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Vermont orphanages, mid-late 1800's

Vermont orphanages, mid-late 1800's

Tina (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2003 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Dec 2003 12:04AM GMT
I am trying to find orphanages in Vermont around the mid to late 1800's. Anyone have any ideas where I can find them?

Re: Vermont orphanages

Leslie (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jun 2003 2:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching for records of my grandmother and her twin sister who were in an orphanage in Burlington. In the 1900 Cencus I found several.
Providence Orphan Asylum (Sisters of Charity), St. Joseph's Orphanage & Hospital, and Home for Destitute Children. The residents are listed at E.D. 295, 64, and 72. My grandmother aged out at 15 when she was placed in a home as a servant. She was listed in the 1900 cencus under the head of household that employed her. I found her using the Soundex cards on microfilm.
Good luck!

Re: Vermont orphanages

Posted: 11 May 2005 5:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 May 2005 5:28AM GMT
"The residents are listed at E.D. 295, 64, and 72."
Well I don't know how to translate E.D.'s into page numbers. But if you go to 1870 census to Vermont to Chittenden to Burlington it starts you at page 1 of 360. I didn't see E.D. listed anywhere on the page.

I did find a couple of people listed as "Sisters of Charity" on page 295, but much less than I would have expected for an Orphanage. I did find the "Home for Destitute Children" on page 125. Just incase anyone wants to see it. I didn't see anything for St. Joseph's on page 64 and wasn't going to search page by page. Apparently the institutions aren't indexed.

Re: Vermont orphanages

Tina (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 2005 1:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks I'll check it out

Re: Vermont orphanages, mid-late 1800's

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
MY GGGRANDMOTHER,SARAH ANN ZUBAR WAS BORN IN 1840 IN CHARLOTTE VERMONT.WAS AN ADOPTED CHILD,PARENTS CAN'T BE FOUND.AT THE AGE OF 18,SHE MARRIED MY GGGRANDFATHER ABRAHAM PLOFF ON MAY 17,1858 IN THE STATE OF VERMONT.

SARAH DEATH RECORD STATES THAT HER MAIDEN NAME WAS RUSTON.WHILE ABRAHAM'S PENSION RECORDS STATED BY ONE PERSON THAT SARAH'S MAIDEN NAME WAS ROBAR,WHILE ANOTHER PERSON STATES THAT SARAH'S MAIDEN NAME WAS RUSTON.

TOO CONFUSING!

CAN YOU OR ANY REPLIES TO YOURS HELP??

THANK YOU.

Re: Vermont orphanages, mid-late 1800's

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
In 1888, the Burlington Diocese opened an orphanage on North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. The beautiful massive structure still stands (it is 60,000 square feet or so) but has been mostly empty since 1978 when the orphanage closed. The Diocese built an addition in the 1940's and still occupies it, although the entire complex is now for sale.
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