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Older orphanages in Minnesota

Older orphanages in Minnesota

Posted: 25 Dec 2010 4:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
My father was an orphan and he has passed on and he would never talk about anything, now that I'm older I have been trying to find anything out. We think it was an orphange either in Albert Lee, MN. or in Sauk Rapids, Mn. But have no idea if he had brothers, sisters or anything. He lived in foster homes in Minneapolis. His name is Edwin Kenneth Hollerud I keep running into dead ends. Please Help

Re: Older orphanages in Minnesota

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 4:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
There was a very large orphanage in Owatonna MN, which is only 30 miles from Albert Lea. It was open from 1886 until 1945 as an orphanage, then from 1945 to 1970 as a school for the educable mentally retarded. There is a orphanage museum there now (where I am a volunteer) but we have no records on site. They are kept in St Paul. There is a phone number you can call to get copies of records but I do not have it on me right now so I will have to get back to you with that.
I hope this helps you get on the right track to finding some answers!
Nicole

Re: Older orphanages in Minnesota

Posted: 9 Mar 2011 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
The phone number for the MN Historical Society Library in St Paul is 651-259-3300. This is who you must contact to obtain records of children who lived at the orphanage in Owatonna.

Re: Older orphanages in Minnesota

Posted: 25 May 2011 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is the link for: Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children Museum. They do not have records there.
http://www.orphanagemuseum.com/history.php

To find out more about available records see the Minnesota Historical Society link:
http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/family/genieguide/owatonna_sch...
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