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Lutheran Orphanages in Virginis

Lutheran Orphanages in Virginis

Pam (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jul 2001 4:54PM GMT
Edited: 1 Sep 2004 3:53AM GMT
Does anyone have any info on Lutheran Orphanages in Virginia, and old Lutheran churches that may not exist anymore? Is there a central address for Lutherans that handle this info?

Re: Lutheran Orphanages in Virginis

Posted: 30 May 2005 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
I checked the 1982 book titled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Home : An Historical Directory." There are 136 entries for Virginia, which I will not be reading, but one happened to catch my eye :

The Lutheran Children's Home of the South, in Salem, VA. Maybe a Google search will find this home. I don't know about a central Lutheran address. Try Google or the World Almanac or a good librarian. Or take a look at this series of books :

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Yearbook / Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 1988-__. Minneapolis, MN: Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1988-__. __ vols. Annual.

Reg Niles

Re: Lutheran Orphanages in Virginis

Posted: 4 May 2012 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Lutheran Childrens Home of the South closed quite some time ago. I was there in 1950 - 1951, but I was only four years old. I have an older sister and several older contacts that actually graduated from there in the mid 60's. I do know that the have an annual reunion sometime in the fall (Sep -Oct). You can contact me if you wish me to get any further information. I can find out about the records source that is currently available.

Jimmy Wayne (Harrell) Lapinski

Re: Lutheran Orphanages in Virginia

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 9:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have some information on the Lutheran Orphanage in Salem, Virginia. My grandfather lived there from 1911-1916. I have two photographs of what the building looked like at that time and an article about the orphanage that was published in 1999 in a guide to historic Salem put out by the Salem Historical Society and the Salem Times-Register. The article is quite long.

Let me know if you are interested.
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