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Milwaukee County Orphanage

Milwaukee County Orphanage

Don Koepp (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2005 5:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rehbein
Does anyone know where the early Milwaukee County Orphange records are now located ? I would also like information where I might get a photo of the orphanage taken between 1900 and 1920 ?

Thanks

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 7 Jan 2007 4:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Don - did you find any information about Milwaukee County orphanages? My dad was in one about 1932 and I think it was in West Allis. Thanks! Warren

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 23 Aug 2008 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe my mother & her brother were in the Milwaukee County Orphanage from 1925 (approximately) until ???. When I became interested in my heritage, she (at the age of 54) she was told she had the early stages of Altzimer's. My dad took care of her for 24 years until she passed away. He would not talk much about her youth at first, then a little later, but now his memory is failing at the age of 86. Please help me. I want so very much to find out how long she was there with her brother. I do not know where to start looking. I just know she was in a seperate building for the girls and my uncle in the building for the boys. If you even know where the place was in Milwaukee County, and whom I should contact to find records I really would appreciate it. Thank you in advance. Barbara. PS My mother' name was Dorothy Marie Blohm and her brother Edward ? Blohm. They were approximately 3 to 4 years old then.

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 10:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry I can't be of much help but I can tell you what I found out. First the offficial name was the Milwaukee Home for Dependent Childern. Seemed very difficult to locate even on Milwaukee County and WI.State Historical web sites if you do not the correct name. Milwaukee Co. Orphanges didn't turn anything up. You can locate a photo of the remaining build by doing a to Goggle Map seach. It will give you a great view of the remaining building. The site also says this "
Milwaukee County Home for Dependent Children--Administriation Building is a building located in Milwaukee County, in the city of Wauwatosa. This building was listed as a historic place according to the laws of the state of Wisconsin..." So at least you know it is still there. Another site: http://www.poorhousestory.com/WISC_PhotoScrapbook.htm has an older photo and states the building have been torn down. I don't think that is correct since the Goggle map seach give you a great street view. I have some photos I got off another web site I will be glad to send them to you. Not sure I can do this using Ancestory, but we can work it out.
Anyway I did attempt to contact some of the Milwaukee Co folks in attempt to locate the records..but no luck. So you might want to contact the Milwaukee Co. Historical or Genealogical Societies and see if they can help.
I have to admit I lost interest as I was doing this for one of my relatives and they lost interest so I dropped the seach.
Just to share with you, my mother was in a Masonic Orphanage. I located the orphange in OR. The buildings were all there and in good shape. When I aked to see the records they said the records were in the attic and they wouldn't go up there as there were too many Bats.
Anyway good luck in your seach. If loacate the records let me know.
Don
Thousand Oaks CA USA

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure if I replied to your query. Let me apoligize if I did not. Anyway I did reply recently to a query, so you may want to look at my reply.

Don

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 8 Apr 2010 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kling
I spoke with a woman named Amanda in the research area at the Milwaukee County Historical Society and she informed me that all the records from the Milwaukee Co. Home for Dependent Children were destroyed in a fire on the county grounds in 1981. What a disappointment! I have a great-grandfather and his brother whom where there between 1920 and 1930.

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 10 Apr 2010 5:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zasstrow, Koepp, Rebein
Thanks for the update. I was in hopes of finding more about the Pearl Rebein. What a shame.

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 9 May 2010 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
reading that a fire destroyed the records of Milwaukee County Home for Dependent Children was a very disappointed blow to my months & months of researching for these records...now I will never know the factual events of why my dad had to be placed into this home for children, and will never stop wondering what he looked like as a child...and all of the information I could have possibly gained from these records...such a disappointment.

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 17 May 2010 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was in St. Joseph's Orphanage from 1953 to about 1961. The only pictures I have were pictures I took a few years before they tore it down. Would love to hear from anyone that was in the orphanage during the time I was there.

God Bless

Larry

Re: Milwaukee County Orphanage

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 5:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
No, wasn't able to find out much except Milwakee co. is occupying some of the remaining buidings.
Don
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