I am researching two Breuninger women who are probably sisters. It is believed Berthie (Bertha) and Ada are sisters and were displaced in their teens. Perhaps they were adopted by a Breuninger family.
They are both pupils in 1900 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA - Lincoln Institution (Breninger) Berthie being born 1/1886 AR (father b. WI mother b. Indian Terr - OK) and Ada being born 11/1880 AR with parents same birth locations as shown with Berthie - race shown as indian - Berthie and Ada and both parents are shown as Menominee on the census - They are shown as having no white blood.
Being that these two girls are shown as full blooded indian, they had to have been adopted. But who were their adoptive parents?
I am not so sure both parents were Menominee and these girls were perhaps 1/2 indian. I believe their mother may have been indian. I would think this would qualify their acceptance in this indian school. If these girls were not adopted, then who were their parents? It is a shame there is no 1890 census because that census may have the key that could help solve this mystery.
If Berthie and Ada were born in AR, was it really very important they attend this particular indian school in PA and their parents moved there for this to happen?
Their father was supposedly was born in WI. What took him to AR? Their mother was supposedly born in OK (Indian Terr).
After her attendance in the school in PA, she ended up in OK, where she married Hamlet Brown Barron in 1906. It is not known how long Berthie and Ada attended the school in PA, but I heard about 4 years. All that is known about Ada is that she married Mr. Minesinger.
If anyone can solve this mystery, it would be very much appreciated.