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orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 3 Feb 2005 10:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 May 2005 4:05AM GMT
Surnames: deiter?
doing research on family tree,hit a snag,grandfather Albert deiter was supposedly adopted from orphanage in NewLondon wis.but cant find any info on whether or not it even existed and if so where are the records if any kept. Any info at all would help a ton,can't go any further.thank you

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 29 May 2005 10:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
New London is not listed in the directory I published in 1982 : "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes : An Historical Directory." The coverage of the Directory was mostly for 1923 and later, to serve living adoptees.

There is a set of annual volumes containing all sorts of directory information, but I really don't know if it lists institutions which were under private (nongovernmental) auspices : "The Wisconsin Blue Book." Madison, WI, 1853-1968.

The front pages from annual city directories would list orphanages. A library having a collection of city directories might catalog it at the subject entry "NEW LONDON---DIRECTORIES." The actual titles might have changed every few years. I was unable to find this topic on the online catalog of the Library of Congress, but the online portion may omit thousands of old books.

The federal censuses of 1910 and 1920 can be consulted online to see if there was an orphanage in New London---a city on the border line of Waupaca and Outagamie counties, 27 miles NNW of Oshkosh. Ancestry.com has a search window at the bottom of each page. If you type the name of one of those counties, you might find a message board for that county. If so, read the queries and responses to see if there is a volunteer with census research experience. I have no such experience, but I read the boards for counties in New York State, and people are frequently having trouble finding the proper Enumeration District for censuses.

Reg Niles

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 30 May 2005 4:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Reg Niles,
Thanks for the information. I have since found out he may have been adopted from the St. Mary's home for unwed mother's in GreenBay, Wi. Would you have any information on this? It would be extremely helpful. Thank you!

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 31 May 2005 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
A directory issued in 1922 has two entries :

1) St. Mary's Hospital, no address, in Green Bay. Conducted by Sisters of Misericorde.

2) St. Mary's Mothers' and Infants' Home, 403 S. Webster Ave., same nuns. It is probably akin to Marian Hall who was listed in 1966. Additional text can be found in any library that purchased "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes : An Historical Directory."

The address of the motherhouse of the order of nuns can be sought in the latest edition of the "Official Catholic Directory." I do not imply that the nuns are anxious to share the records with you, but you seem to be a courageous person.

Good luck from Reg Niles

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 1 Jun 2005 2:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Reg,
Thank you for all your help. The information is a great start for what I'm looking for.Thanks again!

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
call the adoption records in madison 608-266-7163, also try Catholic Diocesean of Green Bay 920-437-7531 ask for adoption specialist-Child welfare Specialist. Last try Guarding Angels program 920-437-7531 ext 8186

Re: orphnages in wisconsin

Posted: 26 Aug 2014 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eberle,Deasy
I just spoke with a specialist and have asked for the form to be emailed so I may request any inof available. Thank you to all!
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