I am trying to find information on orphanages in France during the late 1800’s.
I am told that my great grandfather Victor Lowinger who was born in Austria was sent by his mother after his father was killed, to France between the years 1885 and 1895. He was born in 1880 and was said to live in a French orphanage with many of siblings.
He left the orphanage when he was 13 years old in about 1893 and returned to Turkey where he meet my great grandmother Sophia (Greek) and eventually they moved to the US in 1915 to escape the war.
If anyone can put me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.