Janice, I too am looking for information about her. She is my Great Grandmother, mother of my Grandmother Alice Barbara Aemisegger. I think she is the child of Frank P. and Caroline Baird (see 1900 census at: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7602/004118758_00410/2887793...
According to my research her father, Frank P. Baird, was born in 1873 in Iowa, to John w. Baird (1842-1906) and Sara J. ? (1844-?)
I have yet to fine a surname for Caroline but it shows she probably was born in IL June 1873 and her Father was from Italy and mother was from MO. Thats as far as I've gotten on here and my Grandmother remembers little about her mothers family. She says she talked very little about here parents, and she doesn't remember ever meeting them.
I welcome any information or stories you may have. I hadn't heard that she was an orphan which might explain why she didn't talk about her parents