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Houghton County Orphanage, Michigan

Houghton County Orphanage, Michigan

Posted: 14 Sep 2005 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Sep 2005 2:50AM GMT
Surnames: Stemich/Stemic/Stimich
My mother, along with several of her brothers and sisters, was placed in the Houghton County Orphange in Michigan between 1921 and 1923. She, along with 2 sisters, were adopted out by the Good Will Farm and Home Finding Association on December 24th, 1920. Adoptive parents were Anthoy and Caroline Kohlmeier of Lake Linden, Michigan. I am trying to find any relatives of her biological parents. All I know is that their last name was: Stemich/Stemic/Stimich. Her parents came from Croatia and first settled in Wisconsin before moving to Ironwood, Michigan.

Re: Houghton County Orphanage, Michigan

Posted: 25 Dec 2005 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi The 1920 census has these Stimac kids in Baraga county as orphans
Record Name Home in 1920
(City,County,State) Estimated
Birth Year Birthplace Race View Image

View Record Jennie Stimac Baraga, Baraga, Michigan abt 1909 Minnesota White
View Record Frank Stimac Baraga, Baraga, Michigan abt 1911 Michigan White
View Record Francis Ltimac
[Francis Stimac] Baraga, Baraga, Michigan abt 1912 Michigan White
View Record James Dimac
[James Stimac] Baraga, Baraga, Michigan abt 1914 Minnesota White

Caroline and Joseph have one son with them in 1920
Robert about 2
In 1930 they have Robert 12 and Marion 9
None of the above children are with them in 1930.
It is listed as a Catholic Orphan Asylum in Baraga.

Re: Houghton County Orphanage, Michigan

Susan Trial (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jul 2006 3:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stemich, Milnarich
Got a chance to do some checking. The correct spelling of my mom's original surname is STEMICH. She had 2 other sisters and 2 brothers that were also adopted out between 1923 and 1924. Today, July 9th, I am in Ironwood Michigan and plan to do some digging. Then travel up to Houghton county and search around there too.

Re: Houghton County Orphanage, Michigan

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
We had Stimacs here in Alger County, they came from Croatia. They first settled at Star Siding near Shingleton MI. They worked in the woods or were farmers.

Some Stimacs still live here.

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