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Roster of Children
in the
Soldiers' Orphan Schools
of
Pennsylvania

June 1, 1895*
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* Taken from the Annual Report of the Commission of Soldiers' Orphan Schools,  published in 1895.  The roster is presented here by county as it is in the Annual Report.  Click on your county of interest below to access that county's segment of the roster (PA counties not included were not part of the roster). Additional names of children, most of whom were not found in the roster itself, were also culled from the 1895 Report and can be accessed by clicking on the link "Additional Names"  (here or below).  Click here to view pictures & pages  scanned from the 1895 Report.
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* The Soldiers' Orphan Schools' 1895 and 1897 rosters were most generously donated by Henry ("Hank") Knier & transcribed with unqualified enthusiasm by Carol Holmbeck for the Orphans' Home Website,  Summer/Fall 2002.
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  In Memoriam
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  For more information re Soldiers' Orphan Schools in Pennsylvania, including Soldiers' Orphans reports for 1877, 1880, 1881, 1897, visit Mary Jean Williams' site Orphans' Schools/Homes of Penna. (new url, Jan 2002)
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Additional Names

Additional names  of children without explicit reference to PA county were found elsewhere in the 1895 Report and transcribed as well.  Most names found on these lists were not found in the roster itself.

Pennsylvania Counties
Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Bedford
Berks Blair Bradford Butler
Cambria Cameron Carbon Centre
Chester Clarion Clearfield Columbia
Crawford Cumberland Dauphin Delaware
Elk Erie Fayette Forest
Franklin Fulton Greene Huntingdon
Indiana Jefferson Juniata Lackawanna
Lancaster Lawrence Luzerne Lycoming
McKean Mercer Mifflin Monroe
Montgomery Montour Northampton Northumberland
Perry Philadelphia Pike Potter
Schuylkill Snyder Somerset Sullivan
Susquehanna Tioga Venango Warren
Washington Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming
York         


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