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Dunn Family 1890-1899 / parents killed, children separated

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Dunn Family 1890-1899 / parents killed, children separated

Posted: 25 Nov 2009 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunn
I am looking for information about the Dunn Family. I believe the family was residing in Saline County, IL, from Oct 1890 to Nov 1893, probably longer.

Mr & Mrs Dunn were killed in an unknown accident, between 1895-1899, and their children were seperated and sent to strangers for adoption. They had 2 young boys and a baby girl (possibly others). Their son, Fredrick Herman Dunn, was born Oct. 15 1890 in Galatia, IL. He was sent to Olmsted County, MN where he was adopted by Sebert & Elma Leonard. Their other son, Glenn Ray Dunn, was born Nov. 16, 1893 in Galatia, IL. He was sent to Spring Valley, MN where he was adopted by Jerome & Georgianna Stevens. I have no information on the baby girl or other children.

I'm uncertain why the boys were sent to Minnesota - an "orphan train" or the Methodist Church may have been involved.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
skysmom 25 Nov 2009 9:19AM GMT 
mdfreels64 11 Apr 2011 9:53PM GMT 
ErinEStevens 27 Feb 2012 3:56PM GMT 
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