christmas day 1893 & there was five girls & one boy& her mother was unable to care for them. I think they lived in Sugar Creek twp in Allen Co.at the time. I don't know how long they stayed but their mother got them back when she remarried.Any info would be appreciated. You can e-mail me at viola6@webtv.net

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Judy Bird,   BirdJudy@msn.com,    Wed Jul 3 16:47:30 2002



Albert Krebs
Wisconsin
1895-1904

       

I'm searching for information about my grandmother's brother, Albert Krebs. He was placed in an orphanage when their parents died. My grandmother and her sister went to live with other relatives. However, the youngest child, Albert, went to an orphange. He was born 22 Sep 1892. He was placed in the orphanage sometime after 1895, and stayed there until he ran away when he was 12 years old (1904). I don't know where the family was living at the time their mother died. However, likely places are Franklin, Jackson County, WI; Iron River area in Bayfield County, WI; or around the Menominee, WI area. Does anyone know of a list of orphanges in Winsconsin that would have been operating during this time period (1895-1905)? Does anyone know where such a list could be found? I appreciate all help and any suggestions that you can provide. Sincerely, Judy Bird

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Patti Sanders,   Sandbox32@juno.com,    Thu Jul 4 08:29:58 2002



Chromczak
St. Michaels Orphanage, Hopewell, New Jersey
abt. 1908

       

I am Looking for any information on an orphanage in Hopewell, NJ. The Orphanage was St. Michaels. My Grandmother and her siblings were all put there sometime after 1908. Their last name was Chromczak. Their fathers name was Joseph and their mothers was Victoria. My grandmother was Stella Victoria, and she was put there with her bothers John, Henry, and Edward. Any information on this place or where I can obtain more information would greatly be appreciated.

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Betty J Magee,   betty_j_magee@yahoo.com,    Sat Jul 6 17:20:25 2002



Hannah/Henry Helmer
Father Bakers, Brooklyn NY
1910???

       

Henry J Helmer was placed in Father Bakers orphanage at the age of aprox. 9 years. His Sister Hannah was a year older then He.(placed there too) Their Parents were both killed. Parents were both about 40 years old when they were killed and He does not rem. His Mothers name. His Fathers Name was also Henry. Young Henry ran away from the orphanage at the age of 10 and had no further contact with His sister. He worked on farms to earn food and a place to sleep. if He liked the family, He stayed awhile. if not He moved on right away. I went into Father Bakers websight but was not able to get any info. If You can help Me please contact Me. a bright 99 year old gentlman could RIP (When the time comes) knowing there was family out there.

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kern
Latter Day Saints Orphanage Lamoni, IA
1010,1911,1912,1913 ?

       

My father and 5 siblings placed in an orphanage in Lamoni, IA Latter Day Saints Orphanage does anyone have any information on this orphanage. Early 1900's Thank you. Please e-mail me at mgladg@comcast.net

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DEAN HALLEMAN,   COTSKID5@MCLEODUSA.NET,    Thu Jul 11 10:30:01 2002



LYNG
DUQUION ILLINOIS, WHITE HALL , ILLINOIS COULD BE OTHERS AS THEY WE MOVED ALOT
BORN 1912-TO ABOUT 1916

       

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR SEVERAL BOYS LEFT IN TWO DIFFERENT "DROPS" IN ORPHANAGES in illinois (possible cook county). ALL BORN LAST NAME OF LYNG of FIRST THREE THE YOUNGEST WAS BORN JOESPH LYNG IN 1912 DONT KNOW OTHER TWO BOYS NAMES, ONE MAY HAVE DIED WHILE IN ORPHANAGE. THE OTHER LIVED IN FOSTER CARE/ORPHANAGES UNTIL OF AGE THEN WENT "OUT WEST" SOMEWHERE (according to information given to joseph before his death). IN 1920 TWO OTHER BOYS ARE LIVING WITH MOTHER EMMA LYNG A WIDOW AND ARE RICHARD born 1917 and charles born about 1918/19. have found joe and richard need to locate charles he was adopted by a family named swanson he and richard found each other at one time but has since died but we dont know if he had any children or was married. if you are related to any one who was born to thomas and emma (lindquist) lyng please email me at cotskid5@mcleodusa.net thanks........dean

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Lynn Shockey,   REDNCKINTRAINING@AOL.COM,    Thu Jul 11 19:04:50 2002



ALLEN
TIOGA OR POTTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (and surrounding areas)
around 1906 or 7

       

I am not an orphan from a home, but i have been searching for one for quite a while. My problem is that i do not know the name fo the home(s) that the people i am searching for were in. I am looking for anyone who may have information on Nathan Allen and his sister Kathryn (any variety of spellings) Allen. They were left on church steps in Tioga or Potter county somewhere around the years 1906 to 1909. the children stayed together in the home they were sent to for some time then kathryn was sent elsewhere and Nathan never saw her again. I am searching for this information for my boyfriends father. He is the son of Nathan and would really like to find his fathers sister. If anyone could help me with the names of the homes in these areas or maybe someone finds the names of these people familiar i would really love to hear form you. We have no idea where the family comes from and it would mean so much for us to find Kathryn and/or her descendants. Nathan was about 5 yrs old give or take when they were left on those steps and his sister was still young enough to be left in a basket (probably a year or less) We have a birth for Nathan saying born in 1903 but it is only a typed record from the orphans court, not a regular birth certificate, so it may not be totally correct. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. thank you Lynn Shockey

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Margaret Bouillon Burg,   Burg2margaret@aol.com,    Sat Jul 13 22:50:38 2002



Popovich; Popovic
Casper, Wyoming
1920's

       

Would like to know name of orphanage in Casper, Wyoming and the year my POPOVICH cousins were placed there. Living in Lusk Wyoming on 1920 Census. Their mother Annie PAPUS POPOVICH, b. 1888, died in the early 1920s, father Mike POPOVICH, who was a taxicab driver, put the children in the orphanage and went back to Yugoslavia. He is listed on the census as a Slovak. Son, born about 1921, believe name was Joe, was adopted and eventually became a doctor living in New York State. Uncle who knew of him and his adopted name has died. Trying to find out which children went to the orphanage and which went to relatives and when in order to determine mother's date of death. Children were Nick, b. 1911; Mary (Marie), b. 1912; Millie, b. 1914; Annie, b. 1916; George, b. 1917; Helen, b. 1919; Mike Jr., b. 1920. Thank you.

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Maureen Sands,   datmkt@earthlink.net,    Sat Jul 20 11:30:14 2002



SANDS
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
1880-?

       

SANDS: MATTHEW OR (MICHAEL) SANDS BD. 4/17/1876, JAMES (JIM) SANDS BD. 1878?. FAMILY CLAIMS BROTHERS WERE IN ST. VINCENT ORPHANAGE, SAN RAFAEL, CA AND WERE NEVER ADOPTED. SEARCHING FOR RECORDS OF PARENTS: ONLY LEAD I HAVE IS FROM 1880 SAN FRANCISCO CENSUS: JOHN SANDS AGE 45 BORN IRELAND, WIFE: KATE SANDS AGE 40 BORN IRELAND, SON: JOHN SANDS AGE 14 BORN CA, SON: SAMUEL SANDS AGE 6 BORN CA, SON: MICHAEL SANDS AGE 4 BORN CA, SON: JAMES SANDS AGE 2. MICHAEL AND JAMES AGE MATCHES THE TWO BOYS, BUT NEED TO PROVE THESE ARE THE SAME BOYS. ANYONE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS JOHN SANDS FAMILY?

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Janet,   jjwasson@gilanet.com,    Mon Jul 22 12:45:56 2002



Ahrendt
Industrial Home for Girls, Bloomington,IL


       


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Janet,   jjwasson@gilanet.com,    Mon Jul 22 12:57:24 2002



Ahrendt
Industrial Home for Girls, Bloomington,IL
1

       

Great grandmother was in the Industrial Home for Girls in Bloomington,IL from approx. Feb.1897 until she was adopted by the Newton family in July of 1898. Can anyone tell me if there are records for this Home, or court records ( adoption papers say she was "committed by court")? We believe 4 children of this family were left at the same time, and are trying to establish siblings for g/grandmother. Her birth parents were Joseph C.Ahrendt and Nancy Jane Freed.

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Judy McCormick,   jmac2327@yahoo.com,    Mon Jul 22 19:16:14 2002



Moran
Green Bay WI
1880-?

       

Looking for any info on cousins that may have been sent to St Josephs Orphanage, Green Bay WI 1880-?. Their names are Bernard, Thomas, Peter, and Margaret Moran. Thank you, Judy McCormick

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Earl King,   ewk51@wmconnect.com,    Mon Jul 22 20:49:36 2002



phipps
Baton Rouge,louisiana
1892- ?

       

I am looking for any information on an orphanage home in Bato Rouge,Louisiana.I think it was called Baton Rouge Baptist Female Orphanage Home....My grandmother Rosa May Phipps and her sisters were placed there in 1892 after their parents Henry Dekalb Phipps and Flora McMcdonald Behrnes Phipps died acouple of months apart.I am told the parents had yellow fever.I am looking for the other sister's names.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you Earl King

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Anita Taul,   anita3@bbtel.com,    Tue Jul 23 10:21:56 2002



Duncan, Virginia (Jennie Caroll)
Jeffersonsville, or Plymouth, or South Bend Indiana
From 1968 to ?

       

I am looking for my mothers baby sister. Her given name is Virginia Caroll Duncan (Jennie Caroll). Her mother died when Jennie was 5 years old. My mothers step father- Jennies father took her to live with a lady named Bessie Burke who later married a Moore. They moved from Jeffersonville to Plymouth and then latter to the Indiana , Illinois state line. The last time that they let my mother see her was in or around 1972. My mother has been searching for her sister for years. If anyone has any information or where she is or to even to go about finding her would you please let us know. Her birthdate is 11-25-1959. Her mothers name was Mamie Lee Cravens Dunn Duncan. Her fathers Name is Nathan Henry Duncan. We have been told that Jennie was adopted in the mid 70's. We have tried to get information from Bessie Burkes twin daughters Connie and Bonnie. They will not tell us anything. My mother is a very sick lady and it is her wish before she dies to see her sister again. We have paid money to the company on T.V. and all we got was a list of Virginia caroll Duncans. We contacted everyone on that list. It is like she never exsisted. Please if anyone remembers her or knows anything please let us know. my e-mail is anita3@bbtel.com

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Juliann Duncan,   gogogranny4@hotmail.com,    Wed Jul 24 13:27:05 2002



Harrison or Duncan
San Diego, CA


       

Julia Harrison Duncan was supposed to have returned home with a baby girl when my Uncle George was @6, and told to abandon it. The dates could be @1917-1920. Since my father does not remember this, it could be he was too little at the time. At the time she lived in CA, but also spent time in El Paso, TX. My father is looking for any information. Thanks! Juliann

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Mary Perlaky,   nlutz@hiwaay.net,    Sun Jul 28 19:24:22 2002



McHenry - McHendry
Indiana County, PA
1862 - ?

       

After my great grandfather, William McHenry (McHendry) of North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, PA, was killed at the Second Battle of Bull Run, on August 28, 1862, his two daughters, Eliza-beth and Alice, were placed in an orphanage. At that time, women were notconsidered capable of raising children by themselves. Does any one know of any orphanges in this vicinity (I am not familiar with the area) where these girls may have been placed? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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anthony wands,   tonywands@adelphia.net,    Mon Jul 29 22:59:36 2002




syracuse n.y.


       

Iam searching for orphanage records of Onondaga co.Syracuse n.y. for the year of 1915, for a Thola Wands who was an orphanage at the time.

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cheryl,   megar992b@aol.com,    Thu Aug 1 02:51:25 2002



brailey
oh
1926

       

Looking for info on yellow creek childrens home. My father was sent there along with possibly his baby sister in 1926. Any help would be appreciated.

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Barbara Hadamik,   barbieedoll76@hotmail.com,    Sun Aug 4 22:19:11 2002



Mallory
Grandmother was a resident of Broome County


       

I am looking for my grandmother.My mother's name at birth was Davida Ann Mallory after she was Constance Ann Cawley.She was born in an Unwed mother's Home in Utica N.Y.October 10,1949.My grandmother was 15 years old, RH negative and born in 1934.Dr. Watrous and Judge Mallory did the adoption.The family and Children's Society helped in the adoption.With any information please contact me. Thank You, Barbara

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d. west,   Ddorothydjw@aol.com,    Tue Aug 6 18:16:00 2002



souilere
st. vincent's orphange isylum ,detroit,michigan
middle-late1800's

       

I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THIS ORPHANGE AND ANY RECORDS THAT I CAN GET, IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS CALLED ST. VINCENT'S HOME FOR BOYS, AND LATER CHANGED TO COED. MY GRANDMOTHER REMEMBER BEING LEFT THERE BY HER MOTHER,ALONG WITH A BROTHER,HER FATHER WENT ON TO HAVE ANOTHER FAMILY AND BECAME A LAND OWNER IN DETROIT,(THEY WERE FROM CANADA),BUT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ADOPTED BY A COUPLE,AND MOVED TO THE ANN ARBOR AREA. THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE ABOUT THIS PLACE,ITS STILL IN DETROIT,(THEY CAN'T HELP ME),THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF MY FAMILY HISTORY,AND IMPORTANT TO ME. D.WEST

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Marilyn M.,   FS1946@yahoo.com,    Thu Aug 8 17:09:32 2002



Lahaise / Lahaises
Saint Joseph Orphanage Ottawa, Canada
1900 - 1902

       

I am looking for this orphanage to find information, we have a baptismal record showing parents names and god parents names, the certificate is dated 1902 but my grandfather was born in 1900.

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My name was Francis Kay Mussig born July 6,1945 at Stanwood, Cedar County, Iowa. The signature on my birth certifcate is P.M. Hoffman M.D. I was placed in the Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home 39 days after my birth. And adopted from there Dec.10,1946 I would like any medical, or heritage information. Jane Crozier 125 7th Ave. Ct. N.E. Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Sharon,   cedarsage@attbi.com,    Sat Aug 17 07:29:09 2002



Boardway (search also possibly includes Beaudoin and Pfeiffer surnames)
Born in Maine? Mass.? Shows up in St. Louis, MO in 1908
born 1889

       Sharon, Sat Mar 10 19:09:51 2001

RE: LEON WELLINGTON BOARDWAY See my post of 3-10-2001. My email has changed to cedarsage@attbi.com.

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c.chafin,   Rchafin@mindspring.com,    Mon Aug 19 07:02:42 2002



Henry Soeder
Cleveland Boy's Home,Cleveland,Oh; Hudson Boy's Farm,Hudson,Oh- Cuyahoga County
1916 to 1930

       

Can anyone tell me how to locate records for a Cleveland Boy's home and a Hudson Boy's Farm? My father lived in both of those locations and I have been unable to find any records for either place. I have tried the city, Probate court, & county. No one seems to know anything. I am trying to locate his siblings. My father is 92 and wants to know what happened to them.Any help would be appreciated.His parents were Joseph Soeder & Ida Patchkowski.

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beverly balletto,   lstcrb73@aol.com,    Thu Aug 22 06:28:09 2002



Jennings



       

Hi, I am trying to locate my grandfathers family .His name is Albert a. Jennings born 8/5/1889 Jacksonville Missouri.This is all that I have on him. I did hear that he had two sisters and they where put in a orhanage,where I dont know. Could use all the help I can get. Thank you Beverly

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Joan Vaughan,   blueirisgram@aol.com,    Fri Aug 23 15:40:47 2002



Christopher Joseph Doody
Manhattan, NYC, NY


       

I only know that my grandfather was placed in a Catholic orphanage in Manhattan. I don't know which one or what years but he was born in 1870

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G.J. Guy,   cantonbrat@aol.com,    Sun Aug 25 09:13:25 2002



William C.Dunkel- adopted by Carl and Ethel Dunkel (Canton, Ohio)
unknown- lived in NE Ohio, and PA


       

My Grandfather William C. Dunkel was adopted by the above Dunkel parents. His birth date was Dec. 1923. There are many suppositions that have been made over the years, including: Youngstown (OH) orphanage, possibly a Cleveland (OH) connection, or a local Canton (OH) adoption through First Christian Church minister friend or perhaps family doctor. Many rumors, few facts! Please help if you can. Thank you.

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Barbara Hettwer,   bhettwer@quik.com,    Sun Aug 25 22:27:13 2002



Villinger, Villenger
Detroit, MI, USA
1867 - ?

       

My ggrandfater, William Villinger, was orphaned at about age 3 when both his parents died of an unknown illness. He had a brother, Albert, and a sister. I believe they were raised by an Aunt Elizabeth. Family story says William sold vegetables from a cart he wheeled through the streets of Detroit with Aunt Elizabeth. William was born 8 September 186; married Mary Wagonknecht (Wagner) in Toledo, Ohio, in 1886; moved to CA June 1891.

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Jennifer Gearries,   gearries@yahoo.com,    Tue Aug 27 10:41:11 2002



Powell
Terre Haute, IN


       

I'm interested in finding out about the Orphans Home in Terre Haute, IN - My father's siblings - there were 10 of them but only probably 7 of them went to the home. Their last name was Powell. I'm trying to find out which ones went there, their ages when they were there, how long were they there, were they adopted, etc. If anyone has info. please please please email me. Thanks! Jennifer Gearries

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S W,   skunny_wundy@yahoo.com,    Sat Aug 31 12:23:14 2002



LANKFORD/LANGFORD........adopted by a LANDRUM
b Lincoln Co, GA.......in GA orphanage
GA, moved to SC in 1925

       

According to my great grandmother, Annie [who passed in 1984], she and her brother Guy were put in a GA orphanage by their mother, Ellen Jane LANKFORD/LANGFORD. I believe they lived at the orphanage sometime between late 1900, because Annie was on the June 1900 census for Greene Co, GA, aged 8 mos old w/ her mother, Ellen Jane LANKFORD. Guy was not born yet. When Annie/Guy's father, ________ LANKFORD/LANGFORD [unknown first name] either died or disappeared, their mother, Ellen Jane LANKFORD/LANGFORD remarried in Oct 1907 in Oconee Co, GA. Her new husband's name was William Judson "Jett" LANDRUM. He took Annie/Guy out of the orphanage and gave them his name, LANDRUM. They are all together on the 1910 Morgan Co, GA census under the name LANDRUM. So that puts Annie/Guy all being in the orphanage until about late 1900 to Oct 1907. Names/places/dates are below: Annie Marie LANKFORD/LANGFORD [my line] b 9-24-1899 Lincoln Co, GA her brother: Guy Charles LANKFORD/LANGFORD b 3-23-1902 GA child that shows up w/ Jett, Ellen, Annie and Guy in 1910 census: Sam LANDRUM b ABT 1903 GA The mystery child, Sam LANDRUM is unknown to the family. We don't know if he was Annie/Guy's brother or another kid in the orphanage that Jett took in. Sam was never mentioned at all by my great grandmother. I don't know of any orphanage names or rosters or anything to look all this info up in. I would so appreciate any help!!

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Nita Delaney Banks,   nitasdream@aol.com,    Tue Sep 3 19:41:29 2002



Delaney
Sioux City, Iowa
1930

       

Looking for my father's birth family. He was John Frances "Jack" Delaney born January 18, 1930 in Sioux City, Iowa. His adoptive parents were Charles Leo Delaney b. Sept 1891 in Iowa and died abt 1950 in KCMO. His adoptive mother was Emma Jane Tuttle born 1888 in Elk Point South Dakota and died in 1944 in KCMO. His adoptive grandfather was Thomas F. Delaney b. April 1859 in Connecticut. His adoptive grandmother was Mary J. Delaney b. 1856 in New York. His adoptive aunts and uncles; Elizabeth Delaney Beacom b. May 1878 in Illinois; Thomas W. Delaney b. Oct 1877 in Illinois; Edward Delaney b. Nov 1881 in Illinois; Joseph J. Delaney b. oct 1885 in Iowa; Cathrine Delaney b. Oct 1887 in Iowa; John F. Delaney b. Sept 1888 in Iowa; Julia Delaney Irwin b. April 1895 in Iowa and Rosella Delaney Letellier b. nov 1896 in Iowa. My father didn't know anything about the circumstances of his adoption. His adoptive parents left no papers, and didn't stay in touch with their families. We know nothing. We've been searching a very long time. If you have any information on the Delaney family that adopted my dad, please contact me asap at nitasdream@aol.com. Bless you. Nita Kay Delaney Banks

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Donna Schwab,   DSchwab79@aol.com,    Wed Sep 4 17:25:53 2002



Dunn, Dunne
Washington, DC
early 1900's

       

My grandmother and her siblings were put in an orphanage in Washington, DC in the early 1900's. The name of the orphanage might be Washington City Orphanage. My grandmother's name was Ruth Eleanor Arbutus Dunn and her siblings were James, Raymond, Lester, and Virginia Viola. The only one that was adopted was Virginia. The family that adopted her were the Chandler's located in Virginia or DC area. Any information about this orphanage would be appreciated.

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Carolyn S. Cawthon,   CawthonFamily@msn.com,    Wed Sep 4 21:51:33 2002



Clark or Clarke
Manhattan, New York, Sophia Foundation (Foundling Home)
1942-1944

       

I have found nothing under the name of this foundation. Legend has it that the foundation and/or the home burned down, destroying the records as well as the foundation. My mother and her baby sister were there and were adopted through the foundation in the early 1940's. Looking for information about this foundation or home. Birth name was Arline Clark, sister Kathleen Clark. They were noted as protestant on the adoption papers. If this strikes a chord, please write.

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Jennifer Roberts,   jen.roberts@earthlink.net,    Sat Sep 7 08:40:41 2002



Jessie Mae (Rosa Cole) Rogers
Cleveland, OHIo
born 1883

       

I am desperately seachiing for my great grandmother's (Jessie Mae Rogers)biological family. She was born as ROSA COLE? in April 1883 and was place into a Euclid Ohio Orphange(may have been a Jewish school). She was adopted by John Raphael Rogers and Clara Ardelia Saxton in 1886. He name was changed to Jessie Mae(May). She was then taken to Berea, Kentucky. It is said that her biological younger sister Sarah Louise was also adopted at that time due to Jessie's insistance. There is some speculation that John Rogers may have been Jessie Mae's biological father. It is also speculation that her biological mother's last name may have been HAMILTON. I've also been told that she had been previously adopted and returned for unknown reasons. Unfortunately the Orphange she was at burned down and the records persummed lost. Can you help me? Thank you very much! Jennifer Roberts

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Dave Critchley,   dcritchley@www.com,    Sat Sep 7 09:47:03 2002



Petrelli
Catholic Protectory Society, New york City
1928-9

       

My information is that Dominick Petrelli was paroled to the Catholic Protectory Society, New York, in June 1928. I need to try to trace him from there. Thanks.

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JILL L HADDOCK,   HADDOCKGIRL@HOTMAIL.COM,    Sat Sep 7 13:52:09 2002



TIGHE, TIGH,
BRADY MATERNITY HOSPITAL AND INFANT HOME OF ALBANY,NY
1932-1934

       

LOOKING FOR INFO IN REGARDS TO MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WHO WOULD HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN FROM SARATOGA NY GAVE BIRTH TO A FEMALE AROUNG JUNE OF 1932, I'M WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY MARY TIGHE RELATIVES WHO WOULD REMEMBER, SHE WAS ADOPTED BY A WONDERFUL POLISH COUPLE WHO GAVE HER EVERYTHING THE ADOPTED NAME IS ALICE BOGASKIE, I JUST HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THE REAL STORY IF ANY AND MAYBE I HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH THIS WOMAN WHO HAD TO GIVE UP MY MOTHER TO GIVE HER A BETTER LIFE.

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Dennis L. Wagner,   dlwagner@skyviewmail.com,    Sat Sep 7 23:16:51 2002



Wagner
Omaha, Nebraska
1918-1925

       

I am looking for an Uncle Named Donald A.Wagner, He was put in an Orphanage in Omaha,NE during WWI while his father was in the army, and was adopted before his father was released form the army, any information would be helpful.

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Darryl Reid Harris,   wckruser@aol.com,    Sun Sep 8 10:59:34 2002



D'Ascenzo
Denver Orphan's Home, Denver, Colorado, USA
1951 - 1957

       

I'm looking for my birth mother her given name is Ethyl Carol Findley(aka:Carol Findley Reid, Carol D'Ascenzo, Carol Staplekamp). Her known DOB is 9/25/1919 Kansas City, Missouri. She was placed in St. Joseph's Orphanage, Kansas City, Missouri after her fathers death in 1925, by her mother. Her mother died in 1945. She went to school a St. Fancis Xavier School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After completing high school she worked as a domestic in the D'Ascenzo home and married Ranato D'Ascenzo in 1937 or 1938. She allegedly divorced him in 1941. The whereabouts of this event is unknown. On 12/13/1946 Carol had a daughter named Starla Diane, who was relinquished 11/15/1948 and place in the State Children's Home(Denver, CO). She then meet a college student name William Hicks from Boulder, CO. This is my alleged father. I was born on 5/26/1949 as Darryl Eugene D'Ascenzo in the Florence Crittenton Materity Home(Denver, CO). My name was later changed to Darryl Eugene Reid. Carol married Gordon Staplekamp 1/1951 and divorced in 6/1951. I was placed in The Denver orphan's Home on 9/5/1951 and remaind there until my adoption 4/1/1958. I have some more information that I can give if contacted.

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Bonnie Kent,   Heyqt73@hotmail.com,    Tue Sep 10 17:46:47 2002



Mary Brown
Father Bakers NY
1925-1930?

       

Looking for my mother birth family. My moms was adopted out of father bakers orphanage in NY,Her name in the home was Mary Brown and she was adopted to a family named Madden. If you have any information please write to me. We don't know if she had any siblings or her parents names.

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Bonnie Kent,   Heyqt73@hotmail.com,    Tue Sep 10 17:50:00 2002



Mary Brown
Father Bakers NY
1925-1930?

       

Looking for my mother birth family. My moms was adopted out of father bakers orphanage in NY,Her name in the home was Mary Brown and she was adopted to a family named Madden. If you have any information please write to me. We don't know if she had any siblings or her parents names.Think she was born in Sycrause, Ny or Erie, PA in Dec 19,1924.

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Mike Hatherly,   mhatherly@jps.net,    Tue Sep 10 20:28:10 2002
www.geociti es.com/mhatherly/My_Page.html?7992406234010


Flood
Kentucky
1860- ?

       

Looking for a Mary Flood who was supposedly left at the doorstep of a Catholic orphanage somewhere in Kentucky. Her birthdate is given as 8/3/1860. On her death certificate the names of her parents are listed as unknown. She married a Jerome Lucian McFarland in 1885 and lived in Ohio. Any help appreciated.

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Mike Hatherly,   mhatherly@jps.net,    Tue Sep 10 20:30:26 2002
www.geociti es.com/mhatherly/My_Page.html?7992406234010


Hood
Kentucky
1860- ?

       

Looking for a Mary Hood who was supposedly left at the doorstep of a Catholic orphanage somewhere in Kentucky. Her birthdate is given as 8/3/1860. On her death certificate the names of her parents are listed as unknown. She married a Jerome Lucian McFarland in 1885 and lived in Ohio. Any help appreciated.

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lnash,   lnash2@aol.com,    Thu Sep 12 17:43:31 2002



tuck
blount county , Tennessee


       

Does anyone know how to access orphan records to see if Tuck boys after 1860 were assigned a guardian in Blount County, Tennessee? LNash

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Mary Ann San Roman (Ferrer Montero) maiden name,   msrent@optusnet.com.au,    Fri Sep 13 07:13:56 2002



Mother Mary Montero Revett
New York City could be St Vincent de Paul Society
1960 birth

       

Looking for my half sister she was born in Peru and taken by my mother (american born) for adoption in New York.

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Renee Jones,   rjrn40@hotmail.cim,    Wed Sep 18 13:56:18 2002



Carlton
Virginia
2

       

I am looking for information on my grandfather. He was adopted when he was 2 years old. His birth certificate gives his given name at birth, and the name of his parents. I am looking for information regarding the orphanage or poor house he was in. Given Name at birth William C Carlton Parents: Father - Beverly Davis Carlton

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Renee Jones,   rjrn40@hotmail.cim,    Wed Sep 18 13:57:14 2002



Carlton
Virginia
2

       

I am looking for information on my grandfather. He was adopted when he was 2 years old. His birth certificate gives his given name at birth, and the name of his parents. I am looking for information regarding the orphanage or poor house he was in. Given Name at birth William C Carlton Parents: Father - Beverly Davis Carlton Mother - Elizabeth Jane Cassell If you have any information that you feel would be helpful, please contact me. Thanks, Renee

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marie balestieri,   cornishlady@hotmail.com,    Sat Sep 28 12:59:46 2002



ruf,ruff
san francisco or st. lewis, mo
unknown

       

Looking for the children of Nicholas Ruf. Bernice mary,Amelia, Elenora,arthur,Arnold,alfred,paul,ernest. All children were placed in orphan home after the deseration of their mother. The family was catholic so it most likely was a catholic orphans home. Bernice mary ruf was my grandmother. Know family was in the 1906 san francisco earthquake. May have been in orphanage at the time.

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B J Estep,   bobaree2@yahoo.com,    Sat Sep 28 17:42:37 2002



Hager
Masonic Orphanage, Louisville, KY
app 6

       

My father Harry E. Hager and his siblings were sent to Masonic Home in Louisville, ky in 1925. Parents Frank & Lula Hale Hager. Siblings, Minnie, Ethel, & Jimmy. The home released the children at 16 years of age. Father was 10 when he went into the home. Would love to have copies of any pictures of father and his siblings. Father died 1986, rest of siblings now gone. Thank you B J Estep

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B J Estep,   bobaree2@yahoo.com,    Sat Sep 28 17:43:58 2002



Hager
Masonic Orphanage, Louisville, KY
app 6

       

My father Harry E. Hager and his siblings were sent to Masonic Home in Louisville, ky in 1925. Parents Frank & Lula Hale Hager. Parents died within two years of each other. Siblings, Minnie, Ethel, & Jimmy. The home released the children at 16 years of age. Father was 10 when he went into the home. Would love to have copies of any pictures of father and his siblings. Father died 1986, rest of siblings now gone. Thank you B J Estep

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lauri mchenry,   gigs1019@aol.com,    Sun Sep 29 21:48:48 2002



laura darling
st. aloysius children's asylum, quincy, ill.
1932- 1941

       

i'm looking for any info, on my grandmother she was an orphan at st. aloysius during the 30's. her real parents names were bertha boardman and floyd ernest darling. she was born in 1923 in coldsprins, ny, but moved to ill. in 1932. please email me at gigs1019@aol.com as soon as possible, if you can help.

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Jeff Flumignan,   jcf1964@optonline.net,    Sun Sep 29 21:55:20 2002



Lloyd or Loyd
Chicago,IL
2 or 3

       

My great grandfather moved from New Orleans to the Chicago area in the ealy 1920's on the death of his wife in New Orleans. I am looking for the name of the orphanage where he placed his three children.All I know, was that it was in the Chicago area. The children's names are: Clyde Wilson Lloyd Madeline Louise Lloyd Margarite Dorothy Lloyd Thanks, Jeff Flumignan

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Leroy Cates,   nettie@flash.net,    Sat Oct 5 09:17:47 2002
none


Cates or Denney
Whittaker State Home, Mayes County, Pryor Ok
1938

       

I am searching for my brother, Kenneth Cates or Kenneth Denney. We, my brother, sister,myself & Kenneth, were residents of the Whitaker State Home in Pryor Ok. Kenneth was given on a trail basis in 1938 at age 2 to Mr & Mrs. Denney of Drumright, Ok. Later Seminole. My brother, sister and myself have found each other but would like to find our brother. He would be about 65 now.

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Anissa Pletz,   anissa44@hotmail.com,    Sun Oct 6 02:57:32 2002




Knoxville, Tennessee


       

Am looking for birth parents and eldest brother of my father and uncle. My dad thought he remembered his fathers' name as Robert Lee Maples. His older brothers name was Kenneth, but he did not think they shared the same father. His mother left my dad and uncle with their father @ 1950-51, soon after they were taken by the state. My father was born Frederick Lee Maples. His date of birth was 5-15-48. He died in 1994. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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S. Counterman,   counterman2us@yahoo.com,    Mon Oct 7 18:29:45 2002



Blount, Blunt
Michigan, USA
? 1902 ?

       

Looking for information on my grandfather. Ray Blount born 06-21-1902 died 06-1968 Said to have been raised in an orphanage in the Detroit, Michigan area. Would like to know where he was raised, and who his birth parents were. I am at a stand still with family history until I get this information.

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Joyce Williams,   Wginschu@aol.com,    Thu Oct 10 16:03:01 2002



Five or seven Smith's
Susan Fenimore Cooper Institute or any where in Otsego county in N.Y.
1918-- 1920

       

Gosh my story is just like everyone else.Only I have a problem.These children where born around Cooperstown, N.Y.Their mother had died very young she was 28 or 29.She was Mary Estella Flannagan/Smith.The father was Jerome Samuel Smith.She was born in Kingston,N.Y. he was born in Middlefield,N.Y..I know two was send to Susan Fenimore Cooper Institute.But we don't know where the other five went.The mother died Nov.17 1918 and we found out the father couldn't raised them all. Then a name came up of Mary S. Joslin,we don't know where she came up from.She took five of them and lived there in Cooperstown,N.Y. and then took them to Los Angeles,Ca.The childrens name are Henry Dorr,Gilbert Abe,Dorothy Pauline,Beatrice May,Clarence Scott,Hazel Elaine, Mary Elizabeth Smith.Could anyone help me with any of this..I live in Texas.I would just like to know who they are .....Joyce

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,   ,    Sat Oct 12 16:11:49 2002



baltrush, baltrushis,baltrusishartford area of ct



       


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jstryhal,   jstryhal@centurytel.net,    Sat Oct 12 16:18:02 2002



baltrush ,baltrushis,baltusis
hartford area of ct. state run?
1920s

       

would like info on state run orphanages in hartford ct area rosters,records what ever is available.thx

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Lois Taylor Shaul,   loismarv1@cox.net,    Sun Oct 13 17:04:41 2002



Edward Ray Jones and Harry Henry Dose Jr.
Omaha, Ne.


       

Mine may or may not be orphans. My brothers were removed from the home in 1951 by Douglas County, Omaha, Ne. Eddie was 7 yrs. and Harry 4 yrs. at the time.There was a younger one, Richard, but I found him. I tried to take them Christmas gifts late 1951 and was told they had been taken somewhere else. I have tried over the years to find them but have been told there is no record of adoption at local agencies.I do not know where they were taken. If you read this, Eddie Ray or Butch, please contact sister, Lois. I am all there is left of the family. loismarv1@cox.net

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Cynthia LL.,   none.com,    Mon Oct 14 19:06:10 2002
none






       

St. Joseph Orphanage in Louisville, Kentucky located on Frankfort Avenue is interviewing former orphans of their home for a book. If you are a former orphan of St. Joseph and would like to be part of this project please contact Dennis. tell him Cynthia L.told you.

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Lori Cooley,   lori_cooley@hp.com,    Tue Oct 15 01:24:18 2002



Vierra
Pacific Protective Society (Oakland California, Alameda County, 1932)
Unknown

       

Looking for information on the Pacific Protective Society. It is listed on my fathers birth certificate as the institution he was born at. The address is listed as: 1218 East 21st Street, Oakland, Ca. I am unsure of how long he was there, or of his wherabouts from 1932 to 1944 when he was given to the Albertinum in Alameda County. My fathers name was: Barry Vierra. He was born in October of 1932. According to my fathers birth certificate - his father was: Paul Russ (K.J.A.B. radion station/Belboa Floral Co both located in San Francisco). His mother was: Hazel Vierra (housemaid located in Oakland California). His baptism papers show a Pauline Green listed as his God mother (St. Josephs Church Oakland). Information on Pauline would be helpful too - maybe her family can give me information on Hazel, Paul, or where my father was.

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Jessica,   kaizen1616@aol.com,    Tue Oct 15 07:33:22 2002



Bertha KELMIS
Newark, NJ
1922

       

We are looking for our lost Aunt. Bertha Kelmis was born in 1922 in Newark NJ. She also has two brothers. Bertha was adopted, and the boys were put in foster care, and later ophanages. Despertly seeking the wereabout of Aunt Bertha.

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Bud Sherlock,   sherlock@tbaytel.net,    Fri Oct 18 22:56:16 2002



ARNING
Sioux Falls South Dakota
1927

       

DAROLD HENRY ARNING b. Sioux Falls SD Mar 4 1927 Father Henry ARNING b. 1904 South Dakota Mother Mary SMITH b. 1903 Minnesota There were 5 other children at the time of Darolds birth . DAROLD, now 75, was raised in Fort Frances Ontario Canada . His siblings may have been placed in an orphanage . DAROLD is looking for his brothers/sisters and what became of mother/father. Any help is appreciated .

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Delores Gorksi,   depaper@aol.com,    Sat Oct 19 19:15:50 2002



Gorski
chicago illinois


       

I have a Half Brother that was eighter adopted or became an orphan. His birth was between 1944-1945,Chicago, Illinois or Gary Indiana in the winter months. Fathers name: Gorski Mothers: Natalei (GORA) JAROSZ USED NICK NAME " TILLY" Half sisters: Henia,Dolly and Delores. Looking to reunite! Respond to Email address: delmiami@aol.com

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Cheryle,   cheryleld@yahoo.com,    Mon Oct 21 18:36:17 2002



Kehrein, Kaehrein, Keherine, Kachrein,
Children's Temple Home, North Town, Cook County, IL, USA
at least in 1900

       

My great-grandfather ANTON J. KEHREIN was listed in the 1900 census at the Children's Temple Home in Chicago, IL. His parents died before that.(mother in 1892 and father in 1896). He is listed in the 1910 census with his half-brother's family (JOHN C. KEHREIN), but I would really love to find out how long he stayed at the Children's Temple Home. Also, I would love to have information on the home itself... are there any books or magazine articles about the home, etc. Would the records of the Home have been kept? If anyone can help me with this records search, I would really appreciate it. Please e-mail me as I don't know how often I'll be able to check the boards. Thanks! cheryleld@yahoo.com

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Debbie Montgomerie,   montgomerie@terra.com.br,    Tue Oct 22 11:37:25 2002



Gertrude Izzard SIMPSON or BOOTH
Philadephia, PA
Sometime between 1903-06

       

My grandmother Gertrude Izzard SIMPSON or she may have gone under her mothers maiden name of BOOTH, was born in Philadephia and was placed in a catholic orphange when her mother Adelaide, died, sometime between 1903 - 1906. Gertrudes father James Bernard SIMPSON was a drunkard and could not look after her. She was taken out of the orphanage by a widowed aunt (name unknown) and brought back to family in England. Does anyone know of a list of catholic orphanges in PA on line anywhere? Thanks, Debbie

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Linda Squires,   Kahahuna2000@adelphia.net,    Tue Oct 22 20:31:58 2002



CHAPPELL
St. Joseph's Orphanage, Oklahoma City, OK
1934-1936

       

Looking for biological parents of John Francis Evans. We believe his mother was Ruth Chappell and his father was Percy Manning. He was born August 1934 in Oklahoma City and placed in St. Joseph's Orphanage. He was later adopted by the Evans family.

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Gene Cunniff,   ercunniff@hotmail.com,    Tue Oct 22 21:55:50 2002



Lawrence Cunniff
St. Mary's home for children, Cook county, Illinois
Approx. 1910 to 1918

       

West Chicago, Illinois: St.Mary's Home for Children or training school. Late 1800 s to approx. 1926 (Catholic home). My dad was an inmate there around 1910 to 1918. If anyone has any information regaring ST. Mary's, please contact me at: ercunniff@hotmail.com Thanks Gene

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sheila giammetta,   giammett@cs.com,    Thu Oct 24 21:30:35 2002



Hall
Savannah
1880-1900

       

looking for hall children in savannah orphanage sometime between 1880 and 1900. ada, annibell, lollie, lala, mallie, mattie, margie or margaret, willie edward. parents were edward j. hall and annie tanner hall. all children born in columbia s.c. family members later lived in tattnall and bacon counties ga. thank you , sheila giammetta

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Mary Ellen Donegan,   sam112001@wmconnect.com,    Sun Oct 27 16:26:02 2002



Maxwell
Sisters of Charity, Newark, NJ
Bet 1860- 1880

       

My g-grandmother was Mary Maxwell, b. 1856 Ireland. According to info I have obtained, she and her sister, Catherine, b. 1858 Newark, NJ, were orphaned at some point when the inn which their parents, Patrick Maxwell and Catherine McGreevy, owned on the corner of Market and Halsey Sts. in Newark burned down. The property was supposedly taken over by the South Presbyterian Church and the girls were then sent to an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity. Catherine actually became Sister Mary Beata of that order. Does anyone have any information about this orphanage and where I might find details?

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debbie,   dne330@aol.com,    Mon Oct 28 13:43:39 2002



Kerchoff
lancaster, pa.
1898 -1908

       

looknig for my grandmothers family. I only know she was born in lancaster, Pa. her name was Mary Elizabet kerchoff, born April 9, 1898, unknown parents. Her adopted name is Shillow, and she married a Charles F. Hoecke. Any onfo. would really help.

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bill dunn,   dracula666@mdn.com,    Tue Oct 29 19:02:42 2002



donnally donnaly
chicago il st vincents asylum orphanage


       

we are trying to find out where this st vincents asylum or orphanage would have been in chicago (around 1917)?

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Alice Kam,   kamalot@worldnet.att.net,    Wed Oct 30 21:26:18 2002




orphanage unknown, Cincinnati, OH USA
4 days

       

WADDELL/WEDDELL, Margaret, was placed in an orphanage on December 27, 1888. For names of mother and father on her death Certificate it is handwritten: "no way of finding out infant, taken from orphanage in childhood". She was raised by Wm. & Hattie (Hackett) Stephenson at Tuscola, IL. Family believes she was taken out of the orphanage at 4 days of age. The Stephenson's never adopted her and referred to her as their foster daughter. I have no further information on her childhood. She is listed on the 1900 census as being 11 years old in the household of the Stephensons. She died at the age of 43 of pernicious anemia. My mother's family knew nothing more about her, that they would admit anyway. It was a hush-hush topic in the family. I wrote to City of Cincinnati for her birth record and they referred me to the Probate Court in Hamilton County, OH. I have not yet done that. This a long shot I know, but would anyone have any further suggestions? I would be thankful for any help at all on this. Alice Kam

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Eric Heinton,   feh57@cs.com,    Thu Oct 31 11:13:41 2002



Rhoda Viola Powell
Tenessee
1899-1912

       

Looking for records on my grandmother. She grew up in an orphanage in Tennessee. Date of Birth was 18 June 1898. Married Charles Touart Quina in Birmingham, ALA. Parents are believed to have been Martha Bratten and Irving Powell, but no record.

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Julia Clarnda,   juliacalenda666@msn.com,    Sun Nov 3 05:42:23 2002



JOHNSON / JOHNSTON
Canada, Nova Scotia
1859

       

Currently researching the parentage of my gg g'mother Matilda JOHNSON / JOHNSTON born circa 1859, Canada, Nova Scotia. Matilda JOHNSON / JOHNSTON was placed in an orphanage at the time of her birth, but was removed sometime later, by Mary BINNEY nee BLISS the wife of the then 04th Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia, Hibbert BINNEY. Upon her removal Matilda was 'fostered' by Mr and Mrs NEWTON of Nova Scotia. Circa 1870, Mr and Mrs NEWTON relocated to England taking Matilda JOHNSON / JOHNSTON with them , although Matilda recalled that Mrs BINNEY requested that she remain in Nova Scotia with her, Matilda declined preferring instead to relocate with her 'foster' parents. Mrs NEWTON perished not long after their arrival in England, on her death bed however she confided to Matilda JOHNSON / JOHNSTON that Mary BINNEY nee BLISS held information pertaining to her parentage. Matilda JOHNSON / JOHNSTON married William WRSTACOTT circa 1880, they immigrated to Australia in 1889. To date I have been unable to locate any information relating to my gg g'mother in either Canada or England and therefore would appreciate any assistance or advice on relation to my search.

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Robert Loomis,   bobby98104@yahoo.com,    Wed Nov 6 13:19:15 2002



Loomis/Aldrich
Thompson Orphanage-Episcopal Child Care Services
15

       

I was raised in an Orphanage in Charlotte, NC. Thompson Orphange I stayed at the Orphanage until it became Episcopal Childcare Services - on Margaret Walleace Road. I then was placed in a group home in Greensboro, NC. I am trying to reach two groups of folks anyone form the Orphanage, Children's Home or Group Home. I am also interested in contacting my relatives especially siblings, timmy, Jackie, Jeffery, Jody & Suzy - from Michigan I was a victim of Child Abuse - so I know who my Mother is although we have only spoken twice in 30 years she has made it known that bthe name I carry is not my real father. MY real father was probably a Marine, stationed at Camp Lejune in Cherry Point NC. I would just like to touch base with anyone who might be able to provide some information or just share with others who knew me then.

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Joan Hughes,   HUGHES900@aol.comA,    Fri Nov 8 17:30:56 2002







       

Am looking for any info re blue eyed baby boy found deserted in St.Patrick's Cathedral in Newark, NJ on April 23, 1932 or April 24, 1932. Baby was taken to City Hospital where doctors determined baby was approx. 2 months old. This baby was later adopted by couple in Newark. Does anyone have any idea who his biological parents were? Any info re his birth, his biological parents, hospital where born, etc. would be greatly appreciated. This info really important for medical history reasons plus would like to find out about his family.

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EDWARD CANISIUS,   EMCAN@BYTEHEAD.COM,    Fri Nov 8 18:13:48 2002



CANISIUS
UHLICH ORPHANAGE, CHICAGO, IL
1919- 1932

       

LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON HERMAN & CARL CANISIUS.

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David Kessler,   smoocherz1@aol.com,    Tue Nov 12 07:51:27 2002



Gobitch
Pennsylvania


       

Re: Frank Gobitch After doing dozens of keyword searches for my ancestral family GOBITCH I finally came upon this link: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~orphanshome/censusrooms/uscensus /pennsylvania/1900/lehighpa00.htm However, I do not know how to, or where to begin a foll-up on this. This (Frank Gobitch) is the only reference to my original family name that I have ever been able to find. My Grandfather and my Father immigrated to the United States from Kishenev, Roumania somewhere around 1923.

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kathi switzer,   schuswit@yahoo.com,    Tue Nov 12 23:06:49 2002



smith
cooperstown,new york, otsego co..
from 1919- 1929?????

       

my mother was 1 of 3-5 children in an orphanage in or around cooperstown, n.y., her name was mary e. smith, brother henry dorr smith, brother gilbert abe smith. she was raised as mildred e. joslin with a clarence scott, carl w., doris pauline, beatrice mae, hazel elaine. by a mary solvia joslin, from albany city, ny. who adopted carl and clarence. she changed moms name from mary to mildred. her fathers name was jerome smith, mother, mary "estelle" flanagan, who died in 1918.the father raised henry and gilbert but put 3 others in orphanaged. he remarried around 1924-26 to a delia. any help please. thanks kathi

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sheila giammetta,   giammett@cs.com,    Thu Nov 14 21:37:19 2002



Hall
Savannah Georgia


       

Wonderful news to share!! Made one phone call to the Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah and was given my grandfathers and his brothers date of admission and discharge! after looking for 30 years, at last. with a simple call. there is a museum there with books and photos. the books will contain the parents names, who brought the children to the orphanage, where they went , etc. and there are photos of the children!!! Now i am trying to locate someone in savannah to do this for me as we all live in florida. we had made trips there in the past and was told the records burned for those years, 1890 to 1900!!! not true!! they have them!! sheila in florida

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Mike Coonfield,   mlcsac@alltel.net,    Fri Nov 15 09:08:31 2002



McMinn, Puckett
Oklahoma, Texas, CA


       

I am trying to do genealogy for my Mother's side of the family. She was born Ardella Lee McMinn, 13 Oct 1934 in Chester OK, Major County. We believe her parents names were Glen W. McMinn and Thelma Myrtle Puckett. She went into foster care in the Spring or Summer of 1935. The families she lived with were Jack and Alvina Hobbs, a family named Swearingen and Gertrude Dyess. We are not sure if her parents died or if she was abandoned. Any information that we could get would help us. Thanks

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Brenda,   gage01@pldi.net,    Sat Nov 16 15:50:21 2002



Mary Jane Buckley
Salem M.O. (Dent Co)
1877 1900

       

Hi , I am looking for my GGrandmothers REAL Parents. My Ggrandmother Mary Jane Buckley was adopted to Berry Martin and Caroline Martin (1877). "Later Caroline married John Buckley. Mary went on to take his last name, Mary jane was not a Martin, Carolines maiden name was a Winchester or Julian, All i know is Mary Jane was Cherokee Acendent, Some say she was from Kty some say Tn. But they lived in Cherryville Mo which is in Dent Co. from 1850 to ?---- -----------------Any one Knows of these names please contact me at gage01@pldi.net

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susan taylor,   susan.taylor8@att.net,    Tue Nov 19 15:52:46 2002



osteen
jacob faith orphange, custer co. , oklahoma
1920

       

I AM TRYING TO LOCATE TWO CHILDREN, A SISTER AND BROTHER WHO WERE LISTED ON THE 1920 CENSUS AS IN THE JACOB FAITH ORPHANAGE IN CUSTER CO., OKLAHOMA. THEY WERE A EDITH AND ELIJAH OSTEEN WITH EDITH AGE 10 AND ELIJAH AGE 14. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATE, THANKS SUSAN TAYLOR

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Rella Delph Taylor,   Gina1Tay@cs.com,    Tue Nov 19 17:27:14 2002



Masonic Home
Louisville Ky


       

Looking for any "Ole Home Kids"

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Mary Ann Smith,   missmary@aeneas.net,    Wed Nov 20 14:04:19 2002



Edna Mae Tidwell
Alabama, possibly Birmingham
1959- 1960

       

I am trying to locate my half sister, it is believed that after being taken by the State of Alabama she and her full sister Jo Anne Tidwell, were placed in a children's home. Joanne we know was adopted but can find no information on Edna Edna was born between 1957 & 1958 . Joanne was born in 1959. Can anyone help me ?

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Laura Lipsit,   polemonk@bellatlantic.net,    Thu Nov 21 09:58:58 2002



Conard

1920's

       

My grandmother, Gertrude Conard-Manz was born August 18, 1913 in Burlington, NJ. She stated that her parents could no longer care for her so she was placed in an orphanage. She recalls attending school until she was 9 or 10, so we are assuming that was the time she was placed in a home. We have absolutely no other information. We would like to know how we could find out where she was placed, when, for how long, any additional siblings, etc. Any additional information would be most appreciated!!!!

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Wendy Roberts,   wendolynr@earthlink.net,    Sat Nov 23 11:21:21 2002



Barnett
Possibly Ontario, Canada
Possibly 1802 - 1810?

       

I am searching for the parents of Justus Barnett, born c. 1802 in Vermont. Family lore says that he was a foundling, later adopted by a family named Barnett.

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Wendy Roberts,   wendolynr@earthlink.net,    Sat Nov 23 11:27:19 2002



Tremaine
Possibly Boston, MA
1884 - unknown date

       

Searching for an orphanage record for Walter E. Tremaine, born in March, 1884 probably in Boston, MA. Parents were Edward Tremaine and Maude McDonald.

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Stan Nicolae,   stans@myorphanage.org,    Sun Dec 1 07:35:35 2002
http://www.myorphanage.org


Stan
Centrul de Plasament, Targoviste, Dambovita, ROMANIA
21

       

Hi everyone, My name's Stan Nicolae and I have 21 years old. I'm living in orphanage since I was born and I still live in. With the God's help I learned working with computers, so I choosed making web sites about orphans and orphanages. I think through my work I will help the orphanges listed on MyOrphanage.org web site to find fund through sponsors or people who wish donating for. Also my web site try helping keeping conected between orphanages and orphans from all over the World. Please help my work done well through checking out my web site and try promoting it! Stan Nicolae Orphans and Orphanages www.MyOrphanage.org "Orphan of Today, People of Tomorrow"

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Joyce West,   Westdntl@aol.com,    Sun Dec 1 19:40:24 2002



Mary Ann or Joyce Ann Perchiceno
Providence, Rhode Island .United States .Name of the Orphanage St Vincents
1954 to1958

       

I would like to know if there are others out there that were in the same orphanage during that time. My understanding is that St. Vincents did not have an adoption program till July of 1958. There had been some sought of a scandle with in the Diocesan which was brought to the publics attention with regards to the orphaned children .

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Joyce West,   Westdntl@aol.com,    Sun Dec 1 19:44:09 2002



Mary Ann or Joyce Ann Perchiceno
Providence, Rhode Island .United States .Name of the Orphanage St Vincents
1954 to1958

       

I would like to know if there are others out there that were in the same orphanage during that time. My understanding is that St. Vincents did not have an adoption program till July of 1958. There had been some sought of a scandle with in the Diocesan which was brought to the publics attention with regards to the orphaned children .

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Pat Cripps,   pkripps@execulink.com,    Tue Dec 3 10:01:27 2002



Countess?Countiss
Not Known. Orphaned upon arrival from England
N/A

       

Looking for any information about a family named Countess/Countiss. Mother died upon arrival from England approx. 1851 and father died shortly thereafter. This left 6 orphaned childred. To the best of my knowledge names are....father James or John....mother Mary....children Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Lucy, Hattie and Robert Countess/Countiss. Robert ended up in Canada approx age 21. Lucy, Elizabeth and Hattie show up in Michigan. Lucy not before 1860. It is believed that a Mary Coble may have fostered one or more of these children. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Pat Cripps Ontario, Canada

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chanda Dicke,   cdicke9343@aol.com,    Wed Dec 4 10:42:35 2002



Westfall -- adopted by an Andre
Knoop Children's Home, Troy, OH
?

       

Is there a listing of the orphans in the Knoop Children's home. My grandmother is 92 years old currently and lived there when she was about four. She was a "Westfall" and was adopted by a family of the last name Andre.

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Charly Collins,   charly0689,    Thu Dec 5 00:04:16 2002



Daly
Unknown name, Catholic Orphanage, San Francisco, California
1905 - 1917 (approx.)

       

My grandfather, Francis (Frank) Daly was born out of wedlock to a woman in 1900. She is reported, through family history, as being Mary McMahon from Ireland. He supossedly is named for his father, Francis or Frank Daly, also from Ireland. I am unable to locate his birth certificate, as it was detroyed in the fire that followed the Earthquake of 1906. His mother kept him until he was 5, and due to unknown circumstances (marriage? finances?) surrendered him to the care of the orphanage. He was always reluctant to go into further detail - evidently he did not have a happy life in the orphanage. Since he died in 1987 I have lost any chance of getting more info from him. 1) Can you tell me the name of a Catholic orphanage in opperation in San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century? 2) Any hints or suggestions as to how to approach a search? I have checked census records for both possible parents' names for 1900 and find few concrete leads. I have also checked some newspaper files and archives for leads (birth announcement, marriage in proximity to surrender). All have been dead ends. Any suggestions or leads? Thank You, Charly Collins

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Margaret Ann Gallentine Boyd,   lemming@cyberport.com,    Fri Dec 6 16:26:41 2002



Barbara Ann Gallentine
Wichita Kansas


       

I have come to a dead end. I really need help, if any one can help it would be great. I'm looking for my birth daughter. She was born in Wichita, Ks at salvation army for unwed mothers. Her name at birth was Barbara Ann Gallentine 12-14-1967. I can be reached at 505-486- 9004 that is my cell. Address is 2800 Municipal Dr., Farmington, NM 87401 Thanks

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buffy atherton,   buffys97@one.net,    Sun Dec 8 07:14:24 2002



Berst/Burst/Boerst/BŲrst
Brown or Clermont Counties Ohio
1850s

       

I am searching for an orphanage or asylum in which my great- grandmother, Catherine Berst, might have been placed by her father, Jacob, ca. 1850s. Possibly it was "The Children's Home" in Brown County? If so, where was that located? According to The Revised Statutes of Ohio by Curwen, which provides insight about the law as it stood in 1854 with regard to "orphaned" or unwanted children it was customary for unwanted children to be placed in orphanages until TOWNSHIP clerks (not county officials) or overseers of the poor cound place them in an indenture situation, where they might learn a trade (and earn their keep, I guess). I plan to search township records when the various clerks can accommodate my request. Catherine's father lived in Campbell County KY (1850) and in Miami Township, Clermont County (where he remarried in 1854.) Catherine seems to have been indentured to a Ludwig Braun/Louis Brown in the Village of Arnheim in Franklin Township, Brown County. She was enumerated with this family and several other unrelated adults in the 1860 census. I searched the 1850 and 1860 (page by page) census of Brown and Clermont counties and did not find an orphanage, or a large group of unrelated children enumerated together. If a certain Children's Home in Brown County was in operation in the 1850s, can someone tell me which township it was in? I guess I missed it. It might provide me with a link to where Jacob Berst might have placed Catherine before she was "bound out." I have looked into the placement of children in Ohio, but I don't know if I was able to get back far enough: In "Child Placing in Ohio," which was published by the Division of Charities, Dept. of Public Welfare in Columbus Ohio in 1928, I read: p. 42: "BROWN COUNTY, POPULATION 22,621 "Brown County, a rural county of about 22,000 population, stretching along the Ohio River, with the county seat at Georgetown, was the first county to take advantage of the foregoing law in the abandonment of the Children's Home. This institution, a large rambling brick structure, built many decades ago, was in such bad condition that the commissioners were faced with abandonment and rebuilding a new institution or adopting the other plan of appointing a Child Welfare Board which would proceed to care for the children in family homes. "The latter was done after the old institution was legally abandoned and closed in 1922. A placing agent was secured and home finding became an active concern of the board and placing agent. One family licensed to board as many as six children has served for the past few years as the receiving home where children first come and stay temporarily until they are placed in other foster homes. "Since the Child Welfare Board has taken charge of the work in 1922, they have had 71 wards who have been cared for in this manner." And on p. 10,: CHILDREN IN INFIRMARIES, JAILS AND REFORM SCHOOLS "In 1853 township trustees, overseers of the poor, and certain public officers were given legal rights to "bind out" orphan children to any orphan asylum incorporated under the laws of the state, the children to remain in said orphan asylum until the trustees should find suitable homes for them when they might be indentured at service. Thus the dependent, neglected child was either "bound out" to the few private orphan asylums then existing with the possibility of placement by the trustees of the asylum; was indentured to a private family directly by the township trustees or overseers of the poor, or was sent to the jail, infirmary, or an overcrowded reform school. For years thereafter and until the County Children's Home system got under way, most of the dependent children were tragic objects of humanity, swarming the infirmaries that housed the dregs of adult and senile society. There were 2273 children under 16 years of age under care in the infirmaries during the year 1877 (Annual Report of Ohio Board State Charities, 1876, p. 103) ." On p. 6, "That placing dependent children in the care of private families was early practiced by Ohio institutions and agencies was brought to light time and again by the old Ohio Board of State Charities after its creation in 1867, with general inspectional powers to ascertain the conditions in all charitable institutions. It was not, however, until 1913 that the care and protection of the dependent children of the State became an active and specialized function of the state government." Thanks to anyone who even reads all this! Buffy --------------------------------------------------

Ron Reid,   rreid21@cox.net,    Tue Dec 10 18:22:53 2002



Kenyon
Ward 8 Orphan Asylum, Syracuse, New York
1860-1865

       

Looking for information on the orphanage and the Kenyon brothers show below. 1860 Census, Onandago Co., 8th Ward Syracuse, NY, Orphan Asylum Page 979 & 980 Charles Kenyon Age 10 Male White Born NY Jonas Kenyon Age 8 Male White Born NY Thomas Kenyon Age 4 Male White Born NY Jam Kenyon Age 1 Male White Born NY 1880 Census Place: Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Jonas KENYON Self 28 NY Occ: Segar Maker Fa: NY Mo: NY Jennie L. KENYON Wife 28NY Occ:Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NY Pearl KENYON Dau 9 NY Fa: NY Mo: NY 1880 Census Place: Onondaga, Onondaga, New York George HOLTZMAN Self 59 FRANCE Occ:GardeningFa: FRANCEMo: FRANCE Jane HOLTZMAN Wife 40 NY Occ:Keeping House Fa: SCOT Mo: IRE Lewis GROFFMAN SonL 32 HANOVER Occ:LaborerFa: HANOVER Mo: HANOVER Arabella GROFFMAN Dau 19 NYOcc:At Home Fa: FRANCE Mo: NY Thomas KENYON Other M S W 22 NY Occ: Laborer Fa: NY Mo: NY 1880 Census Place: Oneonta, Otsego, New York Nathan BINGHAM SelfMMW 69NYOcc:Retired Farmer Fa: NY Mo: NY Hulda W. BINGHAM WifeFMW60NYOcc:Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NY James KENYON Son M S W 21 NY Occ: Law Student Fa: NY Mo: NY Charles Francis Kenyon married Bertha about 1865 and were in Chicago Illinois in 1877.

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Darlene Albrecht,   sailorscreek@aol.com,    Wed Dec 11 10:14:33 2002



Mapes
Camden, New Jersey
Approx. 1920's

       

I am interested in any information concerning HILDA NAOMI MAPES. She was born in 1913 and had a sister named DELLA MAY. They both were in a Camden orphanage together. Looking for info on these sisters and the orphanage they were placed in. Any info would be greatly appeciated!

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Erin White,   ewhite@carroll.edu,    Tue Dec 17 10:47:23 2002



watts
wattsburg, pennsylvania
unknown

       

Hello, I am looking for information about an orphanage in WATTSBURG, PA. My grandmother, CLEO WATTS, was believed to have lived there in the 1920's. Also, does anyone have info. on the LEAKE AND WATTS ASYLUM founded in New York City in 1831?

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Martha Johnson,   wilson39@bellsouth.net,    Wed Dec 18 04:06:37 2002



DELOACH OR JOHNSON
Georgia or Florida
dont know

       

wE ARE TRYING TO DO OUR FAMILY HISTORY .WE HAVE BEEN TOLD OUR GRAND FATHER'S FIRST FAMILY WAS, FOR SOME REASON BROKEN UP & HIS 4 CHILDREN WERE PUT IN AN ORPHANS HOME WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT STATE THE ONLY THING WE HAVE HEARD IS THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE KEPT TOGEATHER UNTIL THEY WERE GROWN. wE WERE TOLD THERE WAS A NAME CHANGE, MY FATHER WAS BORN UNDER THE JOHNSON NAME HE WAS NOT FROM THE FIRST MARRIAGE SO HE WOULD BE A HALF BROTHER TO THE CHILDREN IN THE ORPHANS HOME .WE WERE TOLD THE OLDEST CHILD WAS A GIRL NAMED NORAH SOPHRONY . WE DID NOT HEAR WHAT THE OTHER CHILDREN'S NAMES WERE .MY GRAND FATHER WAS SUPPOSED TO TE BORN IN APRIL OF 1869 , MY FATHER WAS THE OLDEST OF THE 2ND. FAMILY.HIS NAME WAS JOSEPH DEHONY HIS SIBBLINGS WERE DONIE LEE ,CLORA MAY FLORINE, FLOSSIE RAYMOND& FLOSSIE WE WERE TOLD THAT GRAND FATHER HAD CHANGED HIS NAME THAT IT HAD BEEN DELOACH BEFORE HE MARRIED MY FATHERS MOTHER . HE SUPPOSEDLY CHANGED IT TO JOHNSON & THAT WAS HIS NAME UNTIL HE DIED.THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THE FAMILY LEFT NOW & SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST OF THE FAMILY & WAS TOO YOUNG TO KNOW ANYTHING. MY GRAND MOTHER WAS LOU TISHA NEWMAN OR MOTT I AM NOT SURE WHICH I NEVER KNEW HER SHE DIED AT 38 YEARS.I HOPE YOU CAN HELP US WITH THIS MYSTERY THANK YOU MARTHA

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Martha Johnson,   wilson39@bellsouth.net,    Wed Dec 18 04:13:18 2002



DELOACH OR JOHNSON
Georgia or Florida
dont know

       

wE ARE TRYING TO DO OUR FAMILY HISTORY .WE HAVE BEEN TOLD OUR GRAND FATHER'S FIRST FAMILY WAS, FOR SOME REASON BROKEN UP & HIS 4 CHILDREN WERE PUT IN AN ORPHANS HOME WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT STATE THE ONLY THING WE HAVE HEARD IS THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE KEPT TOGEATHER UNTIL THEY WERE GROWN. wE WERE TOLD THERE WAS A NAME CHANGE, MY FATHER WAS BORN UNDER THE JOHNSON NAME HE WAS NOT FROM THE FIRST MARRIAGE SO HE WOULD BE A HALF BROTHER TO THE CHILDREN IN THE ORPHANS HOME .WE WERE TOLD THE OLDEST CHILD WAS A GIRL NAMED NORAH SOPHRONY . WE DID NOT HEAR WHAT THE OTHER CHILDREN'S NAMES WERE .MY GRAND FATHER WAS SUPPOSED TO TE BORN IN APRIL OF 1869 , MY FATHER WAS THE OLDEST OF THE 2ND. FAMILY.HIS NAME WAS JOSEPH DEHONY HIS SIBBLINGS WERE DONIE LEE ,CLORA MAY FLORINE, FLOSSIE&RAYMOND WE WERE TOLD THAT GRAND FATHER HAD CHANGED HIS NAME THAT IT HAD BEEN DELOACH BEFORE HE MARRIED MY FATHERS MOTHER . HE SUPPOSEDLY CHANGED IT TO JOHNSON & THAT WAS HIS NAME UNTIL HE DIED.THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THE FAMILY LEFT NOW & SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST OF THE FAMILY & WAS TOO YOUNG TO KNOW ANYTHING. MY GRAND MOTHER WAS LOU TISHA NEWMAN OR MOTT I AM NOT SURE WHICH I NEVER KNEW HER SHE DIED AT 38 YEARS.I HOPE YOU CAN HELP US WITH THIS MYSTERY THANK YOU MARTHA

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Valerie Frye,   vfrye@att.net,    Fri Dec 20 23:43:50 2002



Banks
New York City, New York
After 1901

       

I am searching for info about Ralph L. Banks, born 26 Dec 1901. He was placed in an orphanage in New York City, probably in Manhattan. This is all I know. He is my biological grandfather. Any help would be appreciated! Valerie

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Roy Gavgigan,   gav1034@aol.com,    Mon Dec 23 12:51:54 2002



GAVIGAN
St. Michaels Orphanage La Crosse, Wiscaonsin
10

       

Any one who has lived here please respond. Thank You

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Tina Carpenter,   tmcarpenter@hotmail.com,    Thu Dec 26 15:45:37 2002



Stolte
Masonic Orphans Home, Lyons Twp., Cook Co., Illinois
?1915-1920's

       

Looking for any information on Paul and Carl Stolte who were placed in the Masonic Orphans Home approx. around 1915. They were listed on the 1920 census for the home. They are the children of Carl and Marguerite Stolte. Carl Sr. died in 1915. I know Carl Sr. was born in Madison, Wisconsin. I don't know where Marguerite was living at the time. The boys birth places were listed as Iowa. I have no proof of that. I believe Carl Sr. grew up in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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Monica banks,   moni_3030@yahoo.com,    Fri Dec 27 13:32:15 2002



Rebecca Zackary or McGill or Washington
the orpahanage was called Shawn Acres Dayton , Ohio United States
she should be 40 yrs old

       

Hello, my name is Monica Banks and I'm helping to look for an aunt with my mom Sharon Harris maiden name Zackary and grandmother Deloris McGill maiden Zackary My aunt was born here in Dayton Ohio on December 15, 1962 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. From what I've found out she was taken to an orphanage in Dayton ohio called Shawn Acres. All I know now is that she was adopted my mother Sharon has been looking for years and I have too. Rebecca Should be around 40 year old. I would love to see her. Please, if anyone has any information about her please email me at moni_3030@yahoo.com Thank You,

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Denise Armstrong,   Adenise906@msn.com,    Sat Dec 28 11:43:04 2002



Knickerbocker
St. Mary's Orphanage Binghamton, New York USA
1929-1940

       

Hello, My name is Denise Armstrong my grandfather was put into St. Mary's Orphanage with 4 of his siblings and he was the only one adopted I am trying to find out any information. His name was Gilbert Knickerbocker, his siblings are as follows: Edward Knickerbocker date of Birth Jan 19,1919 Pauline Knickerbocker, Mary Elizabeth Knickerbocker date of birth 12-06-1927, Shirley Knickerbocker she was a baby when placed in the home and there is one more sibling that was placed in the home but I am not sure of the year or any of her information other than her birth name is Ida Knickerbocker, If any one can help I would really appreciate it. Please email me at Adenise906@msn.com or call me at 972- 495-0146. I am very interested in putting my family lineage together

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dale r. boyce,   dabo46235@cs.com,    Sun Dec 29 06:17:40 2002



boyce/ not sure of variations
indiana/ east coast ?? new york??


       

Hello to all. I am looking for any connection to Virgl Boyce born 1892 in Indiana. I would like to know if he had any brothers or sisters.

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dale r. boyce,   dabo46235@cs.com,    Sun Dec 29 06:18:30 2002



boyce/ not sure of variations
indiana/ east coast ?? new york??


       

Hello to all. I am looking for any connection to Virgil Boyce born 1892 in Indiana. I would like to know if he had any brothers or sisters.

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Jamie Lerner,   jamielerner@msn.com,    Thu Jan 2 17:25:56 2003



Smith
Atlanta, Georgia
1924-1929?

       

Looking for info on orphan home in Fulton County (Atlanta area)Georgia where a Dr. Benjamin T. Beasley may have been affiliated. The person we are searching for info on is our Mom, Lethia (Alethia) Smith. We believe she was in an orphanage between at least 1924 and 1929 before showing up in the 1930 Murray County, Shuck Pen Twnsp, Georgia census as living with a Smith family --- the name could be coincidence or she could have been a relative. The only document we have is a medical examination record (with no institution listed)listing Dr. Beasley as the physician. She did not have a birth certificate, but we believe her date of birth was 10/28/19 and that her parents were possibly Labon Smith and Frankie Berryhill Smith. Thank you for any info you may have relating to these sketchy details.

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Tina,   mtmobile@bellsout.net,    Sat Jan 4 09:52:27 2003



Carla Kaye Castle
Davenport, Iowa
1946 ???

       

I am looking for any information on my mother, Carla Kaye Castle or her brother Gary Castle. My mother and her brother were put in an ophanage in Davenport, Iowa around 1946 ? The name of the orphanage was St. Vincents (?) Any information would be greatly appreciated. My mother passed away on 1/9/01.

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Barbara,   Momdotts@aol.com,    Tue Jan 7 18:13:44 2003



Graver
Brooklyn, NY
1915-1917

       

I am trying to locate 1915 Assembly District & Enumeration Districts for the following Orphanages: St. Joseph's (Willougby Ave & Sumner Ave.) St. Paul's (Congress & Clinton) St. Malachi's (Atlantic Ave. & Van Sicklen Ave.) Church of the Holy Trinity (Graham Ave. & Montrose Ave.) Church Charity Foundation (Albany Ave. & S. Herkimer) Ophan Asylum (Atlantic Ave. & Kingston Ave.) I have ordered a number of tapes from FHC & for some reason, I keep getting the AD & ED wrong. If anyone can assist me, I would appreciate it. Barbara

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REE,   calvch@hotmail.com,    Sat Jan 11 13:28:48 2003



??????? QUEEN ..........MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME.......UNWED
UNKNOWN NAME.....CENTERVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA, WAYNE COUNTY USA
1935-????

       

LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON ORPHANAGE OR CHILDRENS HOME IN THE CENTERVILLE,WEST VIRGINIA AREA. I BELIEVE I HAD A HALF-BROTHER THERE AROUND 1935-1936. HE WAS ADOPTED AT ABOUT 2 YEARS OF AGE I THINK . MAYBE TO VIRGINIA. WOULD HAVE BEEN LISTED AS ''BABY BOY -QUEEN ". I THINK HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN IN EITHER 1935, 1936, 1937 ?? E-MAIL WITH ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE THAT MIGHT LEAD TO FINDING NAME, RECORDS , ADDRESSES ETC. THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANY HELP IN ADDING TO MY FAMILY HISTORY. REE

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Nancy Canfield,   ncanf@san.rr.com,    Sun Jan 12 19:16:15 2003



St. Agatha Home,
Nanuet ,NY, US
1884 - Present

       

If anyone is affiliated with St. Agatha Home, please contact me at ncanf@san.rr.com. I am writing a history of St. Agatha, and have collected much documentation, including photos, which I'm happy to share. Nancy

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BROOKLYN INDUSTRIAL HOME FOR CHILDREN, BROOKLYN, N.Y.
1919- 1935

       

MY FATHER EDWIN C. ZOELLER WAS PUT IN THIS ORPHANAGE ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER ROBERT AND SISTER ANNA. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLACE PLEASE RESPOND TO GZULM@HOTMAIL.COM THANKS

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shanee adams,   Mickeyschik@blackplanet.com ,    Thu Jan 16 07:59:50 2003







       

Hi we the students of jersey city are trying to start up a buisness.We dont want any money but we just want to come and be a big brother big sister to some of the orphans at your homes. I know how they feel when nobody wants them so we figured that if we come every thursday (which are our service learning days)maybe we can make a child feel just a little bit better. That way they can be loooking forward to us coming to see them. You know have something they could look forward to in the next weeks. Thank for your time, sincerly yours Shanee Adams from University Academy Charter Highschool

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Harriet Brun,   hbrun@tds.net,    Sat Jan 18 08:24:17 2003



Jensen
Wisconsin Child Center - Sparta, WI
1909- 10

       

My mother and her two brothers were there for a short time Looking for information on the Wisconsin Child Center at Sparta, WI (1909-1910) Would like to find a picture of it Thank you

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Cheryl Simone-Grams,   simonegrams@cox.net,    Sun Jan 19 20:28:15 2003







       


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Cheryl Simone-Grams,   simonegrams@cox.net,    Sun Jan 19 20:39:08 2003



Herbert
Jersey City, New Jersey


       

My mother was found on a doorstep at 7 Thorne St. or Ave. in Jersey City, NJ around February, 1926. She was later adopted by the Herbert family of Bayonne, NJ. She was determined to be about 2-3 months old. We would love to know her family and our health history. It is difficult to find someone when you have no information about them. If this story is familiar to anyone out there, or if anyone has any ideas on how I can get started searching, I would so appreciate it.

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Michael J. Vicari,   mj61356@aol.com,    Mon Jan 20 08:12:25 2003




Orwigsburg, PA


       

My brother and I were put into Saint Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. We are in our mid forties now without much recollection of who,what, where, when, and how we were mangaged at this facility. Since we were in our formidable years at the time there is no one to help except those files. We are and were always treated indifferent to this day.I would like to know if there are public files to help bring closure to some personal issues surrounding our stay at Saint Francis. My family is in denial, and there is inconsistancy in there verberage. All I have is my brother to hold on to, and I am troubled for him today because of the resentments he bottles up. Please help me, I know there are former orpans out there that struggle with uncertainties and why they behave the way they do. Is there an organization that helps former orphans with bringing closure to the resentment of not knowing? Sincerely, Michael

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Michael ,   mj61356@aol.com,    Mon Jan 20 08:14:35 2003




Orwigsburg, PA


       

My brother and I were put into Saint Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. We are in our mid forties now without much recollection of who,what, where, when, and how we were mangaged at this facility. Since we were in our formidable years at the time there is no one to help except those files. We are and were always treated indifferent to this day.I would like to know if there are public files to help bring closure to some personal issues surrounding our stay at Saint Francis. My family is in denial, and there is inconsistancy in there verberage. All I have is my brother to hold on to, and I am troubled for him today because of the resentments he bottles up. Please help me, I know there are former orpans out there that struggle with uncertainties and why they behave the way they do. Is there an organization that helps former orphans with bringing closure to the resentment of not knowing? Sincerely, Michael

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Heidi,   sweet8nov@yahoo.com,    Thu Jan 23 11:12:28 2003
none


Good, Oartman or Oatrman?, Melser
Brooklyn, New York?


       

I'm trying to help a Daniel Melser get ahold of a birth certificate. He thinks he was born around 1943, and that he was born in Brookly New York. He doesn't know anything for sure because he was put in a home (foster or otherwise) as a child, and then sold to a family. He's worried because in order to die in the United States, you have to have a birth certificate. He thinks that his biological mother's name was Myrtle Good, and that his father's name was something like "Amasa Oatrman". If anyone has any information that they can disclose to me, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Teresa Cunningham Biggs,   tbiggs@ntelos.net,    Fri Jan 24 23:46:13 2003



Joseph Cunningham; James Patrick Cunningham
Drumgould Orphanage, ( New York/ New Jersey?)
1880-1900' (?)

       

Am looking for anyone who may have info re the above. James Patrick Cunningham, my paternal grandfather, was born in 1874 ?, his parents Patrick Joseph Cunningham and Elizabeth Ann Moore had additional children, John, Lizzie and Joseph. Joseph may have resided in Drumgould until age 16. It is possible James also, but may have left to live on his own. Patrick died at early age, ; assume this is a reason for placing children. No other information is known. Any information would be appreciated. Teresa Biggs, Virginia

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April Smirh,   1026991@msn.com,    Sat Jan 25 21:17:27 2003



Godfrey



       

I,m not a Orphan, but I'm the Granddaughter of J.B. Godfrey. Who was married to my grandmother Cleo Stephens. My mother is J.B,s daughter Gerry Godfrey Fortune. I would like to know more information on the godfreys. Who is still living and can I get pictures of the family. I never met J.B., but my grandmother said my Mom looks like J.B. and his sisters. I suppose contact Sandy Combs. So please let me know how I can find these things out. Also my mother has two brohters Robert Jay Godfrey & Sammuel Lewis Godfrey and they all have children. Thanks , April Smith.

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Patti Caldwell,   patticaldwell@comcast.net,    Sun Jan 26 08:04:28 2003



Baby Kinter Caldwell
Blackford County, IN
1945

       

My mother Lorraine Kinter Caldwell gave birth to a baby in or near Montpelier, Blackford County, IN during 1945. She relinquished the baby for adoption. I'm not sure if the baby went to an orphanage or was adopted. Does anyone know how I can search?

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Jill Benesh,   jillyb@winesburg.com,    Fri Jan 31 17:05:16 2003



Francis Smith
Pennsylvania
1918?

       

I am looking for anyone that might remember a small boy by the name of Francis G. Smith who resided at the orphanage. He is my father and I would like to know more about his childhood if possible. Anyone out there that might have remembered my dad from the orphanage, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

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patricia cavanagh,   s.carter6@ntlworld.com,    Sun Feb 2 05:52:42 2003



cavanagh
nazareth house bishop st londonderry
1947- 1953

       

Anybody knowing the whereabouts of margaret cavanagh who was at nazareth house londonderry n ireland from 1947 to 1953? can they please contact me at s.carter6@ntl or tel me on 00441522 884694

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Donna Rodino Smith,   ddonjess@aol.com,    Sun Feb 2 05:53:54 2003



Masterson
bronx NY
?

       

I am trying to find what orphanage my grandmother was in.This will help me find information about her parents too.She is Dorothy Masterson born in the Bronx NY in 1910.Her parents are Frank orFrancis and clara or Claire masterson.Clara or Claire died in childbirth.I do not know what happened to her father my great grandfather.She had two siblings one brother Frank or Francis and a sister Claire who raised her when she was able. My grandmother was later raised in Maine butsettled in Tarrytown NY.she studied nursing in the old Grassland Hospital in Valhalla NY.I heard her brother went on to work high up in the Canada Dry Co. in NYC HELP ON THIS WILL BE GREAT. THANK YOU DONNA

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mary meyer - (Wyka),   ookie7777,    Sun Feb 9 21:40:17 2003



Wyka
St.Vincents,catholic charities - Chicago,il -cook county
few months

       

looking for info on birth father, Birth mother was CLARA WYKA = year was 1945-46 - clara wykas married name was MOROZ - they lived on the south side of chicago - clara had a difficult time speaking - she was told, that I died, but in fact was stolen out of hospital - ended up at catholic charities - would like to get info on medical history, if nothing else - THANKS

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Marge Byron,   skisch@stny.rr.com,    Thu Feb 13 13:14:03 2003



Weller
Brooklyn NY
1895-1915

       

Looking for information on a Gertrude Weller who grew up in an orphanage in Brooklyn NY 1895-1915

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dk,   country50_@hotmail.com,    Sat Feb 15 19:19:49 2003



rimmel
Pa. Soldiers orphanage for children of civil war veterans
1880

       

Need records of the children who were in the orphanage operated by Rev. Asa Waters.The children I am interested in were listed in the 1880 Pa. census as being in the orphanage. Their last name was Rimmel.I am hoping to find information on the parents of the Rimmel children.I believe the name of the father of the Rimmel children was John Rimmel from Fayette county Pa. He was my ggrandfather.If anyone has knowledge of the location of records for this orphanage,school,please contact me at country50_@hotmail.com

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RUSS ZEARS,   WB9KWR@MSN.COM,    Sun Feb 16 09:36:26 2003



Thomas Jefferson BUTLER
BRECKINRIDGE, KY. resided WITH Thomas HOLT
1850~

       

Thomas's PARENTS WERE MURDERED BY "night riders" He HAD A BROTHER. He RESIDED IN 1850 KY. CENSUS WITH Thomas HOLT.

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RUSS ZEARS,   WB9KWR@MSN.COM,    Sun Feb 16 09:37:47 2003



Thomas Jefferson BUTLER
BRECKINRIDGE, KY. resided WITH Thomas HOLT
1850~

       

Thomas's PARENTS WERE MURDERED BY "night riders" He HAD A BROTHER. He RESIDED IN 1850 KY. CENSUS WITH Thomas HOLT.

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opal colyer,   jennie@gorden.org,    Thu Feb 20 23:58:21 2003



Opal Berniece Colyer
Lamoni, Iowa 50140
1923

       

Does anyone have information on the Saint's Childrens Home in Lamoni Iowa? I was placed there in 1923 at 1 year old. I am trying to find others that were in that home. It was a RLDS church home. Please let me know any information as soon as possible. Thanks OPAL I am trying to find any information on why the home closed, or get any pictures of that home. I was so small when I was there that I can't remember too much about it. Thanks

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Jeannette K. Rook,   jeannetterussellrook@m ailstation.com,    Fri Feb 21 17:01:15 2003



William Douglas Eddy
Lockport City Niagara CountyNew York
July 22, 1953 time of Birth

       

Subject: ? Eddy Born 1937/1938 Niagara County New York Died Spouse Parents Occupation Cause of Death Interment Note #1: Davidís mother was 15 years old when she gave birth & David was place in a orphanage in Lockport Niagara County New York. Note #2: Surrounding Counties Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Erie, & Catteraugus, Children 1.William Douglas Eddy Alias David Wayne Duebler Born July 22, 1953 Niagara County New York Jeannette K. Rook 270-439-9212 220 Golden Pond Ave Oak Grove, KY 42262-9103

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Robert E. Parker,   Sgtmajrp@aol.com,    Wed Feb 26 10:14:00 2003



PARKER
Leath Street Orphanage, Memphis, Tennessee
1926-1935

       

Looking for confirmation that my family was at the Leath St. Orphanage, Memphis, Tn. 1926-1935. The children were: Luther L. Parker William Parker Robert Parker Paul C. Parker Anne Ruth Parker Thank You, Robert Parker

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Thomasine,   thomasine_72319@yahoo.com,    Wed Feb 26 21:56:30 2003




Batesville, ar


       Franchelle Toler Coleman, chellepete@steward-net.com

Looking for this person to respond to their 4/16/01 message. I went to college in Batesville at Lyon College, formerly Arkansas College. It was said that there used to be an orphange located on that spot that had burned years before. You might want to check with the college or with the Independence County Court House in Batesville for more information. Good luck with your search!!!

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Lea Reyes,   qdk82511@hotmail.com,    Wed Feb 26 22:03:48 2003



Moore, Myrtle, May
Catholic orphanage/Jefferson county/Louisville, Ky
1903-

       

I am looking for my grandmother, Myrtle May Moore born in 1896 and sent to a Catholic orphanage around 1903. She had a sister (older, I think) Emma Margaret Moore-Watts who wasn't sent, I don't think. Their mother, Emma May Serrett/Sarrett either died or there was a divorce. Their father, Charles Harold/Harould Moore remarried.I understand they were supposed to inherit some Pecan Groves, which is why the step-mother sent my grandmother to an orphanage. I am not sure what happened to the sister or the possible brother, Charles Harold/Harould Moore, Jr. My grandmother went on to marry a Mackey Dorrie/Dorry Pendergrass, then Urless Ewing Beck. She died in 1987 in TN. A big family link is missing here and I really would appreciate some help. I have been in contact with two known Catholic Orphanages but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!! So glad there is this site to post this message to. Hope it helps me, then I can perhaps help someone else. -lea

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Lea Reyes,   qdk82511@hotmail.com,    Wed Feb 26 22:03:53 2003



Moore, Myrtle, May
Catholic orphanage/Jefferson county/Louisville, Ky
1903-

       

I am looking for my grandmother, Myrtle May Moore born in 1896 and sent to a Catholic orphanage around 1903. She had a sister (older, I think) Emma Margaret Moore-Watts who wasn't sent, I don't think. Their mother, Emma May Serrett/Sarrett either died or there was a divorce. Their father, Charles Harold/Harould Moore remarried.I understand they were supposed to inherit some Pecan Groves, which is why the step-mother sent my grandmother to an orphanage. I am not sure what happened to the sister or the possible brother, Charles Harold/Harould Moore, Jr. My grandmother went on to marry a Mackey Dorrie/Dorry Pendergrass, then Urless Ewing Beck. She died in 1987 in TN. A big family link is missing here and I really would appreciate some help. I have been in contact with two known Catholic Orphanages but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!! So glad there is this site to post this message to. Hope it helps me, then I can perhaps help someone else. -lea

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Lea Reyes,   qdk82511@hotmail.com,    Wed Feb 26 22:03:57 2003



Moore, Myrtle, May
Catholic orphanage/Jefferson county/Louisville, Ky
1903-

       

I am looking for my grandmother, Myrtle May Moore born in 1896 and sent to a Catholic orphanage around 1903. She had a sister (older, I think) Emma Margaret Moore-Watts who wasn't sent, I don't think. Their mother, Emma May Serrett/Sarrett either died or there was a divorce. Their father, Charles Harold/Harould Moore remarried.I understand they were supposed to inherit some Pecan Groves, which is why the step-mother sent my grandmother to an orphanage. I am not sure what happened to the sister or the possible brother, Charles Harold/Harould Moore, Jr. My grandmother went on to marry a Mackey Dorrie/Dorry Pendergrass, then Urless Ewing Beck. She died in 1987 in TN. A big family link is missing here and I really would appreciate some help. I have been in contact with two known Catholic Orphanages but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!! So glad there is this site to post this message to. Hope it helps me, then I can perhaps help someone else. -lea

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Steve Auld,   SAuld@ciu.edu,    Sat Mar 1 18:48:42 2003







       

I am doing some research for s Graduate course. I am interested in the history of schools located within Orphanages. I am especially looking for information about Epworth Orphanage in Columbia, SC. thanks

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Dawn Jiles McCall,   dawn1967@yahoo.com,    Mon Mar 3 14:43:49 2003



William Henry Jiles
Wildwood.... Florida? Georgia?
after 1908 up to 1928

       

Looking for an orphange in Wildwood... would be Florida or Georgia. Wanting to locate information on my grandfather, William Henry Jiles and his sister, Elizabeth Jiles. Info on orphanage or grandfather would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Barbara Lima,   mmescarlett@aol.com,    Thu Mar 6 12:44:01 2003



BURKE, BURK, BERK
St. Dominic's Home in Blauvelt, NY [Rockland Co]; from 38 Downing St, Manhattan NYC in 1909
1909- 1917

       

"Committee on Children" in Manhattan NYC about 1909 I was told by St. Dominic's Orphan Asylum in Blauvelt Ny, Rockland County: "All three children were committed by Committee on Children and admitted to St. Dominic's on October 6, 1909 address 1156 Third Avenue." Does anyone know: What is Committee on Children? Family did not live at 1156 Third Avenue...does anyone know what Cathoilic church related place may have been there in 1909? Been searching for these three Burke children and their parents for 23 years!!!! Thanks to all.

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Paul R. Farrell,   rodeo@bytheshore.com,    Thu Mar 6 17:43:49 2003



Farrell
St.Dominic's Home Blauvelt ,NY
1917- 1923

       

I was very happy with the friendly and helpful response from the folks at St. Dominics's Home when I inquired about the time spent by 2 of my Aunts and 1 Uncle at St. Dominics. They sent me copies of what appears to be all the pertinent records of these relatives including the court papers when they were "assigned" to St.Dominics. Entwined in all this data were numerous leads to finding more information about my relatives. I contrast this to an attorney in Florida who was in charge of the estate of another one of my relatives who wanted $350 before he would start to search his files and couldn't promise me anything!

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Sophia Myers,   camai49er@yahoo.com,    Thu Mar 6 22:29:40 2003



Theodoreseos, Theodoseos ??
Lincoln, Nebraska
Unknown

       

Elizabeth was half Eskimo and half Greek. Her fathers' name was Nicholas Damianos Gregorios Theodoseos (Theodoreseos). Iam unsure of either spelling. She had two brothers, one Nicholas (named after his father), the other was William. They lived at Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska. Her parents died from a flu. Her brothers were sent to Seward, Alaska. This was in or around 1925. Elizabeth was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Sophia Myers,   camai49er@yahoo.com,    Thu Mar 6 22:32:26 2003



Theodoreseos, Theodoseos ??
Lincoln, Nebraska
Unknown

       

Elizabeth was half Eskimo and half Greek. Her fathers' name was Nicholas Damianos Gregorios Theodoseos (Theodoreseos). Iam unsure of either spelling. She had two brothers, one Nicholas (named after his father), the other was William. They lived at Sinuk River near Nome, Alaska. Her parents died from a flu. Her brothers were sent to Seward, Alaska. This was in or around 1925. Elizabeth was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska. Elizabeths' father was Greek off of a whaling ship.

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barb,   eggieh@aol.com,    Sat Mar 8 09:17:51 2003
http://tribalpages.com/tribes /eggieh


fannie self
virginia or kentucky
1824- 1929

       

fannie self dickerson was said to have been a cherokee indian who may have been adoptd or taken in by a white family. another name i have come up with is taude i am not sure if this is the last name of fannie or what. fannie was born in 1824 virginia and died 1929 in kentucky. she was married to beverly dickenson or dickerson. they lived in virginia and then moved and settled in ky. beverly was from ky. barb

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Judy Bean,   judybean@mindspring.com,    Sat Mar 8 10:04:31 2003



Mae Ellen Turner and Sister Jettie
orphanage in Oklahoma
after 1908

       

Mae Ellen Turner and her sister Jettie were adopted from an Oklahoma orphanage by Mrs. Vinie McParland who later moved with the girls to Dickson, Tennessee. Jettie married Fred Smith and moved to California. Mae Ellen married Raoul Delamare, also in California. They had a daughter, Lawanda. She is my aunt.

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Colleen Holmquist,   holmswed@bigsky.net,    Sun Mar 9 19:09:54 2003



Lyons, Lyon, Lion
Pittsburg, Allegeheny, Pennsylvania


       

I am looking for Solomon Lyons. Family tradition states that he was an orphan born in Pittsburg (?) Pennsylvania in May of 1846. He married Mary Matilda Hunt of Virginia 22 Feb 1866 in Elk twp., Clayton County, Iowa. He died in Springdale, Stevens, Washington 18 Aug 1929.

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susan,   willysjc80@hotmail.com,    Fri Mar 14 01:20:47 2003



Thelma Wilson
Greenville South Carolina
1923- 1930's

       

Looking for a Children Home or Orphanage with the name BRUNER in its name. It is suppose to be in Greenville SC or surrounding area. Thelma Wilson was born 1923 and lived in an orphanage in this area. Thanks Susan

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Butch O"Connor aka Bob Lassone,   vze4tgyw@verizon.net,    Fri Mar 14 09:20:51 2003



Butch O'Connor
Allegheny Home for Children, Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburg PA
1940 to 1955.

       

Please contact me if you attended the Allegheny Home for Children on Perrysville Avenue in Pittsburg PA between 1940 and 1955. I am looking for survivors from this period. Thanks, Butch O'Connor.

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Barb S.,   dslaby01@sprynet.com,    Sat Mar 15 16:37:13 2003



unknown - foster name was "Veon"
Northern Indiana
1

       

I am searching for info on my mother's biological siblings & parents. She was 3 years old at the time she & her siblings (how many? - uncertain) were removed from the home due to abuse. My mom was placed in an orphanage in northern Indiana - and later taken in as a foster child by Harvey & Mable Veon. The only info they told her was that she had several siblings and that her real first name was "Stella". We have no records for my mother, and have not been able to find any foster records. If anyone is looking for a lost sister/sibling named "Stella" - please contact me.

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Barb S.,   dslaby01@sprynet.com,    Sat Mar 15 16:39:55 2003



unknown - foster name was "Veon"
Northern Indiana
1

       

I am searching for info on my mother's biological siblings & parents. She was 3 years old at the time she & her siblings (how many? - uncertain) were removed from the home due to abuse. My mom was placed in an orphanage in northern Indiana - and later taken in as a foster child by Harvey & Mable Veon. The only info they told her was that she had several siblings and that her real first name was "Stella". We have no records for my mother, and have not been able to find any foster records. If anyone is looking for a lost sister/sibling named "Stella" - please contact me.

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LINDA,   ALABAMANANA2003@LYAHOO.COM,    Thu Mar 20 14:43:14 2003




VINE STREE ORPHANAGE, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, USA
UNKNOWN

       

I AM SEARCHING FOR ANY INFO REGARDING MY MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, JAMES C.CUNNINGHAM. DOB 7/15/1872. APPARENTLY HE WAS ORPHANED WHEN HE WAS 9 YEARS OLD BECAUSE HIS MOTHER DIED IN A FIRE. I HAVE NO INFO ON HIS FATHER, BUT, I KNOW FROM MY MOTHER THAT HE WAS SENT TO LIVE AT THE VINE STREE ORPHANAGE IN CHATTANOOGA, AND WAS ADOPTED BY JOHN MCMAHAN OF TRENTON GA. HE HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER , JOHN AND AN OLDER SISTER, GERTRUDE, WHO REMAINED AT THE OPHANAGE UNTIL MY GRANFATHER CAME AND TOOK HER TO LIVE WITH RELATIVES. JOHN WAS ADOPTED BY A DOCTOR IN ROME GEORGIA. BUT, WAS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE OPHANAGE, BUT TO NO AVAIL. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION REGARDING MY GRANDFATHER, OR HIS SIBLINGS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. SINCERELY, LINDA FOLEY

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Jessie Affelder,   jessie@hotmail.com,    Wed Mar 26 15:16:36 2003




Valerian Home


       

Does anyone know where the Valerian Home was located? That is the only information that I have to go on. No surname, etc.

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Virginia Winters,   vwinters32@msn.com,    Thu Mar 27 20:01:18 2003



Charles Winters
The New York Juvenile Asylum, Englewood, Ill.
1897

       

Searching for info on Charles Winters, my husband's grandfather. He had in his possession a book, "Doctor Will" by Jennie Harrison, Copyright 1880 by American Tract Society, 150 Nassau St. New York. The following inscription was handwritten in the front: "Charles Winters, Dec. 25, 1897". Stamped on the opposite page was "Presented by The New York Juvenile Asylum, Englewood, Ill. Dec. 25, 1897." Family legend said Charles was found in a basket on the steps of an orphanage in New York and somehow ended up in Illinois. However, I wonder if over the years the legend was misconstrued from the New York Juvenile Asylum in Englewood, Ill. Charles was never adopted and in 1897 at age 17 he left the orphanage and a farm family near Marengo took him in as a farm hand. I have tried to find records of the New York Juvenile Asylum without success. I would welcome any information. Please e-mail vwinters@msn.com.

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paula (goebel) sutton,   skinnyps@yahoo.com,    Fri Mar 28 17:01:06 2003



landerson
new york
1885-1900

       

i am looking for my great mother. her name when she was born was lillian anderson her father's name was henry she grow up in an orphanage somewhere in new york. i believe around new york sity area she married a frank bolles i believe she was born around 1886. any information would be very helpful. thank you. paula goebel please e-mail me at skinnyps@yahoo.com

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Harriet Ray,   hray302831@aol.com,    Sun Mar 30 15:45:08 2003




orphanage on Broad Street past Reynolds plant. Henrico county VA.
1831-32

       

I am searching for my half brother born in Henrico county Richmond Va. Either 1931 or 1932. When my mother was on her death bed she reached out for her son she had given up for adoption. She never forgot about him. Just want to let him know how much he was loved. Dorothy Kemp(my mother) boarded at a home for unwed mothers on Broad Street in Richmond VA. Hope to find him.....

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Janice Griffin,   jgriffin@att.net,    Thu Apr 3 17:43:18 2003



McClintock, McClintick
Home of the Good Shepherd, Wheeling, WV
1920's

       

I am looking for information on the Home of the Good Shepherd, a children's home which is now a nursing home. Am looking for a family of children, including Mary, Minnie, AnnaBelle, Lee, John, Edward, Josie McClintock. Parents were John McClintock and Callie Criswell. They are in Belmont county OH in the 1920 census, but I can't find them later. Family stories say that 3 of the girls grew up in this orphanage. I would appreciate information on this family, or the institution itself.

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Ann Ball,   annalert@aol.com,    Sat Apr 5 04:47:50 2003



Servillio, Seivellio
St. Mary's Trainng Academy near chicago
? - late 1940s

       

Trying to help a friend whose mother was at St. Mary's in the 40s. Is there anyone who was there at this time? She had an unusual name for a girl - Joseph - but was likely called Jo. Any respnse would be appreciated. The orphanage burned in 1952.Thanks. Ann

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nick mangano,   nickcat33@AOL.COM,    Tue Apr 8 13:38:21 2003




NAZARETH TRADE SCHOOL FARMINGDALE N.Y.
7

       

HI, I WAS IN NAZARETH TRADE SCHOOL FOR 7 YEARS AND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ANY INFORMATION I CAN FOR THE YEARS FROM 33 TO 42 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO FIND AN OLD FRIEND NAMED TONY GIANATTI THE SPELLING MAY BE OFF. HOPE TO HEAR A RESPONSE. THANKS

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ERIN E LEE,   GREEZY1111@AOL.COM,    Tue Apr 8 14:18:44 2003



I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON LISA D BARNES
POUGHKEEPISE NY
18

       


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Gail(Reiner)Marker,   Markergg@aol.com,    Sat Apr 12 08:20:32 2003



Whalen
Gonazaga (Catholic) ?? Orphanage, Philadelphia (Germantown)PA
1928-1907,08?

       

My mother Geraldine Whalen Reiner was placed in a catholic orphanage i believe called GONZAGA in Germantown (Philadelphia) Pa. where she lived from age four til 17 or 18. She lived there with sisters, Mildred and Dorothy. I have never been able to find anything about Gonzaga (which is the name that my mother called it)and would like to know more about it.

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Patsy Evans,   Gentlestar@aol.com,    Wed Apr 16 12:18:30 2003







       

I am looking for other children who were at st dominics convent during the 1950"s.Especially those who were in Sister Andres cottage.

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Catherine Bordenkecher,   bella7114@aol.com,    Thu Apr 17 19:02:35 2003



William Andrew Bordenkecher , William Andrew Bordenkecher - Kremer
St. Josephs for the Friendless , Chicago Illinios
5 years

       

I am doing genealogy work for my husband, William Andrew Bordenkecher, Born in 1956 in Chicago Illinois, His father was Thomas Andrew Bordenkecher. His mother was Doris Teresa Martinez. My husband can only remember waking up in the orphanage. He remembers sometime being in Indiana with his father. I am looking for any information on the orphanage, his father,his mother or any living relatives. Please feel free to email me at bella7114@aol.com. He was taken in by a foster family and had the surname Kremer added to his name. He grew up in Chicago and went to Ernst Prussing Grammer School and to St. Patricks High School on 5900 W. Belmont Avenue. His birth certificate does state that his parents were married. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for you help.

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Kurt,   Sobina@optonline.net,    Fri Apr 18 19:53:09 2003



Roberts
New Jersey
1892-19??

       

I am looking for records on my Great Grandfather, William Henry Roberts. His father died when he was real young and his mother was unable to care for him. Alls I know is that he was in a Catholic Orphanage in New Jersey until his older sister and her husband took him out to live with them. William was born in 1892 and the first record I have of him is in the 1920 US Census, so I am not sure how long he was there. My grandfather remembers going there with his dad to get a birth certificate, in which they did not have and only got a baptismal certificate. Please e-mail me with ANY info on his records or on how to find his records. Thank You, Kurt

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Tammy Wheeler,   trwheeler1@msn.com,    Sat Apr 19 18:27:41 2003



Hooper
NY


       

I am looking for my mother's adopted brother. She did not know anything about it until both parents were deceased. The birth mother was Buney Mae Avery Hooper and she had him anywhere from 1944 - 1961. She had him in NY, I think NY city. Thank you for any information you can provide. Tammy

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Tammy Wheeler,   trwheeler1@msn.com,    Sat Apr 19 18:28:22 2003



Hooper
NY


       

I am looking for my mother's adopted brother. She did not know anything about it until both parents were deceased. The birth mother was Buney Mae Avery Hooper and she had him anywhere from 1944 - 1961. She had him in NY, I think NY City. Thank you for any information you can provide. Tammy

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Sandy Garrett,   sgarrett@wcgcollects.com,    Sat Apr 19 21:02:14 2003



Abbott or Abote
western new york
1900-1925

       

My grandfather recently passed away and at his funeral I found out that he and my grandmother met at an orphanage in western New York. All I know is that the orphanage was located on Dodge Street in Buffalo, New York and that the orphanage burned down in the 1920's. My grandfathers name is Francis Joseph Abbott and my grandmother's name is Marie Rose Bergdoll. I know that Bergdoll is her adopted name. I am very new at this and I don't know how to go about tracing my family heritage on both the maternal and the paternal side. I do know that the orphanage was run by the Roman Catholic Church. My grandfather had two siblings that were also left at the orphanage with him and their names were Casey Abbott and Mildred (Milly) Abbott. I also know that their names were Americanized from Abote to Abbott. HELP!!!

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Debbie Cowman,   dlcowman@attbi.com,    Sat Apr 19 22:43:40 2003



Davis
Indiana
1850?-1866

       

I am looking for the orphanage my great-great-grandfather was sent to in Indiana. I don't have a whole lot of info beyond his name--Milton Davis--and state of birth--Indiana. Anyone with any information regarding orphanages in Indiana, please email me.

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SHIRLEY COLEMAN WELLS,   LOLATUSHKIN@AOL.COM,    Sun Apr 20 12:28:53 2003



BUCHANAN (BUCKINS)
LEONARD STREET ORPHANAGE, FULTON COUNTY GEORGIA
1918-1931

       

MY NAME IS SHIRLEY COLEMAN WELLS AND I AM AN AUTHOR WHO'S MOTHER, ANNA MAE COLEMAN--MAISEN NAME BUCHANAN, WAS RAISED IN LEONARD STREET ORPHANAGE. SHE WAS BORN IN GEORGIA, AND SENT THERE AT THE AGE OF 4 OR 5. JIM A STAID AND WELL OFF BLACK MAN MARRIED LULA, A SWEET BUT POOR AND UNEDUCATD WHITE WOMAN AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN. (WENDELL(DOC), ROOSEVELT, ESSIE AND ANNA.) HE SOON TIRED AND MOVED HIS BLACK MISTRESS IN. HE ALSO HAD FOUR CHILDREN WITH HER. HE RAN LULA OFF AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE SCATTERED. ANNA EDED UP AT LEONARD STREET AND THERE STARTED THE BEST YEARS OF HER LIFE. SHE WAS RAISED THERE BY A PRIM BRITISH WOMAN NAMED MISS CHADWICK, WHOM SHE LOVED DEARLY. SHE WAS TAUGHT, (ALONG WITH HER SISTR ESSIE), TH CLASSICS, ART, SEWING, MUSIC AND ALL OF THE SCHOOL SUBJECTS NEEDED TO BER A PRODUCTIVE PERSON. BESIDES MISS CHADWICK, SOME OF THE TEACHERS SHE REMEMBERS ARE BESSIE, TUGAR, AND THE DEAR MISS FENICLE. SOME OF THE OTHER GIRLS WERE CATHERINE, EVA TRIXIE, AND DOLLY. SHE LEARNED GRACE AND CHARM AND BECAME A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND EVALGELIST FOR GOD. ANNA IS STILL ALIVE TODAY, AND ALTHOUGH 90 YEARS OLD, BLIND WITH CANCER, SHE STILL REMEMBERS. THE BOOK THAT IS WRITTEN ABOUT HER AND THE ORPHANAGE-- WHICH WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM SPELMAN, IS CALLED "FORTRESS OF THE HEART, THE STORY OF ANNA." ANY OTHERS WITH MEMORIES OR INQUIRIES OF LEONARD STREET? THANKS FOR LISTENING. SINCERELY, SHIRLEY

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Beth Allen,   nika1@attbi.com,    Mon Apr 21 19:12:20 2003



John Allen
Home of the Friendless New jersey
1925- ?

       

I am looking for any information as to where the records for the Home of the Friendless may be today. I am looking for my father & uncle's records. Also, would children at the orphange gp to school and would the school still have records? Thanks Beth leny

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cATHERINE fLANAGAN,   IRISHFREESPIRIT@YAHOO.COM,    Tue Apr 22 09:33:16 2003
www.juno.com


Flanagan
Catholic protectory Bronx New York NY USA
1899 to ?

       

I am looking for anyone or anything connected to Bernard and Bridget Flanagan who were in the Catholic Protectory in 1900.

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Georgia Hall,   mumbag@mvdsl.com,    Tue Apr 22 19:33:19 2003



McGrew
White's Iowa Manual Labor Institution for Homeless Children, Cedar Township, Lee Co. Iowa
unknown

       

I am looking for more info on this institution. My g-g- grandmother is one of 6 sisters at the bottom of the list with NO information except ages. I don't know who her parents are or where she came from. Her cemetery records state that she was from Lee Co. Iowa, but I can't find any birth records, or any kind of record of the family. Any help that anyone can give me would be GREATLY appreciated!!!! Thanks, Georgia Hall

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Becky Boness,   jeffandbec@msn.com,    Thu Apr 24 16:24:50 2003



Gorski, Tatera, Tatara, Tartara
Chicago Illinois
1916- 1922

       

My grandfather William Joesph Gorski was in St. Hedwig's Orphanage from 1916 to 1922. I am looking for his older siblings that were not placed in the orphanage. Their names are Bernard, Pauleen, Martha, Lillian, Bessy and Raymond. He remembered an uncle that would visit him by the name of John Tartara (sp?). My grandfather passed away in 1990. It was a dream of his to be reunited with this brothers and sisters and now it is my dream. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Debra Brundage Rogers,   DROGERS1@ec.rr.com,    Fri Apr 25 18:15:27 2003



Bradley
1:Catholic home for destitute childern, phila, Pa.2:St.Joseph'sgirls asylum, Phila, Pa
unk

       

My Grandmother, aunt and at least on of their brothers were placed in orphanages in the year 1918. The parents died with the flu epidemic. I have a very limited bit of info on the 2 orphanages listed above but would like more if anyone has any. Thanks Debra Brundage Rogers

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Maureen,   Merenanna@aol.com,    Sat Apr 26 21:18:01 2003



Buffett



       


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Maureen,   Merenanna@aol.com,    Sat Apr 26 21:19:27 2003



Buffett
Domican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, New York (Brooklyn?) USA


       


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Maureen,   Merenanna@aol.com,    Sat Apr 26 21:26:19 2003



Buffett
Domican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, New York (Brooklyn?Manhatten?) USA
Abt. 1911- 1924

       

Mary Buffett appears in the 1920 Federal Census at the Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary. She was 11 at the time. She was left there with 2 brothers, Michael who died of dysentary at age 4 and James(possibly John) who was reportedly removed from the orphanage by his father, John Buffett. John fathered the 3 children of Hannah McGregor of Ireland. Any ideas where I might find the records from this orphanage. I do have a photo of the building. Thank you!

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Gail Marker,   Markergg@aol.com,    Fri May 2 09:07:27 2003



WHALEN
GONZAGA ORPHANAGE, PHILADELPHIA (GERMANTOWN) PA
1929-1943

       

My mother and sisters were placed in Gonzaga by their mother in late 20's when her husband abandoned them. My mother lived there from age of four til around 17 yrs. of age. Know nothing about the orphanage as I have been told it was torn down yrs. ago. The Sisters of Charity ran the orphanage. Would like to know more information about the orphanage.

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Kim Taylor,   taylormade4@hotmail.com,    Sun May 4 11:12:15 2003



Lupin-Taylor
Honolulu, Hawaii
1939-1950

       

I am looking for my father's (William Edward Lupin Taylor: born William Edward Lupin on June 3, 1936 to Annie Grace Lupin) biological sister (Blossom - think she was about nine years older than my father) and/or relatives and/or the family that took him out of the orphanage in Hawaii (Scott and Tina Wolfe). My father's mother (Annie Grace Lupin) died when he was very young. His maternal grandmother took him in and other relatives took his older sister, Blossom. My father's grandmother died also and he was placed in an orphanage, but I don't know the name of the orphanage or the year he was placed. Scott Wolfe worked for the Federal Aviation Administration sometime around 1950 - 1980 in Honolulu and had five children of his own (George, Debbie, ...) but he and his wife took my father out of the orphanage to raise with their children. I'm not sure whether they were related to my father or not. I found out that Scott died sometime in the early 1980's, but I was unable to find any information on the whereabouts of his surviving family members. I think Scott and Tina were originally from Ohio, more specifically, Cincinatti, OH. I do know that my father went to visit his sister, Blossom in 1962, and she had moved to San Jose, CA. She married an Italian man by the surname of "Giamaco" - spelling may be off since I am sounding it out. When my father visited her, she had a son by the name of ?Jack?. I believe she may have had more children but I seem to remember the name Jack and Steve. Steve may be her husband's name. Her husband did not like my father particularly care for my father. I think race was an issue. My father is of mixed heritage. None of this is etched in stone, but to the very best of my recollection, it is as accurate as I can get it. PLEASE, IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WITH ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP ME FIND SOME KIND OF CLOSURE, YOU MAY CONTACT ME BY E-MAIL AT: TAYLORMADE4@HOTMAIL.COM. ANY TINY PIECE OF INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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Deborah Barnes Orman,   septembermoon3@earthlink.net,    Mon May 5 12:49:49 2003



Barnes
Presbyterian Orphanage, Farmington , Missouri
between 1930 and 1940 ?

       

I am looking for ANY information the Presbyterian Orphanage, in Farmington, Mo. My father and his brothers ere placed there after the deaths of their parents in the early 30's. My father's name: James Arliss Barnes (Born 1925 Centerville,Mo) Brother: Howard Barnes Brother: Charles Layman Barnes Brother: Haskell Barnes Any information on the orphanage or my father will be greatly appreciated!

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Paul Bailey,   surnames@yahoo.com,    Tue May 6 20:32:12 2003
http://www.MissingUSA.com

Bailey, Barnes
Cincinnati Ohio Hamliton Co.
9

       

I'm looking for anyone that spent time in what I remember being called. "The Allen House" in the 1960's. This is very important to me, and any information would be helpful.

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linda spangler,   denii@swbell.net,    Wed May 7 23:28:58 2003



Padgett - Pearl
western Oklahoma - possibly Oklahoma County - about 1916 - Oklahoma Children's HOme (?)


       

KNow mother's name was Pearl Padgett. Twin boys given up for adoption. They were in the orphanage a few months. I do not believe the orphanage is still in operation. Need to find where their records are. Any help or if you know of a mother who adopted her twin sons, please help. Thank you!

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Bobbie,   mykyhillbillytree@hotmail.com ,    Thu May 8 08:25:52 2003



NAPIER
Knight's Pittman Home ~ Fayette County, KY ~ USA
1920-1930

       

Was wondering if anyone is familiar with the Knight's Pittman Home in Fayette Co., KY... or the KY House of Reform? I've recently found out that my Grt uncles were wards in these places and I would be very interested to know more about them, pictures, and if possible records. Harrison Napier b/ 1913 was at the Knight's Pittman Home during 1920 and in 1930 at the KY House of Reform.... Joe Napier b/ 1916 was at the Knight's Pittman Home in 1920 & 1930.... Their mother was Ida Duff-Napier b/ 1896 father was Hiram Napier. If anyone has any info they can give me please email me at your earliest convience: mykyhillbillytree@hotmail.com .

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rhoda lynn,   agentlibra@yahoo.com,    Thu May 8 19:35:52 2003



gregory dickerson files lindsey holt pierce
virginia tennesee texas
ANY

       

i would like info on the listed surnames.any newspaper clippings on the surname dickerson 19?-now from texas would be appreciated,espcially papers from sabine/newton/jasper/jefferson counties-1960-'90 on anyone with the surname of dickerson. ras,2880 w.houston st,jasper tx 75951-9327

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Sue Reynolds,   suereynolds@mchsi.com,    Sun May 11 12:00:03 2003



Estes
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
1902- 1916 ?

       

I have been searching many years to find the Children's home my grandmother, Lillie May Estes, had lived in. She knew that she lived with the Tim Moore Family, but didn't know where. I have recently found the home, but have not found her listed in the census. I've also found the history of the home. It was first founded in 1902 by Rev J. O. Mcklurkan as a Pentecostal Mission Bible School. By 1906 it was called the Pentecostal Mission Training home for girls. By 1908, Mrs Tim Moore was the superintendant of the home. I am still trying to locate more information but would also be willing to do look ups for anyone thinking they may have someone that lived in this home. It was located on McFerrin Ave in East Nashville. I have a photo that was taken, I'm guessing on this, between 1908-1910. I hope to locate someone with the records from this home. I will eventually as I have time transcibe the 1910 and 1920 census, but I don't see it happening this summer. Thanks for this web site, it was much needed. Sue

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Jorita Hagins,   jo1911@cox.net,    Mon May 12 22:00:55 2003







       

. In a West Texas town called Abilene Texas in the early 1920's and the late 1918;s there was a man called Dr. W.A. Nicholas. Later on he became known as Rev Nicholas. This man help organize an organization called West Texas Children Aid and Welfare Association. He would travel by horse, wagon, train or how ever he could to locate babies and children who were not wanted. Then he would go and place the children in homes. Last known record was 1955 . During his time he placed over 1500 children into homes.. You can see the web site http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/adoptee//. Or type in West Texas Children Aid This event will be help in Abilene Texas August 9th and 10th.2003 Who knows what can take place. I have many pictures of babies he placed and no names. Many people he placed have pictures of their infant and just maybe some one will see the picture and know who is who. I am asking for help to contact people all over the country on this and writing every one that has a similar story. If you have any information you wish to share please let me know. Any one is welcome to come to the meeting which place will be announced later. . Contact me at Jorita Hagins; P.O. Box 1248: Abilene, Texas 79604-1248: Phone (has a machine) 325- 677-8483 and cell is 915-338-1213 or 915-338- 2575

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Donna Campbell,   dmc22c@mindspring.com,    Sat May 17 17:02:26 2003



Tabbert
Presbyterian Orphan's Home Plainfield NJ
late 1800's

       

Looking for information on the Presbyterian Orphanage that operated in the late 1800's in Plainfield NJ. Any information would be welcome.

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Elmer Leroy Evans,   bjberrykeeper@hotmail.com,    Sat May 17 18:58:56 2003



Elmer Leroy Evans and Ellen J. Evans
The Humane Society and The Home For Little Wanderers, St. Joseph, Missouri
1935 and 1936

       

I am Elmer Leroy Evans. I am looking for any family members, especially my sister, Ellen J. Evans. Ellen was born March 6, 1928 in St. Joseph, Missouri. I was born March 12, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Ellen was taken to The Home For Little Wanderers in St. Joseph. She went to grade school in St. Joseph while she lived at the orphanage. I was three years old when they gave me up and I've just found out that I have a sister, but I remember holding your hand. Our parents are Nellie Angus (Shepard) Evans and Elmer Arthur Evans of St. Joseph, Missouri. Please, if anyone knows about this, please contact me at bjberrykeeper@hotmail.com and BE SURE to put Elmer Leroy Evans in the subject line so that I don't think that the message is junk mail and delete it before I get to read it.

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Jennifer Moran,   lunasoliel2@aol.com,    Wed May 21 10:18:35 2003



Lovett , Lovitt,Lovit, Lovet
Troy ,NY
1863- 1865

       

I am searching for the parents of my gg grandfather George Henry Lovett. He was put in the Troy Orphan Asylum in Troy , Ny in 1863. He has siblings who were sent ,where we don not know . His father name may have been Ulysses Lovett. No mothers name was listed.It may have been Georgiana or Eliza.We have found him listed with his father and siblings on the the 1860 census in Frankfort , Ny , Herkimer County. George Lovett was indentured to the Sheldon Family Farm in Willsboro ,NY.His sibling were Austin, Charles, James ,& Mary. We have found their last name spelled many different ways. Any information is greatly appreciated!

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Jennifer Moran,   lunasoliel2@aol.com,    Wed May 21 10:19:05 2003



Lovett , Lovitt,Lovit, Lovet
Troy ,NY
1863- 1865

       

I am searching for the parents of my gg grandfather George Henry Lovett. He was put in the Troy Orphan Asylum in Troy , Ny in 1863. He has siblings who were sent ,where we don not know . His father name may have been Ulysses Lovett. No mothers name was listed.It may have been Georgiana or Eliza.We have found him listed with his father and siblings on the the 1860 census in Frankfort , Ny , Herkimer County. George Lovett was indentured to the Sheldon Family Farm in Willsboro ,NY.His sibling were Austin, Charles, James ,& Mary. We have found their last name spelled many different ways. Any information is greatly appreciated!

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kathy osenenko,   kkathykyle@wmconnect.com,    Sat May 24 18:13:57 2003



plavka
new jersey


       

I am looking for my great aunt. We just learned of her existance. She was born in 1954 in NJ. Her birth name was DONNA PLAVKA, her mom's name was Joan knight Plavka. I would greatly appreciate any information or advice.

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Thomas Roy Genest,   trgenest@bellsouth.net,    Mon May 26 09:57:53 2003



unknown
Catholic Orphanage, Portland, Maine
1945- 1948

       

I was in a Catholic opphanage in Portland Miane until 1948 (age 3), my birth name was ROGER, but my adoptive parents renamed me THOMAS ROY GENEST. I am looking for anyone who has any information regarding my family. I do not know if I have any brothers or sisters. After my adoption in 1948, I was taken to North Haverhill, New Hampshire and raised by my adoptive parents, Henry and Phoebe Genest. My adoptive father was a New Hampshire State Trooper, mother was a homemaker. If you have any information you can share, please contact me...no matter how small the information might seem to you, it may be a significant piece of the puzzle. Thank you very much. Tom Genest trgenest@bellsouth.net

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Susan,   atwigonthetree@aol.com,    Mon May 26 22:41:00 2003



Franklin
Children's Home, Paris, Edgar Co., Illinois
possibly 1899 - 1916

       

My Great Grandmother lived in an Orphanage in Paris, Illinois. I have post cards mailed to her dated 1910 & 1914. The cards are addressed to her c/o Children's Home, and one has c/o her Mother, Estella Franklin at the Children's Home. John Franklin married Estella Miller 1897 they had possibly 12 children: Callie, Earnest, Leona, Sarah, Mary, Hattie, Martha, John, Edward, Ervin, Homer, and an unknown last child. It is unknown if all these children lived in the orphanage. Some of them may have died at a young age because our family has no record of them. Acutally our family only has a record of 5 of the above children. 4 traveled to Baltimore, MD with their Mother in 1916, and one was adopted in Illinois, and remained in Illinois. I'm hoping someone knows where this orphanage was located or where their records may be so that we can contact them to see if they have information on the children so we can update our family records. If you have any infromation, you may email me directly at: atwigonthetree@aol.com

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Jenny,   paintedpony@myjaycounty.com ,    Tue May 27 13:39:44 2003



Tucker, Tukker
Home For Little Wonderers, Boston, Mass. US
1880-1924

       Orphanshome, Finding My GGrandmother Sister, May 26, 2003

Needing to know, anyone having imformation on Florence (Flossy) Tucker. She was born in Boston, Mass and was taken across country on a orphan train. Sisters of Florence, were dropped off in Delaware Co. Muncie, Indiana and was adopted out as servents. The 2 sisters we adopted and ended up on The Whaley Farm, in Jay County, Portland, In. Their names were Lottie E. and Laura Tucker (Whaley, dont know for sure if they went by the Whaley name or not) Florence, was either dropped off, either before or after..Anyone with information on her married name or where she went, please contact me..

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suresh,   sureshchennain@yahoo.om,    Tue May 27 21:53:24 2003







       

Dear Sir/madam, SUB: Needed Your Humble Assistance Greetings to you in Jesus mighty name. Let me introduce to you about my self. I'm P.SURESH aged 20 years a poor student living in Chennai - India. I've a sick mother who is suffering from a Heart Problem and a Migraine Head ache and I don't have my father. My Father was passed away when I was 5 months old. He met with an accident. I don't have any side support and Income. At the time being I'm staying in my relatives' house. I'm successfully completed my school studies with the help of my Friend & Relatives and now I've joined in to The University of Madras for my graduation degree B.C.A ( Bachelor of computer applications) after I worked hard in part time job. Now I'm successfully completed my first year in University. Sir/madam, Now my situation is being very worst and not able to pay my college fees and book fees and such. Sir, My part time earnings is very little, and my mother was very sick and most of my earnings are spend for my mothers medical Bill. Sir/madam, since I have no support I may not be able to pay off my college fees. I may not be able to continue my college studies. I'm very much interested in my studies. Sir/madam, I kindly and humbly request you sir, to help me to pay off my college fees and help me to continue my studies. I beg you sir, Please help me. If you help me Sir, I'll be thankful to you for ever and ever and also I will be very proud to receive a help from you, for my education. Your sincere attention in this mater is very much appreciated. Thanking you Yours sincerely, P.SURESH Sir/madam, If you know any organisation who help me please forward this mail to them or please give me their e-mail address telephone I'll keep in touch with them.

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Linda Bechtold,   bechtold@utma.com,    Wed May 28 19:57:55 2003



Thompson
Christian Children's Home? Jersey City, NJ
early 1900's/1910's

       

I am starting a search for my grandmother's brother/family. My 7 year old has sparked everyone's interest. The story goes like this: My grandma JENNIE THOMPSON and her brother JIMMY THOMPSON were taken to Christian Children's Home in JERSEY CITY, NJ when their mother died. Jennie was about 7 and Jimmy maybe 12 at the time. Jimmy had to leave when he was 16 or so and when he did he joined the circus. (or so the story goes) and as far as I know, was not heard from again. 7-8 years after the children were left, the father died. (name unknown) my grandmother took the train to the funeral in BROOKLYN, NY with another orphan-my "Aunt" Agnes. They were the only 2 at the funeral and the funeral director cried. Maybe that will spark some memories of the family. My mother was born in the mid 30's. Her mother had her children somewhat later for the time, making her time at the orphanage during 1910-1915? Really don't have much to go on, but any information at all would be so appreciated!! Also, any help as far as where to start. Thanks. Linda

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Linda Bechtold,   bechtold@utma.com,    Thu May 29 12:18:46 2003



Thompson
Christian Children's Home???? Jersey City, NJ, Hudson County, NJ
1900's-1910's???

       


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Linda Bechtold,   bechtold@utma.com,    Thu May 29 12:20:55 2003



Thompson
Christian Children's Home???? Jersey City, NJ, Hudson County, NJ
1900's-1910's???

       

Regarding my earlier post. The name of my grandmother's brother may have been Leonard or Clifford Thompson. Their father may have been McGuire Thompson. Any info on where to look and how to search would be so helpful. Thanks, Linda

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Gail Holzhausen,   owlsnest@htc.net,    Fri May 30 09:34:22 2003



simpson
st. louis Mo.
1900

       

I am searching for information on three relatives, Elizabeth, Genevieve (Jennie) and James Simpson. Their parents were Catherine (nee Farrell) and James Simpson. The three children were placed in an orphans'home after 1885 and up to 1910 in St. Louis Missouri. The children were born in St. Louis but their parents were born in Ireland. I have little other information other than James moved to Elsberry in Lincoln county Mo. and married Birdie, who was a widow. Elizabeth married Michael Joseph Walsh and had two children in St. Louis. Genevieve (Jennie) never married and lived in St. Louis. She was the eldest of the three and may not have been placed in the orphans home for very long.

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Elnora Gibson,   Elnoraegibson@aol.com,    Tue Jun 3 13:26:42 2003



Evans
Orange, Ct West Haven


       


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Elnora Gibson,   Elnoraegibson@aol.com,    Tue Jun 3 13:30:31 2003



Evans
Orange, Ct West Haven


       

Looking for Parents of George Walter Evans born about 1879. Adopted son of George and Harriet Evans of West Haven, CT (Orange) according to 1900 Census. Like to know actual parents of George Walter or Walter George Evans. (Africa-American)and place of birth.

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barbara,   titherington@bigpond.com,    Sat Jun 7 05:16:33 2003



Titterington
Davenport, Iowa. USA
from 1906/7

       

Am looking for descendants of John Titterington & Emaline Saville who died in 1906 & 1907. Their children Albert(born 1895),Rhoda(1896),Joseph(1900),Blanche and Elsie were placed in an orphanage in Davenport, Iowa. Have managed to trace Albert to Zapata, Texas where he died in 1976 but have not had any luck with the others, they probably changed their names when adopted out. If anyone knows anything about these people I would appreciate a call.

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Brenda Wade,   btwade@aol.com,    Sat Jun 7 17:39:32 2003



Boreman, Bormann, Borman
Anderson County, KS
1929-1934

       


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Brenda Wade,   btwade@aol.com,    Sat Jun 7 17:44:56 2003



Boreman, Bormann, Borman
Anderson County, KS
1929-1934

       Looking for Boreman children

I am looking for the children of Arthur Boreman and Vera Pingry of Greeley, Anderson County, KS. I am trying to determine if the children were placed in an orphange in the area or were simply adopted by families there. My uncle Wayne Arthur Mourer--born Boreman)was adopted by the Claude Mourer family in Greeley, KS in about 1934-35. He had a brother and a sister. I do not know who adopted them. Vera Pingry Boreman divorced Arthur Pingry and remarried Wilber Dean Poe and moved to Louisiana, where they both died and are buried there. If anyone has any information on this family, I would appreciate hearing from you or reading your post. If anyone knows of an orphange in that area during that time period, I also would love to know. Thanks very much.

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Merci Vanasse-Vickery,   Mercilesss@aol.com,    Mon Jun 9 10:27:51 2003



Davis
Home for Little Wanderers,Springfield,Ma.
1921- 25???

       

My mother Constance Louise Davis born March 28,1920 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts along with her siblings Mary (Ellen), Lawerence(Larry) and Robert (Bob) Davis were placed in the Home for Little Wanderers in Springfield, Ma. after their mother Myra Killfoile Davis passed away in 1921. My grandfather Asa James (Jim) Davis was unable to care for them and it is my understanding they spent the weekdays at the orphanage and w/ends with him or relatives. At a later date all went to live with different relatives. I am searching for any information you can provided me . With thanks, Merci Vanasse-Vickery

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Tina Curti,   curti@bellsouth.net,    Mon Jun 9 17:33:04 2003



Edwin Harley Christian
Pisgah Home for Children Birmingham, AL ( I think)


       

I am looking for any information on my grandfather's birth family. I know that his was born on Feb. 13,1913 and was adopted from the Pisgah Home for Children,Birmingham, AL( I think) in April 1913 to Ida Vee and William Braxton Christian. At the home he was called Baby Boy Wilson. My family has the adoption papers but no birth certificate. If any one knows any info. on the Pisgah Home ( may have been taken over by state few years later) or Edwin H. Christian's birth faimly please let me know.

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Maggie Barnes,   mjbarnes77@aol.com,    Wed Jun 25 20:56:27 2003



Barnes
Unknown, Los Angeles area, CA, USA
Unknown

       

Randall Allen (Jack) Barnes, left at boy's home or some type home, possible Pasadena, CA. He was born to unknown girl who, according to Jack, was from Northern Ca and sent to Southern CA to deliver child. Family did not want birth known. Jack says his name Randall Allen Barnes and born July 26, 1914 (cd be incorrect). Given to Pratt family, in San Fernando Valley, CA, but not adopted by them. I married him in 1948 and he died in 1952 of TB. I'd like to hear from anyone who knew of orphanages and/or boys homes in early 1900's in Valley area of LA County, names, dates of business; if closed, where records might be. Medical reasons for children and grandchildren, and to know who his parents were. Also where Pratt descendants may be. Thanks for any help. Maggie Barnes

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Harriet Ray,   hray302831@aol.com,    Fri Jun 27 21:41:07 2003



kemp
broad street henrico county Virginia
1831

       

I recently posted a query for a half brother born in a home on Broad Street Henrico county Virginia Richmond. I previously stated that he was born 1932 or 1933 however it was 1931. Please post this query I am looking for my half brother born in a home for unwed mothers in 1931. I have a beautiful message for him from his biological mother that was given on her death bed. I would love to let him and his children know of the beautiful woman she was. And how she hated giving up her first born son. Please contact me at Hray302831@aol.com

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Pamela ,   ptklc@yahoo.com,    Sun Jun 29 21:01:04 2003



Skodinski
Indianapolis or South Bend, Indiana
1911?

       

I am looking for informaion about my grandfather born Paul Walter Skodinski 1904 in South Bend, Indiana and his brother Oskar Elmer Skodinski born 1906? (Oskar may have had a twin, John, who may have died at birth) I found Oskar in the 1920 census where he was an "inmate" at an orphanage in Indianapolis and my grandfather was a handyman for a Mr. Franz in Marion County, Indianapolis Indiana. He would have been 16. Their parents, Paul and Bertha Skodinski, were divorced. Bertha re-married a Norman Dietrich and lived on Lincoln Way West in South Bend. My grandfather had a sister Esther. My grandfather changed his name to Paul Walter Smith by 1930. I am trying to find records on my grandfather and his brother from the orphange they went to and when and where he changed his name. At first I thought they were in the orphanage in Mishawaka, which is now a Family and Childrens Center, but after some correspondence I found out he had not been there. Any information or photos of the orphanage in Indianapolis or name of contacts will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Pamela :)

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Christine,   ckirka@aol.com,    Wed Jul 2 09:48:45 2003



Fortin
St. Vincents Orphanage, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
1920

       

Hello, my name is Christine (Fortin). I am trying to find any information on a St. Vincents Orphanage in Saginaw, Michigan. My dad and his brothers were there in 1920. If anyone knows how I could get pictures of it, location where it was, or documents on my dad and uncles (they were from Bay City, Mich.) I would deeply appreciate it .

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merlene ray,   amcboys@aol.com,    Fri Jul 4 14:48:50 2003



william aldous or aldon
ogdensburg to new york city to orphan train to harrisonville, mo
unknown

       

my grandfather,william aldous(orpahnage my have misspeled it to be aldon)and his siblings were either given to the orphange or were taken from their parents(stephen and violet aldous) around 1912 to 1914. there were 6 or 7 siblings.my grandfather was put on the orphan train to harrisinville, mo. he was adopted by ruben and maude foley. one sister,marion, was adopted by mr. and mrs. geroge gray of waddington, new york. i am trying to build my family tree. any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated. thank you merlene ray amcboys@aol.com

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Kathy Hundemer,   khundemer@earthlink.net,    Tue Jul 8 10:46:59 2003



McCadden
St. Vincent's Orphanage
circa 1861 - 1873

       

I am searching for information regarding my great-grandfather William T. McCadden (born in Santa Fe, New Mexico) and his 2 sisters, Marguerite and Elizabeth McCadden who were both born in Canada (possibly Franklin). After the death of their mother, Margaret Hoolihan McCadden (circa 1861), they were raised in a St. Vincent's Orphanage (unknown location), probably run by the Catholic Sisters of Charity while their father, William McCadden, served in the Civil War and later after their father settled in Kansas. Thank you for any help you can give me regarding this orphanage.

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Sharon Cope,   oscarskeeper@aol.com,    Tue Jul 8 22:09:18 2003



Mclelland, Maclelland, Mclellan, Mcclellan, Maclellan
State of Indiana or Indiana County Pennsylvania
1895 - 1900

       

I am looking for any information on William Mclelland Had a brother James or John who was older and a younger sister Mabel Lived with Alfred and Anna Wyllie from York, Pennsylvania.

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Rebecca Jones ,   Tinkrblle2@aol.com ,    Wed Jul 9 11:45:33 2003







       

I am looking for information on an orphanage that was in New Jersey called Immaculate Conception. My mother-in-law was raised there and we are both interested in it's history, any pictures, anyone who also was there. She was there between the years of 1950-1961. Any information would be helpful since so far I have found none.

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Gail Jorgensen,   gailjorgensen@cox.net,    Sat Jul 12 23:29:57 2003



Greyer or Greyere or similiat
Back Bay? Boston MA
around or about 1871-1891

       

My great-grandmother was raised in a private orphanage in the Boston area because her parents either died or were not around. her Grandfather had a photography studio in the Boston area called Greyer Studios or however the name was spelled. I am trying to locate information on the orphanage or the name

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Nan,   tnt403@sc.rr.com,    Sun Jul 13 11:42:13 2003



Mullen
Brooklyn New York
1910

       

Hi! I would like to find the records for St. Joseph's Female Orphan Asylum in Brooklyn, NY. I believe I found my Mom's name there. I would like to locate any records for 1808 on. Nan

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Charles and Harry Kramer
Kentucky
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Marian L. Bonacci,   marianb@cox.net,    Tue Jul 15 16:41:24 2003



St. Mary's Maternity Hospital
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
1909

       

I am trying to find out where the birth records of St. Mary's Maternity Hospital are now kept for births of babies that were NOT put up for adoption. My aunt was born there on Oct. 06, 1909. I am trying to find out if my grandmother lived there while she was waiting to have her baby and if there is additional information that will help me learn more about my grandmother. It is my understanding that this hospital is now closed. So where are the records being held? If anyone knows please contact me. Thank you ever so much. Marian

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Rae Jean Miles,   bigred23@cox.net,    Sat Jul 19 17:03:07 2003



John Pershing Byrd
Chattanooga, Tenneessee
around 1928- 33

       

My Father was not an orphan but was put in a orphan home in Chattanogga in a time of Family Crisis for a time..would like to know which one if there is a way to find out.

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Ronald L. Miller,   ronmlr34@yahoo.com,    Tue Jul 22 10:12:36 2003



Miller
annie witenmyer
unknown

       

Hi I am looking for ny aunt who was adopted at a very young age aprox.1942 it was my dads dream to find his sister,but he has sense passed away i am trying to fullfill hi wish.... her name at birth was peggy miller

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Eric Heinton,   heintonm@bellsouth.net,    Thu Jul 24 14:21:02 2003



Powell
Mobile, AL
1900 +/-

       

Searching for orpanage records for Mobile,AL. My grandmother, Rhoda Viola Powell was orphaned by Irving Powell and Martha Bratton Powell sometime between 1898 and 1915 and sent to an orphanage in Mobile, AL. She was born in Savannah, TN. Believe the orphanage was Catholic.

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Doris Falkenberg,   BraveFalk@aol.com,    Fri Jul 25 14:42:18 2003



Pew
Hastings on the Hudson
1914

       

My step-father Roger Pew (Bordon - changed last name) was taken from his father and placed in an orphanage. He remembers he was about 4 or 5. All he remembers it was Hastings on the Hudson.He was there for about 10 years. The Vanderbelts lived next door to this orphanage. If any one has any information, please pass it on. Thanks Doris

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Gail Taylor,   ataylor881@aol.com,    Tue Jul 29 18:40:07 2003



Washburn
Arkansas Baptist Orphan's Home, Drew County, Marion Township, Monticello, AR


       

I am looking for any information available on Beatrice, Ralph or Nelson Washburn. They were listed on the 1930 census in Arkansas Baptist Orphans' Home in Monticello, AR. They were 13, 11 and 9 years old respectively in 1930. They may be my relatives. Thank you so much.

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MALONEY-BRECHBIEL,   policeheart2002@yahoo.com,    Fri Aug 1 20:47:55 2003




Chambersburg,Pa.Hospital


       

I have a close friend who asked me to post this message.Her husband was born on March 28,1932 at Chambersburg,Pa.Hospital.He was adopted at the hospital when he was ten days old by Joseph Mark Maloney and his wife,Mary E. Brechbiel.My friend and her husband would like to know who his biological (birth) parents were.If any information,please contact me via my email address and I will relay the information to them. I reside in Lake County,Ill. in Island Lake.Also,if you know of these parents,please do email me-they would like to hear from anyone concerning them.

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Beth Donley,   gdonley@mchsi.com,    Sun Aug 3 15:47:19 2003



Andrew Zimmerman
Marietta, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio
1886- maybe 1905

       

Andrew Zimmerman born in Parkersburg, WVA on May 6,1886. He told his family he was in an orphanage in both Marietta and Cincinnati, Ohio. He lived with a Gray Family in Indiana after that. He said his mother's name was Clara Zimmerman and father's name was Elmer Wagner. Any help on where I might find informaion on this would be appreciated. Thanks, B Donley

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Darlenea Tucker Hildreth,   scottanddar@yahoo.com,    Sun Aug 3 18:06:47 2003



Lottridge
Athens, Ohio


       

I am looking for Loucinda who posted the query for the Lottridge family in Athens, Ohio. Allen Lottridge was married to Minverva Jane Tucker. I am researching the Tucker name and I come from Nathan Tucker, brother to Nerva Jane. I also have a picture of Minverva Jane and one of Nathan Tucker. I have a little bit of information on this family but I have not been able to contact Loucinda. Please respond, I can help you a lot. Darlenea Tucker Hildreth 1276 S. Beechwood Avenue Bloomington, CA 92316-1521

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Holly Miller,   rodnholly@juno.com,    Mon Aug 4 01:01:22 2003



Yeoman or Mcgonagle
Oklahoma or Ohio


       

I'm trying to locate my great grandmother Beatrice who was put up for adoption in either Oklahoma or Ohio between 1913 - 1923. We're not sure of most of the details as her mother died of TB shortly after she was born. Mother's maiden surname was Mcgonagle and unsure of her fathers. Both parents we believe are from Kilkenny Ireland. Any leads would be great.

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Teresa,   yellow_armour@yahoo.com,    Tue Aug 5 17:30:43 2003



Keyes, Keys
Crenshaw County Alabama or that area
around late 1800' s

       

I am looking a information on a Orphanage in Crenshaw county Alabama. It may have been listed as a different name since Crenshaw county was formed from several different counties. My great grandmother was a child there before my great grandfather kidnaped her and married her. Her name was Florence Keyes. She was born on April 16, 1879. My ggrandfather's name was Robert Lee Jenkins. Please email me if you have any amount of information about any orphanages in that area or about these two people. I would like to find out more about the kidnapping too.

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T Oceguera,   ldyt55@aol.com,    Wed Aug 6 16:30:56 2003







       

I have lots of children's clothing I wish to donate directly to an orphanage. I live in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles California. I appreciate your help.

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Linda Mora,   LMora1153@aol.com,    Wed Aug 6 21:28:18 2003



STAFORD



       

My grandfather was John Thomas Stafford born 1879. He was placed in an orphanage somewhere in the south along with his brother Charles/Charlie. They were placed there about 1885-1890. They were placed in the orphanage by their uncle after their mother and 2 sisters died of malaria and then a while later their father died from a fall from a wagon. John was told his brother died at the orphanage but he believed he had been adopted and they didn't want any trouble fom him. John settled and married in Lee County, Mississippi. So I feel the orphanage was close to this area. Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

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Brenda,   bscript@hotmail.com,    Fri Aug 8 07:57:21 2003



Lutz
St. Anthony's Orphanage Toledo, Ohio
1947- 1952

       

Anyone out there with info or pics of St. Anthony's. My mother Mary Jo and four or five of her brothers lived here in the late 40's and early 50's. Thanks in advance.

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Wendy,   wendypullins@hotmail.com,    Sat Aug 9 21:43:29 2003




Orhanage near " tribal land " near Kansas City, MO area or Kansas
1926/1927

       

Can anyone tell me the names of any orphanages from 1926 that were located near " tribal lands " near Kansas City, MO or Kansas, or direct me to anyone who can? A baby girl, who was supposedly born on Nov. 9, 1926 was dropped off at an orphanage when she was about a month old. She was adopted by a couple from Salina, KS and raised there. Any help would be appreciated!

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evelyn howerton,   eviehowerton322@msn.com,    Mon Aug 11 22:34:35 2003



caylor cayler
loundon training school,? Loudon tenessee


       


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evelyn howerton,   eviehowerton322@msn.com,    Mon Aug 11 22:34:36 2003



caylor cayler
loundon training school,? Loudon tenessee


       


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evelyn howerton,   eviehowerton322@msn.com,    Mon Aug 11 22:34:37 2003



caylor cayler
loundon training school,? Loudon tenessee


       


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evelyn howerton,   eviehowerton322@msn.com,    Mon Aug 11 22:55:00 2003



caylor cayler
loudon training school loundon tenessee blount county
1926-1941?

       

My mother and her brother were placed here,she came down with polio and had a very rough time there.I would like to find records for those years,if possible people she knew there and later at nurses training school.She died very young and there was an immense sadness deep within her,right up to her death.She spoke of the staff separating her from her younger brother.who her mother in dying left in her charge.Both were later part of the Manhattan Project,she a nurse in Los Alamos N.M.I Haven't been able to access records from the gov,either state or fed. They are both listed on 1930 cencus,would apperciate help in finding more history,I was 15 at her death,in 1969.

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g long,   gjean11@aol.com,    Tue Aug 12 21:50:50 2003



Quinn
St Agnes Home, 63rd st NYC/USA or St Agnes HOme Sparkhill, NY
1891-1901

       

I AM TRYING TO FIND A LISTING OF THE CHILDREN LIVING IN THIS ORPHANAGE BETWEEN 1891 AND 1901 THANK YOU

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Carolyn Painter,   ICPainter@aol.com,    Thu Aug 14 14:25:52 2003



Morr, adopted name
Indiana
1899- 1900

       

I am looking for the birth family of Clara Morr born October 2,1896 and Roscoe Morr born April 30, 1898 probably in IN. They were adopted by George Morr in 1900 in Auburn IN. I do not know their birth names. They had an older sister who stayed with their birth mother. I believe the Morrs picked the children up from some sort of an agency in the Plymouth IN area in 1899 or 1900.

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Melissa Turner,   pngduffer@aol.com,    Fri Aug 15 03:58:42 2003



Sarah Jane May and sister Mary Ann May
Augusta Orphan Asylum / Tuttle Newton Home - Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
1884 - 1890

       

I am looking for any information on my great great grandmother Sarah Jane May. She and her sister Mary Ann May were placed in the Augusta Orphan Asylum / Tuttle Newton Home by their mother on Aug 6, 1884. The two girls were taken out of the home by their Grandmother, who's name was not found in records. I am looking for parents of Sarah and Mary. I am also trying to find Mary Ann May's family. Melissa

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Phyllis,   boating8@mynewroads.com,    Sun Aug 17 15:19:04 2003



MARY ELIZABETH PELATE & TWIN SISTER SYLVANIA EMILY PELATE
ST. MARY'S ORPHANAGE, ALTON, ILLINOIS


       

Does anyone know how I can obtain records from an orphange that was in Alton, Illinois in the 1880's? It's name was St. Mary's Orphanage. My grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Sharleville, nee Pelate and her twin Sister, Sylvania Emily LaRose nee Pelate, may have been adopted from there by Louis Pelate and Emily Pelate nee Boyer. Thanks for any help. Phyllis

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Lynda Ste. Jhourre,   windchasermn@yahoo.com,    Wed Aug 20 11:15:39 2003
windchaserkennels.com


St. John's Orphanage Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1952


       

I was placed for adoption in 1952 by my birth parents. I was adopted by Lawrence and Juleen Schmidt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was told my birth date was April 8, 1952. My adoptive parents told me little about my birth parents, except that they had a number of other children and could not afford me. i am not sure if this was true. They also made other comments about them of which I have never been able to verify. To their deaths, they would discuss nothing of my real parents of whom I would like to know what they were like and if I did have any other siblings. If anyone may be looking for a sister born in 1952 please contact me.

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Sandy Chapman,   schap@ksu.edu,    Wed Aug 20 20:12:34 2003



Trautmann / Trautman / Troutman
Windom / Wyndom Lawn Orphanage, Lockport NY
1887-1892

       

My maternal grandfather was born 7/1/1887 with one of the above surnames. It is presumed that he was born in the Buffalo/Lockport area. As a young child, he was placed in the Windom Orphange. A younger sister may have accompanied him to the orphanage. He had two older brothers, who may or may not have been placed in the orphanage. In their teens, the brothers worked with horses/mules on the Erie Canal. By 1892 he was adopted. Any information on the Trautmann family or the orphanage is sincerely appreciated. Best wishes on your search!

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Clydene W. Cannon,   clydenefred@juno.com,    Sat Aug 23 22:05:36 2003



WILER - WEILER
Indian Territory, Bryan County - now Bryan County, Oklahoma
unk to 1918

       

My great-grandfather, Augustos F. Wiler, is on one of the Orphan Train lists. The only information given on it is the location of Indian Territory, Bryan County - now Bryan Co., OK. He was born in Germany, April of 1840. I have found an August Wiler living in upstate N.Y. in Chatagua Co. in 1850 - A Wiler Family in the 10th Dist. of New Orleans with a son named August and an August Wiler in Bastrop Co., Texas on the 1860 Census alone. The Wiler Family on the 1850 New Orleans Census may possibly have been his parents. Unknown what happened to them. Would love to hear from an ancestor related to the New Orleans Wiler family or others who might be related in any way.

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Donna Campbell,   dmc22c@mindspring.com,    Thu Aug 28 17:24:51 2003



Tabbert
Plainfield, NJ
1896>

       

Looking for information on Gertrude Tabbert and maybe other siblings who were placed in an orphange at some point after her birth in 1896, in Plainfield NJ. Later she was placed in the home of a Presbyterian family to work. Looking for information and hoping to find extended family. Thank you, Donna

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douglas hays,   rosesnsilk@hotmail.com,    Sat Aug 30 14:37:41 2003



ullery
helena montana
1

       

I am looking for my husbands mother and father. He was placed in the system at the age of 1 yrs old in Helena Montana. His birth mothers name was Dorothy June Draper,age 15 His fathers name was Sam Ullery age 29 .If anyone can help me locate them or know something about them could you please e-mail me or call 661-993- 2506 and ask for Debbie.I have been looking for a while and I would love any info that you can provide... Thank You Debra

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Jana Jordan,   jordan78@hotpop.com,    Fri Sep 5 12:03:49 2003
www.pcjordans.com


Matthews is the surname, Lonetta, Donnie, Lester, and Homer were the siblings
unknown for sure, but thought to be Dallas TX area
early 1900's

       

My grandmother and her siblings were placed in an orphanage in the early 1900's. My grandmother's name is Lonetta Faye Matthews, her brothers were Lester (a baby) and Homer, and a sister Donnie. Donnie was the eldest, then Homer, then Lonetta, then Lester. I have a letter that Donnie wrote home to her mother, Dexter D Smith Matthews, asking her to get them out of the orphanage, she thought she was about 9 yo at the time, she has since passed on, but couldn't recall the name of the orphanage. She remembers her mother coming to get them and riding the train home, said it wasn't very far and home was East TX, Alba area, and she thought the orphanage was in Dallas, TX. My grandmother was born in 1912, so this would have been in the early 1900's. If you have any information on these children, which orphanage, or anything, please let me know. You can write me at jordan78@hotpop.com. I've just begun my search on the Matthews, so I know there's not much information, but maybe something will come from this. Thanks so much! Jana Jordan

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Cyndy Moen,   delldudes@gra.midco.net,    Sat Sep 13 08:19:23 2003



Strobel/Stroble
Life Line Orphan Home, Wyandotte, Ks.
1930- ?

       

I am trying to find some information regarding a census record that I found on my son's grandfather BENJAMIN STROBEL. He is listed with sister EVELYN on the 1930 census of Wyandotte, Ks Township Shawnee. He is listed as an orphan, and the sideline of the census is hard to read, but it looks as though it says "Life Line Orphan Home". I know that technically he wasn't an orphan, because his father didn't die until 1974, but I also know that the children were either taken away from their mother or she died. Maybe Julius had already left or divorced her. If anyone has any information about this orphan home, or knows where I could inquire please respond.

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Donna Ames,   Donna.Ames@comcast.net,    Tue Sep 16 06:02:17 2003



Charles Ames/Eames/Emes
Probably near Hartford, CT, possibly Boston, MA
1812-1822

       

I am looking for information on Charles Ames, born March 20, 1812 and orphaned. He was mentored by and lived with Judge Andrew Judson from 1822-1830 in Canterbury, CT but I assume he was in an orphanage until that point. Any orphanage info (what orphanages existed at the time, and where) would be appreciated. He could also have been born in Boston, so orphanages there are a possibility, as well. Thank you, Donna Ames

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Alicia M.,   aliciasuomi@hotmail.com,    Thu Sep 18 18:41:57 2003



Gladys Vickers
New York
1920

       Betty Proulx

Hi On the posting for Gladys Vickers, i can tell you this from 1920 at the Home for Friendless? Children and Women in Booklynn New York Gladys Vickers born Vermont age 7. Father born England Mother born Scotland. Not much to go on i am afraid but if she was born in Vermont you could try for a birth certificate from the state maybe? alicia

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Lisa Guzman,   lbrayer360@yahoo.com,    Mon Sep 22 14:03:28 2003



Honora Emily Fitzsimmons
Ogdensburg St. Lawrence County
1896-1906 ?

       

I am trying to find out information about the orphange that my grandmother Honora Emily Fitzsimmons was sent to after her mother died giving birth to her.We were always told that it was in Ogdensburg NY. It was a catholic orphange possibly run by french nuns. I have looked everywhere and cant seem to find it. She did not talk much about this. All I know is where and that she left to go with cousins when she was around 10 years old. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it very much. Lisa Guzman

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Jason Brown,   jbrown88@hotmail.com,    Tue Sep 23 15:10:56 2003



Brown
Southbridge Worsecter MA
??

       

I was told that my Grandfather Joseph Anthony Brown was adopted and that his birthname was Millet, not sure of the spelling, but this is the one I remember. I ordered his Social Security application and he filled out James A. Brown and Flora Dupree as his parents. I'm assuming they were the adoptive parents, because I found them (I think) on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses, and he was not on them. He wrote he was born October 11th 1910 in Southbridge (Worcester County) Mass. Any help would be much appreciated. If anyone even reads these!

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Bruce Bergren,   bruren777@aol.com,    Mon Sep 29 15:20:59 2003




Duluth, Mn.
2

       

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who was in an orphanage in Duluth, Mn., from the late 1940s to the mid 1950s

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Anita L. Westcott,   Nitabiskit@aol.com,    Mon Sep 29 19:23:40 2003



Norma Ayer (This is probably her adopted name)
Somewhere in Vermont
Probably 2-7 years

       Anita L. Westcott - Mother's orphanage location - September 29, 2003

I am looking for information from anyone who might have known my birthmother after her adoption in 1930. She probably was in an orphanage in Vermont before her adoption. She was born in 1923 and I am not sure if her first name was Norma or if that was the name given her by her adopted parents. I would also like to find out where I can get a list of the orphanages that were in operation during the 1923-1930 timeframe. My mother would have graduated High School in 1940 or 1941. Her name was Norma Ayer. She went to NY and joined the Navy WAVES and I think she attended Hunter College for their program there in 1943. I was born in NY City in January 24, 1944 and was given up for adoption in 1945. I am at a loss because I don't know if she went back to the Navy or if she got married or if she now lives in Vermont where she was from. It is not often that you have one adopted person looking for a mother who was also adopted. Talk about deadends! Please, if anyone knew this young lady when she was growing up, I sure would appreciate an email. Thanks

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Laura Hall Johnson,   sparklingeyes4@yahoo.com,    Thu Oct 2 01:47:39 2003



MARCUS, MARKS, MARQUIS, MARQUIZ, MARK
OK, AR
1865- 85

       

LOOKING FOR AN ORPHANAGE IN OK OR AR, INDIAN TERRITORY , THAT WAS RUN BY A WOMAN NAMED MRS. WIGGINS. MY GGRANDFATHER AND GGRANDMOTHER WERE BOTH THERE. THEY WERE PUT OUT FOR INDENTURED SERVICE BY THIS WOMAN AND TREATED VERY BADLY. THEY RAN AWAY TO MO AND WERE MARRIED THERE. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE YEARS 1865-1885. THERE NAMES WERE ROBERT H. NICHOLAS AND MONROE (MOLLY) LAVENE MARCUS. LOOKING FOR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS OF BOTH. THANK YOU. LAURA HALL JOHNSON

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Leslie,   lbjohns@hbci.com,    Fri Oct 3 21:15:39 2003



Mullen, Glenn Patrick OR Mullen, Patrick Glenn
Lacrosse, WI
1989 - ?

       

Looking for information on my great grandfather Glenn Patrick Mullen OR Patrick Mullen. He was born in 1894 in Superior Wisconsin to John Patrick Mullen & Mattie (Martha?) May Littager (sp?). Shortly after she died, Glenn (Patrick) and his brother (John?) and sister (Margaret?) were taken to an orphanage in LaCrosse WI on about August 1898. That is all the information that is available. If anyone would have ANY clue whatsoever, or any information, we would be grateful. Thanks, Leslie

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Darlenea Tucker Hildreth,   scottanddar@yahoo.com,    Sat Oct 4 11:21:43 2003



Nathan Andrew Lottridge, Dana Lottridge, of Athens, Ohio
Athens, Ohio
?

       

Am looking for Lucinda Lottridge Diamond from 2002 She posted a query about the above people Lucinda, please email me I can help you with this line I come from the Tucker side of the family. My grandpa was Nathan Tucker and his sister was Minerva Jane Tucker who married Allen Lottridge. Darlenea in California

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Shirley Kent,   shirley.kent@wap.org,    Sat Oct 4 14:11:37 2003



Hawk(e)
St. John's Orphanage Knoxville TN
1890's

       

I am looking for Mattie Hawk(e) and possibly three siblings who were raised at St. John's Orphanage, Knoxville, TN during the 1890's. She was my grandmother and I know nothing about her except that she died in a house fire in Etowah, TN in 1904. Her parents were Matthew and Sallie Hawk(e), and were married in VA Sept. 3, 1880. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, Shirley Kent

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Shirley Kent,   shirley.kent@wap.org,    Sat Oct 4 14:17:11 2003



Hawk(e)
St. John's Orphanage Knoxville TN
1890's

       

I am looking for Mattie Hawk(e) and possibly three siblings who were raised at St. John's Orphanage, Knoxville, TN during the 1890's. She was my grandmother and I know nothing about her except that she died in a house fire in Etowah, TN in 1904. Her parents were Matthew and Sallie Hawk(e), and were married in VA Sept. 3, 1880. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, Shirley Kent

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Melvala ,   whitehawk96@aol.com,    Sun Oct 5 14:47:35 2003



Nancy COPENHAVER
Georgia
early 1960s

       

Lived in Georgia early 1960s.Looking for parents. Any information is welcome.

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Robert L. Crawford,   goheadon@saber.net,    Tue Oct 7 08:31:53 2003



Ridgeway
Pryor, Oklahoma
5

       

Lilly Ridgeway left Billy Earl Ridgeway at Pryor, Oklahoma in the early 20's...he was young, not a new baby, possibly 4 or 5 years of age. If you even have a lead, or advice, please E-mail me...........goheadon@saber.net

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Lynne Ingalls,   lingall1@ci.tucson.az.us,    Fri Oct 10 17:08:59 2003



Thomas, William Everett
Pennsylvania
1910- 1925

       

I am helping a friend search for his father's parents. William Thomas was left in an orphange with his sister Mary Edith Thomas. We think William's father was also named William Thomas, and his mother's name may have been Edith Mary. Our William Thomas was born in Philadelphia, June 16, 1907. His sister died in the orphanage. We would be grateful for any clues or further information.

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kellie cooper,   kelliecoop@aol.com,    Tue Oct 14 01:11:21 2003



foy
st. elizabeths , utica, new york usa
6

       

my mother and her brother lived in an orphange in Utica, New York from 1939-1944. (These dates are a guess.) I know the family was from that area and had, at that time, to many mouths to feed. I would like any information about the orphange, I believe it was called St. Elizabeths. It is now a nursing home. Thank you for your time and information. Kellie Cooper

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Kimberly,   player25@bellsouth.net,    Wed Oct 15 19:25:54 2003



Jones
louisville, Ky


       

I'm trying to find the name of the orphanage that burned down in louisville, KY in maybe 1930's. My grandmother was in that orphanage and was adopted out after that. I am trying to find any jones related to her and maybe reunite her some of her family.

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lynn herebia,   lynnherebia@hotmail.com,    Thu Oct 16 09:00:54 2003



strickland
hapeville GA


       

was wondering if you could give more info. on annie m. strickland? i found her listed in hapeville orhanage in 1920 cencus. my aunt says she believed her uncle and aunt lost all of their children to the state.....there may have been at least 5 to 7 of them.....thier mothers name was margaret and i don't remember what thier fathers name was...but we think they may have come from the upson county area. any info would be greatly appreciated.....thank you.

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christy A. Veasey,   christychristy252@hotmail.com ,    Wed Oct 22 15:31:23 2003



Flammer
cincinatti ohio hamilton county
1930 - 1946

       

My mothers name was Emma Flammer she was in a catholic orphanage.Don't know which one except it was near Norwood in Ohio. Can anyone tell me the name of the orphanage and do they remember her? Thank-you I am her daughter.

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stanley lusczynski,   slusczy1@tampabay.rr.com,    Wed Oct 22 20:03:51 2003



Mcllen maclllen

1-2 yrs or less

       

st vincents - brooklyn 1946 was adopted as lusczynski

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Matt Scott,   mattscott40@yahoo.com,    Thu Oct 23 09:23:31 2003



Jackson



       

Looking for information on Joe (Joseph) Jackson. He was supposed to have been an orphan. Born 1886 died 1971. He lived in Urbana, Dallas County, MO. Thanks a lot Matt

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Jan Holland,   hollandj@unlimited247.com,    Thu Oct 23 17:25:48 2003







       


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Jan Holland,   hollandj@unlimited247.com,    Thu Oct 23 17:41:37 2003



Mc Ginley, Mcginley, Mcginly
PA, USA


       

Parents: James (b. ca 1806 Ire) and Margaret b(ca 1816 PA) (O'Brian) McGinley. James McGinley of County Donegal, Ireland and wife Margaret O'Brian b. ca 1816 Philadelphia, PA both died when their children were quite young-most likely in PA. Children: John Mcginley b. ca 1849, PA; Daniel Mcginley b. ca 1846, PA; and a 3rd child -possibly a daughter. The three children were placed in an orphanage probably in the early 1850's. Believe John Mc Ginley taken in by an uncle and married his Ellen McGinley and Daniel McGinley married Mary O'Connell. Would like to find out more about James McGinley and Margaret Obrian McGinley and locate 3rd child. Any information would be appreciated. Jan in WA

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Brenda Smith,   wd8joe@zoomnet.net,    Fri Oct 24 18:46:37 2003



Phillips
Delaware County Childrens Home Muncie Indiana
1956-1962

       

Would like to hear from residents of the home during this time period.. also would like to locate two brothers adopted in 1957 Danny louis Phillips and Timmy Wayne Phillips

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Joanie Hauglie,   brinagrey@msn.com,    Sun Oct 26 15:41:52 2003



BENSON
Bay City or Detroit, Michigan
circa 1903 - 1905

       

I am seeking birth/baptismal/adoption information on my paternal grandmother, Elizabeth May Geiersbach. She believed that she was adopted between 1903 and 1905 from an orphanage in either Bay City or Detroit, Michigan. 1915 Bay City school census records indicate her name as "Bessie May Benson." Her guardian's name was given as "Mary A. Benson." Her date of birth, noted on her death certificate, was given as September 27, 1903. I can find no records substantiating her actual birth or the name of her birth parents.

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Bonnie Fairchild,   kfairchild9@comcast.net,    Mon Oct 27 10:58:05 2003



Taylor
St. Louis Missouri Episcopal Orphans Home
1870

       

I am looking for my great grandmother, Mattie Ann or Martha Ann Taylor. She was born in Missouri in 1861 I believe. I have found her on the 1870 Missouri Federal Census in the home but would like to know if there are any records for this child that I can view. She is listed with a Nellie and Elijah, or Elisha. Any ideas on how to locate more information? Thank You.

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Joann Cantrell,   joannc@iss.org,    Mon Oct 27 14:28:19 2003



Schall
Odd Fellows Widows and Orphan's Home, Pittsburgh, PA
15

       

Odd Fellows Home for Orphans, Pittsburgh, PA 1920-1930s I am trying to find out any information on an "Odd Fellows" home located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (on the North Side of the city). My grandmother's name was Margaret Schall and her siblings were George Schall and Jane Schall. All three lived at the home. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me via e-mail.

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annie green,   ap279@email.byu.edu,    Wed Oct 29 16:14:29 2003



Jounakes/Jounakis
Orphan's Home and Day Nursery, Salt Lake City, UT
0 to 2 years

       

I'm looking for the whereabouts of three girls, sisters, who show up on the 1920 census as being residents of the Orphan's Home and Day Nursery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their names and ages in 1920 were Francis Jounakes, 6; Kathleen Jounakes, 2; and Marie Jounakes, 7. Who adopted them?; what are their new names?; are they still living?; if so, where? They are my biological great-aunts. Thanks for any info you can give me.

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ETTA M. RADER,   WETFLY02@AOL.COM,    Sat Nov 1 17:21:11 2003



THOMPSON
ST. JOSEPH HOME, COLD SPRINGS, KENTUCKY
1950-1956

       

ANY INFO ON ST. JOSEPH HOME. PLEASE E-MAIL ME. THANT YOU. ETTA

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Katrina Bianchi,   ekbianchi@hotmail.com,    Tue Nov 4 08:34:25 2003



Ellen Frances Kline or Cline
St. Ann's Infant Assylum, Washington DC
1903-1910

       

I am searching for information regarding my grandmother, Ellen Cline (Kline) who was an orphan in Washington DC. St. Ann's cannot find her records but a later orphanage, St. Vincents where she was from 1910-1917 lists she came from St. Ann's. Also, 1910 census records show her listed in St. Ann's. I do not know where to go for further information at this point. St. Ann's has went through their records and hers are missing. Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated as to where to go to look next. Please email: ekbianchi@hotmail.com Thanks!

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Sharon Manalang,   tundabear@yahoo.com,    Thu Nov 13 13:19:21 2003



Berryhill
Methodist Childrens Home in Georgia
1935- 1947

       

I would like information on the Methodist Children home in I belive Decatur Georgia or all Methodist homes in Georgia. My mother was a resident there in the middle cottage and I would really like to see these homes listed on the site for those who are searching for this information. I talked to the man there but have misplaced the information durning my move and would love to get any information on those records. Thanks!

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c johnson,   machetta54@hotmail.com,    Sat Nov 15 10:15:08 2003





1964

       

I am writing a reserach paper oof the Italian Home for children now better known as the Italian HOme. I would like to do an interview via e-mail. I do have a time limit of two weeks.

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Rosie Graham North,   snorth@prodigy.net,    Sat Nov 15 11:24:41 2003



GRAHAM
Presbyterian Orphanage/Presbyterian Children's Village. Philadelphia, PA
1939 to 1949

       

I was raised in the Presbyterian Orphanage, 58th & Kingsessing Ave,(58th & Chester Ave), Philadelphia, PA. The home has since moved to Rosemont, PA. I'm looking for former residents of the orphanage who lived there when it was located in southwest Philadelphia. Thank you. Rosie GRAHAM North

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Danny Turner,   turner00@sbcglobal.net,    Sun Nov 16 21:31:14 2003



Brown
Helena, Oklahoma
3 months

       

I am looking for any information, however little it might seem, which will help trace a family tree. My cousin was born Jimmie Lee Brown on August 28, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In October of that same year he was adopted through an orpanage at Helena, Oklahoma. His adopted name is Gene Cunningham. His adoptive parents were John & Stella Cunningham, Enid, Oklahoma. If anyone has any knowledge of how I can assist him in searching for old records or any information to lead him to his biological family, please let me know.

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jan bateman,   janmbateman@netzero.com,    Mon Nov 17 19:12:07 2003



hines
camden, new jersey
1919- 1930

       

This is about my mother. She was left on a doorstep with a note attached that said, "Effie Michelle. This was around May in 1919 in Camden, New Jersey. The people who took her in were named Hines. I believe Christopher and Jenny. They renamed my mother Alberta. It is believed that this older woman Jenny (40's) hung around the Salvation Army alot. I am wondering if there may not be a connection. Did the Salvation Army have orphanages? Also, there was another girl living in the house who supposedly came from an orphanage in Philadelphia on Woodland Ave. If anyone can help with any of this hopeless web, I would be eternally grateful I

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Rachel Dugan,   racheldugan@cablespeed.com,    Thu Nov 20 14:17:44 2003



John Francis Dugan
Manchester,New Hampshire (?)
1878- ?

       

Trying to find John Francis Dugan. I am told he was born 2-23- 1878, but that is not known for sure. He had to sisters that were with him also. 1 of them may have been old enough not have gone into the orphanage. any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Doris Falkenberg,   BraveFalk@aol.com,    Mon Nov 24 20:41:49 2003



Jones
Utica, NY
1876-?

       

Iam looking for information on Cora Mae Jones, Born 1876 in Utica NY. She was raised in a ophanage there. She later married Charles Jones of Rock City, Saratoga Cty, NY. I do not have the name of the orphanage, and don't know where I would find that information. Iam looking to find the name of her mother/father. Can any one help or direct me. Thanks Doris

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J. Trace,   tast48@hotmail.com,    Fri Nov 28 18:50:44 2003



Minnie Hays (Hayes)
Soldiers Orphans Home, Nomal, IL


       

My great great grandfather, Mansel Hays, (Marion Co., IL) was a vet. of the Civil War. He died in 1877, and not long after that his widow was forced to place their 3 children in the Soldiers Orphans Home in Normal, IL. I am trying to find any information on them that is available. Minnie Hays (born 1870) Armitta Hays (born 1873) Joseph Hays (born 1867) Thank you.

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virginia williams,   vsw10@aol.com,    Sat Nov 29 13:36:46 2003



catherine b stringer
pittsburg pa
20

       

I am looking for any information, that any on might can give to me. My Mother was born in pittsburg pa, may of 1925. She was left at the door of the convent. This is all I know. She was her adoptive parents last name was dublin. From what I have learned the convent or church with the records have burned down. I just want to learn more about my mothers real parents. I really don't have much more information. If you know of any one who gave up a little girl in 1925 in pittsburg please let me know.

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virginia williams,   vsw10@aol.com,    Sat Nov 29 13:37:26 2003



catherine b stringer
pittsburg pa
20

       

I am looking for any information, that any on might can give to me. My Mother was born in pittsburg pa, may of 1925. She was left at the door of the convent. This is all I know. She was her adoptive parents last name was dublin. From what I have learned the convent or church with the records have burned down. I just want to learn more about my mothers real parents. I really don't have much more information. If you know of any one who gave up a little girl in 1925 in pittsburg please let me know. Her mane was caherine b dublin

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Gregory Wojda,   qstreet38@earthlink.net,    Tue Dec 2 07:03:26 2003



Curry
Macon, Georgia
1902 - 1905 (approx.)

       

Grandmother - Beulah Curry and brother/sisters - John/ Vora Mae & Arvella. From Anniston, Alabama to an Orphanage or childrens home in Macon, Georgia (1902 - 1905). Anyone with information or even names of a some orphanages or homes in Macon at that time would be helpful in my research.

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BRENDA MCKEE,   BKMCKEE82560@AOL.COM,    Wed Dec 3 20:31:06 2003



MCKEE
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA U.S.A
??

       

I AM TRYING TO FIND MY HUSBANDS BROTHER THAT WE BELIEVE WAS DROPPED OFF SOMEWHERE IN INDIANAPOLIS IND.AROUND 1950-1960.HIS NAME AT BIRTH WAS RALPH EDWARD MCKEE HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER WAS LAWERENCE MCKEE AND HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WAS HELEN MAE (HUTTO) MCKEE.HE MAY POSSIBLY BE GOING UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME BY NOW. BUT IF THIS PERSON IS OUT THERE COULD YOU PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK CAUSE MY HUSBAND WOULD LOVE TO MEET HIS BROTHER AFTER SO LONG OF A TIME.PLEASE MAKE HIS WISH COME TRUE THIS YEAR.

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BRENDA MCKEE,   BKMCKEE82560@AOL.COM,    Wed Dec 3 20:35:02 2003



MCKEE
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA U.S.A
??

       

I AM TRYING TO FIND MY HUSBANDS BROTHER THAT WE BELIEVE WAS DROPPED OFF SOMEWHERE IN INDIANAPOLIS IND.AROUND 1950-1960.HIS NAME AT BIRTH WAS RALPH EDWARD MCKEE HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER WAS LAWERENCE MCKEE AND HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WAS HELEN MAE (HUTTO) MCKEE.HE MAY POSSIBLY BE GOING UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME BY NOW. BUT IF THIS PERSON IS OUT THERE COULD YOU PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK CAUSE MY HUSBAND WOULD LOVE TO MEET HIS BROTHER AFTER SO LONG OF A TIME.PLEASE MAKE HIS WISH COME TRUE THIS YEAR.

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Dorothy Rogers,   dr-ear@satx.rr.com,    Fri Dec 5 21:31:33 2003



Rogers
West Virginia
Unknown

       

We are working on my husband's genealogy and do not know enough about his father. All we know is that he, Harry E. (Earl Rogers, was born on April 28, 1915 somewhere in West Virginia. We have also been told that he had a brother named Raymond Rogers, whom we have no information on. Sometime during their childhood, they were placed in an orphanage, not sure if also in West Virginia. We have unconfirmed information that their father's name was Fred Rogers and their mother went by the name of Katie Longenecker. We do know that Harry died in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. We have no knowledge of whether Raymond still lives or not and, if so, where. If anyone has any information or think they may have information regarding Harry and/or Raymond Rogers, we would truly appreciate hearing from you. Thank you!

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Art Williams,   awllmsjr@aol.com,    Wed Dec 24 14:40:57 2003



Williams
Home for Friendless Children , Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne co. Pa (335 Franklin St.)
ABT 1900

       

I would like any info on Anna Williams,an inmate, age 7, per the 1900 census at the Home for Friendless Children, Wilkes-Barre , Luzerne co Pa (335 Franklin St). Can anyone find her in the 1910 census? Does anyone know weather,and where, records are kept for this home? I am also looking for her sisters, Alirinda b 1897, and Ruth b 1902.Thank You Art Williams

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Art Williams,   awllmsjr@aol.com,    Wed Dec 24 15:13:19 2003



Whitney
Friendship ? House. Scranton, Lackawanna Pa.
ABT 1910

       

I am looking for any info. on Mabel Whitney ,and her brother and sister.I am not sure if the name was Friendship House, or Home for the Friendless ? But it was located on "East" mountain ,in Scranton Pa.Can anyone find her in the 1910 census? Can anyone tell me where any records are kept? Thank You Art Williams

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Karen,   karen_moellenberndt@hotmail .com,    Fri Dec 26 14:39:43 2003



Louise Peach Pirtle
Williamson Tennessee


       

My Grandma was raised in a foster home. Her name was Louise Peach and she married Jesse D. Pirtle on August 15, 1929. I happen to come across this site while doing some genealogy searching. She was raised by a Jessie Bates from Tennessee. Her husbands name I believe was George Bates. They had a daughter and her name was Irene Bates. My Grandmas parents were Lou Dorton or Darton Peach and her dad was Oscar Peach. Her mom remarried and her husband didn't want to raise her children and his to, so thats how my Grandma ended up in a foster home. If anybody knows any web sites that have to do with foster care in Tennessee in the early 1900's I would really appreciate it. My Grandma also had a brother his name was Russell and a sister but I don't know what her name was. Please help me if you can.

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Myer Gordon,   myer_gordon@sympatico.ca,    Sat Jan 10 10:32:48 2004




Montefiore Hebrew Orphans Home
10 years

       

I would like to add this home and the Montreal Hebrew Orphans Home to your list if possible and I would like to bring to your attention a book my wife Judy wrote and published called Four Hundred Brothers and Sisters, a book about two Jewish orphanges from 1909-1942. I would like to speak to someone about the book, via email is just fine. Our website is www3.@sympatico.ca/mjnodrog . Looking forward to hearing from you, Sincerely Myer Gordon

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Debbie,   keement@surfglobal.net,    Tue Jan 13 11:59:22 2004



keement if not that maybe statio
was in an orphange in tarrytown,ny
1900-1916

       

My grand father was put there as a child we were told he was given the name Keement when he left on his baptsmial [From the church in Newport Vt } it says jospih or josfih statio. He was raised in Newport Center VT by a family named Logans. Would love any help we can get. Do you know what the name of the orphanege would be. Than-you Debbie

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Jill Benesh,   jillyb@winesburg.com,    Fri Jan 16 12:11:21 2004



SMITH
Orphanage in Pa.
1918?

       

I am in search of anyone who might remember a person by the name of Francis George Smith who lived in an orphanage for a number of years in Lehigh County, Pa. I do not know the name of the orphanage. Any information will be appreciated and helpful. Thank you.

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Luis Montoya,   spiritwalker@gilanet.com,    Fri Jan 16 19:29:22 2004



montoya (mothers name was Pallazzi)
New Iberia Parrish, Luisiana
1930-1940

       

I am desperately searching for any information regarding any orpahanges/asylaums/poor houses etc, which was located in or near New Iberia, Parrish in 1930. I was placed in this orphanage when I was 7 monts old . Anyone have any information plese reply or call 505 388-2862 Thanks

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Kenneth Tregoning,   dian@jcis.net,    Sun Jan 18 18:42:35 2004



Tregoning
Denver, Colorado
4 years

       

Looking for any one who resided at the Colarado State Home for Independent Children, from 1948 to 1952.

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Diane,   norad65@comcast.net,    Sun Jan 18 20:05:47 2004



Peavey/Peavy/Peevy & Boutin/Boutan
Mississipi or Lousianna
unknown

       

My great grandparents were in a orphanage in what we believe was Mississippi, but could have been Lousianna. My g grandfather was John Peavey, he met my g granmother there. her last name was Boutin. unknown it is possible her first name was Irene. trying to find any information

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Iain Bradley,   camlinbooks@hotmail.com,    Mon Jan 19 15:57:47 2004



Katharine Glignor
Philadelphia Catholic Home for Girls
c 1900

       

Can I find what happened to Katharine? This is a very rare name and I have ancestors that fit in with her age and situation

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Elizabeth,   eheath55@yahoo.com,    Sat Jan 24 15:09:56 2004



Lindbloom
Mishawaka Orphans Home, Mishawaka, St Joseph's Cty, Indiana
1911-1914

       

Looking for maternal grandmother's siblings or their decendents: Effie Lindbloom Siblings: Eddie, Esther, Olga, Email Parents: Charles and Mary

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Kathleen,   kathleen_consalter@yahoo.com,    Sat Jan 24 19:51:00 2004



Walker, Philps, Cornell
The Creche, New Jersey
?

       

Seeking twin brothers given up for adoption in 1920 or 1921. Brothers names at birth were Robert Arthur and Harry George possibly last name of Philps or Walker. Could have lived in Glen Head, Long Island possibly, to Mrs. Irwin H. Cornell.

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Thomas Ehrhardt,   jpop379@hotmail.com,    Tue Jan 27 14:48:25 2004



Raymond Leroy Ehrhardt
Chicago, Illinois USA
1915+

       

My Grandfather Raymond Leroy Ehrhardt along with his sister Ione Ehrhardt were orphaned by the Eastland Steamship tragedy on July 24th 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. I'm searching for the orphanage that he was in after that time. I was told it was "Boys Town" but through my searching I found out that it did not exist until 1917 and it was in Nebraska. Which does not seem logical since there were many orphanages in Chicago at that time. I would like to hear from anyone knowing how to locate a listing of the 1920 census for orphanages in the Chicago Illinois area? And whether Raymond LEroy Ehrhardts' name appears in any of them? Thank you!

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Janet L. Mancini,   janet.mancini@comcast.net,    Tue Jan 27 17:57:08 2004





June 1957 - May, 1958

       

I am currently writing a book on The Children's Home, that was located on 141 Oakland Ave. Uniontown, PA. I along with my twin brother, John, lived there 11 months. We were placed there by our biological mother. The matron at the time was Mary Connelly. This was a very loving home. We were taken very good care of and given the love any child would need. The home closed July 1958. We were adopted into a very wonderful family. If anyone has any information about this home or lived there please contact me. Our lives have been a success story. It actually had it's roots in the County Home during the late 1800's then moved to Highland Ave, then to 80 McClellandtown Rd. then to 141 Oakland Ave. All residences were in Uniontown, PA. I know the whole history on this Children's Home. Janet L. Mancini

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Margie,   yukonangles@aol.com,    Thu Jan 29 18:10:17 2004



Wicks
Deadwood, lawrence County, South Dakota
1889-?

       

I would like to know if there is a way to get records on children placed for adoption at the South Dakota Children's Home Society, The adress I have is Sioux Falls South Dakota. My father and his sister were placed ther in 1911 and 1912, by their mother. Robert Lealand Wicks was placed there in 1912 and His sister Mary in 1911. I know that the records do exist, as I found a letter sent "To Whom It May Concern, and explaing that the Original file with their records are at this establishment. I would appreciate any help, Thank you , Margie

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Alana N,   alanab@stny.rr.com,    Thu Jan 29 19:45:24 2004



NICHOLS-NICHOLSON-NICHOLES- NICHOLAS
WV-OH-PA-NY
1896- 1907

       

Looking for anything on my grandfather - Robert Nichols(on). Claimed his name was Nicholson, changed it to Nichols later in his life. Spelled it "Nicholes" and "Nicholas" a few times too. He was born August 1896. Supposedly had 2 brothers and they were all given up to an orphanage together. Mother left them, father gave them up. Story is he was separated from the 2 brothers because of abuse at the original home they were left at. Then he ran away. Earliest true record I have of him was 1907 - he was picked up by a Sister of St Joseph's Orphanage/Church in Wheeling WV. Told the sister he was wandering from state to state for a while - I take that to mean anything in PA-OH-WV. (he was only 11 yrs old!) In mid-60's he returned to Wheeling area with my grandmother and eldest son to try and find any records of his brothers. He was told the orphanage was destroyed by fire and the records were lost... Found his transcripts from Father Bakers' Victory Home in Buffalo, NY after his meeting in 1907... But where was he before that?? He never talked about it again so details were lost before I was old enough to ask! He passed away in 1974, and I would love to find his family to put it to rest... Thank you for any help you can offer.

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Barbara Wright,   bwire8@aol.com,    Sat Feb 7 19:46:04 2004



Seymour
Richmond, VA Foundling Home
1923

       

I am looking for any information regarding the adoption of Elizabeth Mae Seymour in 1923 from the Richmond Foundling Home in Richmond, VA. She was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall of Beaver Dam, VA. Her adopted name became Kathleen Virginia Hall. The Richmond Founding Home has been closed and I am unable to find where the adoption records have been stored. If anyone has any information regarding this adoption or where the adoption records have been stored, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thank you very much. Barbara Wright

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Cherri,   oldwiser2@earthlink.net,    Sat Feb 7 20:24:55 2004



Elliot / Elliott
San Fransico, Ca
1921

       

Looking for info on or about an orphange that was in San Fransico that burned (date?). Grandmother was abandoned on front steps, reported to be of Apache desent due to features and attire when found. Grandmother's birhtdate approximatly Dec 1921. Adopted by a family named Elliot / Elliott. Grandmother died early to mid 1960's, in Alameda Ca. Can't find any proof that she excisted! My mother would not talk of her before she died!? Help!

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Gayle Neel,   gaylen724740@yahoo.com,    Mon Feb 9 12:14:07 2004



Woods
Salem va Baptist Children Home in Salem Virginia


       

I would like any information on the Salem Va Baptist Children Home in Salem Va or any info on one man whose last name was Russell or a woman whose last name was Tidwell. They worked there in the 50's & 70's. I would like to get in touch with either one of them or find a website on the Children's Home.

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Beth,   cabkmb4@yahoo.com,    Tue Feb 10 08:57:14 2004



John Calvin Montgomery
Macon, Georgia
15?

       

I am looking fo information on my grandfather. He was raised in an orphanage in Macon GA since birth. He went back to the orphanage in his late 20's to get his records but found that the orphanage had burned down. My grandfathers name was John Calvin Montgomery but he never knew if this name was givin to him my his birth mother or by the orphanage. He was born Feb 21, 1915 and he passed away in Dec 1968 if anyone has info about the orphanage or about my grandfather please email me.

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paula,   paula.h@mindspring.com,    Tue Feb 10 12:47:54 2004



John Joseph Grimes
St.Aloysius Home, Providence, Rhode Islandearly
1920's

       

I am searching for information on a St. Aloysius Home. I know it was a Catholic Home. My father was baptized there in 1923. He and his three sisters were placed in this home-I dont know for how long-my grandmother eventually got them out- I want to locate his records- I am trying to locate information on my grandfather-maybe it will be in his records. I would love to see pictures of this home too- Any one knowing of this place , please contact me.

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Julie davis,   grams55@hotmail.com,    Tue Feb 10 13:57:05 2004



Hester E. Porter
Vermillion co. Danville, Illinois
1875- 1882

       

I am looking for Hester E. Porter a twin of Pheobe Etta Porter Bailey, Engleman. They were born 1875 given up for adoption 1883 because their mother Margaret Ann Coon Porter died Dec. 1882 in Vermillion co. Danville, Illinois. their younger Brother Lemuel Robert born 1879 was adopted out to other Porters. Any info please contact me Julie at Grams55@hotmail.com Thank you.

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Stan Nicolae,   Stan@myorphanage.org,    Tue Feb 17 16:18:50 2004
http://www.MyOrphanage.org


Stan
Orphanage for Boys Targoviste, ROMANIA
20

       

Hello, My name is Stan Nicolae and I was orphaned children too for over 20 years. Because my life experienced lived I wish helping orphaned children and orphanages worldwide. I set up for my website a Free Announcement service, this section it's available ONLY for orphans that have lost their families and are trying to find them, if you wish try it please check out: http://www.myorphanage.org/form_announcement.html If you wish to read an announcement published please check out this web page: http://www.myorphanage.org/announcement.html God bless you all! Sincerely, Stan Nicolae Orphans and Orphanages Worldwide http://www.MyOrphanage.org "Orphans of Today, People of Tomorrow"

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Stan Nicolae,   Stan@myorphanage.org,    Tue Feb 17 16:19:39 2004
http://www.MyOrphanage.org


Stan
Orphanage for Boys Targoviste, ROMANIA
20

       

Hello, <br>My name is Stan Nicolae and I was orphaned children too for over 20 years. Because my life experienced lived I wish helping orphaned children and orphanages worldwide. <br>I set up for my website a Free Announcement service, this section it's available ONLY for orphans that have lost their families and are trying to find them, if you wish try it please check out: http://www.myorphanage.org/form_announcement.html If you wish to read an announcement published please check out this web page: http://www.myorphanage.org/announcement.html <br>God bless you all! <br>Sincerely, Stan Nicolae <br>Orphans and Orphanages Worldwide <br>http://www.MyOrphanage.org <br>"Orphans of Today, People of Tomorrow"

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Donald Knopf,   knopfd@aol.com,    Sat Feb 21 07:19:46 2004



BROOKES, BROOKS
Evangelical Lutheran Children's Orphan Home - Indianapolis, Indiana
1920

       

Need to know where records of the Evangelical German Lutheran Childre's Home of Indiapapolis, Indiana are kept. Need to know the circumstances that led the following young children to be placed in the Evang. Lutheran Children's Home in Indianapolis: The 1920 Indianapolis Federal Census shows: BROOKES, Lawrence, Inmate, 9, born Michigan, parents born UNK BROOKES, Wesley, Inmate, 7, born Michigan, parents born UNK BROOKES, Jean, Inmate, 6, born Michigan, parents born UNK BROOKES, William, Jr., Inmate, 5, born Michigan, parents born UNK BROOKES, Violet, Inmate, 3 11/12, born Michigan, parents born UNK Their last name was BROOKS, but the enumerator did write Brookes. Don Knopf Fort Wayne, IN

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Sandra Swallows Elliott,   sje521@comcast.net,    Sun Feb 29 19:29:17 2004



Andrew Swallows (Swallow) Kelly
Batesville, Arkansas
1910

       

I am looking for information on adoptee Andrew Swallow (Swallows) Kelly and his adoptive family, Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Kelly. Mr. Kelly may have been a conductor with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Andrew, brother Albert and their mother, Sophie, were living on Chestnut Street in Batesville, Arkansas in April, 1910. His father, Andrew Jackson Swallows, died there in 1908. Albert died in June, 1910, and Sophie died in March, 1912. All are buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville. Young Andrew, drowned in the White River in 1914, and is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Cotter, AR. Information on his tombstone reads "Andrew Swallow Kelly, adopted son of Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Kelly. Born October 23, 1903, died June 7, 1914."

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Katrina Bianchi,   ekbianchi@hotmail.com,    Thu Mar 4 08:34:07 2004



Kline, Cline
St. Ann's Infant and St. Vincents' Female Assylum, both in DC, USA
1903-1917

       

I am seeking information about my orphan grandmother, ELLEN FRANCES KLINE (CLINE) b. 2 Jun 1903 in DC, d. 26 Sept 1996. She was at St. Ann's in DC from 29 Jun 1903 - 9 Oct 1910 She then was at St. Vincents in DC from 9 Oct 1910 - 19 Feb 1917. She was discharged to Mrs. Leo Cohill of Hancock, MD. She married William Henry Kratz in 1927. If anyone can help at all, please email. I have checked with both orphanages and have been unable to turn up much. St. Ann's cannot even seem to find her records although St. Vincents does have their records saying she came from St. Ann's. Strange. I am at a brick wall. any suggestions where to look would be appreciated too. Thanks, Katrina

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tommy wright,   ahbliss@hotmail.com,    Fri Mar 5 02:51:15 2004



machin
nottingham
2

       

Easiest way of making money ( $20,000 to $50,000 ) in 4 - 6 weeks! From: ahbliss@hotmail.com AutoWorldDiscussionBoard: Just post the article Date: 31 Jan 2003 Time: 05:19:29 Comments ahbliss here. I am having enormous success with a program that I would like you to investigate. Just have a look at what I received in the first place, that is this the original message, that I have changed a bit before forwarding it to you, you will have to do your bit of changes before sending it further. . . Make from $20,000 to $50,000 in 4 - 6 weeks! By using a simple secure internet account called Paypal that takes only seconds to join and seconds to get you started instead of the time and effort it takes to send it by post. JOIN Paypal at: https://www.paypal.com/refer/pal (This is my referral URL, you will get a similar one of your own once you have successfully signed up at paypal. For each person signing up using this URL I will get $5 deposited to my account. Iím being honest here. The same would go for you as well. Once you have got your referral URL replace this URL with yours and any body signing up using that URL would mean additional $5 added to your account ) Iíve actually taken the 10 minutes it requires to join this wacky bunch of optimists and Iím hoping that there are others out there who will spare the change to try this. READ ON. I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. "A little while back, I was browsing through news groups and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00! So I thought, "Yeah right, this must be a scam", but like most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that you send only $1.00 to each of the 6 email addresses stated in this article. 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When creating your Paypal account make sure you use the same Email address as your user name in the list below so people can send money to your account. Once you have a Paypal account running, use Paypal to post $1 to EACH of the 6 Email Addresses below because you pay people with and email address in Paypal. To do this you may need to use a credit card, which is very easy, and secure so nobody but Paypal may see it. If you donít have a credit card show this great lucrative offer to someone that has one and get them to help you pay the $6. What you are doing is creating a service. This is absolutely legal! You are requesting a legitimate service and you are paying for it! Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. But I looked around and did some homework and found it was perfectly legal. Here are the 6 individual Email addresses that you have to send $1 to through Paypal for this to work properly and for you to receive money. 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But remember, the more you post and email the more money you make! This is perfectly legal! If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302 & 1241 of the Postal lottery laws. Keep a copy of these steps for yourself and, whenever you need money, you can use it again and again. PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to the directions. You are simply paying into a money making chain of participants and if the chain is broken you are screwing someone else out of their fair share. So, as each person who joins the family and the directions are followed, six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. You then insert your Email Address into the list and it will move up geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will have potentially received thousands of dollars in your account!!! What an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above). To begin, please send your joining fee now and then add your own Email Address to the list and youíre in business! DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS, GUESTBOOKS AND FORUMS STEP 1- Copy and use this same letter to make your own posts in other forums and newsgroups. Just drag your cursor from top to bottom and right click your mouse to cut and paste it to a word document or notepad file. STEP 2 - Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and try search for various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, Discussions). STEP 3 -Visit these message boards and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting ĆPASTEí from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, (this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group), click the post message button. Youíre done with your first one! Congratulations That is it! All you have to do is jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it. It will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup! REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!! BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200! That is it! You will begin receiving money in your account from around the world within days! JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. Now The WHY Part Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a very low example). So then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200 postings, each with my name at # 5 and only 5 persons respond to each of the original 5, this is an additional $25.00 for me. Now those 24 each make 200 minimum posts with my name at #4 and only 5 replies each. This brings in an additional $125.00. 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People have said, "what if the plan is played out and no one sends you the money? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of new honest users and new honest people who are joining the internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try? : Anyway, it is only $6.00 for a chance at thousands. Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual Internet. Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really work. There's no use trying to cheat for only $6.00 . . So this was the message. I found it to be a pretty easy way of making money. I joined it a week ago, you can even see the first letter that I had sent at a few business news groups, since then Iíve had 718 dollars deposited to my paypal account (that includes the one dollar mails under this program and 5 dollar mails under PAYPAL referral program) which is not at all bad as compared to the investment I made in the beginning that is $6. Give it a thought.

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Kim KrollBallinger,   kuala93@aol.com,    Fri Mar 5 15:34:25 2004



KROLL
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennipen County
1910-1917

       

I am looking for information on my Great Uncle Conrad Kroll. He was born March 1910 in Hennipen County, Minnesota. He had an older brother named Horace Paul Percival Kroll born August 1908 I am not sure where. Parents were Arthur Kroll and Violet Greenaway Kroll. We have been told that Conrad was placed in an Orphanage in 1917 when his mother died. Horace (AKA Paul) was sent between many relatives, ending in Des Moines, Iowa with a family named Holiday. Not a relative. If you have information please contact me at Kuala93@aol.com Thank you

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Marjorie A. Nemitz,   Manemitz@aol.com,    Mon Mar 8 17:48:18 2004



O'Hara
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
1907 - 1917

       

O'HARA,HENRY or HARRY FRANCIS, b. Feb. 11, 1907 in Colorado Springs, CO. Father thought to be THOMAS O'HARA who at some time left him at an orphanage in Colorado Springs, CO,as a tot. Need help to locate names of orphanages to try and search for his records and any information that may lead us to his parents.He said father was THOMAS O;HARA and left CO. Nveer knew mother. Any help, adivice is very sincerely appreciated. Thank you, Marjorie A. Nemitz Manemitz@aol.com

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John Wastle,   john_wastle@talk21.com,    Thu Mar 11 13:44:47 2004



Robinson or Robertson or Similar
Pennsylvania
14 years+

       

Dear Sir or Madam, I live in Scotland, I'm writing to you in the hope you can help me search for information on my father. I recently received a letter from my birth mother telling me of him. He was stationed in the UK in 1944. His name is Gayle (Though not sure of the spelling) Robinson or Robertson, or a close derivative of those. He was born around 1914 - 1918 and he was raised in an orphanage in Pennsylvania, upon reaching work age he worked as a miner prior to enlisting in the military. To help me find out the history of my father, I am trying to identify his home town or county. kindest regards, John Wastle

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Mary Cashman-Koch,   mparkuofm@aol.com,    Sat Mar 13 17:24:38 2004



Burgess Reeves (not his birth name)
Adopted from Maryland 1944
only a few mo. or so

       

I am helping my cousin, Burgess to find his family. My uncle Harry M. Reeves and wife Varil, adopted him in 1944. He was told he was the youngest of nine children. The war years and things were bad for the family. Any information about what places could have been an orphanage, please let me know. He now lives in area around Chicago. Was a salior in VietNam. Thank you

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L Visvader,   lvisvader@tampabay.rr.com,    Tue Mar 16 05:43:00 2004



MONROE, Rose Jane
South Dakota, Yankton area
1897

       

According to a handwritten note Rose Jane Monroe, (bn 11-24- 1891)and Harry Monroe (bn 4-11-1888), daughter and son of Eugene B. Monroe & Rose McDaniel Smith Monroe, were placed in an orphange in Aug 1897 by her mother, Rose Monroe. Eugene Monroe died abt 1896. We feel the orphange was in the Yankton area of South Dakota because the mother was in the Yankton area in 1900 per the S.D. Federal Census, however this could be wrong. We have information about the mother after 1897 and no where is Rose Jane mentioned. We know the outcome of Harry Monroe however, can find nothing about Rose Jane Monroe. Does anyone know the names of orphanages in the Yankton or surrounding counties? Does anyone know of Rose Jane Monroe? Thank you in advance for any information you can supply.

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Joan Driscoll,   drjd@sprintmail.com,    Wed Mar 17 15:51:02 2004



Flaherty
St. Mary's/Michigan
1909- 1919

       

My grandmother and aunt lived at an orphanage named St. Mary's from 1907 to about 1919. Their names are Helen Flaherty (b. September 1902) and Margaret Hazel Flaherty (b. March 1904). ANY INFO GREATLY APPRECIATED. Joan Driscoll

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Darlene Ninko,   darli1115@yahoo.com,    Sat Mar 20 09:43:54 2004



Pieper Piper Pyper Phyper
Dixon, Illinois, Lee County
1920-1940

       

I'm looking for information about my father Daniel A. Pieper and his siblings,Glen, Robert, Ruth, Mildred. I believe they were placed in an orphanage in the years listed due to the fact that their mother passed leaving them to be raised by the father John Pieper. The mother was Nellie Neice/Niece. Is there anyone with this information out there? I think it's this area because it's where my dad entered the service, Navy, and attended high school, Oregon h.s. Oregon, Illinois. His Navy records list Quincy and Elgin as residences as well.

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daniel maher,   djamaher@aol.com,    Sun Mar 21 02:42:39 2004



maher
st pauls rc orphan asylum crafton pa
8

       

anybody have any information on my grandfather, lived at st pauls from 1941-1950

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donna parrott,   d,pemsa9@aol.com,    Mon Mar 22 10:28:45 2004



peterson
city of marquette, michigan
1915- 1921

       

I am looking for any information about my mother Clarabel Peterson, born 1n 1915, Michigan. She believed her name in the orphanage in Marquette was Cleopatra Scott. She was placed with Augustus and Caroline Peterson after 1920 in Marquette. They lived on S. Front Street. There is a photo of her at about six or seven years of age taken by Lemon Studio of Marquette. She may have been born in Bangor, Michigan Thank you.

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Gayle Neel,   gaylen724740@yahoo.com,    Mon Mar 22 17:08:04 2004



woods, wood,
baptist children's home in salem,va


       

Trying to find information on the home or if it still exist. Two of the workers were Reynolds and Tidwell. Anyone know of this. Thank you Gayle

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Kathy Osborne,   ozzymic@aol.com,    Mon Mar 29 08:36:39 2004



Woolsey
city unknown,Iowa,U.s
8

       

I'am searching for information on my great Grandpa, William Grant Woolsey also known as "Billy" or "W.G". It has been said that he ran away from a orphanage in Iowa at age 8 he was born in late 1800's. He was raised by a family who took him in we have no info. on him only this name who some say this may not be true name and that he may have been Indian or part. he settled in Oklahoma and died there. can someone please help if you know anything about him, or can someone help find out how I go about researching this. Thank- you.

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Sandy,   spamwatcher@juno.com,    Tue Mar 30 00:09:27 2004



Shenker possibly changed to Cohen
Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society Westchester County
1920 and maybe before

       

I am looking for a possible twin to my mother. My mother has passed away in 1961 and it has come to light she may have had a twin(likely passed away by now) My mother was born in 1909 in Boston, MA and may be one of a twin. The twin may have ended up in New York at the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Orphanage, Westchester County, New York. She was there in 1920 age 11 but don't know when she actually went there or was discharged. Her name was Ethel Cohen but her last name at birth was Shenker. So it was changed at the orphanage or by someone else. My mother's name at birth was Ethel Anna Shenker or Anna Ethel Shenker. If this rings a bell with anyone please contact me. Thank You Sandy

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Gail Therrien,   gailmt@telus.net,    Wed Mar 31 01:26:55 2004



Mayner/Maynard/Maynerd
Orphanage in Yorkton, Pelly, Area in Saskatchewan Canada
1917- ?

       

I am researching my fathers family background and need to know the names of all the orphans names from 1917 to 1927. I would also like to know if anyone has pictures or knows of people or past employees from that orphanage. It was run by the Nuns. Does anybody have a census list of that orphange? This Orphanage was in the Yorkton, Pelly, Saskatchewan area and was run for only a short time. Maybe there is teachers ledgers kept in some old files with childrens names or pictures this would be extremely helpful. I certainly am grateful for any help You may be able to give.....

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Bonnie Sidley/Toth,   jtoth@woh.rr.com,    Tue Apr 6 13:06:13 2004



Sidley/Carrigan/Carigan/Getting/Gettings
Ohio? penns?
between 1893- 1910

       

My Grandfather Steven bernarad Sidley and his brother Alfred? and sisters jennie and Bridget (Bessie) are believed to have been placed in a home of some type after thier fathers death in 1893. Mothers maiden name was Mary Carrigan. She remarried a D.J. Gettings and it seems after that the children are lost?? Grandfather worked in a hospital in Pittsburg Pa when he left orphanage...anything...any help at all would be great Thank you

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Sue Samotis,   samotis@chartermi.net,    Thu Apr 15 10:31:06 2004



Lamore (LaMoore)
Marquette, MI
? - May 1902

       

Trying to locate the MARQUETTE ORPHAN HOME, that existed around 1902, in Marquette, MI. Looking for any record of my Grandmother being a resident there at that time. I have a handwritten paper from her saying: DELIA EUGNA LA'MOORE, came home from Marquette Orphan home May 28, 1902 at. She then married Richard Harry Trevorrow in Houghton, MI on February 16, 1904 at age 16. Also, on their marriage record were listed as her parents: Isaac LaMoore and Mina Archambeau. I would like to find Delias' birth record, but the local offices cannot find it. Also looking for any relatives or decendents of her and Richard Harry. (Trevorrow name was not shown on any other records).

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Lynda Bailey,   iowagirlnow@juno.com,    Thu Apr 15 15:09:06 2004



Bailey
Methodist Children's Home Jackson, MS.
2

       

I was in the Methodist Children's Home for 2 years. It was around 1967 and 1968. My brother Tony and sister Lisa were there at the same time. I am trying to re connect with anyone that was there at the time. I feel as if two years are missing from my life and would like to find out what life was like there. I was born in 1961, so I do have some memories. Thank you for your time.

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Michelle Smith,   michelle_smith1972@yahoo.com,    Sat Apr 17 07:36:32 2004



Robinson



       

I am researching a Edward Robinson. I was told that this man was an orphan from Texas, but living relatives don't know if the tale is true or not. The only imformation that I have f this man is that he came to New York State some time in the 1900 and resided in Silver Springs, New York. His date of birth is 24 October 1897. He did marry a Mildred Vanderwedge and had the following childrenWilliam Vanderwege, Richard Vanderwedge,and Marjorie Robinson. If anyone should have imformation on this person I will be grateful to know this imformation. Please contact me at michelle_smith1972@yahoo.com. Thank you Sincerely, Michelle Smith

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Irma Childress Summers,   A1950ump@aol.com,    Sat Apr 17 16:13:22 2004



Childers,
Odd Fellows Orphanage Ohio
between 1915 & 1919

       

I'm looking for info on my grandfather's sibling's...names are Myrtle, Fred, Spencer and James Childers[Childress]. They were taken from Ashe County,NC and we know Myrtle was in Odd Fellows Orphanage in Ohio, because there are letters. Would like any info on why they were taken.....have heard that their parents were killed together.Thank you for any help you can give me on this matter. Irma Summers

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Dorothy Duck,   DDUCK10377@aol.com,    Wed Apr 21 08:28:28 2004



Emma Golden
Childrens Industrial Home New Brunswick New Jersey
Placed in 1893

       

Looking for info on Edna Golden placed in Childrens Industrial Home in New Brunswick, NJ year 1893. Placed by Maggie Dunn, relationship unknown, with instruction to be kept until eighteen.Believe might be a relationship to my Grandmother Mary Emma Golden.Would appreciate any info on this home.

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Jaye Kahler,   jbird1965@sbcglobal.net,    Wed Apr 21 13:01:04 2004



Hilda Adelia Jackson
New York Unknown of Orphanage, city, USA
unknown

       

I'm looking for information on my grandmother, this is the only information I know. she had some siblings, possibly 4 or 5, but the only one she could rebember her speaking much about was sister named Maggie. They were all placed in an orphanage. I don't know if it was because the death of her parents or just that for what ever reason, they couldn't take care of them. she was 4 or 5 or so and didn't remember a lot herself. Also, she had been adopted out. She had that she remember at lease one foster family prioir to the adoption. She had originally celebrated her birthday on the grandma's of her adopted family's as she didn't remember own. They disowned her when she married my great grandfather Charles Emery McIntire, so she took his birth as her own. I believe the year is right (1890). If anyone knows any information please contact me. thank you Jaye

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Erin Underwood,   Ddelottie45@aol.com,    Mon Apr 26 14:49:49 2004



Rohmilt, Romhildt, Rohmill, Rohmitt
Kentucky


       

My grandmother was born in 1907, she said she was raised in an orphanage in Kentucky. We can not find any information on her until years and years later. It's like she fell from heaven. :) We are not sure how to find out. We haven't been able to even get a birth certificate or find her in any census. We have all her relatives including mother and father and siblings. But not her. Could anyone help?!?! Her name was Rosie (Rosa) Romhilt, Spellings change (Romhildt, Rohmill, Rohmitt) Her father was John Romhilt and Mother Nancy Matlock Romhilt from Ohio County Kentucky. Please help. Thanks so much Erin Ddelottie45@aol.com

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Florence Pennycuff,   floyopenny@aol.com,    Tue Apr 27 13:09:13 2004



Parker
New York
1877 - ?

       

I am trying to locate birth/originating family information regarding my great-grandmother, Mae. She was born illegitimately to Mary C. Shay and Selay Relyea in Binghamton NY July 9, 1878 or 1877 per her social security application just before her death. It has been said in the family that Mae was adopted by a family with the surname of "Parker". She subsequently lived in a common law marriage with Herbert L. Field who worked for a railroad. They moved to Illinois in early 1900's, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Mae had three daughters: Florence, Mildred and Bernice. She had three sons: Herbert Jr., Gerald and William. She separated from Herbert L. Field and legally married Simon Reyes in Chicago, Illinois. Simon was a number of years younger than Mae. He originally was a boarder in Mae's home after her separation from Herbert. Mae died in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois on November 3 and is buried at Mt. Greenwood Cemetary.

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Florence Pennycuff,   floyopenny@aol.com,    Tue Apr 27 13:10:53 2004



Parker
New York
1877 - ?

       

I am trying to locate birth/originating family information regarding my great-grandmother, Mae. She was born illegitimately to Mary C. Shay and Selay Relyea in Binghamton NY July 9, 1878 or 1877 per her social security application just before her death. It has been said in the family that Mae was adopted by a family with the surname of "Parker". She subsequently lived in a common law marriage with Herbert L. Field who worked for a railroad. They moved to Illinois in early 1900's, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Mae had three daughters: Florence, Mildred and Bernice. She had three sons: Herbert Jr., Gerald and William. She separated from Herbert L. Field and legally married Simon Reyes in Chicago, Illinois. Simon was a number of years younger than Mae. He originally was a boarder in Mae's home after her separation from Herbert. Mae died in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois on November 3 and is buried at Mt. Greenwood Cemetary.

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Florence Pennycuff,   floyopenny@aol.com,    Tue Apr 27 13:13:11 2004



Shay
State of New York, Orphanage unkown, Binghamton, Broome County
1877 or 1878 -?

       

I am trying to locate birth/originating family information regarding my great-grandmother, Mae. She was born illegitimately to Mary C. Shay and Selay Relyea in Binghamton NY July 9, 1878 or 1877 per her social security application just before her death. It has been said in the family that Mae was adopted by a family with the surname of "Parker". She subsequently lived in a common law marriage with Herbert L. Field who worked for a railroad. They moved to Illinois in early 1900's, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Mae had three daughters: Florence, Mildred and Bernice. She had three sons: Herbert Jr., Gerald and William. She separated from Herbert L. Field and legally married Simon Reyes in Chicago, Illinois. Simon was a number of years younger than Mae. He originally was a boarder in Mae's home after her separation from Herbert. Mae died in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois on November 3 and is buried at Mt. Greenwood Cemetary.

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Florence Pennycuff,   floyopenny@aol.com,    Tue Apr 27 13:15:42 2004



Relyea
Orphanage unknown, Binghamton, New York Broome Co
0877 or 1878 - ?

       

I am trying to locate birth/originating family information regarding my great-grandmother, Mae. She was born illegitimately to Mary C. Shay and Selay Relyea in Binghamton NY July 9, 1878 or 1877 per her social security application just before her death. It has been said in the family that Mae was adopted by a family with the surname of "Parker". She subsequently lived in a common law marriage with Herbert L. Field who worked for a railroad. They moved to Illinois in early 1900's, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Mae had three daughters: Florence, Mildred and Bernice. She had three sons: Herbert Jr., Gerald and William. She separated from Herbert L. Field and legally married Simon Reyes in Chicago, Illinois. Simon was a number of years younger than Mae. He originally was a boarder in Mae's home after her separation from Herbert. Mae died in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois on November 3 and is buried at Mt. Greenwood Cemetary.

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Myer Gordon,   myer_gordon@sympatico.ca,    Wed Apr 28 17:09:25 2004




Montefiore and Montreal Hebrew Orphans Home, Montreal, Que Canada
10 Years

       

Judy Gordon has written a book about two jewish orphanages in Montreal that excisted from 1909-1942. The book is called Four Hundred Brothers and Sisters and is available from Judy & Myer Gordon at 14 Alonzo Road, Topronto, Ont Canada M2R 1T5 The book consists of bio's, history and photos. The book sells for $23.00 us funds and $25.00 Cdn funds.We would be happy to give you more information if you so with, please respond to the above. Sincerely Myer Gordon

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Kimmi,   kimmi09865@yahoo.com,    Thu Apr 29 18:46:00 2004



Bertha M. Johnson
Boarder for Arthur Sprowl in Appleton, Maine
1930

       

Bertha Perry, my grand mother never did know who her parents were. She was told that she was left on the door step at the town church as a baby. The only thing I have is her as a boarder in Appleton Maine at the age of 15 in 1930 and that age looked like it had been changed to 15. She was told that she always looked younger than her age. I don't have a birth cert. she didn't apply for her social until she had married my grand father who was Albert Perry of Appleton, Maine. This is all that I have rt now. If anyone can give me any direction as to ahere to go from here please let me know. Thanks, Kimmi

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kristin gaffney-roca,   kristinroca@aol.com,    Sun May 2 13:10:05 2004



Gaffney
Brooklyn,New York
1893-?

       

John Gaffney b. 1882 Annie Gaffney b. 1884 Mae Gaffney b.1885 Nellie Gaffney b.1887 James Gaffney b.1889 BROOKLYN NEW YORK 1893 These children were all sent to an orphange in 1893. Thier father Patrick J. Gaffney was killed by being hung by the neck and thier mother died 3 weeks later from complications of a heart attack. I have no idea where these children could have been placed. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me something. The family lived at 44 Kent St. in Greenpoint,NY at one time, not sure if this was current at the time of placement. The mom's name was Mary Josephine Sullivan - who then married Patrick J. Gaffney. They had another son, Harold, who died in 1895 by being crushed between two trains while at work. He was 15 years old.

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Janet Sotak,   JanJoeSo@aol.com,    Tue May 4 20:01:30 2004



Hepworth,Robert
Cook County Ill.
1932-1940 ?

       

I am looking for any info. on my father who was considered to be put in a orphanage inCook Co. Ill. Born to a John & Marie Sharpe Hepworth possibly 5-24-1932 in 1955 was discovered in Lake Milton Ohio with little or no information of his past.

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Margot Avey,   nagawoman@usfamily.net,    Wed May 5 20:38:04 2004



Gallagher
St. Benedict's Orphanage, Wisconsin
1935/6 +

       

Looking for information on St. Benedict's Orphanages in Wisconsin. Frederick Patrick Gallagher (born 1925)was a TB patient in a Minnesota hospital along with his sisters Audrey and Shirley, and mother Lillian Gallagher, formerly Sobczak. His sister Shirley died in 1933, and then his mother. Frederick and Audrey stayed on at the hospital waiting for their father (Frederick Augustus Gallagher)to come for them, which he never did. Audrey was given to a family (don't know who) and Frederick was apparently put on an orphan train and sent to St. Benedict's Orphange somewhere in Wisconsin. Any information would be valuable. Thank you.

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Dorothy,   albums4u@aol.com,    Thu May 6 04:00:44 2004



Clarke
Michigan, possibly, not sure


       

Trying to find info regarding my grandfather ROY CLARKE. According to 1930 Census (he was 42 at the time) both he and my grandmother were orphans. Place of birth for him is Maryland. I have info that he may have been adopted when he was 17 years old??? May have moved from Michigan to Washington DC in 1922. He was a WW1 veteran- in the calvary, buried at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery. Died at Mt Alto Hosp, Wash DC (army hospital)from pancreatic cancer. Married Dorothy Eva Manahan (Monahan)from Maryland; they had 6 girls, Cecelia, Vera, Mildred, Dorothy, Gloria and Elva.

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Kristi Guss,   codyguss@msn.com,    Fri May 7 13:04:15 2004



Cooper
unknown
unknown

       

I am searching for my grandmother, Ruby Marie Cooper. I do not know if that was her birth name or if they changed it after she was adopted out. I heard that her birth day is Oct. 16, year unknown. I would like to find out anything I can. Thank you.

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Kathleen Walsh-Turner,   kthlsexy4@netscape.net,    Sat May 15 11:35:29 2004



Barret
Brooklyn, New York
1902

       

I am looking for info on my mother's father. He and 3 of his siblings were in an ophanage in Brooklyn. I don't know the name of the ophanage. But I think it may have been in Red Hook. Mainly because my grandfather said he use to go swimming in the Hudson River. The school he went to was in one direction and the Hudson River was in the other direction. My grandfather's name was John Joseph Barrett, His brothers names was George and Patrick and his sister name was Mary. My grandfather has an older sister I believe her name was Elizabeth. Not sure of her name. Always called her Aunt Lizzie. Any help I would be very thank ful for. Sincerely, Kathleen Walsh-Turner

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Betty leonard,   bettyl@ihorizons.net,    Sat May 15 18:23:55 2004



Wheeler
washington county,New York


       

Here is my story, I,m looking for my husbands grandfather,s parent or where they came from. .here is what we know. Charles Wheeler was taken in at about the age of 10 or 12 by the Leonard family The dates I have for Charles is that he was born in Joliet, ILl. 1857 and died in Rapid City South Dakota on May 5, 1941-- he married sarah Isabell timmons on Dec. 25, 1879, in Indiana. four of their children were born in Indiana, and two in Odell, ILL. The Leonard Family that took them in were Philetus[Peter] Leonard . born Aug. 24, 1834 near Rochester, Wash. County, NY and died Jan. 1, 1912 in Odell, ILL. and Anna Augusta , Cherryman Leonard born May 15,1839, in Farmersville, NY. and died MJune, 2, 1914 in Odell, ILL. They were married Mar. 07, 1861 All The family have been told is that he was an orphan[Charles] and that his last name was Wheeler, but he took on the name Leonard About a week ago I check out a poorhouse in washinton county NY. and found a Charles Wheeler had been taken out , in was in the records marked 1885-1860---THERE IS A QUITE A CHANCE THAT THIS COULD BE THE SAME cHARLES. But I can,t seem to get any futher or find how I can get other records from their. I think it was called the washington County poorhouse records of 1885-1860 cCOULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP , IM NEW AT THIS AND IM FROM CANADA THANKS Betty leonard

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Farrah Williams,   farrahjswilliams@aol.com,    Sun May 16 00:19:33 2004



Leturgez
Indiana/Pennsylvania
Unsure?1916- 1925??

       

I am searching for my grandfather's given name and relatives. Birth father's name was LEWIS LETURGEZ and mother's name was MARGARET DIVELY. Siblings were JOSEPH,SARAH, and?(MARY)ELIZABETH. The three other siblings weren't placed in a orphanage, the father left my grandfather only. Their mother died between 1916-1922. We have heard that he was in Indiana but also possibly Maryland or Pennsylvania. He changed his last name to DOLAN after leaving an abusive adoptive family. It is also VERY possible that WALTER was not his given first name. I have no idea how to go about searching records or even who to contact, any info. that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.' farrahjswilliams@aol.com

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Janet Story,   janstory@ameritech.net,    Mon May 17 15:27:07 2004



STUART/STEWART
Steubenville, OH
mid-late 1860s

       

I'm looking for any orphanages where children from Steubenville, Ohio might have been sent in the mid-19th century. My great-grandmother, Kate Stuart or Stewart, was born in Steubenville, in 1863. Both she and an older boy, who may have been her brother, were adopted by a family in Lapeer County, Michigan and I'm trying to find out the circumstances of her adoption.

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Karen K. Ten Fingers,   vtfingers@yahoo.com,    Fri Jun 4 23:57:54 2004



Keith
Colorado Springs


       

I,m looking for my daughter I was forced to give her up by my Ex. Her grandmother which has cancer would like to meet her and so would I Her name is Josette Keith at birth born in Hot Springs SD Im pretty sure her birthday is 04/21/1978 The year is right for sure. She was ADOPTED IN Colorado

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s murray,   jaksan@rivernet.net,    Fri Jun 11 05:44:04 2004



john taylor
Irelland or Englandto Ontario Canada


       

-searching for John Taylor b. abt. 1883 Possibly a Home Child. There was a John Taylor adopted at age 17, by a family named Covell,but he retained his last name. The only information I have is that he was married to Edna[Storie] around 1923 in London,Ontario Canada, They had two sons John Taylor, and Edward Taylor, both born in London,Ontario,Canada. Family now all deceased,and grandchildren know nothing about his past. Any information would be appreciated. It is not known if he had any siblings. Edna [Storie] Taylor, was a widow surname Plant,previously married to a Charles Milton Plant.

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Laurie Morgan,   morganglt@aol.com,    Sun Jun 13 14:01:36 2004



Helen Hancock
just out side of Houston Tx I think it was around Dayton Tx area.
early 1930 until 1946

       

My grandmother and her siblings where put in a orphanage just outside of the Houston area.my grandmother was born in 1922. I was told that when her mother died or just before they were all put in this home.My grandmother would have been around 10. I was told that this place was in the Dayton TX area. which is not far from the Houston area. I am not sure how many places that was around this time period. Im sure not many. The other siblings were Leroy Hancock - Dorothy Hancock-Hubert Hancock. The fathers name was Hubert Alonzo Hancock and the mothers name was Dora Lee Brown.I was told that the mother at the time was placed in a place for people who had TB .this was the cause of her death. She was only 33 at the time. If you might know about this place it would be helpful also.I am not sure how to search for this kind of place.But my main search is for this home.and some records of such a place.

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Julie Hester,   adiamond@charter.net,    Sun Jun 13 18:04:42 2004



Hirthey
Protestant Orphan Asylum of Pittsburg and Allegheny
1900

       

Amelia Hirthey is my husbands Great Grandmother. I have had trouble finding her name listed anywhere. I just decided to type her name into the MSN search engine (after taking a long break from genealogy) and the link came up to that particular orphanage. Rather surprised the months matched up for her birthdate and the site gave a year of 1883 which I did not have. The year seems to coincide with the age of her husband. She died rather early on in life and I have a death date. The location I have for the husband is Wolcott, Wayne Co., NY and also Cleveland Ohio. It will take a bit more research before I am sure this is the person. But I have good feelings. Thanks for all the hardwork. Julie Hester

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GIO,   MINDYOURBUSINESS@NOSEY.COM,    Tue Jun 15 03:29:25 2004



Hefner
Florida
67

       

THIS SITE IS INCREDIBLY SHITE I JUST NEED SOME INFO ON ORPHANS AND CHARITIES RUN FOR ORPHANS AND I CANT FIND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mary Sparks,   ombones@yahoo.com,    Fri Jun 18 09:20:13 2004



Brown
St. Aemilian Orphanage in St. Francis, Milwaukee, WI
1858-1860

       

My family stayed at the St. Aemilian Orphanage in Milwaukee during 1858-1860. Is there any way to get records of their stay?

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Rebecca Manley,   kittybootoo@hotmail.com,    Sun Jun 20 22:50:28 2004



Margaret Mae Curtis



       

I think my grandmother was in an orphanage in Virginia or North Carolina between 1899 and 1910. I found her in 1910 as a servant to a family in Gloucester,VA. Where do I begin? Thanks for any help? Becky

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linda,   linda_davis_29461@yahoo.com ,    Thu Jun 24 18:51:20 2004



hodge
mich,and pa


       

I have a long story, please take time and read about this puzzle that I'm trying to solve. On my Dad's side of the family, I started with Dad's parents and sisters, which I have never meet and they never meet me or my brother. One of my puzzles is this: My Dad kept in his wallet his SS card and the stub to the card. On the stub he wrote his mother's maiden name: Mary Brown and then he had Carl Hodge and Philadelphia. Something doesn't sound right with this. Why would you write your parent's names and your place of birth? I went to the SS office and they gave me this information about my Dad's SS number: Date Issued of the card is 11/1956 in Florida Dad's name = Frank Carl Hodge Parent's names are Mary Brown and Carl Hodge (Dad's SS number is 261-60-8971) Dad's DOB 1-25-1928 in Philadelphia, PA. DOD - May 1988 in Charleston, SC (I knew my Dad all my life.) I wrote for my Dad's birth certificate, but they had no record of birth for the names I provided. On my Mom and Dad's marriage certificate I have this: Dad's parent's names are Bill and Irma Hodge living in Detroit, MI. Dad's address in 1956 on the marriage certificate is Sumter, SC. Mom and Dad married in Lincoln, NC on May 17, 1956. The story my Mom told me was that my dad did something to where his dad was going to turn my Dad in to the police, so they got into a fight and my Dad's Dad kicked my Dad out of the house. Mom said Dad told her he had gotten into a car wreck in his teens and was in hospital awhile. (I don't know where.) All of this was in his teens. My Dad was traveling with the fair at the time Mom and Dad met and married. My Dad at one time worked were they took taxes out and that was in Florida in 1956. Dad never worked anywhere else where he had taxes took out. My Dad would either travel with the fair or had night clubs here in Charleston, SC. All my Dad's clubs were in my Mom's name. Dad couldn't or didn't want the drinking license in his name, etc. Dad was good at covering his tracks. I do know one thing when traveling with the fair back then everyone had Alabama tags because you didn't need car insurance. As you see I have nothing to go on without a birth certificate, etc. Thank You, Linda Hodge Davis linda_davis_29461@yahoo.com pspsclady@homexpressway.net i have pictures of my grandparents and twin aunts

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beverly balletto,   lstcrb73@aol.com,    Tue Jun 29 17:29:36 2004



Albert Jennings
I really dont know guessing eith new york or missouri
1900's

       

To All, Looking for any information on the Jennings children from Missouri.Albert A (my grandfather) believe sisters names where Eva, Marie or maria.Do not have parents name Grandfather was born in Jacksonville Missouri on 8/5/1889-1890 not sure of the yr.Any help would be much appricated. Thanks Bev

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Adrienne Kaufman,   akaufman@twmi.rr.com,    Wed Jun 30 19:43:09 2004



White/Clark
Michigan
after 1893

       

I am trying to locate the home where my grandfather and his siblings might have stayed after their parents died in the 1890's. Their names were Jacob (JB or Jay)White, Albert White/Clark, Edd White, Hortense White and Olive White. Their parents were Charles and Mary White of Tyrone Twp, Kent County Michigan.

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pat nielsen,   ldspat_1999@yahoo.com,    Wed Jul 7 17:25:19 2004



agnes and sadie tobias
sparta childrens home sparta wis.
about 1903 to 1910

       

i am looking for my mothers sisters. we know they were put in SPARTA childrens home as very small children . sadies birth is 18 june 1909. agnes i do not know for sure but think about 1905 -1907. there parents were amos TOBIAS and SARAH. they could still be a live but most likly not. bdo not know there adop. names. they were last known to be in kendell or hillsbourogh WIS in the 30s. if the story is right. would like to see there families. they have 7 sis.14 half sis and 3 half bros. have been looking for them for years.

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Suzanne Flowers,   FSAFlowers@aol.com,    Wed Jul 7 22:42:40 2004



Kathman
St. Peter's Orphanage, Memphis, Tennessee
1906-1908

       

My mother, Marie Katherine Kathman and her brother Louis were taken to St. Peter's in Memphis after their mother died. The children were adopted into separate homes. If anyone can offer any lead whatsoever as to who their mother or father may have been, I'd appreciate it greatly.

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Joe Harlin,   JWLO97@aol.com,    Mon Jul 12 09:44:17 2004



Harlen
Notre Dame De Lourdes, Manchester, NH USA
1899 to 1909

       

Looking for the records from the Notre Dame DE Lourdes Orphanage Manchester NH. My father was placed there in the late 1890's and lived there until 1909.The orphanage was run by the Grey Nuns. Trying to find out who his parents are. Thanks Joe Harlin JWLO97@aol.com

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Sandra L. Couch,   Sibersandy@aol.com,    Mon Jul 12 12:13:37 2004



Horigan, Horrigan or Taylor
St. Vincent's Orphanage in Central New York area, either Syracuse, Onondaga or Oswego Co.
APPROX. 1906 - 1925

       

I am looking for Pearl Viola Horigan/Horrigan who was addopted by a Taylor family when she was 16. Her birthdate is 12/1/1906, probably Oswego, NY. She told us she lived in an orphanage in both Oswego County and Onondaga County. One family member thought it was St. Vincent's Orphanage in Syracuse, NY. She attended a Catholic Cammp for oprhan children on Cross Lake near Jordan NY, where she met her husband Mark C. Quimby. They were married in Oswego, New York but lived most of their lives in Jordan, NY, his residance. They ran and operated a marina where once the Riverside Hotel stood that was owned by the Quimby family. The hotel burned but the marina continued in the family. Pearl V. Quimby was in her 90's when she died.

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carole morrow,   zocare@aol.com,    Wed Jul 14 10:00:26 2004



George Donnelly
St Thomas Orphans Asylum KY
1870 census

       

Looking for orphanage records and any info re children placed there, adoption records, rosters, etc.

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Genevieve M Brilo,   Gem19@msn.com,    Sat Jul 17 13:41:59 2004



ROBILLARD
Children's Home, Indianapolis, IN
1983

       

Searching for Genevieve Marie Robillard, born 8/14/1979. She was placed in the Children's Guardian's home in Indianapolis, IN in early 1983. She is my granddaughter, named after me and born on my birthday. She was given up for adoption in February of 1983. I have no idea if she was ever adopted or remained in Foster Care or put in an Orphanage. I had a wonderful 3 yrs with her before she was removed from her home. I'l like to see Ginny before I die. I am now 71 and have looked for her for years. She was removed from "The Meadows" apts. in Marion County, Indpls., IN in early 1983. I last saw her at the Guardian's home in February of 1983. Can someone help me find my granddaughter? My email address is Gem19@msn.com

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Genevieve M Brilo,   Gem19@msn.com,    Sat Jul 17 13:55:15 2004



ROBILLARD (at birth)
Children's Guardian Home, Indianapolis IN
1983

       

Requesting information on Genevieve Marie Robillard born 8/14/1979. She was born on my birthday and named after me. I am her grandmother, Genevieve Marie Brillo. Ginny was removed from her home in early 1983 from The Meadows Apts in Marion County. She was signed over for adoption in Feb. 1983. The last time I saw her was in Feb 1983 at the Guardian's Home just a few days before she was signed over for adoption. I have searched for her for years. I am now 71 and would love to see her before I die. She might remember my husband's name, Tony. She had a brother named Melvin, who was 3 yrs older than Ginny. He was not removed from the home. If anyone can help me please email me at Gem19@msn.com.

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Patti Marino,   JPSK@aol.com,    Sun Jul 18 18:23:17 2004



Rose (Roseanna) McKeever (McKiever)
Manhattan, New York City
1866- ???

       

I'm looking for Rose (Roseanna) McKeever (McKiever) and siblings in an orphanage in New York City. Rose was born in 1867, and all I know is that she was raised by "sisters" in a NY orphanage. Thanks for any clues! Patti

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B Lanyon,   blanyon33@yahoo.com,    Mon Jul 19 13:50:56 2004



Theriault Terriault
Lowell Mass. Franco American Orphanage
1930?

       

Looking for info on Elizabeth Theriault born 1917. She is in the 1930 Census at thsi orphanage.

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sue,   billfra1769@msn.com,    Sun Jul 25 12:26:16 2004



ruth deboy
buffalo,ny
85

       

HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD ABOUT AN ORPHANAGE ON BEST ST. IN BUFFALO, NY. MY MOTHER WAS IN IT IN 1926 WITH HER SISTERS AFTER BOTH PARENTS DIED. I CAN REMEMBER IT BEING A RED BRICK BUILDING WITH BARBED WIRE AROUND THE TOP WALLS. MOM IS 85 NOW AND DYING. SHE SEEMS TO BE HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME RELIVING THIS PERIOD OF HER LIFE. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED. SUE

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Cecile Sands,   inkyres@earthlink.net,    Thu Jul 29 18:45:25 2004



Siegel
Louisville, Kentucky


       

My grandfather, Edward F. Siegel discovered that he was adopted when he was about 70 years of age (ca. 1975). He was looking for a birth certificate copy and could not find one. A relative of his mother told him that he was adopted. He was completely shocked. Apparently, his mother, Theresa M. Ochs Siegel "just came home with a baby" one day! I am reasonably sure that he was adopted as an infant, as he was extremely close to his mother. My mother recalls stories he told about often being taken as a child to visit a family named Sullivan and thinks perhaps there was some relationship (maybe an illegitimate child of a Sullivan daughter?) between the family and my grandfather. The birthdate that we have for him is 2 October 1905. So far I have been unable locate a birth record for a male child around that date with a single mother named Sullivan or for a male Siegel child. Any clues or research guidance would be appreciated.

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Linda,   ljt72@hotmail.com,    Sat Jul 31 21:47:53 2004



Boyer
Iowa. Davenport I believe
around 1928

       

I am looking for information on my grandfather William Albert Boyer born 1927. He was left in an orphanage because his older sister could not care for all the children after their mother died. I think his dads name was David. He married Francis Rooker years later.Doea anyone have any information please email me. Thanks, Linda

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CINDY SANDERSEN-HIRSHFIELD,   jonandcindy4@cox.net,    Wed Aug 11 01:21:42 2004



LILLIE MAE INGRAM
WALNUT COVE,N.C.


       

LOOKING FOR MATILDA F. ANDREWS GENEOLGY (MOTHER OF LILLIE) AND MORE INFORMATION ON THOMAS HARDY INGRAM (FATHER OF LILLIE).tHOMAS IS MY GRANDMOTHERS BROTHER.

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Michelle Kalehzan,   michelle@psych.stanford.edu ,    Sun Aug 15 19:24:26 2004



Mertz
Duluth, Minnesota area
1889 - approx 1910

       

Hello, I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Linus Sylvester Mertz, who was born in January, 1889, in Duluth. He had some siblings (names unknown) and they were orphaned and placed in a Catholic orphanage in or near Duluth. His mom's name was Mary Finnerty, and his name was, I believe, George Mertz. If anyone has any information about him, his parents, or the orphanage name they might have been in, I would be very grateful. Thank you. Michelle Kalehzan

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mary alice,   Ona60@aol.com,    Wed Aug 18 20:29:37 2004



byron
irvington/new jersey
1947/1952

       

My brothers and i were in Saint Peters Orphanage. I Am trying to find any other people who were there at same time. Please get in touch . Thank you Mary Alice

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Linda Spindor,   lspindor@lipan.net,    Thu Aug 19 08:27:29 2004



Keeney, Keeny



       

I am not sure that my grandfather was on the orphan train but I can't find him anywhere else until 1893 in Texas. He was born abt. 1868 (we thought in Texas). This is the information I have on him and his sisters. I can't find the sisters until they marry in about 1880. Martha Ann Keeney b. 1852 Ark.? d. abt. 1911 Rosie Ellen Keeney b. 1858 Tex.? d. 1904 Mary Catherine Keeney b. 1866 Tex? d. 1939 James Fate Keeney b. 1868 Tex? d. 1930 I wonder if they might be on an orphanage list somewhere. If anyone has any information please let me know. Thanks,

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Robin,   rjwhite!@bellsouth.net,    Fri Aug 20 20:57:03 2004



Rosanna Margaretta Dehaven (she went be Margaret)
Maryland -- believe Baltimore vicenity


       

Iam researching my paternal grandmother's family. She was born in 1897 in Harford Maryland to Charles Dehaven and Ruth E. Stewart. She and her younger brother John (born 1899)appear with their parents in the 1900 Census for Harford County. In 1910 she appears in Somerset County as a "servant girl" on the farm of Samuel Robinson, a single man whose father was a local physician. We know from family history that she and her brother John were both in on "orphanage" sometime between 1900 and 1910 -- and we believe that it was in Baltimore. We do not know where they were or why they were there. After the 1900 Census, we have been unable to find further traces of Ruth Stewart. We know that Charles lived until 1911, passing away in Harford County. His obituary and death records do not indicate a wife. We would like to know what happened to Ruth: did she pass away? (there are some family stories that she died in childbirth. Did she leave Charles for some reason? (there are no family stories to this affect, but my grandmother and great-uncle never gave any hint of knowing about their father or mother -- although there is at least one picture of the adult Ruth). Did she and Charles divorce? (have not located divorce records up to now). Did she remarry and have another family? As an adult she talked to her children about having "half borthers," one of whom attended my grandmother's funeral dressed in his military uniform. Family is not sure of the names of these siblings, but everyone believes the half brothers were Dehaven's (that is children of Charles and second wife, not children of Ruth and a second husband -- although no one living today is sure). At least one of the half brothers lived in California circa 1950 at the time that my father passed through there on the way to military service in Korea. Dad, too, believes the brother's last name was Dehaven. As part of understanding my grandmother's story, we would like to know which orphanage she was in and whatever information that source might convey about the changes in her family.

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Hubert O. Hendrie,   hhendrie@aol.com,    Wed Aug 25 11:47:27 2004
www.hohendrie.com


Field (s)
Vine street Orphanage in Chattanooga, Tn


       

I am seeking information about a young girl being adopted circa 1878 from the VINE STREET ORPHANAGE in Chattanooga, Tennessee by a man known as LON CLARK ( also of Chattanooga ) I have been lead to believe that LON CLARK is a well known citizen and community leader of Chattanooga. Any information will be greatfully appreciated.

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jillfm,   jillfm@excite.com,    Wed Aug 25 20:46:46 2004



Feeney
Everett, MA
abt. 1916- ?

       

I am looking for any records on Hugh, James, Patrick & Margaret FEENEY that were placed in an orphanage about 1916. They were born in Everett, MA all around 1907 - 1911. I believe the orphanage was in the same general area of MA. They were Irish Catholic, if that helps narrow it down. Thanks.

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MIKE LOFTIS,   97541@cox.net,    Mon Sep 6 04:09:17 2004



LOFTIS
WHITAKER STATE HOM Pryor,Oklahoma (Mid 1950's)
1953 -1955

       

Oklahoma Adoptees DOB: January 21,1947 & October 26,1950...LOOKING for adopted Children Of George & Flossie Loftis...Shirley Lavon Loftis born Jan.21,1947 in Tahlequah,Oklahoma & Lester Neal Loftis born Oct.26,1950 In Oklahoma City,Oklahoma...TAKEN from their home in Ponca City,Oklahoma Jan.8,1953 to Whitaker State Home in Pryor,Oklahoma.....And quickly Adopted out,within a year or so.Shirley was age 6,Lester was age 3(When TAKEN away,in 1953)..ANY Information,Contact: Mike Loftis 922 N. Broadway Wichita,Kansas 67214 My Email: 97541@cox.net

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kristin roca,   kristinroca@aol.com,    Sat Sep 11 20:47:05 2004



Gaffney
New York City (GREENPOINT)


       

in 1893 ,GAFFNEY children were placed in an orphanage, problem i do not know which one. they lived in GREENPOINT,BROOKLYN,NEW YORK when thier parents( Patrick and Mary Gaffney passed away. names were: Nellie b. 1890 Annie b. 1884 Mae b. 1886 John b.1882 my g-grandfather released 1898 @16 to join Army Jimmy b. 1887 Can anyone tell me where these children could have been placed if they lived in Brooklyn in that year ??? Or anyone with information ?? 916-375- 0549 Kristin Kristinroca@aol.com

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jeanette,   donevo88@aol.com,    Wed Sep 22 23:31:01 2004



Loraine Barnes she may of speeled lLorane
Not sure but must be not that far from lexinton ky it was catholic orphanage
1933 to1942

       

Hi,my name is Jeanette.I'am tring to find anyone who may of known my mother,Loraine Barnes she may of spelled her name lorane. She was taken to a orphanage,not that far from ky she before she passed away said she hitch hike home one time she may of been six years old or oldier not sure. She said she was taken there because her mother could not take care of her. She also had stayed there untill she was maybe 16 years old. She said the orphanage had two parts to it one was a orphanage the other side was for girls that had done something wrong. She told me she was put on the side for the girls who could not be handle because there was no room on the orphanage side.I'm looking for anyone who may of been there at the same time or who may know her. Thanks Jeanette

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Kelsie Mayew,   dont have one,    Thu Sep 23 13:49:43 2004
dont have one


never had one
never had one


       Anyone to read

I would like to have a pen pal if thats ok with yall? You can have my adress: 568 lost bridge road Longville, Louisiana 70652

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Sybil,   jedix5@cetlink.net,    Fri Sep 24 13:34:19 2004





1852

       

I would like to know if there were any homes in Charleston, SC for unwed mothers in 1852.

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Jenny,   chipewa56@earthlink.net,    Sat Oct 2 14:36:54 2004
n/a


Tucker, Tukker
Childrens Home for Little Wonderers, Boston, Ma.
uncertain

       n/a

Looking for Florence, Florance or Flossie, Flossy Tucker. From Boston, Ma. Traveled to Indiana with other siblings. Nettie, Laura, Lottie Tucker. One Brother died of drowning in Ma. Any information at all, would be appreciated at this time. They were in Boston's Childrens Home for Little Wonderers. Jenny

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Lura Wight,   Donnaclegg1@netscape.net,    Mon Oct 4 22:46:48 2004



Pearl Elizabeth Clark
Shelby County/Fayette County, Tn
?1885-1898

       

I am trying to locate the orphanage where my grandmother was raised...it may have even been in Arkansas...she told me that she was born in a log cabin in Arkansas...that she was raised in an "orphan asylum" and at age 16 yrs went to live with the Edmund Rivers Scruggs family as a servant in Somerville (Fayette County)Tn., and is listed as so in the 1900 census...unfortunately the 1890 census is what I need, or a list of the orphans at Porter-Leath in 1885-1898..I have a recording of her I made as a child and she gives a few clues about the "orphan asylum"...such as there were front steps she had to wash and the water froze on them in the winter...there was also another girl there sh mentioned named "Belle?/Adele Peterson/Pederson"..and a man who ran a store close by named "Mr Mac"...she states it was a red brick building...I know it is very little...but does this ring a bell for anyone...can you help me?

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Ronald,   ronaldmagezi@hotmail.com,    Mon Oct 11 01:15:05 2004




Uganda


       

PLEASE HELP ME JOIN UNIVERSITY,Dear friends,am Ronald Magezi from Uganda(EAST AFRICA)am an orphan and i performed very well in my exams and i was admitted in our main University here for a degree in COMPUTER SCIENCE but i can not find funds to enable me join the University,please,if there is any good Samaritan who can help me,please e-mail me back and i will give you my detailS.God bless you. ronaldmagezi@hotmail.com

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Deborah Wessel,   gogetter54@yahoo.com,    Fri Oct 15 19:08:54 2004



Egan,Egen,Agan
New York City,New York
1884

       

I'm Looking For Info On Edgar Edward Egan Born On Janurary 31,1884 In New York City,N.Y. And Died July 11,1967 In Prescott, Mich. I Was Told He Was adopted And Raised In An Orphange.I Would Like To Find Any Info On Him And His Family. Parents Unknown. You Can Contact Me At gogetter54@yahoo.com Debbie Wessel

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Debbie Wessel,   gogetter54@yahoo.com,    Fri Oct 15 19:19:07 2004



Stanton
Martinsville, Indiana
1907

       

I'm Looking For Info On Norris Stanton. She Was Adopted At 3 mos Old. Her Adopted Parents Were Oscar Stanton And Minnie Lampkins Stanton. I'm Looking For Her Birth Parents Name Unknown. She Married Clifford Kays In Martinsville, Indiana. Norris Was Born In Martinsville, Ind. She Died In 1987 In Marion Co, Indiana. You Can Contact Me At gogetter54@yahoo.com Thanks Debbie

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Cheryl Ledford,   cherleadford@aol.com,    Sat Oct 16 14:38:23 2004



Methodist Orphan Home
Decatur, DeKalb Co. Ga
1900

       

Looking for information on Walter,age 13, and Frank, age 10, Ledford. They were listed on 1900 Ga census as pupils at a Methodist Orphan Home, in Decatur, Dekalb Co. Ga. They were the great uncles of my husband. They had a brtoher, William E who was living in Alabama at the time of their residence there. I do not know how long they were there, nor any information on their parents. Any information on these boys and or the Orphanage would be greatly appreciated.

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Cheryl Ledford,   cherleadford@aol.com,    Sat Oct 16 14:39:38 2004



Methodist Orphan Home
Decatur, DeKalb Co. Ga
1900

       

Looking for information on Walter,age 13, and Frank, age 10, Ledford. They were listed on 1900 Ga census as pupils at a Methodist Orphan Home, in Decatur, Dekalb Co. Ga. They were the great uncles of my husband. They had a brother, William E who was living in Alabama at the time of their residence there. I do not know how long they were there, nor any information on their parents. Any information on these boys and or the Orphanage would be greatly appreciated.

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JOYCE PEACE,   PEACEJOYCE4@WM.COM,    Tue Oct 26 01:05:11 2004



PERRY MOORE
GREENVILLE SC
1880

       

I AM TRYING TO LOCATE A PERRY MOORE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, BUT MOVED TO SOUTH CAROLINA LATER WITH WE DON'T KNOW WHO. CARRIED THE MOORE NAME BUT LAST NAME MAY HAVE BEEN SOMETHING ELSE. HAS TWO SONS ADOPTED. NAME CLARENCE AND JOHN THAT WERE BOWENS IN RUTHERFORDTON COUNTY IN THE 1900. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO JOHN AND CLARENCE'S PARENTS WERE ALSO. THANKS JOYCE

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CAROL O'BEIRNE,   ceecee1141@yahoo.com,    Thu Oct 28 23:09:12 2004



O'BEIRNE
ST. MARY'S ORPHANAGE, NEWARK , NEW JERSEY
1950--1955

       

WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT LIVED IN ST.MARY'S ORPHANAGE , S. ORANGE AVENUE, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. E-MAIL , WE CAN CATCH UP . CAROL O'BEIRNE

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Sue McCall,   mccall_Sue@hotmail.com,    Mon Nov 1 10:17:03 2004



mcGill
Brooklyn, kings co, new York
1890- 1900

       

I am looking for information on my grandmother Elizabeth McGill and her brothers James and John, They were all born in the 1880's. Many years ago, I found them in the 1890 New York Census in an orphange. ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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Terisa,   Emosdead@hotmail.com,    Sat Nov 6 18:48:20 2004



GODFREY
Adopted in Cook County, IL.


       

Looking for Babyboy Godfrey who was adopted in Cook County, IL. (Chicago) in the early 1950's. The lawyer's last name who handled the case's name was Genaldi. The birth mother is my grandmother Sarah (Godfrey) Golob. Thank you, Terisa.

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Jim Schmidt,   jeschmidt_ch@yahoo.com,    Sun Nov 7 05:44:35 2004



St Joseph's Childrens Home; Superior, Wisconsin; 1952-1959; the Nuns



       


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Jim Schmidt,   jeschmidt_ch@yahoo.com,    Sun Nov 7 05:47:15 2004



St Joseph's Childrens Home
Superior, Wisconsin;
1952-Dec. 1959

       

Am trying to build a history and database of the Home. Thank you.

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Jim Schmidt,   jeschmidt_ch@yahoo.com,    Sun Nov 7 05:48:17 2004



St Joseph's Childrens Home
Superior, Wisconsin;
1952-Dec. 1959

       

Am trying to build a history and database of the Home. Thank you.

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Bonnie Arnold,   gmaarnold@cox.net,    Tue Nov 9 19:18:00 2004



Rosa Laura Hall
Iowa or Illinois
?

       

Rose Laura HALL EVERT was born on July 1, 1875, in either Iowa or Illinois. At 4 years of age, she was a "boarder" in the John Reimund home in Urbana, IL. According to the 1880 Census, her father was born in Illinois and the birthplace of her mother is "unknown". The census says the birthplace is Iowa, but she may have been born in Illinois. I would love to know more about my g-grandmothers life THANK YOU

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Bonnie Arnold,   gmaarnold@cox.net,    Tue Nov 9 19:18:49 2004



Rosa Laura Hall
Iowa or Illinois
?

       

Rose Laura HALL EVERT was born on July 1, 1875, in either Iowa or Illinois. At 4 years of age, she was a "boarder" in the John Reimund home in Urbana, IL. According to the 1880 Census, her father was born in Illinois and the birthplace of her mother is "unknown". The census says the birthplace is Iowa, but she may have been born in Illinois. I would love to know more about my g-grandmothers life THANK YOU, Bonnie

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Marjorie Tortajada,   mtortajada1@yahoo.com,    Thu Nov 11 02:31:20 2004
http://www.angelfire.com/mt/si cily1


Albert Jules Kaesler
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
1920- 1925

       

Looking for foster care records for Albert Jules Kaesler from 22nd St and the Boulevard, Bayonne, New Jersey for the period 1920-1925.

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Stanl;ey Miles,   kerk@surfbest.net,    Thu Nov 11 19:33:07 2004




St. Thomas Orphange Louisville, Ky
2

       

If anyone wants to talk that was in the orphange during the years of 1959-61 please email.

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Deborah Christman,   cherokeetraipsonwoman@yahoo .com,    Fri Nov 12 20:15:14 2004



Hazel Adams
Jewish Infant Center Columbus, Ohio


       

Looking for any information on the Jewish Infant Center located in Columbus, Ohio probably around the 1920's

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Carol A Fredette,   cafredette@comcast.net,    Sat Nov 13 08:48:57 2004



Reeves
Rahway New Jersey USA
unknown

       

November 13, 2004 I am trying to locate any information on an orphanage in Rahway New Jersey, My great Grandmother Julia Charlotte Reeves was said to have lived there in the late 1800's Julia was said to have gone to live with the Jewell Family of Tennant NJ as a foster child. Julia was born June 28, 1865 she married my grandfather Emil Louis Stahl in 1887and died in 1916. cafredette@comcast.net

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Duane Goode,   dgoode@operamail.com,    Mon Nov 15 14:03:28 2004



Clarence Zenith Graf
Pennsylvannia or Illinois ??


       

I am looking for information about my wife's grandfather, Dr. Clarence Zenith Graf, dentist who practiced in Chicago. He was born in Philadephia, PA, on 22 July 1881 and died in Chicago, IL, on 12 March 1938. We know that he lived in an orphanage and was sponsored/supported by someone, an uncle???, through dental school at Northwestern university. We do not know his parents' names or any of his ancestors. Clarence had a sister, Frances, who never married, and perhaps a brother named Walter. Thank you for any help

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Carolyn Spicer,   mainelyspicers@aol.com,    Sat Nov 27 17:32:55 2004



Gonsalvo / Gonzalvo
Diocesan Orphans' Home, Concord, New Hampshire
1875-1895

       

Would appreciate any information on the Diocesan Orphans Home also called Coit House which was located on the grounds of St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. Grandmother, Mary Gonzalvo, was a resident there between the years of 1875-1895.

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Rae Jean Miles,   bigreds23@cableone.net,    Fri Dec 3 11:01:19 2004



John P. Byrd
Tennessee
1930-1932

       

My Dad although not an orphan was put in an orphans home possibly in Chattanooga as the family couldn't take care of him for a short while after his father died. The family lived in Atlanta, Ga.An Aunt put him in the home until she could get things arranged.Any help would be greatly appreciated.I would like to know the name of the home and if any records exsist of his stay there.

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Suzanne Flowers,   FSAFlowers@aol.com,    Tue Dec 7 21:17:47 2004



Kathman, Kathmann
Memphis, Tennessee
unknown

       

Marie Katharine and Louis William Kathman were orphaned abt. 1906 close to Memphis Tennessee. The doctor who attended their mother at her death drove these two kids to St. Peter's Orphanage in Memphis. We believe their father's name was Louis William Kathman, and their mother's name to be Mary E. Kathman. If any of these names ring a bell, please respond. Thank you

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Amanda Ross,   imenchanted@lycos.com,    Thu Dec 9 11:43:51 2004



Roy
St. Landry's parish, Louisiana
ABT 1868- ?

       

I am looking for Oscar Roy, my great grandfather. He was born about 1868 possibly in St. Landry's parish, Louisiana. According to the 1880 US Census, he lived as an orphan with Charles Clay and family in the same parish. It's possible the family came from Acadia, but I don't know how far back that was. Anything on this person, or any helpful tips for my research, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Suzanne Flowers,   FSAFlowers@aol.com,    Sat Dec 11 16:12:57 2004



Louis William Kathman(n), Mary E. Kathman(n)
St. Peter's, Memphis Tennessee
abt. 1906

       

Does anyone know, from their own experiences, how I can find out what happened to my ancestral orphans' birth parents? Marie Katharine (B Jan 17, 1902) and Louis William Kathman (B May, 1898)were orphaned somewhere in the vicinity of Memphis about 1906. Their father (Louis William Sr) died earlier, and the children were orphaned when their mother (Mary E. Kathman) died. The doctor that attended their mother took the children to St. Peter's. No one at the Orphanage can find records on these two, and there is no death certificate for any Kathman dying in Memphis during this era. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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JoAnn Coil,   deanncoil@rabbitbrush.com,    Sun Dec 12 18:18:52 2004



gordon junior samuel coil
whitaker home pryor oklahoma
1919- 1936

       

My father in law was in the whitaker orphanage and we can't get any records of his adoption. Is there anyone who can tell me where we might go to find the adoption records for this orphanage. Or does anyone remember him. He was in the maple cottage the last time before he got out.Would really like to know where to find the records.

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Erik Quist,   equist@uillinois.edu,    Mon Dec 13 12:16:25 2004



Johnson
Orphan Asylum Society of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
1895-1899

       

I am trying to trace my Great Grandmother's family and have a letter she received in 1941 in response to an inquiry about her parent's. Her name was Bessie Johnson and the letter says that she was dropped off and picked up by a Mrs. Pentz on a private arrangment. She was there from 6/26/1895 until 3/1/1899. Bessie (Elizabeth) was listed of having a birth date of 5/12/1888. I am confused because I have her mother living with her and her husband in a census and the mother is listed as Anna Sofia Johnson from Sweden. I also have a marriage certificate for Anna Sofia Johnson and her husband Johan Johanson (John Johnson) also from Sweden. I also have a lot of other information about the Johnson family. My main question is if it is possible that the mother was only listed as Mrs. Pentz and was actually Mrs. Johnson? If not, is there a good place to find out additional information. Thanks, Erik

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Sandi Dias,   sandidias@yahoo.com,    Thu Dec 16 08:27:33 2004



Layman
Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Children's Home, Normal, IL
1900

       

I am researching my Great Grandmother. She was born in Paris Illinois. When she was very young, her and a sister and brother were placed in the Edgar County Childrens Home (1898). One year later they were taken out by a Mrs. Copeland. However, I now find that my Great Grandmother and her brother were in the Illinois Soldier's and Sailors Childrens home in 1900. No mention of the sister. My Great Grandmother's maiden Lucy Layman. Her Father's name was Charles W. Layman, and her Mothers name was Emma (Copeland) Layman. Her Brothers name was Charles Layman, and the sister that seems to have disappeared was named Mollie Layman. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You, Sandi Dias

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donna elio,   donnabe@aol.com,    Tue Dec 21 23:03:43 2004







       

Are there any orphanges still in existance in the Baltimore Maryland area? Woul like to volunteer my expertise in raising children and using art as a theraphy. Am retired and love working with children, Have private and professional experience.' Donna Elio Phone 410-766-1952

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Patty Hoffman-Johnson,   johnson@wcesinc,com,    Thu Dec 23 08:22:31 2004



Burnett/Barnet
Manhattan, New York, New York-Born at St. Ann's Maternity Hospital-Part of the Foundling Hospit
1892-1897 or 1998

       

My Grandmother Elizabeth Barnett was born May 2,1892 at St. Ann's Maternity Hospital. I do not know the circumstances of her birth, but I suspect her mother and father were not married. Her mother was Mary Smith born in NY and her father was Geo. Burnett-porter born in Florida. This much help I have gotten from her birth certificat. She told me that she came from St. Ann's Orphanage. I have been unable to confirm this though. I think maybe she may have been place through the Foundling. In 1897 or 1898 she sent on an "Orphan Train" to Missouri and placed with the Henry Lauberth family. This is all that I know, I have been unable to find out any more information. If anybody can help me please email me at: johnson@wcesinc.com. Thank you, Patty Hoffman-Johnson

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cheryl,   xcmom2@sbcglobal.net,    Sat Jan 1 18:20:34 2005



francis and william Burnette
Arkansas childrens home and hospital
1913?

       

Looking for any information on relitives mothers name was Matilda burnette or Tilda James. She died in the clay county poor home.

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Wilma Borawski-Castro,   nytiny@comcast.net,    Sat Jan 1 21:12:53 2005



Mission of the Immaculate Virgin
Richmond Borough-Staten Island,New York
1890-1900

       

Looking for any information on my grandfather and his brother who were put in an orphanage called the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin in the borough of Richmond in New York. The census have them listed as inmates. Their names were Charles and Alexander Mclaren. It was in 1900 and I haven't been able to find any information on it. Anyone with information please let me know. Thank you.

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Geneiveve Pecora,   tcormier@cox.net,    Sun Jan 2 13:25:48 2005



geneiveve pecora
st. agnes's New York
?

       

i am trying to figure out what years i was in the orphanage, and how old i was? thank you /gene

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Barbara Cope,   bndcope@unidial.com,    Sun Jan 2 13:47:15 2005



Van Dorn- Vandorn- Vandorne
Seguin, TX. Guadalupe Co. USA
1870-1877

       

I am looking for three children in 1870, Percy, Lammie and Douglas Van Dorn. Documents say their grandparents raised them but they are not with their grandparents, Thomas and Malinda Goodbread in 1870 census in Seguin TX. or surrounding area. They are not with their mothers sisters, Elizabeth Goodbread Dagen or Mary Goodbread Heathcock in Seguin. Their mother Martha Goodbread Van Dorn Bird must have died sometime after 1870. Their guardian after 1877 was their mothers brotherinlaw Jacob Dagen. There are court documents disputing the estate of their mother.The Dagen descendants live in Sutherland Springs, Floresville in Wilson Co.I would think they should be accounted for in the census or some household. The grandparents say they raised them but if that was true they should be with them.Thank you, Barbara

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Ali,   princess_ali_1979@yahoo.com ,    Wed Jan 5 09:29:51 2005



Jay Green
Pike County Kentucky--no orphanage that I know of-- was taken in by a Green Family
1888-??

       

Ok, I'm researching one of my great grandfathers. The only known name the family has for him is Jay Green b. 1886 in Pike County Kentucky. According to family legend, his mother died during childbirth, and his father raised him until age 2, at which time his father was killed in a logging accident. Now, he was taken in by a family with the last name of Green. It is suspected that this family adopted him. But, was his bith name Green and the family a relation or was he born under another name? Who were his parents? I'm not sure of the first names of the people who took him in. I know that at the age of about 24..around..1910 he married my great grandmother Gracie Smith. If anyone knows how I can find this information, or if there is a relative of the family who took this child in, please, please contact me.

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Kathleen Francis,   kkfrancis@yahoo.com,    Fri Jan 7 09:56:30 2005



Duranty, Winnafred
Littleton, NH or Boston, MA
1920- 1922

       

Looking for information on Duranty Family, Littleton NH. Or orphanages run by nuns in Bostong between 1890-1925. My mother was born in September 1920 or 1921 in Littleton NH to a women with the last name Duranty. My mother was given the name, Winnafred Duranty as noted on her birth certificate. However, She had been placed up for adoption and possibly sent to an orphanage (run by nuns) in Boston, MA. No information was given as to the father. She was placed for adoption to Mary and Joseph Kirby (Jamacia Plains,Massachusetts) Her name was then changed to Mary Louise Kirby. We have correspondence from the lawyers to the town clerk stating that they wanted the birth records to be changed to reflect the adoptees name. (Kirby) Any info on Duranty family or names of Boston Orphanages (Catholic?) during the period 1900-1925 would be helpful.

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Marie Estelle Perez-Sanjurjo,   sanjurjomarie@yahoo.com,    Mon Jan 10 10:44:48 2005



Estelle Sanjurjo Gely or Estelle Sanjurjo Heller
New York
1935 to 1945

       

My mother Estelle Sanjurjo Gely or Estelle Sanjurjo Heller grow- up in a catholic orphan home in Mount Vermont. It was about 1935 to 1945 I will like to know the name of any catholic orpham home in that area at those years. If somebody have the information please let me know. thanks Marie Estelle

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Frederick Rodgers,   freddyr@acsworld.net,    Mon Jan 10 14:36:46 2005
none


Anthony Rodgers - Rogers
1900 Plumas Co. Hospital, Boarder,Inmate
Not known

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Looking for gggUncle Anthony Rodgers - Rogers,b.Dec.,1848,Huntingdon co.,Pennsylvania.Parents Charles and Rebecca Rodgers,Belleville,Mifflin Co.,PA. Left Mifflin Co.,PA.in 1881 for Plumas Co.,CA.,to work for Brother Charles G. Rodgers. Anthony was in Civil-War,49th PV.. Last date I have is the 1900 Plumas Co. Census,Plumas Co. Hospital listed as Boarder,Inmate,age 50,Single. Not in CA.Death Index,so he died before 1905. Any help would be appreciated ! Sincerely, Frederick Rodgers

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Cathy( Miller ) McCord,   Macatee @aol.com,    Sat Jan 15 18:17:37 2005







       

TO ALL.. WISH I COULD TALK TO SOMEONE THAT LIVED AT ST. MARY'S ORPHANAGE 9NOW ST. MARY'S VILLA) LOCATED IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE. 1960..1970. MY NAME WAS CATHY MILLER... E-MAIL ME AT MACATEE@AOL.COM

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Robin Smith,   fuz_zee@hotmail.com,    Mon Jan 17 15:47:05 2005



Searching for Smith in Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Unknown

       

My name is Robin Smith. I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I am looking for my biological siblings. I do have a little information. Surname: William T. Smith B/D August 20, 1964 Born Louisville, Ky Jefferson County Doctor's name: Douglas Haynes Surname: Rae 1 Smith B/D April 25, 1969 Born Louisville, Ky Jefferson County Doctor's name: Douglas Haynes Other: I have 3 other sisters, do not have much information on them except the following: These children were not legally born under my motherís name. Last name known: Baby Jacqueline Unknown DOB (Possibly 196?) Born in Louisville, KY Was placed in "Home of the Innocents" Dark-skinned in complexion Last name known: Baby Joyce Born in 1968-1970 in Louisville, KY May have been adopted to a preacher and his wife in New Jersey area Last name known: Baby Cynthia Born 1971 in Louisville, KY Seen a picture of her when she was 4 years old, looks just like me This child is light-skinned, maybe biracial Last name known: Baby Gerald Born between 1977-1979 in Louisville, Ky Very light complexion, Can pass for white These children were left in the hospital and went to foster homes and some Them lived with biological mother for awhile and then were taken by the state. Don't know if they were adopted or not, Not even sure if these are their names now. Anyone with any info: Please e-mail: fuz_zee@hotmail.com Thank you, Robin

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Jo Ann Stout,   stoutclan@netzero.com,    Thu Jan 20 15:22:46 2005



Ackerman (adopted name William H. Crane
Arlington, Washington, Nebraska
1873 - ?

       

I am looking for information on my Grandfather who was adopted in abt. 1874 in Arlington, Nebraska. He was adopted by the William & Mary Crane family. He grew up in Arlington, NE and married a girl (Belle Hazen) there in 1903. I am not sure where he died possibly in Colorado around 1949. Any help concerning the Crane family or the Ackerman family would be appreciated.

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Roberta Demmitt,   rdemmitt@hotmail.com,    Sat Jan 22 04:16:10 2005



Maggard
Buckhorn, Kentucky
1960-1963 abt

       

Does anyone know how I go about getting information about anyone who was in Buckhorn. I was told that the home has closed.

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margaret herman,   m.herman.ldcsb.on.ca,    Sun Jan 23 13:47:58 2005



mead
n.y. foundling hospital/st. agnes orphanage n.y.
1930's-1940's

       

My father, Theodore Mead was brought to the NY Foundling Hospital on Nov. 27 1932. He was found in a box in a tenement building. He was two days old (assumed) and nameless. The staff gave him his name. He was in and out of foster care for several years and finally ended up at St. Agnes Orphanage in Upstate New York where he stayed until being released on his eighteenth birthday. I know that this is not alot of information but it is all he has. If anyone has any information or can direct us further, my father and his daughter would be very grateful. Thank you

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Raymond F. Hottenstein, Jr.,   rhottenste@aol.com,    Tue Jan 25 18:40:35 2005



Raymond Hottenstein, Sr.
Lancaster, Pa, USA
1925 to 1930's?

       January 25, 2005

I am looking for information on my father and the orphanage that was located in Lancaster, PA on South East End Avenue in the city. Thank you!

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christy veasey,   christychristy252@hotmail.com ,    Thu Jan 27 07:04:31 2005



flammer
columbus ohio
1930-1946

       Christy Veasey, Emily Flammer, Oct. 2004

Am reposting an inquiry about Emma flammer, Mary Flammer and Billy Flammer all were sent to a Catholic orpahange after thier mother Viola past away. Don't know the orpahages name. Thank-you if you knew her and could tell me about her. She said the nuns were very stricked and that she would spend holidays with her grandmothe Christian Stabb Flammer my namesake. She was in an orphanage in Cinncinatti posibbly. Thank-you.

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Frances Bishop,   SMSTRS@webtv.net,    Fri Jan 28 08:53:23 2005



Becker
Angel Guardian Orphan Home Chicago,Il
1904to1908

       

My mother was born May Bertha Becker on Dec. 21, 1902 and was placed in a Catholic orphanage called Angel Guardian in Chicago. She was adopted in Nov. 1908 by a family by the name of Wurster. I am looking for members of her birth family.

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Robert Fabian,   lonesumduv_61@hotmail.com,    Wed Feb 2 09:12:43 2005



Home for little wanderers
271 huntington ave, Boston Ma, 02115
6

       

I am looking for any information on my past. I am looking for my sister who came to see me when I was living with my adoptive parents at the age of 10 in stoughton ma. Her husbond works for a fire dept in Worcester ma. I was taken from my real parents when I was 2? and adopted when I was 8. I was born 11-23-61. my adoptive parents names where mother: Kathryn Fabian & father: Robert Fabian. I have moved to fla

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Mary Butler,   mb.butler@ukonline.co.uk,    Fri Feb 4 11:56:46 2005



Lavery
Vancouver BC
1936

       

Hi,I am trying to trace a cousin of mine last heard of in a childrens home (don't know if this is the same as an orphanage??)in Vancouver in 1936. Her name than was Eileen Lavery & it was reported that on the death of her father (my uncle) her mother was working in Haney, now Maple Ridge, & her & her brother were in this childrens home. I have reason to believe her brother died 30 years ago, but if anyone has any info on her I would be very grateful. I am coming over to Canada from the UK this Summer, & it would be lovely to either trace her or her descendants.

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Judy Calabrese,   shotgun833@aol.com,    Sat Feb 5 21:06:50 2005



Benjamin Forst (Forest, Frost,,Fuerst)
Either Brooklyn or Manhattan, NY USA
Late 1890's, early 1900's

       

All I know is that my grandfather was placed in a Jewish orphanage because his father had died very young, and his mother couldn't afford to take care of the 5 children she was left with. Supposedly she took him out of there when he was old enough to earn a living.

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Amber Graham,   aemgraham@hotmail.com,    Sun Feb 6 14:47:43 2005



Rhyason
Utica, New York
1854

       

I am hoping someone out there may have some information on finding my great, great grandfather. Parker Rhyason has been a mystery for many years. The family story is his parents came from Ireland by boat, and his father was killed on the journey. His mother was with child, settled in Utica New York, had Parker 1854 and then, died 5 months after. He was then placed in an Orphanage in Utica. Does anyone know how I can find who his parents were? I don't even know which orphange he went too. Are there any such records for orphanges at this late date? Thanks.

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Sharon Walters,   zaffamily@sbcglobal.net,    Mon Feb 7 13:36:02 2005



Sharon Kay Nelson
Richmond , Indiana
1957 / 1958

       

My sister Gloria Jean Nelson and I were put into this orphanage in Richmond, Ind. We both were adopted out in 1959 or 1960 to Edward & Francis Scholefield, they lived in Joliet, IL at the time. I am wondering if anyone might know the name of the orphanage or where I might be able to go for information. I also have a brother who is living in Indiana, but I am having no luck finding him, his name is John Paul ( John, Johnny Cash) he also adopted out by his fathers parents. Birth mother name: Edna Mae Collins from Hagerstown, Ind ( Cambridge City, Ind at this time). Grandmothers name Ester Pearl Harvey also lived in Hagerstown, Ind. Any information would be very helpful.

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Cora,   CoraUSA@webtv.net,    Mon Feb 7 17:05:30 2005



Simpkins
The Childrens Home Society, Trenton New Jersey USA
5 or 6 years

       

My father was put into the orphanage at the age of 11, in 1923. They called my Dad Leroy at the orphanage but his first name is Harold and middle name is Leroy. What I would like to know is if someone has any ancesters that was in this orphanage at this time and if there was any pictures or class pictures that was taken if so can you please let me know if you have any of these. I just found this site after looking, searching and writing to so many sites. PLEASE if you have pictures please let me know. My Dad's last name was Simpkins. Thank You, Cora

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Kathleen,   gwendolyn5_@excite.com,    Tue Feb 8 12:58:43 2005



van voorhis
Children's Home Society/Children's Aid Society New York City,New York
1942 thru 1944

       

My Mother was born in Newburgh,New York at St.Luke's Hospital,in 1939.She went into foster care at 10 days old.She lived with foster parents for three years,but due to their age,they were unable to adopt her. She was placed in Children's Aid Society/Children's Home Society, in New York city in the early 1940's. She was adopted in 1944 by the Jensens.Any info on her birth family would be very much appreciated. She has a photo from her childhood with the name Barbara Ann Van Voorhis on the back.Also,her name was on the adoption records. Thanks,Kathleen

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Stacey Ferguson,   stacey-ferguson@sbcglobal.net,    Wed Feb 9 07:32:27 2005







       

I am looking for any information on the Orphanage or home for unwed mothers located in Columbus, Bartholomew county Indiana. I was born there on September 19, 1972 and I am looking for any birth information.

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Sherrilyn,   sherbob@olypen.com,    Mon Feb 14 20:46:49 2005



Crandall
Orphan's Asylum, New York City 2 District 22 Ward
1870 (bef and aft)

       

My Great Grandfather Oliver W. Crandall was listed in the 1870 federal census as a resident of the Orphan's Asylum of New York. He was four years old. Family stories tell of his parents both dying. He lived with family for a while and then was put in the orphanage. He supposedly had two sisters. One story told that these sisters were the ones who put him in the orphanage. I don't know if there are records from this orphanage still available or where I might find them. I also have no information on the sisters. By the 1880 census Oliver Crandall was living and working on a farm in Marysville, Kansas with the Alexander family. I would appreciate any information that any one might have of this orphanage and/or Oliver's sisters.

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Linda Nufer,   lofmyd47@charter.net,    Fri Feb 18 13:57:52 2005



Shyer/Shier
New York
1845-!855

       

Henry Shyer or Shier orphaned by a fire in Ny city both parents died in the fire they lived above the store they owned or ran,there. could be siblings he was taken out of orphanage by a family named Sawyer

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Cheryl (Hoffman) Blackford,   imnana@mchsi.com,    Tue Feb 22 13:54:25 2005



Mahoney
Roman Catholic Orphanage of Alton, Illinois
1923 to around 1937

       

I am looking for information on my mother's maternal and paternal side of our ancestry. I have found some info on her maternal side, but am having no luck finding the paternal side. Her name was Frances Louise Mahoney and she had two brothers, Hamilton Eugene and Gerald Fitzpatrick who were in this orphanage with her. Her mother's name was Pearl (Plasters) Mahoney, born in Illinois on Jan. 11, 1890 to Melissa Plasters who was a widow in 1900. Pearl had one full blood brother, Harry H. Plasters. That family lived in Nadosha, Wilson Co., Kansas in 1900. My mother's father was Eugene Fitzpatrick Mahoney, born in Cork Co. Ireland. I know nothing more about him except that he was married either before or after Pearl and had at least one child, Mary Ellen Mahoney Marion. Mary Ellen lived in Jacksonville, Il with her family until her death sometime in the 1970's or 80's. My grandfather died in Alton, IL, I think somewhere around 1942-1945. Can anyone help with anything they know about this orphanage and where I can get better records? Thanks for any help you can give.

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Mary Lou,   marelu1029@aol.com,    Fri Feb 25 13:49:04 2005



William Sinnett
Mount St. Joseph Home in Paterson NJ
1930?

       

Is there a list available of the children placed in the this home and the reason why they were placed, death of a parent, divorce, etc. I know my father and uncle were in the boys home. I did find a census record. My aunts were not listed in the girls home, at least I could not find them. Any ideas where this information would be located or who I could contact to find this out? Keep reaching deadends. Thanks.

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elizabeth,   busmbudy36@hotmail.com,    Sun Feb 27 17:34:31 2005



Matney
bonnyoaks orphanage in Tennessee
1893 - 1910

       

I am looking for any information on the Matney's in Bonny Oaks Orphanage in Tennessee, her dad was born in Missouri,abt.1876-1879 some where in there, she married a Duffey when she was 15 years old she also had sisters there Tennessee Matilda Matney and a younger brother named Billy i was told. but any information on these people would be helpful. thank you elizabeth

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Robbie,   robbie2@wf.net,    Wed Mar 9 22:57:48 2005



KIRBY
Possibly Texas or Louisianna
about 1897- 1914

       

Looking for information on my Grandmother, Viola May Kirby, b. May 1, 1897. She told a family member once that she was born in Dallas Texas & grew up in an orphanage. Another family member said that they thought she had mentioned growing up in a Louisianna orphanage. Other than that, she would not talk about her past at all. On her 1st son's birth certificate, June, 17, 1917, the place of birth was listed as New Orleans, LA., which would give a LA. connection. On her Social Security application, she listed her parents as John KIRBY & Alice CRENSHAW. I have never been able to find anything of their existence, so I don't know if this was really her parents or maybe she made it up to keep from listing unknown. She married 1st Ray Clarence LACK in LA. & 2nd Richard Lewis TAYLOR. She spent all of her life from about 1921 to 1972 in Archer City, TX. This is my biggest brickwall. Any help more than gladly appreciated. Thanks!

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Thos. Goulde,   tomcat@midcoast.com,    Sat Mar 12 09:30:39 2005



Dorothy Muriel HILES - NELSON
Catholic adoption agency in Milwaukee WI
1921-23

       

For information regarding my mother's natural parents, my natural grandparents - Dorothy HILES and Russel NELSON. On my mother's 1921 Birth Certificate, Dorothy HILES gave her birthyear as 1902, her birthplace as MICHIGAN, and her profession as Telephone Operator in Green Bay WISCONSIN For Russel NELSON, the document gives a birthyear of 1898, a birthplace of PENNSYLVANIA, and a profession of Linotype Operator in Ft. Yayes, NORTH DAKOTA The spelling of 'Russel' (NELSON) may or may not be accurate on this record. Dorothy HILES may have moved to OHIO following the birth in Milwaukee WI. One or both of my natural grandparents was, to some degree, NATIVE AMERICAN (this is a certainty). And one or both may have been educated in a Catholic or public Indian Industrial School (this is a speculation).

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Iain Bradley,   camlinbooks@hotmail.com,    Mon Mar 14 09:27:17 2005



Glignor
Catholic home for destitute girls Philadelphia
c 1895+

       

Seeking information regarding Catherine Glignor b 1887 of Irish parents. In the home by 1900. I believe that she was a cousin of my grandmother

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Lauri,   lauri_1@charter.net,    Tue Mar 15 08:45:46 2005




Wisconsin
4 years

       

I am looking for any information about identical twin girls bMay 17 either 1927 or 1930. Girls remember being in an orphanage for until age 4 adopted by Cyril Parkinson and Edith Turner in Milwaukee or Madison County, Wisconsin. If there are any researchers or someone that have access to the adoption records please help. Possibly girls are Clarice J. and Mary G. Cook from St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, Milwaukee,WI. per 1930 census. Birth date is correct in the census but year isn't perfect. I believe that birth year was changed when adopted. This is very important to me. Lauri

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Margie Brewer,   yukonangels@aol.com,    Fri Mar 18 06:53:09 2005



WICKS
Lawrence County South Dakota
Not Sure

       

Starting in or about 1910 My grandmother MERTIE WEAVER started placing her children in the South Dakota Childrens Home. The firs placed was Mary she was b. in 1926 and eventually adopted. Then Robert about 1911 b. April 24, 1905. Then in 1912 She placed Harold and Gertie. Harold b. in 1902 and gertie b. 1903. She stated that her husband Frederick Wicks was dead and had been for a few years. I know that Robert lived in Deuel South Dakota with a family named Elliott. I believe Harold was placed with a family named Benson. He is on the 1920 census as lliving at Mare Island Navel Ship Yard Holspital and in 1930 living in spearfish with wife Mamie. Gertie I do not find until 1930 living in Pasadeana California. These are bits and pieces that I remember as a child.Some told to me by Robert (my legal father. Gertie eventually moved to Sonoma and she refused to talk about her early life. As for Mary she was so young that she didn't remember who she was. From 1912-1930 I have no idea what happened. I know that Mertie is burried in sonoma, but not under the name of Wicks. Thank you Margie Brewer

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SHIRLEY COLEMAN WELLS,   LOLATUSHKIN@MSN.COM,    Sun Mar 20 15:40:10 2005



LEWIS OR HARRIS
FLORENCE CRITTENTON, DENVER COLORADO, USA
3 MONTH

       

HELLO, MY NAME IS SHIRLEY COLEMAN WELLS. FOR OVER 25 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY SISTER, LORNA JEAN LEWIS (HARRIS). SHE WAS BORN ON APRIL 27, 1933, IN FLORENCE CRITTENTON HOME IN DENVER COLO. OUR MOTHERS NAME IS ANNA MAE. MOM IS 91 YEARS OLD NOW, AND IS BLIND WITH CANCER. I AM SO AFRAID THAT TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT.ALL SHE WANTS IS TO SEE LORNA JEAN AGAIN. OUR MOTHER WAS HERSELF AN ORPHAN, AND VERY POOR. WHEN SHE HAD LORNA JEAN SHE WENT TO THE HOME BECAUSE SHE HAD NO PLACE TO GO. SHE HAD NO OTHER FAMILY. SHE WAS ALLOWED TO LIVE AT THE HOME AND WORK FOR HER CARE. SHE WORKED CLEANING AND COOKING ALL DAY AND TENDED HER BABY AT NIGHT. ONE DAY IN AUGUST SHE WENT AT NIGHT TO THE NURSERY TO GET THE BABY AND SHE WAS GONE. THEY TOLD HER THAT LORNA JEAN HAD BEEN ADOPTED. SHE WAS THEN TOLD TO LEAVE THE HOME. AND WHO COULD SHE TELL? WHO REALLY CARED ABOUT A POOR BI-RACIAL GIRL WITH NOTHING AND NO ONE? I SURE HOPE SOMEONE READS THIS AND CAN HELP US NOW... REGARDS, SHIRLEY

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Marcia Easley,   farmacialuu@hotmail.com,    Sun Mar 20 17:44:00 2005



Lee Scroggins or Scoggins adopted by Easley
an orphange in Watts, Ok


       

I am looking for any info on an orphange in Watts OK. Today only the cornerstone exists today. He was born in 1915 and was at the orphange with his sisters supposedly after a fire took place in their home. The Easleys adopted him. I am not able to get any info about the adotption. Only that Lee was Cherokee-Choctaw.

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http://www.rogerdeankiser.com


Kiser (Kaiser)
Jacksonville, Florida
1951- 1959

       

LOOKING FOR AMERICA I'm not sure how long I was in the Rose Keller Home Orphanage in Lakeland, Florida. Several policeman had come to my Granny and Grandpa's house and took me to the orphanage. I over-heard them telling the matron that I had been removed because my Granny had been beating on me almost on a daily basis. The school teachers, across the street at the Dixieland school, had told the police that they were afraid that my grandma might beat me to death. The next day, one of the matrons at the orphanage took me to see a "special doctor" because I had not been able to speak for almost a month. No matter how hard I tried, no words would come out of my mouth. I couldnít even make any sounds. We returned to the orphanage after the trip to the doctorís office. One of the ladies who worked at the home started yelling at me for no reason. I was sitting on the top step of the stairs, just like I did everyday; all day long, just minding my own business. She told me that I was going on a trip to see America. Still I refused to move. All at once she grabbed me by the legs and started pulling me down the stairs. My head bounced on every step as she drug me to the floor below. I was taken outside and placed into the passenger seat of a waiting car. Then off we drove. We rode for what seemed to be forever. She smiled at me, nodded, and told me that, "We are going to see America together." We drove for a long, long time. Suddenly she looked over at me and asked if I liked to eat fruit. All of a sudden she pulled off the road and turned into a small fruit stand. As she got out of the car she instructed me to wait and to not touch anything. I looked over at the wooden stand and saw little American flags all lined up in a bucket. I climbed out of the car and picked up one of the pretty flags, waving it around, from side to side, over the top of my head. "I'm going to see America," I told everyone who would happen to walk by. This old man took the flag from my hand and placed it back into the bucket. Then he picked up a large American flag, almost as big as I was, and asked the lady how much it cost. She smiled and told him the price. He reached into his pocket, took out his wallet and paid for it. Then he handed me the Flag. "Welcome to America, little boy. This is a wonderful, wonderful country," he stated. The lady and I returned to the car and continued our drive to see America. Again, we drove for hours. Finally she slowed down and we turned into a set of big white, wooden gates. There were lots of great big high metal fences around the entire place. All at once she stopped in front of this big, white, brick building. This strange looking man and a heavy set woman came walking up to the car. The man yelled at me, "Don't just sit there. Get your little ass out of that car!" As I got out, the man immediately snatched the American Flag from my hand and threw it onto the ground. I ran over as fast as I could and picked it up. I began shaking the dirt off my flag. I told him, in a very stern voice, "The American Flag was never supposed to touch the ground, and now I would have to burn it like the rule says." Once again he snatched the flag from my hand, broke the staff in half, and threw it back onto the ground. I stood there staring at that man's mean old face. I guess I had finally found that "wonderful, wonderful America" the man at the fruit stand had told me about. I guess our journey to find America was finally at its end. Little did I know that even a great country, like the United States of America, had its own form of terrible concentration camps. Special hidden little places that people called orphanages. Homes especially built just for little boys, and little girls that nobody else in the world wants. Stories from The Life and Times of orphan, Roger Dean Kiser http://www.rogerdeankiser.com

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George Gray,   sentry41@yahoo.com,    Tue Mar 22 14:51:57 2005



Sylvia Meisenger (or Messenger, Messinger)
Home of the Friendless, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
1920 for certain

       

Wondering if anyone knows of an archive of the residents of the Home of the Friendless in Baltimore? I've been searching with no luck. My great-grandmother was a resident there as confirmed by the 1920 census along with her brother John. The last name is recorded as Meisenger. There was another brother named Frank who at one point was adopted and changed his name. This apparently ocurred before 1920 since he does not appear on the census. Other spellings of the last name include Messinger, and Messenger, however the only documents spelling I've seen is Meisenger. I am trying to determine who her parents were. A family member has told me Juo, and I've also seen John Henry, but no birth/marriage/death record to corroborate it. thanks for any help, George

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Shelia Robbins,   msrobbns@bellsouth.net,    Tue Mar 22 18:15:38 2005



Gregory
Hinds County, MS
1880

       

My distant relative was supposedly in an orphanage near Jackson, Ms, which would probably be in Hinds County. His name was Joe Madison Gregory and he would have been there somewhere around 1880. Thanks for a reply.

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teri aversano,   seahorse111383@yahoo.com,    Mon Apr 4 00:51:34 2005



peter aversano
bushwick hospital, kings county, brooklyn n y
july 27, 1950

       

in 1950 at bushwick hospital, in kings county, brooklyn, my mother delivered a healthy baby boy on july 27th. for reasons unknown to me, that child was never brought home and it was told to my other sisters that the baby died in the hospital. my mother who was distraught by the baby's passing is said to have given the baby to the hospital for burial, but to this day i have no record of his birth or death. do you know how i can go about retreiving this information? bushwick hospital has been closed for a great number of years and the cemeteries don't keep records for that long. can you help me further my search? thank you, teri aversano

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Dawn,   dawnfairmaiden@aol.com,    Mon Apr 4 12:38:33 2005



Ross and/or Maiden
Orphanage in Wheeling, WV
1875-1890 (aprox)

       

Searching for my grandfather born James Ross, believed to have been in an orphanage in Wheeling, WV between the years 1875 - 1890. Possibly adopted by a woman passing threw (with surname Maiden or Madden)who had 2 children, one by the name Bruce Maiden. My grandfather changed his name to Arthur Earnest Maiden but we believe him to have been born James Earnest Ross.

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Janet Southall,   jannyintn@hotmail.com,    Wed Apr 6 20:23:18 2005



CUMMINGS
"Ridge Ave." Orphan Asylum, Pittsburg, California, USA
late 1800s

       

CUMMINGS, James and Arthur, brothers. I have a handwritten list from Arthur that names "some boys" from the "Ridge Ave." Orphan Asylum, Pittsburg, CA. I would be glad to share the list, and I'd really like to know about the place.

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Rita Feduska,   stormaz2@hotmail.com,    Thu Apr 14 16:11:44 2005



FEDUSKA
ST. PAUL'S ORPHAN ASYLUM PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
1930

       

lOOKING FOR INFORMATION REGARDING AN "OLGA FEDUSKA", BORN ABOUT 1918, IN PENNSYLVANIA. HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN POLAND ACCORDING TO THE 1930 CENSUS FOR PA. HAVE NO INFORMATION ON THIS PERSON OTHER THAN SHE IS LISTED IN THE 1930 CENSUS AS BEING IN THIS ORPHANAGE. I AM DOING GENEALOGY ON THE FEDUSKA FAMILY AND WOULD LIKE TO FIND INFORMATION FOR OLGA FEDUSKA. SHE WOULD BE ABOUT 87 YEARS OLD IF STILL ALIVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR KNOW HOW I CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION, PLEASE E-MAIL ME DIRECT: stormaz2@hotmail.com THANK YOU. RITA FEDUSKA QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA

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linda henderson ditmer,   lindaditmer@aol.com,    Fri Apr 15 09:01:29 2005



charles henderson
odd fellows orphans home lincoln,illinois
1935-dont know

       

if anyone has any information on the home or knows anything about charles henderson please email me at lindaditmer@aol.com he was around 12 or so and also had another brother up there at the same time. thank you

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Kath Boon,   kath.boon@btinternet.com,    Sun Apr 17 08:10:22 2005



Schneider
Illinois


       

Am looking for possibly two children - ?Clinton and ?Clarabelle Schneider - who would have been orphaned when their parents (Walter J Schneider 3 October 1901-8 March 1929, and Charlotte M nee Davison 21 July 1901- 30 December 1929) died. The parents are both buried in St Clair County, Il, therefore I presume that the children would have been taken into care by the County officials. Perhaps one of their grandparents took care of them, or possibly another family member. If anyone could possibly help me find what became of these two children as one of their grandparents was my grandmothers sister.

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Becky,   blondblue45@yahoo.com,    Wed Apr 20 12:36:50 2005




yellow creek chidrens home steubenville or toronto ohio


       

would anyone know of this place called YELLOW CREEK CHILDRENS HOME either in steubenville or toronto ohio..any info would be greatly appeciated.

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John Threlfall,   johnboy@cablelan.net,    Fri Apr 29 21:58:16 2005



threlfall
Toronto Ontario
1916-1918

       

Is there any one out there with any info about THRELFALLS.My Father and his brother were put in a orphange around 1916-1918 there names were Frederick and Clyde Threlfall.Fred was born in 1913 Halifax NSand Clyde was born in 1916 Halifax NS,there father George died in 1916 Dec 01 in Halifax so there Mother Emma Estelle MacDonald/Threlfall went to Ontario and I guess it was to hard for her to have the two boys so she gave them up to a ophrange thats all I know.My Father Frederick died when I was 5 years old and he never talked about his child hood I suppose this is why.If any one can in lighten me I sure would like to hear from you......Thank you John William Threlfall

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Jenny Hovenstine,   chipewa56@earthlink.net,    Tue May 3 20:51:24 2005



Tucker, Tukker, Tuker
Home For Little Wonderers, Boston, Mass. US
1880-1924

       

Tucker, Tukker Home For Little Wonderers, Boston, Mass. US 1880-1924 Orphanshome, Finding My GGrandmother Sister, May 26, 2003 Needing to know, anyone having imformation on Florence (Flossy) Tucker. She was born in Boston, Mass and was taken across country on a orphan train. Sisters of Florence, were dropped off in Delaware Co. Muncie, Indiana and was adopted out as servents. The 2 sisters we adopted and ended up on The Whaley Farm, in Jay County, Portland, In. Their names were Lottie E. and Laura Tucker (Whaley, dont know for sure if they went by the Whaley name or not) Florence, was either dropped off, either before or after..Anyone with information on her married name or where she went, please contact me..

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Deborah Berlenbach,   d.berlenbach@sympatico.ca,    Wed May 4 21:26:58 2005



Kelly, James Edward
U.K.
?

       

I am looking for my Grandfather's family. He was an Irish or Scottish orphan born in 1902. He was around 8 when he came to New York and later to Quebec, Canada. He had relatives in New York City but we don't know who. If anyone can help please contact. He resided many years in Toronto Ontario, Canada. Deborah Berlenbach

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carol pribble,   cpribble@adelphia.net,    Thu May 5 02:29:53 2005



bier or roach
staten island?
1962 to 1969 maybe

       

I am looking for my brother and sister who were looking for me in Danville,va in 1969. My grandfather told you I had moved out of the country but I hadn't. My mother's name was Frances. She died in 1962, Christmas in Staten Island, NY. I believe you may have been placed in an orphanage. My name is Carol and I really want to find you.

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derek fuller,   mrmrsdax@aol.com,    Tue May 17 09:43:32 2005




lorain ohio
1971

       looking for any relatives

i was born september 24, 1971 at st.annes hospital i was placed up for adoption and i am searching for any family that may know about me. my mother was 15 yrs.old and lived in lorain ohio she was from a romaian family and her father was an accountant and her mother was a house wife, she was the eldest of six children. and my birth father is mexican and an older gentleman and he lived across the street from her with his mother and sisters at the time. i am suppose to have alot of cousins aunts and uncles and sisters and brothers. i am waiting to meet them all, i pray this will find me someone that knows about me. thank you derek fuller 440-717-0259

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John L. Davis,   veracharle@aol.com,    Mon May 23 23:13:44 2005



Davis
St. Mary's Orphanage for Boy's New Orleans, LA
?

       

I am interested in the history and any records of my father's stay, John Milton (Melton) Davis. He was enrolled in 1913 at age 4. He was in and out for a few years while his father served time in Levenworth.

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Cindi Taylor,   cjtay@earthlink.net,    Tue May 24 10:38:17 2005



Schouten,Scouten,Chapin
Cortland,NY
100

       

HI, I am looking for children of Benjamin and Mary or Mabel Scouten, also children that may have been born from Benjamin's union with Viola Chapin. I have been told that all or some were placed in either George Junior Republic and/or Children's Home of Cortland. Also, the first wife of Benjamin,Mabel or Mary,was stricken with a crippling illness and she was left to a home in this area. Please help, as I believe there is strong native american connection. My Grandmother Ruth was scared to even speak of her heritage at age 71. All of the family was and is very quiet about their heritage. Thanks for any help.

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Joyce (Hendrix) Banks,   weRcats@webtv.net,    Tue May 24 23:21:08 2005



Elizabeth Jane Hendrix
Montgomery County Orphans Home, Crawfordsville, Indiana
1931 to 1949 (approx)

       

Looking for my Aunt who was raised in Orphans home er er mother, Grace Mae (James) Hendrix died in 1931-32. Father Orno, brother Kenneth Glenn and sister, Marilyn. Last known place of residence, Birmingham, AL with The Salvation Army. Any and all information will be appreciated.

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carol holst fredette,   cafredette@comcast.net,    Fri May 27 13:46:53 2005



Reeves
Rahway New Jersey
unknown

       

Looking for great grandmother said to be in an orphanage in Rahway NJ around 1860-65 Julia Charlotte Reeves. She was placed in a foster home with a child her age,Hattie Jewell,from Manalapan-Tennent NJ Any info, especially the name of the orphanage in Rahway, will be appreciated Thanks

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greta crank,   crankypeople@mac.com,    Sat May 28 10:17:00 2005



Anne Thompson Hall
Spence Chapin Adoption Agency, Westchester County, New York
8 months

       

I am looking for my mother's birth mother and family. My mother is still alive; living in Middletown, New York. She was born in 1946. She is now 59. She would search herself but she does not own a computer. The details that she was told about her life are as follows: her birth mother was a school teacher(consequently, so was her adoptive mother, who died a year ago), her father was in the Navy or Merchant Marines. My mother was born in White Plains New York. My mother's birth- mother gave her up because she was unwed. My mother's name was changed to Phyllis Anne Hultslander when she was adopted. She had blonde hair as a child, a high forehead, grew to be approximately 5'5'' tall, has a prominent ridge that runs down the tip of her nose her upper lip. I have this same trait as does my 9 year old daughter. She has brown eyes. Her teeth are quite crooked. She has broad shoulders and slender hips and, again, my daughter and I share this distinctive feature. Her feet are a size 8. She was always athletic and strong for a female. Genetically, she has always been slender. She is healthy but takes blood pressure medicine.

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Janet Mancini,   janet.mancini@comcast.net,    Fri Jun 3 20:12:32 2005




The Children's Home, Uniontown, PA
1957 - 1958

       

I am currently writng a book on The Children's Home that was located at 141 Oakland Ave, Uniontown, PA. I would like to expand my research and if anyone has any information on any other children's homes in the Westmoreland, Washington or Greene Counties of PA please email me. Janet Mancini I would love to hear your stories.

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Janet Mancini,   janet.mancini@comcast.net,    Fri Jun 3 20:14:59 2005




The Children's Home, Uniontown, PA
1957 - 1958

       

I am currently writng a book on The Children's Home that was located at 141 Oakland Ave, Uniontown, PA. This home existed from the early 1900's until 1958. The first location was Highland Ave, then 80 MCClellandtown Road then to 141 Oakland AVe. Uniontown, PA. I would like to expand my research and if anyone has any information on any other children's homes in the Westmoreland, Washington or Greene Counties of PA please email me. Janet Mancini I would love to hear your stories.

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Kate A. McConnell,   kmcconnell@richardgrubb.com ,    Thu Jun 9 09:31:29 2005







       

I am an architectural historian researching the history of an orphan's cemetery, the Little Lost Cemetery, associated with the Morris County Children's Home in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. I'm trying to find other examples of cemeteries created by orphanages so that I can compare them with the Little Lost Cemetery. If anyone knows of any children's cemeteries, particularly in New Jersey, please send me an email. Photos of gravemarkers and overviews of the graveyards would be fantastic additions. Thanks, Kate

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elaine ,   eepery@msn.com,    Wed Jun 15 20:32:55 2005



carol m. wheeler
st. anthony's toledo, ohio
1926 to 1929

       

My mother was orphaned in 1926, stayed with her grandmother for some time and was then sent to St. anthony's orphanage. I am interested in anyone who knew her at that time. She had carrot red hair! She said that she was baptized while at the orphanage. I cannot find any info about her family including her mother's name at the time of her death. I think she may have remarried. Her mother's first name was helen. Thanks for any info at all.

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elaine ,   eepery@msn.com,    Wed Jun 15 20:33:48 2005



carol m. wheeler
st. anthony's toledo, ohio
1926 to 1929

       

My mother was orphaned in 1926, stayed with her grandmother for some time and was then sent to St. anthony's orphanage. I am interested in anyone who knew her at that time. She had carrot red hair! She said that she was baptized while at the orphanage. I cannot find any info about her family including her mother's name at the time of her death. I think she may have remarried. Her mother's first name was helen. Thanks for any info at all.

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elaine ,   eeperry@msn.com,    Wed Jun 15 20:35:07 2005



carol m. wheeler
st. anthony's toledo, ohio
1926 to 1929

       

My mother was orphaned in 1926, stayed with her grandmother for some time and was then sent to St. anthony's orphanage. I am interested in anyone who knew her at that time. She had carrot red hair! She said that she was baptized while at the orphanage. I cannot find any info about her family including her mother's name at the time of her death. I think she may have remarried. Her mother's first name was helen. Thanks for any info at all.

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Grace Gibson Gross,   gracegg@midsouth.rr.com,    Fri Jun 17 11:24:01 2005



E. T. GIBSON (ERIE TURNER GIBSON)
DENVER ORHANAGE DENVER CO
1920

       

I found an E T GIBSON(his name..ERIE TURNER GIBSON)b.7 Sept. 1912 Memphis, Tn.and his mother was Georgia May Bouldin.) on 1920 census as a boarder. Am curious if this was an orphanage as he was in a long list of people. He was 8 years old at this time, and I know his mother put him in one for a while but I don't know where. He could have been in one in Louisiana too. Thanks for any help. Grace

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Grace Gibson Gross,   gracegg7@midsouth.rr.com,    Fri Jun 17 11:25:15 2005



E. T. GIBSON (ERIE TURNER GIBSON)
DENVER ORHANAGE DENVER CO
1920

       

I found an E T GIBSON(his name..ERIE TURNER GIBSON)b.7 Sept. 1912 Memphis, Tn.and his mother was Georgia May Bouldin.) on 1920 census as a boarder. Am curious if this was an orphanage as he was in a long list of people. He was 8 years old at this time, and I know his mother put him in one for a while but I don't know where. He could have been in one in Louisiana too. Thanks for any help. Grace HAD TO CHANGE E-MAIL IT IS gracegg7@midsouth.rr.com

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ELAINE DILELIO,   majesticmountains@msn.com,    Sun Jun 19 17:42:29 2005



AKULIC OR AKULIK
CHICAGO , ILLINOIS
1925- 1940

       

-------------------------------------------------- ELAINE DILELIO, majesticmountains@msn.com, Sun Jun 19 17:35:51 2005 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS..... 1925-1940 I am trying to locate my mothers family. She grew up in an orphanage in the Chicago area. I dont know which orphanage, however she has mentioned jewish an greek orthodox on many occasions. I believe she was the youngest of four, but there could be more.. Walter Akulic, Alex Akulic, Mary Nancy Akulic. My mother is Helene Akulic and the last name may have been spelled Akulik. They were of Polish, Russian, Ukranian decent according to her birth record. Their parents were Agatha and Walter (Wasil) Akulik. I have found that her brother Walter is deceased through sdi records. Please if anyone may have knowledge of the whereabouts of her two possibly still living siblings, Alex or Mary Nancy, please contact me. Thank You.. Elaine Dilelio-Hoggard majesticmountains@msn.com or 602 527-6944 .

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Dee Reid Feiertag,   deefeiertag@hotmail.com,    Sun Jun 26 15:10:22 2005



REID
"Unknown" Orphanage, Mobile, Alabama, USA
ca. 1908-1913

       

Seeking information about the Roman Catholic Boys'Orphanage in Mobile, Alabama, where my Dad was placed after his Mother died of pellagra ca. 1908. What is/was its name? What records are available? How may I access records? Any information will be appreciated.

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Andrea Nichols,   anichols@mcn.net,    Sat Jul 2 13:11:34 2005



Hastings
PA to WV
1850

       

Simoen Hastings was bought from PA to Virgina (now WV) some time in the late 1700 early 1800s by Siomen Guthery (many different spellings.) I would like to locate both of these names.

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Kelly Flecksteiner,   flex2b2001@yahoo.com,    Sat Jul 9 08:52:33 2005



Tuster
Missouri
early 1900's

       

Looking for info on Lizzie Tuster. All accounts point to her birth state as Missouri and her year of birth was probably 1893 or 1894. She claimed that her father was a white man and her mother was Cherokee Indian. She also spent some time in an orphanage. Beyond that, she was unable to pass down any other info about her heritage, etc.

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Carol Peele,   carolpeele@aol.com,    Sat Jul 9 20:52:21 2005



Francis-Frances-Fanny-Fannie A. Hunt and Viola Thomas Hunt
Baton Rouge Louisiana
1868

       

I am researching the two children that were in the Prostant Orphange in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Any information would be appreciated.

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Edee,   april3am@aol.com,    Sun Jul 24 11:19:46 2005



Jackson
Dubuque, Iowa
born in 1858

       

Searching for info on Charles Alexis Jackson. Born in Nov 1858 in Dubuque, Iowa. Family info only says he was an orphan. No other info available. Have found him on several census as an adult. He married Catherine Amelia Bryant in 1887 in Arkansas. Found his grown children on census' and each child lists his place of birth different....Wisconsin, Texas, Iowa. Can you help me ?

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Kate Siegel,   katesiegel@yahoo.com,    Tue Jul 26 13:59:01 2005



WEBER
Pittsburgh, PA
1938-1943?

       

Hi! I'm searching for anyone who might've known my mother, Mary Lou WEBER, who lived at a Catholic orphanage in Pittsburgh, PA from approximately 1938 (upon the death of her mother, who I believe was named Bridget) until approximately 1943. She was 12 years old at the time (I think) and was placed there by her father, George Byron Weber, as were her siblings. I'm not sure how many siblings she had, but they all would've been born between 1928-1938. I know one was named Barbara; and there were two boys, George and Jack. If any of this sounds familiar to you, or if you know how I can determine exactly which orphanage my mother was in, please contact me. (Is this info available via the census?) Any help would be appreciated. I would like to make contact with aunts/uncles/cousins who might have stories to tell. My mother has passed away. Thank you! Kate Siegel, katesiegel@yahoo.com or ksiegel@csun.edu

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Patricia Bradley,   glindaofoz@hotmail.com,    Wed Jul 27 14:14:01 2005



Julia Korpie
Minnesota
1929-1940

       

My Mother, Julia Korpie, was placed in an orphanage in Minnesota, not sure which one. Not sure of anything really because she never spoke of it. Ever. All I know for certain is that she grew up there. When she turned of age she changed her name to Judy. I have conflicting stories from my Father, as he is aged and his memories have diminished. I believe that she had siblings, but am unsure if they were also placed in the orphanage. I have a desperate yearning for any information. Any information or resoucres will be so greatly appreciated. Thanks. Patricia Bradley glindaofoz@hotmail.com

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Carol Lapp,   dflapp@comcast.net,    Wed Jul 27 21:14:13 2005



James Edward Shea (Shay)
Northern Home for Orphans of Soldiers & Sailors, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1867?- before 1880

       

James (g-g-grandfather), Jeremiah & Mary Shea (sometimes spelled Shay) were placed in the Northern Home for Orphans of Soldiers & Sailors in Philadelphia after the Civil War, but mother was still living, we think. Mary stayed and played piano/organ & taught at the orphanage for many years. Jerry was still a resident at the 1880 census, but James was gone by then. We'd like to find a record of his parents' names, & of course any other info about this family. Does anyone know where the records of these orphanages are to be found? I understand the Presbyterian Church eventually took control of these institutions, but they don't seem to have any records in Philadelphia.

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Rhonda Cahill,   a_blonde_betty_boop@yahoo.com ,    Thu Jul 28 18:46:52 2005



Jones
Texas or Oklahoma
1888

       

I am looking for information on my great grandmother. According to family members, she was placed in an Indian Orphanage in Texas. Also according to her death certificate, her mother was Sallie A. Hubbard, her father was Jerry L. Jones, and she was born Feb. 14, 1888 in Texas. I'm not to sure on the accuracy of any information I have. But if anyone knows any information on Indian orphanages I would really appreciate it. Feel free to email me. Thank you.

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Rhonda Cahill,   a_blonde_betty_boop@yahoo.com ,    Thu Jul 28 18:47:59 2005



Jones
Texas or Oklahoma
1888

       

I am looking for information on my great grandmother.....Nova Alberta (Bertie) Jones. According to family members, she was placed in an Indian Orphanage in Texas. Also according to her death certificate, her mother was Sallie A. Hubbard, her father was Jerry L. Jones, and she was born Feb. 14, 1888 in Texas. I'm not to sure on the accuracy of any information I have. But if anyone knows any information on Indian orphanages I would really appreciate it. Feel free to email me. Thank you.

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La Sonna Hayes,   choctawexpress@aol.com,    Fri Jul 29 18:51:15 2005



Interstate Orphan Home
Garland Arkansas
1930

       

http://www.rootsweb.com/~argarlan/docs/1930CensusInterstateHome.h tm go to this site for orphans in this home. or go to Garland county geneology (type in your task bar and type go, then look of index of links and find the link. Hope this helps someone!!

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Kathleen Kennon,   kkennon1@hotmail.com,    Tue Aug 2 18:20:40 2005



Charles Leonard Kennon
Jackson Hinds, Mississippi, Ward 5
1910 thru unknown

       

My Grandfather's name was Charles Leonard Kennon, he and his brothers Robert L. Kennon and John A. Kennon ended up at a Methodist Orphanage in 1910 in Jackson Hinds, Mississippi, they are listed on the 1910 Census at this orphanage. I am trying to find out what the name of that Orphange was and how to obtain information on why they ended up there. If anyone can point me in the right direction please email me. Thank you.

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Toni Rosenberg,   nygallon1@aol.com,    Fri Aug 5 18:57:57 2005
http://h ometown.aol.com/nygallon1/myhomepage/profile.html


Gallen, Galen,

12

       

Elaine Gallon 1/1/45 dob Wickersham Hospital, Manhattan, NY Jewish backround father age34, in service mother age 31, housewife born 5lbs 5oz blonde hair, blue eyes, very small build blackmarket baby lawyer unknown, records destroyed if you have any info please contact me nygallon1@aol.com

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kristinedrewew,   kristinedrewes@hotmail.com,    Wed Aug 10 02:56:07 2005



hromyak kristine
st. francis orphanage orwigsburg pa. u.s.a
1947-1962

       mj61356@aol.com micheal v

iwas raised in st francis orphanage in orwigsburg pa 1947-1962.child abuse was the norm. is that what you are referring to when you say your family is in denial? if so i understand the resentment. my freind barbara who also was raises there had the same experience with her family resentment and denail. she may be able to help you.the place is now a nursing home. my mom hid me there for i6 years from the family mainly my grandmother and the nuns were complicit in this charade. she almost landed up residing there because of it's new status as day care for the elderely . later on daycare became permanent nursing home. i wcan be reached in rockypoint, longisland,n.y. 631-849- 3367.

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jennifer baird,   patriciabaird@bellsouth.net ,    Wed Aug 10 06:22:59 2005



James Edward Stone
Nashville Tennessee
64 years

       

My dad was born in Feb 19 1941 his name was James Stone .My grandparents got him sometime in May of that year.He came from a town called Gibson Tennessee.I would like to find anyone that knows anything about him

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jennifer baird,   patriciabaird@bellsouth.net ,    Wed Aug 10 06:23:57 2005



James Edward Stone
GibsonTennessee
about 2months

       

My dad was born in Feb 19 1941 his name was James Stone .My grandparents got him sometime in May of that year.He came from a town called Gibson Tennessee.I would like to find anyone that knows anything about him

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Melinda Bailey,   melindabailey@hotmail.com,    Wed Aug 10 14:29:51 2005



Ruth Viers
Franklin County Childrens Home Columbus OH
1902-1903

       

Seeking any information on the name and the birth parents'names/nationality of Ruth Viers who was born in Columbus OH Sept. 26, 1902 at the Protestant Hospital and from there was placed in the Franklin County Childrens Home. She was placed in the home of J. Dorr Viers of Columbus on Feb. 16, 1903 and was then named Ruth Viers. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Rhonda Ledford,   rledford@woh.rr.com,    Mon Aug 15 08:11:37 2005



William E. Brewer
Knoop Childrens Home, Miami county, Ohio
1931 or 1932

       

My father was placed in the Knoops Childrens Home in Miami County in 1931 or 1932. He has a younger sister named Clair Mae Brewer. I would like to talk to any one who was in there with him or knew anything about him or his sister.

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Pam Devault,   nurse42002@hotmail.com,    Sun Aug 21 22:04:08 2005



carl l rice
home of guardian angles, los angles, calif
1907-8?

       

Trying to find any records on this orphange, my grandfather was there as a small child, and he had siblings, marion a brother, and ellen, a sister, any info on anything on this orphanage would be a hugh help, we are at a stand still right now. pam

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Nancy Dillon,   ahavemann@hotmail.com,    Sun Aug 21 22:28:37 2005




St Mary's, Vailsburg (Newark) NJ


       

My family, friends and I used to take girls from St. Mary's to our home's during the 50's and 60's. We would love to reconnect with them. I recall some of the names - Cathy Camp, Sylvia, Eleanor Moriarity (I heard she was killed in an auto accident???) and her sister Debbie Moriarity. I last saw Debbie in 1981 at my daughter's christening. Debbie was married and had a little girl of her own. We lost contact and I cannot recall her married name. She was living in Manchester at that time. Any help in contacting any of these girls would be greatly appreciated. We moved from Vailsburg but continued to take foster children and my folks adopted a special needs child. We always loved having children in our homes and did what we could to help them .

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linda,   hawiianlw@aol.com,    Mon Aug 22 13:13:31 2005



woodward
okla
not sure

       

my father william alger snooks was adopted from okla city when he was a baby maybe from bethany home not sure this was in 1913 when he was born i was told his mom was an owens or an oneal and that she was a teacher dont know how true this is i have been looking for some clue as to his parents for 20 yrs . i heard he was adoped out of news paper arc.but the only mico film at those yrs were burned in a fire. i am really lost he was adopted by a snooks family in tulsa okla. if u think u have any thing that might be helpful please contact me thanks

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Wendy Bovee Oldham,   wen35@frontiernet.net,    Tue Aug 23 18:14:49 2005



Bovee
Chester Springs, Pike County PA
1902 - ?

       

Charles Bovee listed unter Chester Springs School 1902, was my G.Grandfathers Brother, I can find no futher information on Charles after 1902. He has become a mystery to me. He would have been 14 years old in 1902. Charles father was Christian Bovee

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Patti Calloway,   Styltha1@yahoo.com,    Wed Aug 24 07:46:58 2005



Garland Nelson
Orphan's Home, College Mound, Missouri
1901?

       

I am trying to information on my grandfather. His name was Garland Nelson he resided in St. Joseph, Mo from 1940 - 1964. According to his obituary he was a resident of the Orphan's home in College Mound, Missouri as a child. I cannot find any iformation on this orphanage. Anyone with any information or ideas on how to proceed please email me.

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Mike Loftis,   1Loftis1@cox.net,    Sat Aug 27 20:48:33 2005



LOFTIS
Whitaker State Home---Pryor,Oklahoma
1953-- 19??

       

LOOKING for Children of George W. Loftis & Flosie M. (Jones)Loftis.There were 13 children born to George & Flossie Loftis.In January of 1953 their children were TAKEN from their home in Ponca City,Oklahoma,and TAKEN to Whitaker State Home,in Pryor,Oklahoma.All but 2 children have been found.STILL MISSING: Shirley Lavon Loftis born January 21,1947 in Tahlequah,Oklahoma and Lester Neal Loftis born October 26,1950 in Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.ANY Info. CONTACT: Mike Loftis 922 N. Broadway Apt.F Wichita,Kansas 67214 My NEW Email: 1Loftis1@cox.net

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Ron Van Gundy,   vangundy334@msn.com,    Tue Aug 30 14:22:15 2005



Edgar West
Queens, New York


       

Looking for information on an orphanage by the name of Hope Farm . It was located by Verbank, New. York. and I know it operated in the early 1930's. Some kids I know were sent there even though they still had 1 parent alive. A relative of mine spent almost 10 years there. Any help would be appreciated.

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Ralph Ellis,   bear@dublin.com,    Wed Sep 7 11:20:09 2005



O'Connor (or Connor, or Conner)
Female Orphan Asylum
1870

       

The 1870 census for 4WD, Mobile, Alabama, lists 8-year-old Fanny Connor as a "pupil in Orphan Asylum." Am searching for records about Fanny that might tell me if she was actually living at the asylum, or whether she was merely attending school there and was actually living with her mother and brothers who appear on a different page of the 4WD, Mobile 1870 census. Many thanks for information and/or pointers. ralph

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Michele,   mdcatrinoth3rd@aol.com,    Sun Sep 11 15:36:52 2005




Oakland, Ca


       

I am looking for my birth family. I was born 09/30/1956 in Oakland, California. The county is Alameda. My birth mother named me Marilyn Vierra. I only have a last name for her, Vierra. My birth father's last name is Robison. I was told she stayed in a Catholic home for unwed mothers. My father was Swedish and my mother Portugues. I belive that I was 3 weeks old at the time of adoption.

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Richard Ross,   allamericanfg@aol.com,    Sun Sep 18 06:25:38 2005



annie emmery (Marie Annie Byrne, adopted name)
St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Wayne County, Michigan
1903

       

I'm trying to locate information on the ancestory links of my american Indian great grandmother. Her father's name was Joseph emmery and her mother died before she was ten. She was adopted on 13 November 1903, by John and Edith Marie Byrne. She later married my great grandfather Geore Martin Mayer in Wayne county Michgan on 1st of April 1918. I have been told that she was cherokee indian and I'm tryin gto prove to my brothers that we are also part indian. Is there any document to your knowledge that can prove this family debate?

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Sue Kranenburg,   pskran@bellsouth.net,    Sun Sep 18 20:11:03 2005



Ella or Herman (Henry) Johnson
Children's Home & Aid, Chicago, IL
1930-1931

       

Looking for other siblings not orphaned. Ella & Herman were half-sblings to at least 4 other children. One was a girl, born about 1919. The family was from KY, mother had 4 children by first husband, 2 by 2nd husband. He got arrested in Chicago, she gave away his 2 children when he went to jail and returned to the family farm in KY. Herman and Ella were adopted by different families, by Herman's family found Ella in their childhood. We would like to know more about the family. There must be someone in KY who has a family secret that has come out sooner or later. Ella's dob 9/3/1929; Herman dob 2/14/1927; if they were not altered when they were adopted. Chilcren's Home & Aid has been no help. Have not located Children's Home and Aid orphanages in the 1930 census; can someone help?

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Sue Kranenburg,   pskran@bellsouth.net,    Sun Sep 18 20:12:00 2005



Ella or Herman (Henry) Johnson
Children's Home & Aid, Chicago, IL
1930-1931

       

Looking for other siblings not orphaned. Ella & Herman were half-sblings to at least 4 other children. One was a girl, born about 1919. The family was from KY, mother had 4 children by first husband, 2 by 2nd husband. He got arrested in Chicago, she gave away his 2 children when he went to jail and returned to the family farm in KY. Herman and Ella were adopted by different families, but Herman's family found Ella in their childhood. We would like to know more about the family. There must be someone in KY who has a family secret that has come out sooner or later. Ella's dob 9/3/1929; Herman dob 2/14/1927; if they were not altered when they were adopted. Chilcren's Home & Aid has been no help. Have not located Children's Home and Aid orphanages in the 1930 census; can someone help?

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Donna,   BellaDonnaLuv@aol.com,    Tue Sep 20 06:05:06 2005



Twin Sisters
NY or NJ
1960's

       

Searching for my husbands tiwn sisters. Story tells that they were born in NY or NJ on May 25,1960. Birthmothers name Louise (Cafiero) Miller. Father's name may have been Verducci. Birthmother was from Jersey City. The adoption is said to have been private with no paperwork involved. We are not sure this is true...it may be a ploy to discourage searching. One twin is said to have had a red birthmark on her forehead. I have a picture of them at several days old. Any help appreciated. Donna

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Paula Magnani Smith,   pmmagnani@comcast.net,    Tue Sep 20 17:41:50 2005



Orsetti(e)
Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan
1906 - 1910

       

I am researching the Orsetti family and the possibility of children of this family put up for adoption in Wayne County (Detroit) MI in the early 1900's (1906 - 1908 probably). Need names of institutions in that area at that time. Or any other advice on how to research this difficult task. Thanks, Paula.

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Patricia Theodore Collins,   MsAmabala1@aol.com,    Wed Sep 21 15:08:34 2005



Theodore
Shawn Acres, dayton,ohio


       

I am looking for a cousin who was put up for adoption. She was adopted from Shawn Acres, Dayton, Ohio. Her mothers' name was Jean.

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Bonnie Winkler,   Bobocat 13@ hotmail .com,    Sat Oct 1 13:31:14 2005



Annabell Dean
St Vincents Orphange Asylum, Ft. Wayne Indiana
1930`s and 1940`s

       

Hello, I am trying to find out any information on my mother Annabell Dean and her sisters, Laurabell, Rosemary, Ruby and Betty. I would love any information, Pictures or stories of the Dean girls, or Information about the orphange. We lost our mother in 2002 and miss her dearly. We would love to know more about her childhood. She loved her time in the orphange. Hoping to connect with someone who remembers her!

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Deena,   damnedkrzy@aol.com,    Tue Oct 4 13:16:27 2005



not sure what it was
Immacualate Heart of Mary Childrens Home in Cheektowaga NY
not sure

       

I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW I CAN GET SOME INFO ON THIS CHILDRENS HOME I HAVE SEARCHED THE WEB AND COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT .MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED THERE FOR A LONG TIME AND I WANTED TO MAKE A FAMILY TREE FOR MY CHILDREN WITH PICTURES AND INFO WHERE THERE GRANDMOTHER GREW UP BUT CAN'T FIND ANYTHING OUT THERE . I REMEMBERED WHEN IT BURNED BUT THATS ABOUT IT ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRIECIATED

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Deborah Ellison,   debbieellison@hotmail.com,    Sun Oct 9 21:27:21 2005



Wilczynski
Buffalo, NY


       

Does anyone know of an orphanage/hospital in Buffalo NY in about 1925 that would take care of a 2 yr old Polish boy with polio? My father, Stanley Wilczynski was placed in such a place when his parents couldn't take care of him. Thank you for any help.

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Jim Buxton,   ibpiano@yahoo.com,    Mon Oct 10 00:40:36 2005



Phillip Stauffer
Shawn Acres Dayton, Ohio
1957- 1968

       

I am looking for a childhood friend of mine named Phillip Stauffer. He was originally from Clayton, Ohio. He would have had an older brother. I believe Phillip was placed into Shawn Acres at about age 7 or 8. He was my best friend. I never saw him again after he was placed outside of his home. I am wondering if my prayers for him were answered for him. My only purpose in posting this message is to give glory where glory is due. Sincerely, Jim Buxton

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Duane Goode,   dgoode@operamail.com,    Sat Oct 15 21:31:43 2005



Graf
Philadelphia
1890's - 1900

       

I am looking for Clarence Zenith Graf, who was an orphan at the Philadephia Home for the Insane in 1900 (1900Census) He was born in 1881 and had a sister, Marie, and a brother, Walter. He attended dental school at Northwestern University and was a practising dentist on the north side of Chicago until his death in the 1930's. He was my wife's grandfather and I had hit a dead end of finding information about his parents and siblings. Duane Goode

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Debbie Frawley,   flobo88@hotmail.com,    Mon Oct 17 01:33:05 2005



Havlick
Minnesota
abt.190 - 1919

       

I am looking for my great grandfather Charles Patrick Havlick who was supposed to be in an orphanage somewhere in Minnesota. He also had a an older brother John Havlick and a sister Anna May Havlick who may also have been in the same orphanage. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Barb Phayre,   barb.phayre@sympatico.ca,    Mon Oct 17 12:21:54 2005



Noakes
England, Hastings?
?-1912

       

Grandmother Lottie Noakes shipped to Canada about 1912 from orphanage. Lived in St. Mary's Parish, Hastings in 1901. Her brother was Albert Noakes.

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B. Brandon,   Bobby4721@AOL.com,    Wed Oct 19 12:15:13 2005
N/A


Thomas Brandon
unknown
born 1912

       

Thomas Brandon was born 02-17-1912 in Los Angeles, California. I think he was adopted at age 8 yrs. He was on a census with adoptive parents in 1930 at age 18 yrs - but not on the 1920 census with them. He had black hair, green eyes, grew up to over 6 feet tall... Does anyone know ophans homes in L.A. around that time - how do I proceed? Any help appreciated since I know no medical info on his family or him - due to the fact he died in a car accident in 70's. Thank You

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Alan Compton,   acompton55@knology.net,    Sat Oct 22 11:02:38 2005



Compton
Orange Orphan Home, East Orange City, New Jersey
1900

       

I have been searching for a number of years for the descendents of Walter Joseph Compton, b January 19, 1860 in Frome, Somerset, England and his wife Mary Hedrich . Walter immigrated to America sometime after 1881. My records show they had three children; Alice Isabel Compton , Margaret Emma Compton , and Edward Hoyle Compton before Walter died in 1894 leaving his wife and three young children with very little money. Walter's sister, Alice Lucy Compton, went to the USA (from England) to help her sister-in-law with the children. The income of the family was made up of Alice Lucy setting up a school and Mary Hedrich Compton taking in laundry. They made a success of this and Alice Lucy returned to England, but was persuaded to return and set up another school, which she did in Paducah Kentucky. I did find a record of Alice Isabel Compton teaching in Alice Lucy Compton's Paducah school in 1908-1909. Just this week I have found in the Twelfth Census of the United States (1900) a Margaret E Compton b Aug 1892 , and Edward H Compton b Sept 1891 together in the Orange Orphan Home in East Orange City, NJ. I cannot confirm positively that these are Walter's children but because the names are sequential in the census, I assume that they are brother and sister. The probability that both a brother and sister other than Walter's would have the same first name and middle initial to my other references is slim. Also the birth dates are in the right time frame, therefore I for now am assuming these are Walter's children and that Mary Hedrich Compton was forced to put them in the Orphan Home sometime after Walter died in 1894. Any suggestions on how I should look for the orphan records would be appreciated. I searched the Internet and that's how I found the orphan website. I would appreciate any help anyone might offer. Regards, another compton cousin Alan L. Compton email = acompton55@knology.net

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E. Doherty,   ladyfngr@aol.com,    Tue Nov 1 09:50:08 2005



Kelly
Bronx, NY USA Catholic near Kingsbridge Armory
10 Yrs ?

       

If anyone if familiar with the name of this convent/orphanage which was located in the Bronx NY near the Kingsbridge Armory, I would appreciate a response by email. The name of our mother was mary kelly born 09/1900 and probable resided there for about 10 yrs.

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Bonita Darr,   alexisnbeth5561@wmconnect.com ,    Wed Nov 2 06:31:46 2005



Brooks
Pennsylvania
1880-1918

       

Am looking for information on my great grandmother, Jessie Leona Brooks and her parents. Jessie was raised by her grandparents, Nathan Brooks and Freelove Slocum Brooks in Susquehanna County, PA. On her marriage license she listed her parents as, "adopted by grandmother, Freelove Brooks". When we asked her son, my grandfather, he said some things are better left alone. He also said that years ago an Indian chased one of our ancestors and caught her. My Aunt and I have been looking for info on her for years and keep coming up against brick walls. Thanks for any help.

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Amy Smith,   Amylizzz121@aol.com,    Wed Nov 2 13:02:58 2005



Dorst
Buffalo, NY (Possibly St. John's?)
at least 4

       

I am searching for information on my Great-Grandfather, Jacob Dorst. He was born in 1864 in Buffalo and entered an orphanage around 1875, with his brother, Louis. My Great Uncle told us that it was located in Buffalo, NY and named St. John's. I have searched and searched and cannot find anything on that particular Home. He also said there was a fire which destroyed all the files after he left, so it is not known where or with whom he went to live (maybe a family friend). Any info would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks..

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DIANA CUNNINGHAM GREEN,   DIANALGREEN@AOL.COM,    Sat Nov 5 15:43:27 2005



CUNNINGHAM
VA/WV


       

I NEED INFO ON WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM BORN 2-23-1830 I HAVE NO INFORMATION ON SIBLINGS AND PARENTS OTHER THAN HIS FATHER WAS REPORTEDLY IN THE MILITARY. THE STORY GOES THAT WHEN WILLIAM WAS A YOUNG BOY A SOLDIER APPROACHED HIM, ASKING IF HE KNEW WHO HE WAS. WILLIAM REPLIED HE DID NOT KNOW THE MAN. THE MAN THEN TOLD WILLIAM I AM YOUR FATHER, AND GAVE HIM A KNIFE. THE MAN LEFT NEVER TO RETURN. WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM MARRIED REBECCA JANE STEWART IN WV AND THEY HAD 3 CHILDREN TOGETHER. HE DIED 3-30-1911. THIS IS ALL THE INFORMATION I HAVE AND I AM REALLY HOPING SOMEONE CAN HELP.

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Amy Crooks,   amyrebba@adelphia.net,    Fri Nov 11 22:32:50 2005



Connor/Conner
Oklahoma, possibly Tipton
apx 1941

       

I have been trying to find information about Grandma's family. Estelle Connor was born in 1929 as well as a twin that died. Her mother was Flora Mae Manning Connor and her father was Ernest Gahmo Connor. They had four more children Mattie, Billie, and Laura, and the last in 1940 died at birth, as well as Flora due to complications. They lived in Amarillo Texas at the time. Ernest tried to care for his four children, but was persuaded by the social department to put the children in an orphanage becuase they didn't feel that he was capable of caring for the children alone. He then took the children to Oklahoma where he had family. His mother was unable to care for the children and no one else offered to help so he finally put the children in an orphanage in Oklahoma. If Grandma and her sister are remembering correctly they believe they were put into an orphanage in Tipton, OK. Ernest also signed paper requiring that if anyone was interested in adopting any of the children that they must adopt all four. They children were never adopted and after Ernest remarried he returned (unsure when) to take his children to their new home in Arizona. We are hoping that if we find any information on them that it might help shed more light on their mother Flora Mae Manning. No one knows who her family was. Any help would be appreciated.

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Barbara Gee Riemenschneider,   rrr.bgr54@sbcglobal.net,    Fri Nov 18 18:35:55 2005



Hockwald
Louisiana
abt 1862

       

Isaac Hockwald was living in an orphanage in Louisiana. When he was abt four years of age (birth date 1866 prob NY) a gentlemen by the name of L. Kahn took him from the orphanage to rear. They moved to Marshall, Harrison Co TX. Isaac Hockwald became well known in Harrison County. He was in business with Mr. Kahn selling Railroad Supplies. Isaac was the brother of my husband's Uncle (Moses (Morris) Hockwald). We are trying to locate their parents. We belive one or both parents came to LA with their children, Morris, Rebecca, Isaac, and Anna. They all ended up in Texas. We cannot seem to locate the names of the parents. Isaac married Amelia Rapheal (we cannot locate her family) Isaace and Amelia returned to LA after they retired? Can you help me. Barbara in the Alamo City

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Peter Scarborough,   pscarborough@rochester.rr.com ,    Sun Nov 20 06:26:40 2005



Richard Harvey
Soldier's Home, Fayette Springs, Uniontown, PA
1870 (census)

       

We are searching for the parents of Richard Harvey, b. 1857. He was listed on the 1870 census in this home. Later, he lived with his grandmother, Hester Harvey. If any records from this home survive, they may show his parents.

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Pat Hanson,   moonglo90@hotmail.com,    Mon Nov 21 11:53:33 2005



DeHaven / deHaven
Alameda County, California
late 1880's & early 1890's

       

I hope I am not off task on my request. I am hoping to find the name of the orphanage/boarding schools located in the Oakland, Ca. or Alameda Co.,Ca. in and around 1890. My grandmother's mother left the family, her father couldn't care for her as the story goes and my Anna was placed in a facility. It could have been a catholic boarding school. Does anyone know of any such facilities and where they were located? Please contact me at moonglo90@hotmail.com Thank you.

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Maud Jarvis,   maud.jarvis@blueyonder.co.uk,    Thu Nov 24 05:27:53 2005



Grant
Possibly Canada
Not known

       

I am trying to trace any information on GEORGE NELSON GRANT, Born 1870, Derby England. In 1881, he was in the Fechney Industrial School, Perth Scotland. No trace after that time, unfortunately the school`s records have been destroyed for 1881. He may have been sent into the army, or, as happened to my grandmother, been placed in a childrens` home and then sent to Canada, most likely from either Perth or Edinburgh in Scotland Any information would be welcomed, thank you His parents names were George Nelson Grant & Mary Hannah (nee Copeland)

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LaBeth Pondish,   labeth@aol.com,    Thu Nov 24 21:04:11 2005



John Hwnry Wykle (Wylkie, Weigel)
New York


       

I am researching my great-grandfather who was born in NY 24 Sep 1848, married Sarah Eller in Peoria, IL, on 8 May 1873, and died in Hardin Co, IA, on 14 Nov 1922. There are stories about his being raised in a NY orphanage, but no details are known.

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Catherine Mae Scott,   sharr134@yhoo.ca,    Fri Nov 25 09:57:28 2005



Sharon Dianne Hines
Hamilton Onatario Canada
1950

       

My name is Catherin Scott I was Born Sharon Dianne Hines on January 11 1950. I was in the care of the Hamilton Children's Aide from 1950 to 1953 nwhen I was adopted by Norman and Audrey Scott of Hamilton. I am looking for any information that is out there about my blood parents and blood family. I do know that I had two older brothers that died at an early age. I also have a brother and sister who are twins out there somewhere. Any information would be of help to me.

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Brenda Isaac-Syring,   brenda_syring@hotmail.com,    Fri Nov 25 18:09:16 2005



Isaac
Denver, Colorado
1934-????

       

Does anyone in the Denver/Fort Morgan area know about the Isaac family. My father, Jay L. Isaac, was placed in the Denver Orphanage after the death of his father, James Isaac, in 1934. My aunt's names were Ruby and Dorothy. We are trying to find out the family history on my father's side. His mother's maiden name was Lucy Cox. Before she married my Grandfather, her last name was Rock. If anyone knows of this family please e-mail me at brenda_syring@hotmail.com or brenda_syring@yahoo.com. Thank you

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lusczynski,   slusczy1@tampabay.rr.com,    Fri Nov 25 21:52:21 2005



McCLELLANDNEW YORK



       

WAS LEFT IN AN ORPHANAGE IN NEW YORK . 1946 CATHOLIC CHARITIES.

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Kathryn Graham,   Henry1934@aol.com,    Sun Nov 27 09:16:10 2005



Graham
Connecticut- Ansonia/Debry vicinity
1900- 1912

       

Desperatly seeking any info on Clarence Earl Graham and Mary (May) Graham. Placed in an orphanage after their mother Mary Ophelia Lockwood Graham died in April 1900. Clarence and family located; but seeking the name of the orphange he was placed in. Mary (May) was in same orphange and Clarence said she was adopted, possibly by some family members (Lockwood? Graham?) Data: Mary (May) Graham b. May 11 1891 Clarence Earl Graham b. Nov 14 1892 Father: William Sidney Graham b Apr 19 1859 New Brunswick,Can Mother: Mary Ophelia Lockwood Graham b. Aug 12 1857 Stamford, Ct

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C. Walker Abramson,   ccabramson@worldnet.att.net ,    Sun Nov 27 16:21:50 2005



Frank Skinner Walker
Orphanage near Rochester, NY, Monroe County
Between 1850 and 1862

       

My ancestor, Frank Skinner Walker, was born near Rochester, NY in about 1848 (unsure). He was in an orphanage, but we do not know which one. We think he was adopted by Hiram and Cynthia Walker and lived in Mexico NY, before becoming a bulgler in the Civil War in 1863. He married Addie Stone, but was divorced later. I am from his second family that lived in St. Ignace, MI. I am looking for Frank Skinner that might have been in an orphanage near Rochester or Syracuse, NY between about 1850 and 1862. We would appreciate any knowledge of young Frank Skinner in an orphanage. Thank YOu, Carol

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annet.namuli,   annet.namuli@eskomuganda.co. ug,    Thu Dec 1 18:50:44 2005



Nahoney
Uganda/Africa/East Africa/Jinja.
36

       

I have 4 orphans their parents died am taking care of them, is there any way of helping me in pauing their school fees, at the moment am building a small house for them to stay in Thanks.

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Bonita Carlson,   bonita@familypathways.org,    Wed Dec 7 13:58:46 2005



Charles Swan or Wiggins
Wayzata, Minnesota
1926-27

       

My father's birth mother was from Boston, Helen Swan. She gave birth to my father in Minnesota. His birth dad is Herman Wiggins. We would like information on where Helen lived in Minnesota (unwed girls home??) or on the orphange in Minnesota. bonita@familypathways.org

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Marjorie J Gibbs,   MargeGibbs@webtv.net,    Thu Dec 8 07:43:29 2005



Clark Clarke
Brooklyn family history library film 1254847
77

       

My greatgrandfather and wife and 3 sons were living in Brooklyn in 1880 census. The home or shelter? had approximately 150 children. I have found the youngest son. The oldest Winford S Clark born 1867, Charles H Clark born 1870 can not find those two. I am terminally ill and long to solve why they no longer could care for these children. Marge from Indiana

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Patrick,   patman454@yahoo.com,    Mon Dec 12 19:09:33 2005



James Patrick McGee
Catholic Protectory, Newsboys Lodging House, Brooklyn Childrens Aid Society, Childrens Aid NYC
Unknown

       

Not really a query, just wanted to share an experience. In 1922, my great great grandfather became seperated from the family never to return. No one alive today knows much about him, so I have taken it upon myself to find him. Through orphantrainriders.com I discovered he came from the CAS New york. I sent them a letter and they not only responded with lots of info, they sent me a copy of a letter he wrote them almost 100 years ago! Also they sent me a photo of him, and a letter they wrote to him. This has helped me greatly. If anyone else has ancestors that were at the children's aid society NY I encourage them to write and ask for info no matter how long ago, you never know!

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Sylvia Kurt,   sfkurt@tds.net,    Mon Dec 19 16:11:27 2005



Frank Lane/Laine
Brooklyn, Private adoption
1941- 1954

       

Looking for information on Pauline Macaluso Lane, the mother of Frank Lane. Given up for adoption in 1941. She lived on Stanhope Street, with her parents, John and Maud Macaluso and her sister Julia, brothers Christopher and Charles. We believe Christopher is now deceased and have no idea what happened to any of the rest of the family. Any information will be appeciated.

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Bonnie Chismar,   dallipoo01@aol.com,    Mon Dec 26 22:45:20 2005







       

I was not an orphan, but am looking for one. As a child my parents cam to know a brother and sister, Joseph and Mary Martin. We would celebrate holidays with them and take then on our family vacations. Their father would not let them be adopted as my parents tried to adopt Joey. He and his sister were apart of our family. I would like to try to find them as my mother is still alive at 87 and i know by seeing them again would do her good. If anyone can help Please contact me. Thank you

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Linda,   kahahuna2000@juno.com,    Thu Dec 29 07:55:55 2005



CAPELL & MANNING
Oklahoma City, St. Joseph's Orphanage, OK
1934-1938

       

Looking for relatives of my biological parents: Percy Manning and Ruth Capell. They both lived in LeFlore County, OK, in 1930.

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C. Cannon,   clydenefred@juno.com,    Fri Dec 30 09:58:09 2005



Hernandez/s
Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA
1950's

       

Searching for the biological parents of two sisters, Cordelia and Marg, who remember being in a children's home in Richmond, CA. They were placed as foster children in the Morgan Family home on Morgan Territory Road near Clayton & Concord, CA. Their biological parents were of Apache ancestry and lived near Chama, NM. Cordelia & Marg may have come to CA with their parents or they may have been removed from their parents in NM to be transported to CA for relocation & placement as was the Fed. Gov't policy at that time. Anyone who knew Cordelia or Marge as youths in Richmond, Clayton or Concord or has valuable information to help them find their parents, please contact: <clydenefred@juno.com>

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C. Cannon,   clydenefred@juno.com,    Fri Dec 30 10:25:08 2005



Glenn Melvin Baker
Mendocino County, CA
1960's

       

I am searching for my father, Glenn Melvin Baker,on my Birth Certificate, who worked for Stornetta Diary Farms in Mendocino County, CA. He sometimes went by the name of Chief Cochise Baker as he was Apache Indian. I was born at Mt. Diablo Hospital in Concord, CA while my mother was staying with my Grandmother Hurting. I have had no contact with my father and was adopted by my step father. I need medical history for a present medical condition and, of course, would like to know if my father is alive and OK.

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jacqueline Sustik{keller },   jsutik@yahoo.com,    Sun Jan 1 19:48:40 2006



Virgil Marcus Keller
Long Island New York
about1917-1926

       

Im trying to find anyone who may have information on what orphange my grandfather was placed in Long Island New york.I know it was a catholic orphange..I also know his younger brother Floyd was also there with him and he was a few years younger. I dont know anything about either of their parents.My grandfather married my grandmother who was Ruth Marcella Hampton.

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Rose Lee aks Georgette Steiner,   yesroses@earthlink.net,    Thu Jan 5 18:20:02 2006



Leo George Steiner
Catholic orphanage, Chicago, Illinois
1919 +

       

I am the daughter of Leo G. Steiner. He divorced my mother and I lost track of him. He had a brother. His name may have been Walter. Leo is now deceased but I want to learn who my grandparents were. I understand that they were immigrants from either Poland or Austria and that my grandfather died in a fire and my grandmother may have been committed (probably depressed from grief when her husband died and her children were taken from her).

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Dani Black,   intruth@frontiernet.net,    Sun Jan 8 22:33:04 2006



Cinanni, Cinani, Chinani, Chinanni
St. Mary's orphanage in Rochester NY
approx 1917- 1927?

       

I am new to looking for family in orphanges. My grandfather was in the Rochester orphanage (st mary's) from approx 1917-1918 thru about the age of 16 (when he jumped the fence, lied about his age and joined the navy). He knows little or nothing about how he ended up there and he may have had an infant brother there as well. I need some leads of where to begin looking to find any record of him. He is still alive (about 97 years old now) and I have very little time to help him find out if his brother made it out of the orphanage and how he ended up t here in the first place. Please help us if you can. Any leads or links of where to start looking would be VERY appreciated. Please send them to my e- mail... intruth@frontiernet.net thanks! D. Black

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Jo Eslinger,   Gr,    Mon Jan 9 13:40:40 2006



Darley
Illinois Soldier's Orphan's Home
1930

       

I find one the 1930 census, the following Darley children living in the home. I would like to find what happened to Ruth, Mabel, and George. I have information on Robert. !930 Census Darley, Mabel age 12 Darley, Ruth age 14 Darley, George age 5 Darley, Robert age 15 They were born in Morgan Co., IL and the parents were Benjamin and Elsie (Ford) Darley. JO Eslinger

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Jo Eslinger,   Grettaeslinger@cox.net,    Mon Jan 9 13:41:44 2006



Darley
Illinois Soldier's Orphan's Home
1930's

       

I find one the 1930 census, the following Darley children living in the home. I would like to find what happened to Ruth, Mabel, and George. I have information on Robert. !930 Census Darley, Mabel age 12 Darley, Ruth age 14 Darley, George age 5 Darley, Robert age 15 They were born in Morgan Co., IL and the parents were Benjamin and Elsie (Ford) Darley. JO Eslinger

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Gayle G. Clutter,   g_clutter@bellsoutn.net,    Sat Jan 14 14:06:38 2006



Baker
Huron county Michigan
1882 or 1884 to 1886

       

My grandmother Bertha Baker (born 1880) and her sister Rosa Belle Baker (born 1882) were plaed in an orphanage after the death of her mother. Rosa was adopted, but Bertha was placed with a foster family. Any informarion on orphanges in that area at in the 1800's would be greatfully recieved.

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Linda Wilson,   lineruwilson@yahoo.com,    Sat Jan 14 20:52:01 2006



Collins
Louisville, Kentucky(1920s black orphanage)
probably 3-5yearsM

       

My mother was taken to a orphanage in the 1920s in Louisville, Kentucky after a family tragedy. Because her adoption papers were destroyed in 1937 flood in Paducah, Kentucky before she read them, she only knew what her foster mother told her. Her birth name was Collins. Her social worker in Louisville was Katie Moore(deceased). My mother was originally from San Antonio,TX. I would appreciate any help or advice. Thank you.My mother's race is black.

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Joan brower,   jbrower1@triad.rr.com,    Sun Jan 15 08:19:42 2006



joan mcfatter
elon home for children,elon,nc
1957- 61

       

Myself and 2 brothers and 2sisters were in the home for children in the late 50'and 60.s I would love to hear from other children in the orphanage during that time.Our names were, joan,linda,brenda,mark and jimmy.I think the home is about to be closed down andI would love to hear from others about their experinces during the time there were there. It was some of the most diffucult times of my life.

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Linda Lee,   lindasnok@yahoo.cxom,    Mon Jan 16 00:48:38 2006



Runion
Hendricks county or in that area
dont know

       

My name is Linda Lee (Huddleson) I am looking for the orphanage my grandmother was in somewhere around hendricks county,Indiana or in that area. Her name was Minnie Runion after her mother died her grandmother put her in the orphange. her mothers name was Laura Tanner she was married to Hiram Runion. Does anyone know of the orpahanages in that area or what there names were. I would maybe love to find someone that may have knew her while they were there or anything at all about her. Sincerely Linda Lee (Huddleson)

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Tracey Parker Graham,   teepeegee221@hotmail.com,    Sat Jan 21 21:36:12 2006



Parkker
St. Agnes Sparkhill, New York
August 9, 1948-?

       

I am requesting information from anyone who knew Claude Martin Parker at St. Agnes Home for Boys in Sparkhill, NY or from the New York Foundling hospital in New York. Please contact me (Tracey) at teepeegee221@hotmail.com Thank you.

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Pat Steinke,   grammapatronell@hotmail.com ,    Sun Jan 22 13:25:27 2006



Glenn Nelson
Order St. Francis Little Falls, Minnesota
1907 - 1917

       

My Uncle Glenn Nelson was adopted from the Little Falls, Minn OSF Convent by Julianna Nelson in Staples, Minnesota. I am not sure if there was an orphanaged there at the time or if he was in St. Cloud, Minnesota as there used to be an orphanage there. Please e-mail me at grammapatronell@hotmail.com

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Viv Toepfer,   eskees@worldnet.att.net,    Sun Jan 22 16:07:29 2006



Agnes Vivian Crawford
Randall's Island Nursery, NY City, NY
1880 -?

       

Looking for grandmother's siblings, she was one of twins, her twin sister was Mary Etta. They were the 7 & 8th children of Mary Bradley Crawford and James Crawford. These children were born 1 July 1879 in Manhattan. Would like to find their siblings, what happened to their parents and how Agnes got to Illinois to become a teacher. Was she adopted? Found her in the 1880 Census of NY City in Randall's Island Nursery. Does anything here sound familiar?

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SAlly Bender,   bender2042@msn.com,    Mon Jan 23 11:07:25 2006



Marion M. Miller
Maria Kid Ophanage, SanFrancisco, California
1900

       

Marion Miller was my Great Aunt and I found her in the orphanage in SanFrancisco in 1900.The name of the Orphanage was Maria Kids Orphanage. Marion was a twin to Mildred Miller who was my Grandmother, she was not listed in this Orphanage.If anyone is familar with this Orphanage I would like to hear about it. Also I found my Great uncle in a place called Ladies Protective and safty society, San Francisco in 1900. His name was Arthur E.Miller. This was a family having hard times when their Mother Theresa Miller deserted them and left to be cared for by their Father, my Great Grandfather James Eli Miller. Thanking you in advance. Sally

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Kathleen E Lo Pinto Vignolini,   kathylpv@monmouth.com,    Thu Jan 26 03:07:23 2006



Elizabeth Annie Beattie / Sculsky
188 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, N Y
4

       

I would like to know what was at 188 Manhattan Ave, about 1909. My Mother was born and lived there for her first 4 years. (Could be an orphanage or foundling hospital, possibly Roman Catholic). I would appreciate any information about this place. Mom died, in 1994, since then I've been searching for a connection. I feel like an orphan myself. * Elizabeth Annie, b. 22 May 1909, 188 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY * Mother: Mary BEATTIE, age 20, address - 188 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, birthplace, Brooklyn, NY. * Father: Moses Schulsky, age 28, Occupation: Driver, address -- Madison St, NY, Birthplace New York * Doctor Jos. F Corig (Lorig?) 81 Stuyvasant Ave. Around age 4 she was brought home with Stephen H. & Amelia HOFF, 69 Macon St, Brooklyn. She was never "officially" adopted, so I have her Birth Certificate # 15956. I also have 3 copies of her Baptismal Certificates: Baptized: 1 Sept 09 at SS Peter & Paul Church, Brooklyn, NY. 1) Testimonium Baptismi (fields are in Latin): lists Parents as: Mary & Nicholas Beattie, Godparents: Thomas K Fenarty & Anna Donnelly, Pastor, Rev William B Farrell 2) Pastor, Rev James J Reilly, officiator, Rev Thomas K Fenarty, Godmother Anna Donnelly. (on back is written "Elizabeth Beattie Hoff is now the adopted daughter of Mr & Mr Stephen H Hoff. sent to Mr Stephen H Hoff, Interlaken Hotel, Lakewood, N J") 3) To Certify: Elizabeth Beattie, dates birth & Baptism, by, Godmother, & Church, Godmother - Anna Donnelly. Thank you, for giving me this opportunity, Vada con Dio Kathy LPV

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Serena McCormick,   teacocoo@yahoo.com,    Fri Jan 27 20:24:40 2006







       

i'm looking for my brother chester mccormick born 2 july 1950; he would be 55 and i'm 56 both of us born in chicago illinois. mother name constance odett willis. we are living in milwaukee, wi now. no contact since mom gave him up when chester was 9 or ten i think. chester could not talk and was violent. no one speaks of him. i love and want to find mybrother. please respond..

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Mary Walker,   imawakr@aol.com,    Wed Feb 1 09:31:25 2006



Thomas Odel Tucker
Vine St. Orphanage, Chattanooga, TN
1920 - 1930

       

Searching for Uncle Odel TUCKER b. February 1919 KY 1920 census he is living with his maternal Uncle Johnny in Ripley TN Odel was placed in the Vine St. Orphanage we believe in late 1920. Some time in the 1920's he was Adopted.

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Nan Whitcomb,   Shernan15@yahoo.com,    Thu Feb 2 10:22:46 2006



FOULKS
New York State
1830-1853

       

After 3yrs of research into my "Foulks" family, it occurred to me that the six children of Edward Foulks b 1808 d.1850 and his wife Eliza b 1814 d 1853, were ages 2 to 14 when their parents died. And they were possibly either put in an orphanage or "other" place. I have the bible of my g grandfather Peter V. Foulks with most birth and death dates. My search has been mostly around western NY State, nw PA and ne Ohio eastern MI. This seems to be the areas that Peter inhabited. I did find an Edward Foulks (oldest) in the Utica area in the 1800's, butnot much information on him except his burial place. I don't know if he is the correct Edward at this point. The following are the names and birthdates of this family: Edward G. b 12 Sep 1836 William S. b 2 Nov 1838 Peter V. b 14 Feb 1841 (my g grandfather) James R. b 10 Mar 1843 Moses S. born 28 Aug 1845 Emily J. b 15 Aug 1848 They were all born in NY State. If anyone has any information about any of them I would greatly appreciate the info. One of the MI census says Peter's parents came from Holland, but I can't verify this. Than you

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Myra Lewis,   myrabobby@yahoo.com,    Thu Feb 2 18:04:36 2006



John or Dorthy Lewis
Twinsburg Ohio, Cleveland Ohio, Nashville TN


       

Robert McKinley Lewis was orphaned in 1949 or 1950 in or around Twinsburg, Ohio. He was an infant. His mother was Dorothy Lewis and father was John Lewis (John originally from Nashville, TN). Bobby was placed in an orphanage in Cleveland Ohio along with older sister Madeline Lewis. Until last year we believed this was his only relative. It now appears that were a number of other brothers and sisters and that he was a one of a set of triplets. We would like to speak with anyone who might have knowledge of this family.

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glennda mchose,   gindiangurl6@aol.com,    Thu Feb 16 07:00:51 2006



karen lee waldron
childrens hom society jersey city new jersey
1960

       

looking for grace cornine waldron and sister born may 1958

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Sue van Vonno,   Susanvan@aol.com,    Fri Feb 17 12:32:47 2006



Mary Agnes ? Casey
Brooklyn< N.Y
Abt 1853-1854/5

       

I'm looking for any records of my great grandmothers birth. I do know that she was born in 1853 in Brooklyn. She is over in Newark in 1860. Or at least I think she is living with the Casey family. It is just listed as Mary A 7 years old. She could have been born an orphan. Just need any help I can get. This is about the end of the line for me with this little girl. Sue van Vonno Susanvan@aol.com

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Yvonne Lyons,   wvcoalminer98@hotmail.com,    Sat Feb 18 08:40:58 2006



Olschefski, Olschefsky, Olscheske
Henry W. Lensner, Concordia Orphans Home, Butler Co. Pa. (Jefferson Twp) USA
after 1894 before1920

       

I am looking for my great grandfather Edward Olschefski. He was born in Pennsylvania 5-26-1894 and died in Pennsylvania in March of 1981. I am trying to find his parents. They were both from Germany. I cannot find them in the 1900 census but Edward is in an orphange in the 1910 census. I only know that his parents were killed through other family members. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Yvonne.

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Diane,   mcleo01@shaw.ca,    Sun Feb 19 16:54:48 2006



SHAKESPEARE



       GMartin, SHAKESPEARE, Alfred and George in New Brunswick - posting of 2001

GMartin, your e-mail address on this site no longer works and I have found some evidence of your great-grandfather, Alfred H. Shakespeare and his brother, George, in New Brunswick, Canada. If you think I can help, please e-mail me.

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Diane,   mcleo01@shaw.ca,    Sun Feb 19 16:56:15 2006



SHAKESPEARE



       GMartin, SHAKESPEARE, Alfred and George in New Brunswick - posting of 2001

GMartin, your e-mail address on this site no longer works and I have found some evidence of your great-grandfather, Alfred H. Shakespeare and his brother, George, in New Brunswick, Canada. If you think I can help, please e-mail me.

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elizabeth,   lizscrzy@hotmail.com,    Fri Feb 24 06:26:16 2006



matney,mattingly
BonnyOaks ,Chattanooga Tennessee,
1893- 1909

       

I am looking for information on my Grandmother Annie Rosalie Matney and her sisters, Tennessee Matilda Matney, Bertie or Birdie Matney they were put into the orphanage after one or both of their parents were killed in a house fire. I am looking for my GREAT GRAND PARENTS names and any information i can get on them. Thank You Elizabeth

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Janet Southall,   jannyintn@hotmail.com,    Sun Feb 26 15:29:23 2006



James Chester Cummings, Sr., Arthur Thomas Cummings
Protestant Orphan Asylum of Pittsburgh and Allegheny
1905-6?

       

Seeking pre-orphanage info on these two orphans, especially their birthplace(s) and their stepmother's name. She is the one who placed them after their father's death. ALSO! I have a handwritten list of 33 "names of some boys at Ridge Ave. Orphan Asylum Pittsburg" which I have posted (transcribed)on the Ancestry.com message board for Pennsylvania orphanages (click on topics and follow through.)

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Myrna Burleigh,   myrna@jandsasphalt.com,    Tue Feb 28 11:32:05 2006



Schines
Mo
1900

       

Looking for James Britton (Briton) Schines. Born Sep 1900. Was placed in an orphanage some place around Southern MO. Caruthersville, MO. No other information available. Myrna

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Amanda,   manda_0990@hotmail.com,    Sun Mar 12 12:21:55 2006



Knootinn
Protestant Orphan Asylum of Detroit, MI


       

I was wondering if anyone had any information on the Protestant Orphan Asylum of Detroit, MI. My great grandfather lived there before he was adopted and we would like to find out who his birth mother is. My great grandfathers birth name was Robert Knootinn, and his birth mothers name was Rosalie Knootinn (Not sure if that was a married name or if it maybe was even a false name.) He was adopted in 1910 by Emil and Emma Pohl and they then changed his name to Elmer Pohl. Any information would be helpful. Thank You Amanda Pohl

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Gladys Pelosi,   g_pelosi@yahoo.com,    Sun Mar 12 17:17:31 2006
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Anderson
Belived to be Adairaville,Barton.Ga.
unk

       

It is thought that my ggf was an orphan belived to have been born in ADAIRVILLE, GA. 14, Sep. 1842 and died 9 May 1894 in Atlant Ga. were he had moved possible before 1872. Does anyone know any thing about an orphanage in are near this location? Thabk you for any info. Gladys Pelosi

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Ed Wilton,   edwwilton@yahoo.com,    Thu Mar 16 07:58:55 2006



William Wilton
Protestant Orphan Asylum of Pittsburg and Allegheny
? Listed in 1880 Census

       

I've just found my great grandfather, William Wilton, in the 1880 census. He was living in the Portestant Orphan Asylum in Allegheny. He is listed as being two years old. A 4 year old Eliza Wilton is listed with him. He is listed as being born in Penn., and his parents as having been born in England My questions: 1. What information exists pertaining to his history in this facility. 2. Do any records contain information on his parents? 3. Would his and Eliza's names be their birth names? or were they given names? The reason I ask is because Willam's death certificate lists his parents as Richard Searles and Elizabeth Parson, both of England. However, I have found death certificates very unreliable. It is so sad to think of a two year old in such a place. Thank you. Ed Wilton

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Diona Parker Dickerson,   Diona98@aol.com,    Tue Mar 21 23:06:18 2006



Helen Caroline Brown
Wisconsin Home Finding Society, taken over by Orphan and Rescue Home, Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 21, 1924

       

I am searching for my maternal grandmother's adoption records. She and I have tried, to no avail, to find the records, her search dating back to 1949. GHranny was adopted in 1925 by Erwin Louis Rohloff and Nora Esther Raddant Rohloff. Born Helen Caroline Brown, February 21, 1924 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The mother, Helen C. Brown, was born at Marshfield, Wisconsin, American by nationality, and baptist by church affiliation. Occupation was a nurse, residence was Marshfield. On June 5, 1924, Helen Carolyn Brown was placed in a foster home by the name of Groenevald. Later she was placed in a foster home with Erwin Louis Rohloff and Nora Raddant Rohloff, later adopted in on February 5, 1925. The mother kept in contact, three letters inquiring about the welfare of her daughter are mentioned in the letter Joyous received from the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Welfare. In August 1924, the mother wrote that she was a nurse in Milwaukee and wanted to continue to remain in Green Bay, but moved to Milwaukee to find work. In November of 2004, I received a reply (and a check that cleared the bank for 75 bucks, for nothing)from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services stating that no information was found, that "it appears the original Wisconsin Home Finding Society and Orphan Rescue Society records were destroyed". My leads: 1). On February 12, 1924, a woman named Mrs. S. D. Moseley wrote to the "Children's Home at 702 South Webster Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, explaining that there was a young lady of her acquaintance who needed help because she was pregnant. She asked whether it would be possible for this institution to help her. I looked for the Moseley family in the census, the Head of house hold ws Seldon D. Moseley, wife was Caroline, three daughters, Helen, Emma, and Inez. Odd coincidence that the mother and daughter were named Caroline AND Helen. Could Helen have been married to a Brown, maybe got divorced, or gave birth out of wedlock and used a different name? Lead 2). Helen Brown listed as single and a nurse in Milwaukee in 1930 census, working aat Milwaukee Asylum for the Chronically Insane. Helen Moseley cannot be located without a marriage record. Anyone with any information on these Orphan's Societies, or on an adoption in the Brown or Moseley families, please contact me with ANYthing. Thanks! Diona Parker Dickerson, Mobile, Alabama

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melissa,   mones21@aol.com,    Sat Mar 25 10:33:40 2006



haskell,robert
st. mary's orphan home, binghamton new york broome county
1921-1940?

       

im doing a family history on my fathers side of the family. his mothers side of the family is fernane from the susquehanna county area. he was born in new milford, but put into an orphanage in binghamton, new york. i found him in the 1930 census for st mary's orphan home under robert f. haskell. but if anyone has any information on where i can get info or if they have info themselves please help me and contact me at my email address. thank you so very much for all the help!!!

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Martie Hawthorne,   martie@nctc.com,    Thu Mar 30 21:41:38 2006



Blake
Baltimore Maryland
1887 thru approx. 1907

       

My grandfathers original name was Blake. He had 3 sisters. He was adopted by a mr and mrs Mcdonald some time after 1887 his birth. one sisters name was Nonia, anothers Alice and another we don't know her name she livedor moved to maine. All were from Baltimore we think. My grandmother who passed away in 1988 left a letter for my dad who has also passed away with this information. Alice was married to Fred Kittridge. He worked for the Strut car and traction company during the day and a Moving picture company at night. She could never remember the name of the sister who moved to maine's name.

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Martie Hawthorne,   martie@nctc.com,    Thu Mar 30 21:47:20 2006



Blake
Baltimore Maryland
1887 thru approx. 1907

       

My grandfathers original name was Blake. He had 3 sisters. He was adopted by a mr and mrs Mcdonald some time after 1887 his birth. one sisters name was Nonia, anothers Alice and another we don't know her name she livedor moved to maine. All were from Baltimore we think. My grandmother who passed away in 1988 left a letter for my dad who has also passed away with this information. Alice was married to Fred Kittridge. He worked for the Strut car and traction company during the day and a Moving picture company at night. She could never remember the name of the sister who moved to maine's name. Nonia was the oldest sister. She relates that my granddad use to stay with her when he went to play the horses in baltimore.She never knew her last name hopefully it was Blake but we don't know if she had a married name. Alice and fred kittridge had one son he was about 3-4 years old at the time grandad was adopted.Fred kittridge's father worked for the government and also his wife. My granddad's adoptive name was Richard James McDonald. Any information in regards to these notes would be greatly appreciated as i am at a roadblock in my genealogy quest.

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Santa Ann ,   sandy@kerhin.com,    Sun Apr 2 23:59:28 2006



D'Amato, Topetzes, Wisner
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1946

       

BORN AT MARTHA WASHINGTON HOME IN WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN, SEPTEMBER 23, 1946. GIVEN TO ROSE D'AMATO ( TOPETZES ) AT BIRTH BY A FRIEND, POSSIBLE NAME GERALDINE NEMI . THE REASON THIS SOUNDS ODD IS BECAUSE MY AUNT TOLD ME THIS " STORY "? I DO NOT BELIEVE I WAS ADOPTED, BUT GIVEN TO ROSE AT BIRTH. SHE ASKS ME TO TRY TO FIND THIS GERRY NEMI ON THE SEARCHES ALL THE TIME ( AN OLD FRIEND ) WHO I THINK COULD POSSIBLY BE MY BIRTH MOTHER. SHE JUST LAUGHED AT MY AUNT'S STORY, BUT HAS GIVEN ME NO ORIGIONAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THE COURT HOUSE ONLY GAVE ME A COPY. FATHER'S NAME REGISTERED AS GEORGE TOPETZES ( NON-EXISTANT). IF ANY OF THESE NAMES SOUND FAMILIAR, PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANK YOU.

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Christine K. Kohl,   ckohl@gmrsd.com,    Mon Apr 3 08:45:25 2006



Frank (Francis) J. Kellett
orphanage in Kearny, New Jersey (approx 1898)
unknown

       

I am looking for information about parents and siblings of Frank J. Kellett. He resided in an orphanage in Kearny New Jersey after his parents died in a "flu" epidemic. I can't find the name of an orphanage in Kearny, and I'd appreciate any help offered. Thank You.

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Christine K. Kohl,   ckohl@gmrsd.com,    Mon Apr 3 08:46:10 2006



Frank (Francis) J. Kellett
orphanage in Kearny, New Jersey (approx 1898)
unknown

       

I am looking for information about parents and siblings of Frank J. Kellett. He resided in an orphanage in Kearny New Jersey after his parents died in a "flu" epidemic, approx 1898. I can't find the name of an orphanage in Kearny, and I'd appreciate any help offered. Thank You.

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MARYBETH BULMER,   Marybeth37940@hotmail.com,    Fri Apr 7 14:03:28 2006







       


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Mary Beth Bulmer,   Marybeth37940@hotmail.com,    Fri Apr 7 14:08:25 2006



Russell,Frances Elizabeth
Williamsn cty Illinois


       

i am looking for my grandmother's family. Frances Elizabeth was born 1875 father Elias M Russell and Catherine Ward Russell. Elias Russell served in the union army, he died in 877 and Catherine Ward Russell died in 1878. I would like to know who raised Frances (Fanny) and how she ended up in Texas. I appreciate any info you could provide sincerely marybeth

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Victoria Joseph,   vj042846@aol.com,    Sat Apr 8 10:03:17 2006



Garcia
St. Vincent's Orphanage/Chicago, Ill.


       

I am looking for the birth parents of Ron Garcia who was born in Chicago. Adopted by Trevino family. Given the name of Jack Trevino. He came from St. Vincent's Orphanage. He lives in San Antonia, Texas. He is in his middle 40's. He is full or part Native American. I want to find out what tribe he comes from. He is a close friend.

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Anne O'Sullivan,   annieo3@verizon.net,    Tue Apr 11 06:44:22 2006



Riehl, Helen
German Odd Fellow's Home Bronx, NY
1908- 1916 (approximate)

       

I'm writing about my mother's life (Helen Riehl) and would like details about the German Odd Fellows Home where she grew up. In particular, I'd like to know who the staff were, what the facility looked like, what their philosophy and policies were and any other details that will help me frame my mother's childhood story. My great Aunt, whose maiden name was Lena Riehl (I don't recall her married name)was on the Board of Directors during the years my mother was in the orphanage. My grandmother was placed in a mental institution when my mother was 4. He father, Louis didn't feel he could care for her and she was placed at the orphanage. She was placed with a variety of families to do housework/care for children, etc when she was about 12-13 years old. Any help or leads you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Anne O'Sullivan,   annieo3@verizon.net,    Tue Apr 11 06:46:19 2006



Riehl, Helen
German Odd Fellow's Home Bronx, NY
1908- 1916 (approximate)

       

I'm writing about my mother's life (Helen Riehl) and would like details about the German Odd Fellows Home where she grew up. In particular, I'd like to know who the staff were, what the facility looked like, what their philosophy and policies were and any other details that will help me frame my mother's childhood story. My great Aunt, whose maiden name was Lena Riehl (I don't recall her married name)was on the Board of Directors during the years my mother was in the orphanage. My grandmother was placed in a mental institution when my mother was 4. He father, Louis didn't feel he could care for her and she was placed at the orphanage. She was placed with a variety of families to do housework/care for children, etc when she was about 12-13 years old. Any help or leads you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Stephanie Mundy,   cherokee_woman1@peoplepc.com,    Tue Apr 11 22:44:58 2006



Mundy
Ohio


       

Hello I am doing a genealogy search on my granfathers family. I have hit a brick wall. My garandfather and his six other siblings were sent to an orphanage. His name (at birth) was Leroy Burt Mundy b.1909. d.1991. Later he changed his name to Burt L. Mundy any information is appreciated

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Roslyn Macgregor,   tigerrs@ca.inter.net,    Wed Apr 12 09:28:22 2006



Wilson
Home for the Friendless, (Burnaby) Vancouver, British Columbia
1920's +

       

Hello. My friend's great Aunt Lily (Lillian) Wilson, I think - was sent from Bermuda to Canada to give birth and she satyed and worked at a Home for the Friendless in Burnaby,(now part of Vancouver, British Columbia. Does anyone have any links to records for Canadian Homes for the Friendless. Thank you for any help. Ros in Montreal

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Carolyn Johnson,   arejay@houston.rr.com,    Sat Apr 15 13:07:44 2006



Schmidt
Baltimore, Maryland
1897- 1900

       

Looking for informtion of the 6 children of John Peter and Mary Anna (McManus) SCHMIDT. All were born between 1880 and 1897 in Towson, Md area. John died in Dec 1897 and all the children were placed in various Catholic orphanages soon thereafter. The names of the children: John Peter William Frank Mary Maggie Ida (who was less than a year old) Frank was my maternal grandfather and I have been unable to locate any information about him prior to his enlistment in the Army for WWI.

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Genoveva L. Rosales,   glrosales@imail.sjcworknet.o rg,    Tue Apr 18 14:42:34 2006







       

Would like article dates for Patric or Tom Tomelty 1935- 1955

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Genoveva L. Rosales,   glrosales@imail.sjcworknet.o rg,    Tue Apr 18 14:42:57 2006







       

Would like article dates for Patrick or Tom Tomelty 1935- 1955

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Marian Collins Lashua,   llashua@rochester.rr.com,    Fri Apr 21 15:22:33 2006



Mary Ann Smith/Townsend
NYC,NY
1818- 1830

       

I am looking for information re: my GGrandmother. Her birth name was Mary Ann Smith. She was born in NYC May 1818. Her Father died in an accident when she was 3 months old and her Mother died a short time later {no certainty about how short a time. She was adopted by the Townsend family. I have no first name for the Townsends.She married Patrick Collins and lived most of her life in Wyoming Co.NY. I got this information from her death certificate.She lived until 105 years old.I would be so pleased to hear from anyone who might have information. Thanks in advance.

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Diane Lewis,   diane38@starfishnet.com,    Sat Apr 22 09:59:50 2006



Nelson
Connecticut


       

I'm looking for any information on a Clara Ingeborg Nelson she was born march 10,1930 all she can remember is she lived in a orphanage in connecticut..at the age of 21 she had to leave,She then went to portsmouth VA and worked as a waitress there she met our dad he was in the navy.

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Diane Lewis,   diane38@starfishnet.com,    Sat Apr 22 10:01:01 2006



Nelson
Connecticut


       

I'm looking for any information on a Clara Ingeborg Nelson she was born march 10,1930 all she can remember is she lived in a orphanage in connecticut..at the age of 21 she had to leave,She then went to portsmouth VA and worked as a waitress there she met our dad he was in the navy. We would like to find out who her parents were and to see if she has any siblings

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Diane Lewis,   diane38@starfishnet.com,    Sat Apr 22 10:01:10 2006



Nelson
Connecticut


       

I'm looking for any information on a Clara Ingeborg Nelson she was born march 10,1930 all she can remember is she lived in a orphanage in connecticut..at the age of 21 she had to leave,She then went to portsmouth VA and worked as a waitress there she met our dad he was in the navy. We would like to find out who her parents were and to see if she has any siblings

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Naomi Corneal,   usmcret@bellsouth.net,    Sat Apr 22 20:44:35 2006



Burse
Indiana
1887 - 1905

       

Trying to locate information on Frances Cynthia Burse, placed in an orphan asylum somewhere in Indiana, possibly Fort Wayne or Indianapolis. She had a brother, Forrest Burse, who was not placed in a home, the parents kept the son. Parents were Theater folk, either theater owners or actors. When she was old enough, she was hired out as a house girl. Frances was born 9 April 1887 (according to her death certificate). She moved to Wisconsin when she was of age and around 1910 married John J. Pratt. They had nine children. She died 14 June 1974. Any information would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.

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Susan,   Quantumvictory@yahoo.com,    Sun Apr 23 11:20:09 2006



Susan Marie Frank
Oue Lady of Victory/Father Baker's Home Erie County Lackawanna New York
1954-1955

       

Searching for a girl child named Susan Frank, and any biological family. Was born 02/02/55. Mother used the alias name of Fisher. The family resided somewhere northeast of Buffalo at the time.

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Donna Harris-Morrison,   dbema1@comcast.net,    Fri May 5 15:10:15 2006



MOUNTZ/MAUNTZ/MAUTZ
Berks Co. PA
before 1800

       

My ancestor Lazarus MOUNTZ/MAUNTZ/MAUTZ (1757-1810) left Berks Co. PA with three children Adam, Martin and a daughter perhaps Mary to move to Cumberland Co. in the early 19th Century. He left behind four sons. I would like to know their names.

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Alyce (Luyster) Hansen,   ahansen2@cfl.rr.com,    Sun May 7 13:59:04 2006







       


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Alyce (Luyster) Hansen,   ahansen2@cfl.rr.com,    Sun May 7 14:06:55 2006



Alyce Mae Luyster
Shawn Acres Dayton Ohio
4 to 5

       

I was in the home off and on for 4 to 5 years--would like to contact anyone there from 1952-56 I would like to know why the home closed I was in cottage 9 and 10 Names i remember are COLE-KOESTER-FISHER-PHILLIPS-GARWOOD-DEAN Boys---WOODY-SHEPARD-LATNER-KELLER-ROACH-KOESTER

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Sharon,   jenlou@wi.rr.com,    Sun May 7 18:09:15 2006



Rogers/Rodgers - foster name: Tribble
Knoxville, TN or Jackson County, AL
1875-1880 abt

       

My Grandmother: Janettie Rogers/Rodgers by birth was born in or near Knoxville, TN in 1875 or 1876. Only known facts are: she was "orphaned as an infant or young child" and raised by another family and used their name as her maiden name up until her marriage. She was fostered by Benjamin and Nancy Tribble of Jackson County, AL, was raised by them and was eventually married in that county. Family lore has it that "something happened" to her biological parents....we do not know their first names......we have come up with many possible scenarios, but simply do not know how she got from Knoxville, TN to Jackson Co., Al or at what point, at what age she was when fostered. We do find her with her foster family in 1880. There is a possibility that she was in an orphanage before being fostered, but have no idea who to contact. Also, she may have had a brother, one year older whose name was "James". She was called "Jennie". If you have any information or suggestions, please email me: jenlou@wi.rr.com. Thank you.

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Pam Gallahan,   Tajanano@comcast.net,    Mon May 8 18:54:29 2006



Millan or Millen
Possibly Peoria, Illinois


       

I am looking for information the adoption of Frances Millan from an orphanage or home in probably Illinois or Iowa. He believed his birth mother's name was Elsie Millan or Millen and was born in the late 1800s.

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Bonnie Lander,   bonbon_8248@hotmail.com,    Tue May 9 13:28:19 2006



Goodison
St Joseph's Orphan Asylum
1880

       

Catherine Elizabeth and Mary Ann Goodison were at St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum in 1880 in Brooklyn NY. I need more info on Mary Ann. Catherine born 1872 and Mary born 1874 both born in Englewood, NJ. I believe their mother, Lucy Castle Howard, died in 1876 in Englewood, NJ.

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hopewell, new jersey


       


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George H. Kane,   aquariusdude@gmail.com,    Tue May 16 22:25:57 2006



Kane, MacKane, McKane, O'Kane
Brooklyn or Schenectady, New York USA
1888-1908

       

I have reason to believe my grandfather George Andrew Kane was orphaned in Brooklyn, NY and later transferred to and upstate Catholic orphange near Albany or Schenectady. As far as I know he was born somewhere in Brooklyn during Sept 1891 to George A. Kane and Roselyn Mearns (Nearn). The year 1891 shows up on several legal documents however he was known to use other dates in the 1890s and 1888 for some reason. I have never been able to find any information concerning his birth in Brooklyn nor information regarding his parents. This leads me to believe he may have been born out of wedlock. He mentioned to some of his children being in an orphanage with Catholic Fathers early in his life. Sometime during this residency he was befriended by Helen Cunard later Helen "Nell" Riely which he called "his sister". She was married to Frank Riely and resided in the Troy, NY area. You can reach me, George H. Kane at aquariusdude@gmail.com

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pixietb,   dtab4@localnet.com,    Sat May 20 00:33:55 2006



watkins
elon, north carolina, usa
18

       

i am looking for anyone who may be kin to or knows how i can get in touch with some of my moms people she and her siblings were at the elon home for children back in 1946-? their last name is watkins

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clara chapman newman,    clarnewman@msn.com,    Thu May 25 06:33:46 2006



chapman
dolly chapman sikeston mo scott co
1938

       clara chapman newman

searching for twin boys given for adoptin in 1938 their mother dolly chapman.in amessage davy warford was searching for dolly chapman could it be her son ? PLEASE HELP CLARA NEWMAN

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clara chapman newman,   clarnewman@msn.com v60 ,    Thu May 25 06:38:51 2006



DOLLY CHAPMAN



       


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clara chapman newman,   clarnewman@msn.com v60 ,    Thu May 25 07:08:34 2006



DOLLY CHAPMAN
SIKESTON MO SCOTT CO
1938

       clara chapman newman

searching for my twin brothers my mother dolly chapman 1938 gave up for adoption twin boys in salvation army hosp. st.louis mo .pleas help i can be reached at this emaiel adress clarnewman@msn susan chapman caroll.

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Erin Hamlet,   erin_hamlet@yahoo.com,    Tue May 30 11:58:47 2006



Klina
Indianapolis Orphan's Asylum, Marion County, Indiana
unknown

       

My grandmother, Marie Klina, is listed on the 1910 US Census as an "inmate" at the Indianapolis Orphan's Asylum. She had a brother William Benjamin Klina and a younger sister, possibly "Catherine". The story I have been told is that all were put in the orphanage because their mother could not care for them alone. I found William in the 1910 US Census living with an Aunt and Uncle, George W and Bertha Bell in Cass County, Eel Township. I understand that baby Catherine was adopted out and I do not find her on any census. My understanding is that my grandmother stayed at the orphanage until she was 18 then married my grandfather, Johnie E Carson in 1921. Anyone with information on any of the Klina's, William Benjamin, Marie Irene, or "Catherine" in the Indianapolis Orphan's Asylum please contact me. Thank you.

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Shari Meyeres,   emirahs@mail.com,    Fri Jun 2 21:29:22 2006



Fred Smith
New York state to Springfield, MO
1881- 1893?

       

I am looking for the parents and any other relation to Fred Smith born 22 Jul 1881/1882 possibly in New York. The birth date is an estimate made by himself and his family as he had no birth records. He was part of the "Orphan Train" children who ended up in Missouri, where he was not adopted so I am assuming he retained his name. He married and his wife bore 8 children. He worked for the Hazeltine Apple Orchard south of Springfield. He died 13 Dec 1942 in Springfield, MO.

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Rose Marie Conti,   lewterlaw@aol.com,    Sat Jun 3 11:55:48 2006



Wasserman
St. Michael's in Hopewell New Jersey USA
1950-1956

       

I would love to correspond with anyone who either was in the orphanage or who worked in the orphanage. I have many many memories most of them bad however. I am trying to write a journal and I am curious as to what happened to others who like me were in that orphanage. St. Michael's in Hopewell, New Jersey. I remember the nuns and the priest and the mother superior as well. Please contact me thru my daughter's email address or thru mail at 1604 Hamilton Avenue in Hamilton, New Jersey 08629. Looking forward to speaking with anyone real soon.

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Tammy,   dtkeen@shawneelink.net,    Thu Jun 8 23:53:15 2006



Downey, Thomas Francis
St. Louis, Missouri
1908

       

I am desperately looking for any information on my Grandfather who was adopted by the Downey family (Bernard & Mary) and I am unsure of what date. He was born in 1908 but I can not find any of them in the 1910 Census. I find the Downey's in the 1900 & the 1920 Census but I cannot find them in the 1910 Census. They lived on Parin Street or Pahin Street in St. Louis in 1900 and they lived at 6911 Nashville in 1920. I believe if I could find them on the 1910 Census I would at least know he was adopted before he turned 2 years old. I do not know what orphanage he was in, however, I believe he later remained friends with someone named Charlie Mahoney (or Maloney) into their adult lives. So maybe this indicates that he was not in the Downey household in 1910? He was also raised in the Downey house with an older brother, John Downey that was born in 1899. I have no clue where to go from here to figure out what orphanage, or what household. There is an old family story that says he was in the orphanage and his biological parents put him there, and then later came back to get him after they got on their feet. Does this make the Downey's his natural parents? Where do I go from here? I am lost and confused. Any help, suggestions, hints would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Brenda,   b.houston56@sbcglobal.net,    Sat Jun 10 17:44:08 2006



Martin , Moses or Buckley
Cherokee orphanage , Of tn or Kty. 1877
1877 Dent Co Mo

       

I am looking for (My real Gggreatgrandmother) info on a Mary Jane (Moses) Buckley; at age 3 or 4 She was given to Nancy Sarah Caroline Julian Winchester -- could be nee Martin later married John Buckley . Mary Jane (JANIE) was Born 1877. But no info on her . No census no records only thing was a Social Security Card later 1962 . with these names on it. Father John Buckley and Mother Nancy Sarah Caroline Julian as her parents. Later Mary Jane married George Godbey in Salem Mo . Caroline Buckley Gave her in Marriage 1894 to George. Some say Mary Jane was adopted , from a Cherokee tribe she was suppose to be a twin . her real Father was a MOSE's but don't no if that was his first or last any info would be helpful . b.houston56@sbcglobal.net

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cheryl,   cherylanne@alltel.net,    Sun Jun 11 00:29:50 2006



Flynn / Flannery
New York Foundling Hospital/Childrens Aid Society
1900-1903

       

I'm looking for information on John Flynn or Margaret Flannery, they are listed as the birthparents of Lorenzo Flynn who was born on October 13, 1900 at Misericordia Hospital in NY.

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Barbara Weller,   barbaraweller@bellsouth.net ,    Mon Jun 12 13:35:58 2006



Babt Boy Williams (Terry Weller)
Brooksville, Fl
1

       

Looking for my husbands biological mother Sandra Williams gave birth 1-15-1957 St.Lukes Hospital - Davenport, Iowa Baby Boy Williams If anyone has any info on her, please help! He's been looking for years Thank You Barbara

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Barbara Weller,   barbaraweller@bellsouth.net ,    Mon Jun 12 13:37:01 2006



Baby Boy Williams (Terry Weller)
Brooksville, Fl
1

       

Looking for my husbands biological mother Sandra Williams gave birth 1-15-1957 St.Lukes Hospital - Davenport, Iowa Baby Boy Williams If anyone has any info on her, please help! He's been looking for years Thank You Barbara

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sports,   wilsonjack009@yahoo.com,    Wed Jun 14 03:05:58 2006
http://www.sportsticketsource.co m


sports
usa
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cindy,   cindyltrue@yahoo.com,    Wed Jun 14 07:09:42 2006



till
chicago illinois
1948

       

I am looking for any info on a Joan Till who resided in Illinois in 1948. any help would be appreciated.

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Betty cook,   frntrd@aol.com,    Tue Jun 20 07:03:54 2006



Cooke/Cook
Virginia
1686-1747

       

I'm Looking to see if possibley , our Robert Cook/Cooke was a orphan, he was known to be born in Brunswick Co Va, , his death was in Brunswick Co, Va St Andrews Parish 1747 will probated in 1748. Birth date is abt. 1702. I beleive that his father was William Cook who was from the Cook line that came from England, However this William Cook married as listed Rebecca Jones, but do not beleive that Rebecca was Our Roberts mother,It is possible that with all that I have found that Robert was what they considered a Bastard child since the record that I have found with this William and his wife, does not list him as child, however William Cook b. 1677 died in 1740 in Surry Co Va, it is my thought that he and Robert parted ways and that is why he is not listed in William's Will. I have seen Orginial Papers from the this Cook line that suggest that Robert was the son or Brother of this William but,it would be impossible for him to have been a brother to this William.I have not been able to link for sure , Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Carol Fields,   cfields2@med.miami.edu,    Tue Jun 20 14:20:12 2006



Harding
New York
approx 10 years

       

My Grandmother Elizabeth Harding was an Orphan; she thinks her parents died in an accident; she lived at a Catholic "home" for Children in New York (I think from 1905-1915); she married Edward Sugrue and they resided in New York until they were in their 60's, then moved to Florida; their daughter was Julia. My grandmother said she had two brothers but she never knew what happened to them; tracing my ancestory for my daughter and I don't know anything else about my Grandmother. Anyone can help?

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shana sherry,   shanasherry@yahoo.com,    Thu Jun 22 13:35:29 2006



Eva LoveJoy
St. louis, mo.


       

Looking for information on grandmother Eva . Born 1903 on June Sixth in St. Louis, Mo.

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linda dougan,   lindadougan047@velocity.net ,    Sun Jun 25 17:21:56 2006



sorg sorgs sorge
st josephs orpanage erie pa
19

       

Im looking for Howard Sorge, Erie Pa 1950-1965. thank You Linda Dougan

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Betty Patton,   Boop90@aol.com,    Sun Jun 25 20:22:58 2006



Brown or Sweeney
Iowa soldier's Orphans Home Davenport, Iowa
1895

       

I am searching for anyone who might have or know where to find old records from the Iowa Soldier's Orphans Home in Davenport, Iowa. My grandmother and her brother were there in 1895. I know that their surname was actually Brown, but for some ason they were using the last name of Sweeney in the home. They are Albert and Eva Brown/Sweeney. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Betty Patton

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shefali,   shefali_singh85@yahoo.co.in ,    Tue Jun 27 01:00:17 2006



singh
india
1980

       

i wanna adopt a baby 2-3 months old plz help

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Sister Agnes Cousins,   acousinsfscc@gmail.com,    Fri Jun 30 20:51:49 2006



German Germain
Father Baker's (Our Lady of Victory)
1917-1920

       

Looking for relatives of Francis German or Germaine adopted at 3 years old to Culkin family in Kenmore, New York. Lived across from the Carmelite Monastery in Buffalo, New York (Groveland St.)

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Ruth Mendoza,   r.mendoza@mchsi.com,    Tue Jul 11 18:35:10 2006



Rowlett
Grace Nelliton Home or Orphange
1950 - 1960

       

When my Grandmother on my Fathers side died in 1950 his sister was sent to the Grace Nelliton(?)orphange in Tenn. does anyone have any information on this Orpgange ? or know where i can find information on it and it's orphans ?thank you

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Nina Hall,   nhirish4ever@webtv.net,    Sun Jul 16 17:01:59 2006



Henrietta May Penwell
Chambersburg, PA
4

       

My grandmother, Alta McKelvy and James Penwell, from Ireland and England had 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys. After the birth of the last boy, all the children were put into an orphange in Chambersburg, PA. My mother, stayed there for 4 yrs and then was adopted by a Judge Alex Simpson from Philadelphia, PA. They changed her name to Peggy M. Simpson and lived in Overbrook, PA My mother was born Dec. 14, 1916... it would have been around 1920- 1924 that she was adopted. Her mother had died after the last baby and her father was unable to care for his 5 children. All were adopted out to good homes and I had the pleasure of meeting 2 of my uncles when I was a teenager. I had one uncle who died on the beaches of Normandy, WWII, 1945. He is buried in Chambersburg, between his birth parents and his adopted parents. I have always wanted to know more about the orphange where my mom had to live for 4 years... I have come across 3 cousins from my mom's side of my family. They are in Chambersburg, PA and in Baltmore, MD... hoping for some, any info or news, thanks... nina

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Christine C. Stone,   ccstone@syr.edu,    Tue Jul 18 10:27:37 2006



Catherine (Kitty) Simms Campbell
b. Middlesex, MA adopted moved to Cortland, NY.
1840-1900's

       

My great grandmother Catherine Elizabeth (Kitty) Simms Campbell was believed to be born in Middlesex, MA. Her mother had another child a boy whom she kept. Kitty was adopted by Elizabeth (Jane) Simms and Thomas Simms from Cortland, NY. She later married Richard Campbell and moved to Miami, FL. She divorced him and married a Mr. Parsons whom I believe was from Cortland, NY. Later moved back to Florida with Mr. Parsons after great-grandfather Campbells death. I am trying to find any information relating to finding her original mother and brother. She was born in the 1840's and lived into the early 1900's. Appreciate any assistance as to where to start looking for any records.

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Amanda Roberts-Zondervan,   a_zondervan@msn.com,    Thu Jul 20 14:04:22 2006



ROBERTS
BOSTON, MA, US
20

       

My grandfather, Thomas A. Roberts, was born March 2, 1910 in Boston, MA. He had an older sister, Mary Roberts born in 1908. Within a few months following the birth of my grandfather, both children became wards of commonwealth of Boston, MA according to a letter I have from 1950, however there is no information as far as which orpahange the kids were placed in, if/when they were sent to foster homes, etc. The parents of both children were Thomas A. Roberts, Sr. who resided in Boston, MA at the time the children became wards of the state with his brother, Andrew Roberts on Webster St. However, the letter clearly states there was no info available about the mother, M. Roberts. Any information or directions you can provide with respect to checking resources would be very helpful. I am in Florida, unable to travel to MA, though I would be willing to look up info in FL as an exchange. Please write if you can think of any leads. Thank you for your time, Amanda Roberts-Zondervan

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,   lovebirds11201993@yahoo.com ,    Thu Jul 20 20:30:49 2006





1989

       

I just have a question about this orphan stuff what if a mother has signed a mans name to the birth certicate but at the time the man that she signed his name thinks he is not the father? At this time the child was adopted but the papers say orphan on them the court house where we are located said they are closed.

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Debra Chastain,   sawyerd@hotmail.com,    Mon Jul 24 09:59:16 2006







       

I found out after my mother died this past May, 2006 that I have a sister that would have been born in 1948 or early 1949.....her birth mother would have been Helen Mae Dawes and she was at a home for unwed mothers in the Kansas City area...The baby may have been adopted to a family from Jefferson City MO and her name may have been Judy. My mother was from a small town called Stockton and returned there after having the baby. This was a family secret until my mother died.

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Pam Murray,   pam@joyloft.com,    Mon Jul 24 15:03:16 2006
www.ernestbenjamingillis.com


JARDINE; JORDAN; GARDEN; JARDEN
Protestant Orphan Asylum; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; USA
1870

       

Looking for information on obtaining the records from the Protestant Orphan Asylum; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; USA. I have ancestors who were living there during the 1870 census and would like to know more about the circumstances and their length of stay.

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Fannie Miller,   johnfanmil@orwell.net,    Fri Jul 28 06:22:41 2006



Jones
PA


       

We are searching for my husbands Fathers Birth Family.He was born in 1929.In the last 3 months we have learned the names of his Birth Parents.Have had contact with people who knew Irene White the birth Mother.The birth father was William Jones,the baby was named Robert Edward Jones.William was 29 at his birth and Irene 17 although she said she was 20.William born in Beaver Falls PA.Irene Born in CA. She was living in Ellwood City Pa at the time of the birth. Baby was born in Allegheny Co.PA.

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sandi dias,   sandidias@yahoo.com,    Fri Jul 28 12:44:24 2006



Layman, Lamon
Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Children's Home, Normal, IL
1900

       

Does anyone have information on how to obtain records for the Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Children's Home in Normal Illinois. I keep hitting a dead end when trying to locate where they may be stored.

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James Stewart,   bubbagump@adelphia.net,    Sun Jul 30 18:27:39 2006



Fletcher
Arkansas Childern's Home Society- Pope or Pulaski County
not sure

       

Looking for information about my father and aunt their birth names are Jessie James Fletcher born 1912 and Agnes Maria Fletcher born 1915. Mother's name Maud Fletcher, Father's name unknown but was a englishmen. Their adotped parents name are James Benton and Govie Maude Stewart of London Arkansas. Also looking for Ruth Beall of Pulaski County, Arkansas. Born 1898

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Lu Buerkle,   lubu@dependanet.com,    Sun Jul 30 20:08:08 2006



Calvert
Troy, New York


       

George A. Calvert, b.May 1858, Troy, New York. Father George Gourley,b.England; Mother Maggie Calvert, b. Ireland. It is believed that George was an orphan. He grew up to be a printer, working at various newspapers. First searches found him 1888, Cincinnati, Ohio working for Cincinnati Enquirer. Found 1893 in Washington D. c., also working for a newspaper. The year 1897 found him working for a newspaper in Syracuse, New York. He stayed in Syracuse, raising his family and retiring as foreman in the printing department. He was an ccomplished compositor/linotype operator. Nothing is known about him from his birth until his appearance in Ohio. It is not known if there are siblings. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Susan Wales,   swales@mail.gstboces.org,    Mon Jul 31 12:41:06 2006



Cashman
Newark NJ
1940-1954

       

I would like to make contact with any remaining relatives including inlaws of the Lawrence Cashman family from Newark NJ area. I believe there were 5 children (4 are deceased: Billy, Mary Lou, Doris, and Beverly). I have pictures to share. Sincerely, Susan Bolt Wales daughter of Beverly Ann Cashman Bolt

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Maureen Hurley-Peters,   hmp93@sbcglobal.net,    Wed Aug 2 21:18:18 2006



Hubbard/(all variations of), "taken name": Hurley, Pos. mother's maiden: Curry
don't know of any orphanage, just pos. birth location: CT.
1882-1957

       

Need advice on what steps to take next, G,grandfather, Frederick John Hurley was taken in as a farm hand. First seen in the 1900 population census for Litchfield Twp., Litchfield Co., CT, listed as a farm hand for a John Hurley. He supposedly had a brother , Arthur, and sister May/Mae. Family story: parents died young, Frederick was taken in by John Hurley, never adopted, but took his surname, and never knew what became of his siblings. Of all records searched, Fred was born in May, 24th or 26th of 1882-1886 in New Haven, CT. (these are all records prior to 1900 census). Mother's maiden was supposedly Mary Curry. I have searched everywhere!! I need advice! Maureen Hurley-Peters hmp93@sbcglobal.net

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Danny Seitsinger (Ebert),   fuelmandan@cox.net,    Thu Aug 3 16:56:23 2006



Ebert
Pueblo Colorado
6

       

We need some help. My brother and I just found out that we were "dropped off" at a place that we remember as "Mrs. Billings" house. There were at least 40-50 kids there of all ages. We remember the place being big, boys side and girls side playgrounds. We think it was either in Denver or Colorado springs and we were there in late 1963 and 1964 (maybe even 1965) I remember it was a terrible storm outside on the election night with Goldwater. We are trying to find out anything about this place. Any help would greatly be appreciated.Our mother did finally retrieve us in 1965. Thank you very much Dan Seitsinger

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james floyd,   jamesfloyd@inbox.com,    Sat Aug 5 11:29:23 2006



nora ann larae (lowery)
porter leath orphanage Memphis, tn 1908
?

       

any info would be helpful

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Jane L. Monroe,   utrainbow@msn.com,    Sun Aug 13 20:00:16 2006



Colburn Coburn
Indiana or Michigan or Wisconsin or possibly Ohio


       

I am trying to find the parents of my great grandfather, Alonzo Colburn. Alonzo was said to have been born in 1853 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. The history that we have is: Alonzo was orphaned at an early age. A minister gave him and his siblings to different families to raise. If this is true, his parents must have died together or close in time, to have made no provisions at all for the children. I believe he had two sisters named Emmaline and Sarah. Alonzo didn't care for his living arrangements, and at about the age of 12 years, he set off on his own. He ended up in Menominee, MI where he married Elizabeth Kinney on May 28, 1878. On their marriage license, he lists a Joel Colburn as his father. This is all we know about him. There is no record of him that we can find in Ft. Wayne or anywhere in Indiana. I have found a reference to a Juel Colburn (may be misspelled) in Ohio once. If Alonzo did leave at such an early age on his own, Ft. Wayne may just be a place he remembered and thought he was born in. He and Elizabeth had the following children: (Some of the names they gave them may have been from siblings he remembered)--- Chester Arthur (my grandfather); Orville; Estella; Alonzo, Jr; Albert; Emma; Margaret; Grace; Alice; George; Laura; and Francis Laurence. Does anyone have anything that may be a clue to this part of my family? Or a direction to go in? I would desperately like to find some answers and some siblings for Alonzo. They may have even come down from Canada, we don't know. But we think his parents came into New York from Ireland in the early to mid 1850's. He was Catholic, we think. He married a Catholic and the family on that side has stayed Catholic. Thanks for any help. Jane Limerick Monroe Littleton, CO

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clare,   clare@kandcshaw.co.uk,    Mon Aug 14 12:29:02 2006



Annie Stanley
Dublin or Kildare
1870-1880

       

My great-grandmother Annie Stanley was an orphan who came from Ireland to Lancashire, UK. She marrried in 1892 (in England) and was born around 1869, I think in Dublin, but she had connections to Kildare (probably Naas). Does anybody know where I can find details of orphanages in Dublin (or possibly Kildare), as I think she may have been in a convent here before coming to the UK? Thanks

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Sheila Ayala,   sheila.ayala@rgrta.com,    Wed Aug 16 14:21:20 2006



Do not know
Father Bakers aka Our Lady of Victory
1- 2

       

Looking for my biological mother. I do not know her name. I know that I was born with the name Sheila Adams. Not sure if she named me or not. I know that she was 25 or 26 when she had me. She is Polish & Irish. I know nothing about my bio father. My bio mother stayed at Father Bakers aka Our Lady of Victory. I was there for about 1 year and then transfered to Onondaga County DSS. Was adopted at the age of 12. Any information, please contact me at my e-mail address.

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pat whaling,   patanne2@yahoo.com,    Thu Aug 17 17:53:14 2006



Mitchell
Jackson Co .Indiana
born1824

       

I am trying to find my great grandfather's parents names. He went by the name of Francis Marion Mitchell born in 1824 maybe jackson co. Indiana. Help! We can't go on with our Ancestry without those names. His death certificate said mother and father unknown. There must have been a foundling home or orphanage in that area. patanne2@yahoo.com

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Ruth's Family,   ruthsfamily@bellsouth.net,    Sat Aug 19 12:46:55 2006



Thomas (McCool)
Jackson, MS
1914-1916?

       

In 1917, Ruth Thomas, age 10 years, was adopted by G. C. McCool of Kosciusko, MS.(Attala County) According to the adoption petition Ruth was pick up from "old lady GreenĒ in Jackson, MS and had four other siblings: Eddie 14, Blanch 13, Raymond 9 and May 2 or 3. Does anyone have any information on the Green lady in Jackson, MS who housed children before adoption? (Around 1915) I am trying to find more about Ruthís parents and her siblings/their families. The children were sent on a train by an Aunt after both parents died in Oklahoma?. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks,

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Jeanne,   mattcoinc@aol.com,    Sun Aug 20 15:12:39 2006



Durbin
KY
1930's

       

St. Vincent Orphan Asylum for Girls. Louisville City, KY 1920's - 1930's Looking for info regarding the St. Vincent Orphan Asylum for Girls in Louisville City, KY. Trying to reseach my family. Thanks!

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Wilma Corpstein (Vandergriff),   katy4js@yahoo.com,    Fri Aug 25 04:55:21 2006



Robert James Vandergriff
St. Louis, MO.
1925-?

       

I am looking for my grandfather on my dad side. I know that he is dead now. But I was wonder is if my father have any half brothers or sisters, Mr.Robert J. Vandergriff disappeared when his son Harry Vandergriff was 3yrs old (Wilma Vandergriff's father)Mr. Robert J. Vandergriff also has a daughter name Norma Vandergriff who was 1 at the time.

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Sara Kissling,   skiss_75@yahoo.com,    Sat Sep 2 10:03:25 2006



Wright (now Anderson)
Dubuque, IA
1926- 1927

       

I am looking for my grandfather's birth family. His birth name was Paul Richard Wright -- his birth mother's name was Marcella. He was born on December 11 or 12, 1926, and adopted from an orphanage in Dubuque, IA, at the age of 10 months. I would like to know why he was given up and what countries his parents came from.

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Patricia Newton,   minervy@comcast.net,    Sun Sep 3 18:28:42 2006



Casley
Mobile AL USA
cir 1879 to circa 1886

       

My g-grandmother, Mary Frances McQuillen (numerous spellings) died when my grandmother, Mary Estelle 'Stella' Casley, was about one year old. Stella lived in a Catholic Orphanage in Mobile AL from circa 1879 to circa 1885 and was adopted when she was about eight years. My mother began working on her family genealogy during the 1970's and I have continued this project for about 25 years. We have tried to find records of my grandmother during the period when she was at the orphanage. We have a death certificate for Mary Frances McQuillan, Stella's mother. The story told to my mother was that after Mary Frances' death, John Casley, Stella's father, went to seek a job in Boston and temporarily left Stella with a friend in Mobile AL. John Casley died before he could return for Stella. I believe the friend took her to the Catholic Orphanage. The 1880 Census record for Mobile AL indicate that Mary Stella Casley, age 8, had been adopted by Mr. James Peeples, and also that she was a boarder. My mother indicated in her genealogy work that her mother, Stella, never told her that she was adopted, only that she lived at the orphanage until she was hired to do housework for a family. Around 1900, Stella married Edward Walter Holt. Walter's mother died when he was nine months old. When I was a child, my grandmother and grandfather lived in our home in Montgomery. I remember my grandmother walking to church daily. My mother also told me that Stella worked at home as a milliner. If anyone can help me find the records for Mary Estelle Casley, my grandmother, during the period she was in the orphanage in Mobile AL, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Patricia Newton daughter of Edna Mae Holt, granddaughter of Mary Estelle Casley.

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Paula Newton,   Paula33922@comcast.net,    Sun Sep 3 18:39:01 2006



Konopinski
Chicago, Illinois
1920s - mid 1940s

       

There were several KONOPINSKI children all living in Orphan's Homes in Chicago. I know of JOHN b. abt. 1922, MARY b. abt. 1924, CHESTER b. abt. 1926. There were three older children, unknown. John and Mary are listed at ST. HEDWIG's in 1930 census. Their mother, ROZALIA, is listed at Chicago State Hospital, Norwood Park (Dunning), in 1930. The father, MICHAL, appears to be living alone at that time. Does anyone else have relatives that were at ST. HEDWIGS or recognize any of these KONOPINSKI children? thanks... email me at paula33922@comcast.net

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B Griffin,   bep@teamwifi.net,    Sun Sep 3 21:21:22 2006



Rolfe
Florence Crittenton shelter, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1926 - 1935

       

I'm looking for any information on this shelter and a girl by the name of Alice jane Rolfe. She was adopted by a family by the name of Blahr. Her natural mothers name was Lousie E Rolfe.Mostley just hoping to find any thing .

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Tracey Mitchell,   smiles_from_tn@yahoo.com,    Mon Sep 4 23:45:12 2006



Bandy ( Cherokee ancestry)
Tennessee


       

I am looking for my birth great grand mother. My grandmother was adopted through the tanner orphanage to a fullerton family. Her mother was part cherokee and the last name was Bandy. My grandmother is gone now, but this is a part of my life i would love to know about. Can anyone help. My grandmother was Lorene, her brother James, and Russell.

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Juanita Boutilier,   juanitaboutilier@yahoo.com,    Tue Sep 5 13:15:05 2006



Hume
East Chester Nova Scotia Canada


       

I am searching for Shirley Marion Hume Born February 20, 1940 and her brother Lewis Robert Hume born August 31, 1942. Their father was George Hume. Both were born in East Chester Nova Scotia. Canada. They were thought to maybe be taken to England with their mother. Appreciate any info on this matter or ways to help in my search. Thanks Juanita

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Jaclynn,   sumrlvr01@yahoo.com,    Wed Sep 6 15:15:26 2006




7701 W. 646th Street Overland Park, KS
29

       

If I was married, I would totally adopt kids, but since I can't I am so sorry!! To all you orphans out there, I love and respect you all!!

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M.Munie,   rmunie2006@charter.net,    Wed Sep 6 20:12:54 2006



Jones
St. Ann's Foundling Home, Orphans Home, and Widows Home, St. Louis MO
1906

       

Looking for mother of baby Mary Alice Jones....or Grandmother. Baby Mary Alice Jones was born July 8, 1906 and adopted in 1907. Believe the birth mother may have died in childbirth oon July 8, name Mary Jones...St. Louis MO...Looking for relatives...If anyone has information, please forward. I would be grateful for any, at all. Thank you, MMUNIE

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Angela Watson,   georgiapeach1176@yahoo.com,    Thu Sep 7 19:22:08 2006



Shade Jones
Laurinburg North Carolina
30 plus

       

I am looking for any information On Shade Jones who dies in 1957. He lived in Laurinburg North Carolina It is my husbands grandfather and he has no information about him. I am trying to put together a surprise for him. Any information you have will help Thanks Angela Watson

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linda baric,   pitchka@optonline.net,    Sat Sep 9 04:59:01 2006



pope
st. johns==mount lorettos====n.y.foundling ======bklyn,staten island.n.y.
1919==1925,) (1926)

       

MY DAD AND ALL HIS SIBLINGS WERE SENT TO ORPHANAGES IN BKLYN, NEW YORK CITY,STATEN ISLAND,AND LATER RETURNED TO THERE PARENTS. MICHAEL POPE-----1919 MOUNT LORETTO---STATEN ISLAND ANTHONY POPE-----1919 """"""""""""& quot;"""""""""""&q uot;"""" JAMES POPE-------9/18/1928====SAINT JOHNS HOME SCHENCTEDY AVE.BKLYN N,Y.ALSO THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL 1920 ROSE POPE----1928==ST JOSEPH`S FEMALE ORPHAN WILLOUGHBY AVE BROOKLYN NY.,ALSO THE N.Y. FOUNDLING HOSPITAL THOMAS POPE PLACED???????????????? CARL POPE????????????????????????????? ` PLACED BY THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC WELFARE CITY OF N.Y.ALL CHILDREN. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED,DOES ANY-ONE HAVE PHOTOS TO SHARE. THANKS LINDA B.

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Crystal,   cbutcher@allvantage.com,    Sat Sep 9 19:05:49 2006



Minnick
Greencastle or Monticello Indiana
1913- ?

       

Trying to find an orphanage in Indiana, white county around 1913. My boyfriend's father was stolen from there and raised by a woman that worked at this orphanage. Trying to find out his real last name and if he had siblings. Last name the woman gave him : Minnick, Robert Earl born aug.11 1913 Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Ola Ann Gwennita Bilbrey/Reynolds,   gwenreynolds@hotmail.com,    Sun Sep 10 13:17:37 2006



Channel, Chanell, Channell



       

I am looking for information of my Great Grandmother whose name was Lee Wilma Eva (Evie) Channel, Channell, Channell Anyone with information, please send me e-mail. My Mother moved from Elk City Oklahoma, Lee Wilma Eva was her Mother. She married James Pinkney White. Pictures would be wonderful! I know only what I've written above. Thank you Gwen

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yael ruth weil,   dorot2003@yahoo.com,    Mon Sep 11 23:56:28 2006



children's home society
st.paul minnesota
1966

       

i was born january 3 1966 in st. paul minnesota. my biological mother is of german russian and polish nationality descent she was a college student at the time. my biological father was born in about 1943 he was born in kenya and was a student at a major university at the time in usa. he was dark skinned highly intelligent. he was completing his studies in the field of economics. he was a roman catholic faith. after comleting his studies he had worked in the custom department in his own countery for two years before receiving a scholarship to come to the united states. the genetic fathers father was 5`7 tall was a local game warden in addition to managing the family farm/ he was killed in 1953 during a local skirmish with the british troops. the genetic mother met the father at a small party at the home of mutual friend i was addopted at age 8 month and live in israel. i am looking for my bilogical father . i am 41 years old today would appreciate any information regarding my biological father who i guess is 64 years old/

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 01:36:47 2006



O. Grace mardis, Oma Mardis & Alva Cecile Mitchell Mardis
Tennessee, either in Chattanooga or Memphis,
8 years for Grace Mardis...the youngest

       

My mother, Owen Grace Mardis was born 4/27/18 to Norman Christopher Mardis (1879-1928)and Lillian E. Sample (nee Waller).They lived in Tennesee at 1205 Chesnut Street perhaps in Highland Park in Chattanooga. They had several children, Oma, Alva Cecile, Daniel & James. The twin boys died and the remaining 3 girls went to an orphanage after their father died. My mother mentioned St. Joseph's nuns...could it be Good Shepperd Convent? Grandfather worked for the railroad and grandmother was a nurse. The family had a nanny named Clementine who was of mixed blood. They lived near the railroad and there was a chemical company next door to their home. My grandfather was of French descent and grandmother of English descent. We are descended from the Wallers, Emma Francis was my great grandmother.She is buried in Natl Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. PLEASE>.can anyone help me with any information on my family???????

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 01:56:36 2006



Owen Grace Mardis..the orphanage called her Mary Grace
chattanooga or memphis, tenn ... not sure which city
8 years she was there...around 1923

       

I have a query on the board for information on the Mardis family of Norman Christopher Mardis and his wife Lillian Emma Sample (nee Waller) I have 2 pictures of the front of the orphange/convent with several young women standing in front of them. The building is brick and stone with a white stone carved archway. My mother studied music, art, dance and drama while she was there. Are there any ladies from an orhanage in Tennesee that remember three little girls from a convent named Grace, Oma and Cecile from around 1923 to about 1931?

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 01:57:37 2006



Owen Grace Mardis..the orphanage called her Mary Grace
chattanooga or memphis, tenn ... not sure which city
8 years she was there...around 1923

       

I have a query on the board for information on the Mardis family of Norman Christopher Mardis and his wife Lillian Emma Sample (nee Waller) I have 2 pictures of the front of the orphange/convent with several young women standing in front of them. The building is brick and stone with a white stone carved archway. My mother studied music, art, dance and drama while she was there. Are there any ladies from an orhanage in Tennesee that remember three little girls from a convent named Grace, Oma and Cecile from around 1923 to about 1931?

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 01:58:20 2006



Owen Grace Mardis..the orphanage called her Mary Grace
chattanooga or memphis, tenn ... not sure which city
8 years she was there...around 1923

       

I have a query on the board for information on the Mardis family of Norman Christopher Mardis and his wife Lillian Emma Sample (nee Waller) I have 2 pictures of the front of the orphange/convent with several young women standing in front of them. The building is brick and stone with a white stone carved archway. My mother studied music, art, dance and drama while she was there. Are there any ladies from an orhanage in Tennesee that remember three little girls from a convent named Grace, Oma and Cecile from around 1923 to about 1931?

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 02:00:27 2006



O. Grace mardis, Oma Mardis & Alva Cecile Mitchell Mardis
Tennessee, either in Chattanooga or Memphis,
8 years for Grace Mardis...the youngest

       

My mother, Owen Grace Mardis was born 4/27/18 to Norman Christopher Mardis (1879-1928)and Lillian E. Sample (nee Waller).They lived in Tennesee at 1205 Chesnut Street perhaps in Highland Park in Chattanooga. They had several children, Oma, Alva Cecile, Daniel & James. The twin boys died and the remaining 3 girls went to an orphanage after their father died. My mother mentioned St. Joseph's nuns...could it be Good Shepperd Convent? Grandfather worked for the railroad and grandmother was a nurse. The family had a nanny named Clementine who was of mixed blood. They lived near the railroad and there was a chemical company next door to their home. My grandfather was of French descent and grandmother of English descent. We are descended from the Wallers, Emma Francis was my great grandmother.She is buried in Natl Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. PLEASE>.can anyone help me with any information on my family???????

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 02:01:20 2006



O. Grace mardis, Oma Mardis & Alva Cecile Mitchell Mardis
Tennessee, either in Chattanooga or Memphis,
8 years for Grace Mardis...the youngest

       

My mother, Owen Grace Mardis was born 4/27/18 to Norman Christopher Mardis (1879-1928)and Lillian E. Sample (nee Waller).They lived in Tennesee at 1205 Chesnut Street perhaps in Highland Park in Chattanooga. They had several children, Oma, Alva Cecile, Daniel & James. The twin boys died and the remaining 3 girls went to an orphanage after their father died. My mother mentioned St. Joseph's nuns...could it be Good Shepperd Convent? Grandfather worked for the railroad and grandmother was a nurse. The family had a nanny named Clementine who was of mixed blood. They lived near the railroad and there was a chemical company next door to their home. My grandfather was of French descent and grandmother of English descent. We are descended from the Wallers, Emma Francis was my great grandmother.She is buried in Natl Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. PLEASE>.can anyone help me with any information on my family???????

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Debra Tao,   belladecor@sbcglobal.net,    Thu Sep 14 02:01:57 2006



O. Grace mardis, Oma Mardis & Alva Cecile Mitchell Mardis
Tennessee, either in Chattanooga or Memphis,
8 years for Grace Mardis...the youngest

       

My mother, Owen Grace Mardis was born 4/27/18 to Norman Christopher Mardis (1879-1928)and Lillian E. Sample (nee Waller).They lived in Tennesee at 1205 Chesnut Street perhaps in Highland Park in Chattanooga. They had several children, Oma, Alva Cecile, Daniel & James. The twin boys died and the remaining 3 girls went to an orphanage after their father died. My mother mentioned St. Joseph's nuns...could it be Good Shepperd Convent? Grandfather worked for the railroad and grandmother was a nurse. The family had a nanny named Clementine who was of mixed blood. They lived near the railroad and there was a chemical company next door to their home. My grandfather was of French descent and grandmother of English descent. We are descended from the Wallers, Emma Francis was my great grandmother.She is buried in Natl Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. PLEASE>.can anyone help me with any information on my family???????

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Joan Halperin ,   jebelshin@starstream.net,    Thu Sep 14 16:15:16 2006



Halperin, Isadore Martin
Chicago, ILL
1905- 1918

       

Looking for information about the Marx Nathan Orphanage. My dad was in that Orphanage (not up for adoption) from about age 5 (1905) to age 13 (I think).

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Christopher Weedall,   weedallc@msoe.edu,    Fri Sep 15 11:52:34 2006



Weedall
Normal, Normal/Bloomington, IL, USA
1919- 1926

       

I am looking for more information about an Andrew Lewis Weedall. He was orphaned due to his father, Lewis/Louis Henry Weedall, dying in WWI of disease in France and his mother, Maud (Middleton) Weedall, dying of the influenza epidemic in 1919. I believe his birth was December 1916, although his medical death certificate states it as 1906. Later, he was married to Florence Lott and had two children, Robert Weedall and Dennis Weedall. If you can give me anymore information about either the orphanage in Normal, IL or Andrew Weedall, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Christopher Weedall,   weedallc@msoe.edu,    Fri Sep 15 12:08:48 2006



Weedall
Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal, IL, USA
1919-1926

       

See my post above. I found the name of the orphanage to be "Soldiers' Orphans' Home" in Normal, IL.

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Cheri Astrahan,   cwastrahan@yahoo.com,    Tue Sep 19 18:42:36 2006



Isabel Hague
Maria Kip Orphanage, San Francisco, CA
1900 census

       

Her parents were Margaret Ross born 1863 Virginia City, NV and possible R G Hague or J G Hague. Her parents were married in Storey Co, NV in 1880. I found her birth announcement in a newspaper as Baby Girl Hague born 11/3/1887 in Storey Co, NV. Her uncle Robert Ross was living in Tombstone AZ in 1880 and her grandmother, Isabella McKay Ross Norrie was living in Carson City, NV in 1900. WHy was she in an orphanage is San Francisco? I cannot find her in any later census records so far. Would like to talk to any descendants about the Ross family from Maine and England and possibly from Canada. If her grandfather is the correct William Ross born 1825-1830 in England, Maine, or Canada(it's complicated) she may be my grandmother's second cousin.

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Cynthia Walker Abramson,   ccabramson@worldnet.att.net ,    Thu Sep 21 10:47:46 2006




Monroe County , New York ,1850-60


       

Hi I am looking to find a Francis SKinner Walker who was born in Monroe County, NY 1848-50, who was in an orphanage between 1850-1860. He was adopted by Hiram and Cynthia Skinner Walker in Mexico, NY. He was a bugler in the Civil War at age 15. If anyone has orphanage records from the Monroe County area or Mexico, NY area during that time period, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thank You Cynthia Walker Abramson

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Karen Newhoff,   knewhoff@cableone.net,    Mon Sep 25 15:25:45 2006



Seymour, Paul (Walter) and Thelma
Wartburg Farm School, Mt. Vernon, New York, USA
1932-1936

       

Information on anyone knowing my father or Aunt while at the Wartburg Farm School between 1932-1936 would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for their father Walter R. Seymour, born in Jamestown, NY. Dad said he always loved playing in the Boys Band and the pancake he got on his birthday.

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Jacqueline Justesen,   jjustesen5@wmconnect.com,    Tue Sep 26 17:10:22 2006



Josephine Williams
Tarrytown New York
1880's

       

I am looking for information on my Grandmother Josephine Williams and her sister Elizabeth and possibly another sister by the name of Rose. They were placed in the Tarrytown Orphanage by their parents but I don't know when. I just know that my grandmother was born in 1880 and left the orphanage at the age of 16.I would really like to know the name of her parents if it is in the records. if anyone has any information on how I can contact the Sisters of mercy and find out where these records are kept please let me know. thank you

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teresa noyes,   trrynoyes@yahoo.com,    Wed Oct 18 09:59:54 2006



joan mcnair
virgina
1923

       

I am looking for my mother's family i know she was born in 1923 i am not for sure what state i am going to say virgina i know she got married there to my dad who is kenneth noyes he was in the army thats all i know. my mother name is joan mcnair she was born in 1923 she told me she was an orphan she would never tells us anything else not even who her parent's were or if she had brothers or sisters if you could help me i would be so greatfull thank you theresa

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Deborah McDearmon,   mcdearmon2@msn.com,    Wed Oct 18 21:43:19 2006



Carroll Barton
kansas City MO? , New Mexixo and finally Dallas , Texas
1897 to 1900

       

I am looking for informations regarding birth records, adoptions and orphanages in Kansas City MO that were there in 1987 to 1900. My mother in law's parents were both orphans that grew up in Buckner's Children home in Dallas , Texas. They were never adopted, and got married when they left the place. We know a little about My mother in law's father was born in Kansas City MO on February 2, 1987, somehow he ended up as a orphan in New Mexico, and them sent to another orphanage in Dallas TX ( by the time he was four years old ) where he grew up and got married to another orphan). We know nothing about his family, his name was Carroll Barton, and I would love to get any clues; my mother in law is 83 years old and I would love to find her family .If somebody knows about Barton Families in Mo. let me know, I am against a wall and going nowhere. Thank you so much . Deborah McDearmon mcdearmon2@msn.com e

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Beverly Scott,   bscott4@inbox.com,    Fri Oct 20 17:11:35 2006



Nora Ann LaRae (Lowery)
Memphis, TN
1 year

       James Floyd, Nora Ann Larae (Lowery) August 5 2006

I am one of Nora Ann LaRae's thirty-six grandchildren. I have been searching for info about her early life for two and a half years. I have all the info there is about her stay at Leath Orphan's Asylum, as it was called when she was there. I will be happy to share that. Please contact me and let me know your connection. Thanks, Beverly

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Beverly Scott,   bscott4@inbox.com,    Fri Oct 20 17:14:40 2006



Nora Ann LaRae (Lowery)
Memphis, TN
1 year

       James Floyd, Nora Ann Larae (Lowery) August 5 2006

I am one of Nora Ann LaRae's thirty-six grandchildren. I have been searching for info about her early life for two and a half years. I have all the info there is about her stay at Leath Orphan's Asylum, as it was called when she was there. I will be happy to share that. Please contact me and let me know your connection. Thanks, Beverly

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Beverly Scott,   bscott4@inbox.com,    Sun Oct 22 12:41:46 2006



Nora Ann LaRae (Lowery)
Leath Orphan's Asylum Memphis, TN USA
1900 1901

       James Floyd, Nora Ann Larae (Lowery) August 5 2006

I have info regarding Nora Ann LaRae(Lowery), who was my grandmother. Please contact me.

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elsie smith,   ldftgrama@aol.com,    Mon Oct 30 09:00:42 2006



smith/smythe
ontario canada
1900-1914

       

I am searching for information about my father in law & his brothers. George Edwin, William Douglas & henry (bunny) Smith who were in an Orphanage in Ontario Canada around 1900-1910. George was born in Windsor in 1894 & joined the Army in 1914 in Hamilton so Orphanage might have been near there. ANY info will be Greatly Appreciated.

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eva,   coolgramdma@webtv.net,    Thu Nov 2 17:57:03 2006



Page
Batesville, arkansas
1920s- 1930s

       

children of Harrison and verdie page where put in a home in Batesville arkansas between 1922-1930s their names where Page, would like to know more about them they were my mothers cousins

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eva,   coolgramdma@webtv.net,    Thu Nov 2 17:59:46 2006



Walker
texas
1930s=1940s

       

Garland Thomas walker son of Tilmon and Eura J walker was placed in a home in texas, do not know which one, his mother died in 1938. He died in the home at a young age. any help would be appericated thanks

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Richard Kiesel,   keys1203@earthlink.net,    Tue Nov 7 13:38:52 2006



Smart
Joliet, ILL
16

       

My mother Edith Maude Smart, was put in a catholic orphanage in Joliet, ILL from what she told me she was born in Big Rock, ILL in 1905 and placed in an orphanage in Joliet, ILL about 1910 at the age of 5 she stayed there until she was 21 and came to Bay City, MI in 1926...I would like to know the name of the catholic orphanages that were in existance then ty

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Stephanne,   stephannemiller@hotmail.com ,    Fri Nov 10 15:21:16 2006



Blake, Blaike, Blakie
Odd Fellows Orphanage in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, USA
1893-??

       

Looking for family information on Cora Blake, born in IL, age 15yrs. in the 1900 Fed. Census of the Odd Fellows Orphanage in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL. She may be the sister of Della Mae Blake, born 1882 in IL., and adopted by a family in IL by surname of Brown. Family information says there also was a brother, any information unknown at this time. Possibly related to one of the Blake families in Clinton, Dewitt Co., IL or surrounding area. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Frank Muller replica watches,   info@watchreport.net,    Mon Nov 13 08:43:40 2006
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Linda,   lindaluvsbunnies@aol.com,    Tue Nov 14 00:24:14 2006



Austin
North Carolina
b: Nov 27 1930

       

I am looking for a woman who was born Nov. 27 (give or take 2 days) 1930 in Unionville (Goose Creek), North Carolina. She was named Hazel Lee Austin and was the daughter of James Clyde Austin and Lela (or Leila) Rogers Austin. A few days after Hazel was born, her mom died. Her father, feeling overwhelmed, gave Hazel to family and left for Florida. He promised to send money back to support Hazel but didn't. So..the family adopted Hazel out. I dont' know if she kept her last name (Austin) or if she took up another name. All I DO know is that she later got married. I'd sooooo like to unite my mom (who is 77) with Hazel. They would be cousins. I have heard from family members that Hazel is still alive. But..these "family members" can't seem to remember what her last name is and where she lived last. They lost touch with her after she was adopted out.(They are very old and have problems remembering.) Please, can you help me somehow?? Please contact me at lindaluvsbunnies@aol.com

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Kari,   karilruud@msn.com,    Tue Nov 14 14:53:56 2006



Pederson/Pedersen/Peterson/Petersen
Minnesota or North Dakota or lower Canada
Late 1890s to early 1900s

       

I am looking for the parents of my Great Grandma: Willie and Elise PEDERSON had a daughter Alvilda Olava (my gr. grandma). They died when she was very young and she was raised by Herman and Mary THORSEN.

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Rita,   reetymay@comcast.net,    Thu Nov 16 22:25:33 2006



Andrew J. Lutz (Adopted Name)
Pittsburgh, PA
1892 - 1900 (Approx)

       

I am trying to find information for a friend. Andrew J. Lutz, was her father. He was adopted by the Lutz family from an orphanage in the Pittsburgh area sometime around 1900. He never knew his birth parents or their names. I would like to know how difficult it is to obtain records that are 100 years old. I know some records in Pennsylvania are closed. I have printed out rosters from several orphan homes from this website but not knowing his birth name it doesn't help much. Andrew J. Lutz was born August 15, 1892 - his military records show his birth place as Hayesville (McKeesport), PA He later lived in Homer City, PA and married Myrtle Bair and they had several children.....however, none has ever persued research on on Andrew's real birth parents. My friend, Sarah Lutz Keeno is curious to find out what their family name would have been. Any help on locating an orphan original birth certificate would be appreciated. This website is wonderful.....at least I was able to find some rosters. God Bless every person trying to locate family members. The orphan stories are heart breaking - it would be interesting to know if some original notes posted received results.

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reva moen,   kattie1942@yahoo.com,    Mon Nov 20 20:23:57 2006



dutton
ODD FELLOWS hOME , PORTLAND, OREGON
1- 3?

       

i AM INTERESTED IN FINDING ANY AND ALL INFORMATION REGARDING RODEMPTHA DUTTON. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ELSIE PEARL GILLIAM AND JOHN HENRY DUTTON. SHE AND HER BROTHER ROBERT OLIVER DUTTON WERE PUT IN THIS HOME AFTER THE PARENTS SEPARATED AS GRANDFATHER HAD NO WAY OF TAKING CARE OF THEM. WHEN HE REMARRIED HE THEN TOOK THEM AWAY FROM THERE OVER TO FOSSIL, OREGON. IT IS POSSIBLE THE MOTHERS NAME COULD HAVE BEEN LISTED AS LILLIE BELLE CLARK ALSO. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. REVA MOEN

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reva moen,   kattie1942@yahoo.com,    Mon Nov 20 20:25:10 2006



dutton
ODD FELLOWS hOME , PORTLAND, OREGON
1- 3?

       

i AM INTERESTED IN FINDING ANY AND ALL INFORMATION REGARDING RODEMPTHA DUTTON. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ELSIE PEARL GILLIAM AND JOHN HENRY DUTTON. SHE AND HER BROTHER ROBERT OLIVER DUTTON WERE PUT IN THIS HOME AFTER THE PARENTS SEPARATED AS GRANDFATHER HAD NO WAY OF TAKING CARE OF THEM. WHEN HE REMARRIED HE THEN TOOK THEM AWAY FROM THERE OVER TO FOSSIL, OREGON. IT IS POSSIBLE THE MOTHERS NAME COULD HAVE BEEN LISTED AS LILLIE BELLE CLARK ALSO. THIS BEING IN THE YEARS VERY LIKLEY OF 1912- 1915. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. REVA MOEN

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Lenora Rose,   lencola@aol.com,    Wed Nov 22 12:11:08 2006




Knoxville, TN
1934

       

I am trying to locate my uncle. My grandmother who has passed away was Edith (Julian) Lee, she gave him up for adoption when he was born in 1934 in Knoxville, TN. The only thing that I have heard is that his birthday may have been in July and that at the time of his birth my grandmother called him Billie Joe or Billy Joel. My mother, died in 1994, she was 2 years older than her brother and I made her a promise that I would try to locate him. Mom said that she was told that he had been adopted by a preacher and his wife that possibly lived in Kentucky or North Tennessee. This is all hearsay. Would love any info on him!!!

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TED,   TEDDYTED17@YAHOO.COM,    Wed Nov 22 12:59:33 2006




MT ST JOSEPH ORPHAN ASSYLUM FOR GIRLS ONLY, SAN FRANCISCO
1930'S

       

DOES ANYONE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR ORPHANAGE? IT WAS ON 1700 NEWALL ST IN SAN FRANCISCO

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ARTHUR PAUL CROWLEY,   ARTIECHOKE@VERIZON.NET,    Fri Nov 24 07:19:19 2006



CROWLEY
METHODIST ORPHANAGE-,3300 GAITHER RD, BALTIMORE, MD 21244- PHONE#410-922-2100
1969/1973

       

PLEASE POST ON BULLETIN BOARD AND FORWARD TO THE CORRECT PARTY: CROWLEY/MCKEEVER/DITMAN etc. PLEASE HELP!! DEAR FRIEND, MY NAME IS ARTHUR PAUL CROWLEY AND I AM ATTEMPTING TO FIND MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY. AT 18 MONTHS, MY MOTHER AND FATHER LEFT ME WITH MY GRANDMOTHER, NEVER TO RETURN. I AM NOT FILLED WITH ANGER OR ACCUSING QUESTIONS. I JUST WANT A FEW PICTURES AND TO SAY HELLO TO A FAMILY THAT I ĎVE NEVER MET. MY MOTHER: JUNE CROWLEY nee MCKEEVER.RACE: WHITE.DOB 1934+/-. BIRTH PLACE: PENNSYLVANIA.USA. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS (2210 EUTAW ST. APT 17. BALTIMORE, MD (THIS WAS ABOUT DECEMBER 1955). JUNE MCKEEVER MOTHERíS NAME: BLANCH MCKEEVER??? MY FATHER: PAUL WILLIAM CROWLEY, RACE: WHITE. DOB: JAN 14, 1919. BIRTH PLACE: BALTIMORE, MD (USA). ADDRESS AT THE TIME OF MY BIRTH: 2210 EUTAH ST, BALTIMORE,MD.(USA). DIED: APRIL 8, 1973. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: GOLDEN CREST NURSING HOME, 425 MASSACHUSETTES AVE, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ. (USA). MY FATHERíS MOTHER: ZETA (VERNIE OR VERNIA) CROWLEY nee BILES, BORN IN NANJEMOY, CHARLES Co MARYLAND (USA). DOB: MAR 29 1892 (1894?). DURING THE 1960íS ZETA LIVED IN WOODLAWN MARYLAND (USA) ZETA SPENT THE LAST TWO CECADES OF HER LIFE LIVING IN BROOKLYN SOUTH BALTIMORE, MD (USA). DIED MAY 20, 1981 AT SINAI HOSPITAL, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (USA). MY GRANDMOTHER ZETA HAD THREE SIBLINGS: CALVERT BILE (MALE). LEROY BILE (MALE) AND CARRIE BILE nee UPTON. MY GRANDFATHER: ARTHUR CROWLEY Sr. DOB. DEC 12,1882. US.NAVY VET. MEMBER OF THE MARYLAND YACHT CLUB(USA). DIED FEB 2 I961AT THE MY FATHERíS BROTHER: ARTHUR CROWLEY Jr. BORN SEPT 5 1910 DIED MAY 9 1991. US. NAVY VET. LIVED FOR A WHILE AT: 6605 WINDSOR MILL RD.WOODLAWN, MARYLAND, USA. WIFE: LOUSIE CROWLEY nee DUNSING, BORN JULY 9 1926 MY FATHERíS SISTER: ZETA EMILY, DITMAN nee CROWLEY. DOB AUG 21 1915. DIED APRIL 30 1969. LIVED AT 6605 WINDSOR MILL RD. WOODLAWN, MARYLAND. ZETA EMILY DITMANíS HUSBAND: MARRIED NOV 27 1935. WILLIAM (WINNIE) FRANKLIN DITMAN. BORN APRIL 29 1912. DIED DEC18 2001, LAKE ZURICH ,ILLINOIS(USA). LIVED AT 6605 WINDSOR MILL RD, WOODLAWN, MARYLAND USA. WORKED FOR BLACK LABLE BEER, BALTIMORE,MD. WILLIAM + EMILY DITMAN HAD FOUR CHILDREN: WILLIAM + ZETA EMILY DITMANíS SON: PAUL (STANLEY) DITMAN. BORN JUNE 26,1944. PASSED AWAY JUNE 17 1995. GRADUATED FROM A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE IN CHATTANOOGA TENN. US-ARMY, VIET NAM VET. 1980 FORMED: GOOD NEWS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE, inc. (A BAPTIST MINISTRY BASED IN TN. USA). WIFE: LINDA DITMAN WILLIAM + EMILY DITMANíS DAUGHTER: EILEEN HASTINGS nee DITMAN. WHO MARRIED RICHARD HASTINGS AND MOVED TO CALIFORNIA. HAD DAUGHTER NAMED NOEL HASTINGS. WILLIAM+EMILY DITMANíS SON: WILLIAM F, DITMAN DOB 1936? WORKED IN WASHINGTON DC, SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. WILLIAM+EMILY DITMANíS DAUGHTER: MARION SCOTT nee DITMAN. TEACHER. E-MAIL ME AT: artiechoke@verizon.net HOME PHONE: 717-456-9149 Address: 333 MAIN STREET DELTA,PA 17314 USA. THANK YOU!!

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Carlene Semprich Vettel,   Sam31hain@aol.com,    Mon Dec 4 16:15:24 2006



Semprich, Semproch, Semprowicz, Semfrih
Cleveland, Ohio USA
1919-????

       

Looking for any information on my father CHARLES ANTHONY SEMPRICH or STANLEY ANTHONY SEMPRICH, my UNCLE ANTHONY WILLIAM SEMPRICH and my AUNT JANE MARIE SEMPRICH that were orphaned in 1918 when my grandmother died from the Flu Epidemic of 1918 and my grandfather John Egnatious Semprich abandoned the three babies ages 2,4,6 on the streets of Cleveland,Ohio. It has been said that my Aunt Jane went to one of the Catholic Charities and nothing about my dad and uncle. What I have been able to research shows my grandmother Mary Semprich dying in 1918 and finding nothing on the children until 1930 when they all show up at the Fitz Brothers Dairy Farm in Castalia, Ohio. Up until then nothing is found, so I would like any and all information on Catholic Charites Orphanges and all other orphanges in the Cuyahoga County Cleveland area. Also, maybe out there is someone who stayed at the same orphanges my dad and uncle and aunt did that would contact me. I really need help in finding where they were at that time and with who. Also if anyone knows anything about my grandfather who came over here from Austria, Poland John Egnatious Semprich, and married my grandmother Mary Pryzbylski and from what I know always lived in the Cuyahoga County, Cleveland area until 1940 when he married Ida Mae Quinn and went to Florida, retired and died there. I know very little about him. All help and information is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much Carlene Semprich Vettel Names of orphanges and Catholic Charity Homes also needed with addresses in the Cleveland area.

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katherine,   khsims@webtv.net,    Thu Dec 7 21:16:53 2006



norma lawley
jefferson county, birmingham, alabama
approx 1915

       

we would like to know the name of the catholic home for children that was down the street from the terminal train station in birmingham.may have been on 26th street....my mother n law was there, we would like to get some info if anyone has any...we dont know what happened to oscar lawley, norma's dad..thanks..

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Mary Elizabeth Gonzalez,   jeepster4evr@hotmail.com,    Fri Dec 8 09:43:16 2006



Adopted name Mary Friedman, reported biological name Mary Naught (?)
St Vincent Orphans Asylum, Ft Wayne, Indiana, United States
Late 1880's until ?

       

I am looking for information on the St Vincent Orphan's Asylum, or as it's referred to by Ft Wayne, Indiana locals, "St. Vincent's Villa" (on Wells Street). I would like to receive replies from anyone who has information about it and information about where to find additional records. My grandmother was there from the last 1880's until an unknown date.

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Bob Lefler,   lefler@northnet.org,    Mon Dec 11 11:50:56 2006



Surname Oakley
Elmira,NY,-Southern Tier Orphans Home
After 1900 for some years?

       

My GAunt Ida Lefler Oakely of Elmira experienced family tragedies which may have put grandchildren with the last name of Oakley in the Home. I also think this because she served on the Board of Directors of the Home sometimes between abt 1900 and 1925. I would also like to know about her on the Board of Directors and exactly when. Bob Lefler, Adirondack Mountains

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Bob Lefler,   lefler@northnet.org,    Mon Dec 11 11:52:40 2006



Surname Oakley
Elmira,NY,-Southern Tier Orphans Home
After 1900 for some years?

       

My GAunt Ida Lefler Oakely of Elmira experienced family tragedies which may have put grandchildren with the last name of Oakley in the Home. I also think this because she served on the Board of Directors of the Home sometimes between abt 1900 and 1925. I would also like to know about her on the Board of Directors and exactly when. Bob Lefler, Adirondack Mountains

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Sandra Ries,   SandraJBear@aol.com,    Mon Dec 11 17:17:23 2006



Ruth Janet Green (greene)
Nelsonville, Ohio
1905 to 1915??

       

Charles Green and Charlotte Lacy Green lived in Nelsonville, OH in early 1900s. Charlotte died when her oldest daughter was around 10 years old. I assume they were still living in Nelsonville. The other children were Arthur, Carl, Helen, and Hazel. I was told that after Charlotte died, the children were taken away. I am trying to find out what happened to the other children, and where/when Charlotte died. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Angie Brechtel,   angiebrechtel@sbcglobal.net ,    Sat Dec 16 20:10:41 2006



Edith Merree Baker
Salvation Army Orphanage, Montgomery, Alabama
1930

       

Looking for any information on the Salvation Army Orphanage or Salvation Army Children's Home Society for 1930. My mother was there. Interested in a census at that time period for the orphanage or any records. Thank you.

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Richard A. Manship,   ramanship@comcast.net,    Tue Dec 19 02:19:02 2006



Montgomery
Philadelphia Orphan's Asylum, Philadelphia, PA ,USA
1900 (by Census)

       

I am searching for any information concerning Anna Ruth Montgomery as to why she was placed into an orphanage. She had an older brother and sister who evidently were not admitted to any institution. Her parents were Robert Montgomery and his wife Mary (Wilson). We have almost no info on her parents other than their names and do not know what happened to them. Are there any records still existing from the Orphanage? My recent contact with the Philadelphia Gov't was handled with extreme rudeness (bad day at the office I suppose)and proved fruitless. Thanx in advance for any suggestions concerning my Maternal grandmother.

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Deneane Paxton,   DMPaxtonAcomcast.net,    Mon Dec 25 14:04:10 2006



Lois Alberta Faulkner
Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisviile Kentucky Jefferson County
10 plus

       

I am looking for any information on the Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisville, Kentucky(Jefferson County). My grandmother, Lois Albertal Faulkner, along with her siblings, Lena, Margaret, and Glen, lived in this facility 1912-1922??? I am looking for pictures of this facility, as well as how long it was in existance.

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Deneane Paxton,   DMPaxton@comcast.net,    Mon Dec 25 14:04:31 2006



Lois Alberta Faulkner
Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisviile Kentucky Jefferson County
10 plus

       

I am looking for any information on the Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisville, Kentucky(Jefferson County). My grandmother, Lois Albertal Faulkner, along with her siblings, Lena, Margaret, and Glen, lived in this facility 1912-1922??? I am looking for pictures of this facility, as well as how long it was in existance.

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Deneane Paxton,   DMPaxton@comcast.net,    Mon Dec 25 14:04:57 2006



Lois Alberta Faulkner
Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisviile Kentucky Jefferson County
10 plus years

       

I am looking for any information on the Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisville, Kentucky(Jefferson County). My grandmother, Lois Albertal Faulkner, along with her siblings, Lena, Margaret, and Glen, lived in this facility 1912-1922??? I am looking for pictures of this facility, as well as how long it was in existance.

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Deneane Paxton,   DMPaxton@comcast.net,    Mon Dec 25 14:05:26 2006



Lois Alberta Faulkner
Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisviile Kentucky Jefferson County
10 plus years

       

I am looking for any information on the Methodist Episcopal Church Widows and Orphans Home in Louisville, Kentucky (Jefferson County). My grandmother, Lois Alberta Faulkner, along with her siblings, Lena, Margaret, and Glen, lived in this facility 1912-1922??? I am looking for pictures of this facility, as well as how long it was in existance.

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Judith,   jkamethyst@yahoo.com,    Mon Dec 25 23:36:30 2006



Pegues/Smith
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
1886- 90

       

Seeking info on Robert William Pegues/Smith (b. 5 May 1878 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX) and his sister, Alice (b.1875 Dallas, TX-d. ca 1891 Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO). Parents' names were William and Mollie(?) Pegues, from Dallas, TX (listed in 1880 Texas Census) About 1886, they were moved to Aurora, MO., and the home of Mr. J H Smith (who supposedly ran a shoemaking industry, and possibly took in foundlings and orphans). They lived there until Alice died from TB and pneumonia (she is buried in the Smith family plot somewhere). Robert left to go west. Did Smith run a business, or a workhouse? Where is he buried? How many other children lived there (I know of at least one other girl), and why were William and Alice sent east to MO?

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Roger C. Kight,   USMARINE6242@yahoo.com,    Thu Dec 28 07:47:03 2006



Henry Kilpatrick Jones and brother Charlie Jones
Tuttle-Newton Orphan Asyleum- Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
1888 and other dates

       

My grandfather Henry Kilpatrick Jones B-1880 D-1955,in Douglas,Coffee County, Georgia, and his brother Charlie Jones were,placed in the Tuttle-Newton Orphanage in 1888, by their father (William Jones)and their oldest sister,they may have been placed in the orphanage and taken out several times. The Augusta, Georgia Genealogical Society, is in the process of transcribing, the orphanage records at this time. If anyone has any information on the Tuttle-Newton Orphan home I would appreciate it very much. THANK YOU Roger Kight

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Bev Thomas,   bevt@comcast.net,    Sat Dec 30 06:12:30 2006



William Bulger Brophy
Brooklyn , NY
1884- 1886

       

I an looking for my grandfather who was placed in a Catholic orphanage ( with high walls around it ) about 1883-1887. He was born in 1883 in Brooklyn. He was adopted by Anson Turner. I do not know the name of the orphanage. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

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Mildred Brandt,   millieb15@juno.com,    Mon Jan 1 11:56:00 2007



Harold Agger
Fairview Home for Friendless Children, Watervliet, New York, United States
approx. 1915 - 1917

       

My father, Harold Agger, was placed in Fairchild Home for Friendless Children in Watervliet, NY about 1915. At some period he was sent to Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay),where he was raised by a family named Killins. I wonder how and why he was sent such a distance. Perhaps he was one of the "orphan train" children, or is there another way children moved betwen the two countries? I was unaware of an adoption, but found a bible inscribed "to our son, Harold, from Mother and Father Killins". Dad returned to the states at age 19. He shared little information about the early years, which leaves many quesstions unanswered. Appreciate any information. Millie

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Carlene Semprich Vettel,   Sam31hain@aol.com,    Mon Jan 1 18:02:23 2007



Charles or Stanley Anthony Semprich, Semproch, Semprowicz,Semfrih
Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio USA and Surrounding towns or cities
1919-1929

       

My dad Charles,(Stanley)Anthony Semprich along with his brother Anthony William Semprich and my Aunt Jane Marie Semprich were orphaned after my grandmother died during the Flu Epidemic of 1918 and my grandfather just up and left the three little kids on the streets of Cleveland. I know they went to all different orphanges and my aunt was placed in the Catholic Charities orphange. I cannot find out the name of the orphanges that were there in 1919-1929 and any help on the names would be greatly appreciated. My dad never talked about his childhood, so I know very little except he had it really bad. I really need to find where they were and for how long as this is a part of my history and no nothing about it. My dad is gone now and only have myself to depend on to find out anything. Please pass on some information to get me started as I am really up against a brick wall. My grandmothers name was Mary Przysbylski My grandfathers name was John Egnatious Semprich They could have been placed in any orphange in and around Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you Carlene Semprich Vettel

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Carlene Semprich Vettel,   Sam31hain@aol.com,    Mon Jan 1 18:06:20 2007



Charles or Stanley Anthony Semprich, Semproch, Semprowicz,Semfrih
Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio USA and Surrounding towns or cities
1919-1929

       

My dad Charles,(Stanley)Anthony Semprich along with his brother Anthony William Semprich and my Aunt Jane Marie Semprich were orphaned after my grandmother died during the Flu Epidemic of 1918 and my grandfather just up and left the three little kids on the streets of Cleveland. I know they went to all different orphanges and my aunt was placed in the Catholic Charities orphange. I cannot find out the name of the orphanges that were there in 1919-1929 and any help on the names would be greatly appreciated. My dad never talked about his childhood, so I know very little except he had it really bad. I really need to find where they were and for how long as this is a part of my history and no nothing about it. My dad is gone now and only have myself to depend on to find out anything. Please pass on some information to get me started as I am really up against a brick wall. My grandmothers name was Mary Przysbylski My grandfathers name was John Egnatious Semprich They could have been placed in any orphange in and around Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you Carlene Semprich Vettel

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Christina Zeigenbein ,   mslogear@fidnet.com,    Wed Jan 3 16:52:43 2007



Self
Carrolton, Missouri


       

I am looking for information about my great uncle Alva Self. He was taken from an orphanage in Carrolton, Missouri. He later changed his name to Alvie McDaniel. I believe he was born in 1919. He was taken from the orphange by James Arvil and Bertha Flo Young McDaniel and moved to Richland, Missouri. If you have any information I would appreciate it.

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Christina Zeigenbein ,   mslogear@fidnet.com,    Wed Jan 3 16:56:14 2007



Birchit
Missouri Orphanage (Possibly Carrolton, Missouri)


       

I am searching for any information you might have on an orphan by the name of Frank Birchit. He was taken from an orphange by John Wilmer and Velma Lea McDaniel in approx 1930. They were from the Richland, Hazelgreen, Missouri area. If you have any information I would appreciate it.

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Ina Knierim,   enus50@@hotmail.com,    Sat Jan 6 01:23:48 2007



Towles
Normal,Ill
4 yrs

       

Looking for orphus listings from 1923-1928

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Angelo Rivera,   angelo_rivera@hotmail.com,    Sun Jan 7 07:43:50 2007




St. Michael's Home, Staten Island, NY
7 years

       St. Michael's Home - Staten Island, NY

I lived at St. Michael's Home on Staten Island from 1970 to 1977 - I was in Michael's Group, St. Judeís Group, and Kennedy Cottage... I remember (among others): Lillian Rivera MaryAnne Tintorello Joseph Tintorello (died in about 1980) Tommy Roberts (my best friend) Frankie Miranda Willy Sigarra Nadine Fuller Celeste Lee Keith Robinson Mimi Rivera Miguel Santos ...and many more... St. Michaelís had a profound impact on my life - it has affected the way I see the world, it is responsible for my incorrigible optimism, and for my confidence in the persistence of humanity. Above all there were the counselors who went home every evening and left us there Ė when in fact, they stayed with us more than they could ever know. I remember: Above all - Kenny Phillips - who taught me to question blind patriotism, who educated me about the beauty of "brotherhood" and who I think about often... And there was Chuck... Darrel Taylor - who I know died in the WTC on 9/11 Karen Andriano - who was the kindest human being I've ever met -and who Lillian Rivera adored... Ron Pegano William Cunnngham Öand many many others... What an age it was - from the death of MLK to Vietnam and Watergate...I was among the first generation of truly free Americans ever...Black and Rican - all New Yorkers parked across the street from the biggest dump - the Arthur Kill landfill, on the planet. Devoid of parents, exposed to a tumultuous age and innocent mentors, we were indeed, a blessed lot.

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Beverly Pangle Scott,   bscott4@hotmail.com,    Mon Jan 8 11:29:52 2007



Agnes R. Lawson (Laurson)
St. Mary's Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
4 or 5

       

I am interested in finding out info about this school/orphanage/place for difficult girls, etc. My grandmother had a friend there, also named Agnes, who had one or two sisters there at that time (1904/05-1910). I would love to hear from anyone who had a relative there at the same time as my grandmother who could tell me more about the place. I believe it was run by Sister's of the Good Shepherd. A Dominican nun who befriended my grandmother placed her there until Grandmother graduated in 1910. From what I have heard, Grandmother kept in touch with her friend, Agnes whose last name was either Bailey or Baylor. This could have been her last name after her marriage or her actual name at the school. In any event, the two visited with each other as adults.

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connie nolte,   nolteconnie@yahoo.com,    Tue Jan 9 18:24:23 2007



joseph b. pearman
new york
2

       

My father Joseph b Pearman was adopted in 1933 in new york, he was born on 9/15/31. Pearman was is adopted name. Adopted mother was Sally Palmer Pearman, from closter , nj my father deceased 2/4/81, I am trying to find his biologial father and mother for health reason and interested in nationality of my father.

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connie nolte,   nolteconnie@yahoo.com,    Tue Jan 9 18:27:44 2007



joseph b. pearman
new york
2

       

My father Joseph b Pearman was adopted in 1933 in new york, he was born on 9/15/31. Pearman was is adopted name. Adopted mother was Sally Palmer Pearman, from closter , nj my father deceased 2/4/81, I am trying to find his biologial father and mother for health reason and interested in nationality of my father.

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Cynthia Henze,   cynthiahenze@aol.com,    Sat Jan 13 12:49:26 2007



DUNN
LOUISIANA / RAISED BY DIFFERENT FAMILIES / 1 IN ORPHANAGE IN BATON ROGUE
1904 - UNKNOWN

       

I am looking for information on my Grandmotherís family. My Grandmother is Cora Lee Dunn. She was born in 1908 in Pineville (Rapides Parish) Louisiana. She was orphaned at a very young age. Her parents were Valentine Dunn and Letty (Vestal) Dunn. I recently found out that she had three sisters, Letty, Irene and Beatrice. (Letty was born in approximately 1904; Irene approx. 1906; and Beatrice approx. 1911.) I believe her mother's given name was Laulette. Laulette's parents were William and Jennet. Beatrice was raised by the Henderson family and married Hubert Craig. They moved to Cincinnati, OH. Irene was in an orphanage in Baton Rogue in 1920. (I found this information in census records.) I havenít found anything about her other sister, Letty. If you know anything at all about Valentine (Tine), Laulette (Letty), Letty, Irene and/or Beatrice, please answer this inquiry. Iíd truly appreciate any information you may have, no matter how insignificant it may seem. Thank you. Cyndi Henze cynthiahenze@aol.com

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katherine calvert,   katherinecalvert@bellsouth.n et,    Sat Jan 13 20:59:25 2007



baby girl abbott
born in april 1930 in portland, tennessee
1930

       

My husband's grandfather, Leonard White, had a sister named Mary White who married Carl Abbott in March 1930 in Portland, in Sumner County, TN. She gave birth around April 8, 1930 to a girl and then died about 4 days later about April 12, 1930. The father, Carl Abbott, could not take care of the baby girl and Mary's mother had also died a few years earlier. There were no women to help take care of the baby. Mary's brother Leonard (my husband's grandfather) always said that the Red Cross came and took the baby and that he always wanted to find her but called the Red Cross in the 1970's and they told him they did not have services like that in the 30's where they would take babies. It is possible that the baby girl of Mary and Carl Abbott was adopted and could still be alive somewhere. I cant find any death certificate on her mother and her father disappeared off the federal census after 1930. I do not know where he moved to or when he died. Do you have any information that may help me find where orphans went in sumner county, tn in 1930???????

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Theresa Graff,   humming-bird59@comcast.net,    Thu Jan 18 06:21:08 2007



Florence Marie Wells
Memphis, Tennessee
3

       

Florence Marie Wells McKenzie November 23,1930-June 25,2005 St. Mary's Home for Girls, Mobile, Alabama My Mother, Florence Marie Wells, was born in Memphis, Tennessee November 23,1930 to William C Wells and Florence Marie Dumble. She was placed in an orphange in Memphis and relocated to St. Mary's Home For