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St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Marilyn Krzus (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 2005 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rom
Just found a piece of information. St. Vincent DePaul Infant Home (and Orphanage?) in Chicago, Illinois, was located at 721 North LaSalle Street in Chicago. It was closed in 1972 due to a lack of funding and referrals. The records from St. Vincent now reside with Catholic Charities at that same address, 721 North LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois. I found this out while doing some genealogical research for a friend of mine.

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Edward Kirner (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jul 2006 5:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

I was an orphan from an infant. I was born April 15, 1934. I am 72 yrs old. I was taken from the orphanage @ 6 months old by Joseph & Catherine Kirner from the South Side of Chicago in 1934. All I know is that my fathers last name was Miller and my Mother last name was either Tamarz or Tamraz. My foster Mother told me that I had a heart problem and the orphanage did not expect me to live long. When I was in my 20's I tried for years to find information about my parents. But the childrens aid society of Chgo said is was a closed book. I have alot of health problems and for the sake of my Son and grandchildren I would like to know if my parents died of natural causes or from an illness, etc. If anyone knows of where I can go to obtain this information please contact me by email. My foster parents gave me their last name on my 18th Birthday. Thank you so much.

Sincerely
Edward Kirner.

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 20 May 2010 8:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I will check that out. I am looking for info on my relatives that were put in orphanage (about 1930's)
due to their mothers medical/illness
( only for a short time )
Thanks for posting info.

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 4 Mar 2011 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy, Tattera
Hi Edward,

I just fell upon your post regarding St. Vincent DePaul orphanage. Did you ever find the information you were seeking? I'm currently helping my mother with her search. She was at the same infant home in the late 30s/early 40s. Any information you can share would be most appreciated.

Thanks very much,
Katie Stewart

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 4 Mar 2011 4:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
It's been a while...I can't really remember the process (other than that I could not get the information). I was doing the research for a friend, but I know that I was unable to get any data. It could have been that I was not seeking information on myself or it could be that the records were long gone...sorry, just can't remember, but I know that I was unable to get any data. Sorry.

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 10 May 2011 2:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Has anyone ever had any success getting records out of the St. Vincent DePaul Orphanage?

Are the records via the archive center address or at the LaSalle St address?

I found out that my grandmother was actually adopted via St. Vincent DePaul and not St. Joseph's Home as I had originally suspected.

thanks

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Favoriting this thread as I'm also in search of information and records from Catholic orphanages during the 1940's. My mother and aunt were placed somewhere (St Vincent's?) and eventually returned to their birth parents.

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 26 Aug 2011 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Marilyn Krzus,

Thanks for info I will try and look into for my search !!

Carol

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good luck to you, Carol, and all others pursuing this lead....

Marilyn

Re: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - Orphanage/Infant Home

Posted: 9 Jan 2012 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I had a brother to my then unwed mother placed in the orphanage for a short time. Later she went back and got him. Anyone know how I can find out information the dates he was there.
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