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Orphanage Newark NJ

Orphanage Newark NJ

Posted: 30 Oct 2003 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for the name of an orphanage run by Poor Claire Nums in the late 1890's early 1900's. My grandmother was placed there at a young age. Thanks, Candy

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Posted: 22 Aug 2004 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hazel Potts, married Lawrence Nannarello or Nannariello about 1915
Hi Candance, I am also looking for an orphanage in Newark, NJ that my grandmother was placed in. As I understand it she was abandoned in 1900. She said there was a fire there sometime later that destroyed any records. Do you have any info on the orphanges in Newark. Thanks, I hope you pick this up. Janet

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Posted: 23 Aug 2004 9:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Janet: Thank you for your reply. I know little if anything about the orphanage in Newark, N. J. that we may both be looking for information about. My grandmother was placed there in the late 1800's early 1900's. I do know that the orphanage was run by Poor Claire (or Clare) nuns. I will let you know if I find out anything else. Again thank you for replying, Candy

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Posted: 11 Dec 2004 12:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Apr 2005 8:09PM GMT
There was an Orphanage on South Orange ave. Newark called ST. Marys. It was across from Sacred Heart Church

Regards
Tony

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

donna luzzi (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jul 2005 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
My friend Gloria was born in Jersey city in 1929. The information given to her by State of NJ was
She was turned over to the State Board of Children's Services-St. Mary's Home in NJ, possibly Newark or Orange NJ
treqtrital@att.net
Gloria's mother was born in Italy in 1912 - she had an older brother and a younger sister. The family lived in Newark NJ

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Robin (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schieck (Schick), Milan
Tony, I am looking for an orphanage that was in New Jersey and functioned between 1890 and 1915. It had a church across from it where the Stations of the Cross were lined along a stairs and the children had to say them as they climbed the stairs. Do you know the Sacred Heart Church in Newark. Does it have such as I have described above? I am trying to find the orphanage in which my grandmother Schieck, DOB 1877, her siblings and later her daughter, Marion Milan, were placed. Marion was in the same home temporarily when my grandfather was injured, sometime between 1910 and 1920.

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Tony Digiesi (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 5:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Robin:
Saw your msg..I recall there was an Orphanage across from a Sacred Heart Church in the Vailsberg section of Newark >I also recall something different about the Stations of the Cross there, now I do not recall exactly what it was.. but it may be as you describe...
The orphanage was on South Orange Avenue in Vailsberg Section it was mostly for girls but I found there were some boys there later on as well.
The Orphanage me and my brother were in , was actually in Kearny, N.J. on Belgrove Drive by the Passaic River..Although my parents were from Newark you just had to be Catholic to get in...We were there for 10 years till after grammer school was completed...
FYI There is still a Catholic Charity office near there on Belgrove Drive but that may require a trip, they are not all that responsive to mail I sent to them for Information I know they have...I hope this has been of some help to you .........it's been a while..
Best Regards
Tony D.

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Janet (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nannarello
Hi Tony, I was very surprised to see a response to my letter 2 yrs. ago. Thank you for writing. I never did find out anything about where my grandmother was. I know she wasn't Catholic though. I still have friends in Bloomfield and Kearny that will remember Sacred Heart Church. I don't recall it now. We live in the area of St. Rose of Lima on Orange St. in Newark. I'll ask them about this. You didn't mention how old you are. I think she was born in 1900. She lived to be in her mid 90's but would never tell anyone about her background if she knew it. She said there was a fire in the orphranage and the records were destroyed. We tend to think she may have been of a mixed race. I've always wondered about that. My grandfather was Italian as were my Mom's dad. I guess this will be one of those mysteries you never get an answer to. She had 11 children and a few where a little dark, otheres were very fair. Who knows, she said she was abandoned and didn't know anything, which may be true. Certainly, in 1900 a mixed race baby would be a problem for her Mom. Anyway I've always been curious. Thanks for writing. Janet

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

Robin Roy (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 2006 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schieck, Schick, Milan
Hi, Tony,
Wow! I've been wading around in this Marie Schieck ancestry question for a couple of years now and this is the first time anyone ever wrote back with anything that even smacks of being a lead! I will see if I can get more details on the Stations of the Cross from my aunt Marion Milan's daughter who first told me about them. And I shall certainly look into the Stations at the Sacred Heart Church in the Vailsberg section of Newark. And thanks for the tip on the Catholic Charity office near there. If I do locate reference to my grandmother, I shall certainly let you know. Thanks ever. Robin

Re: Orphanage Newark NJ

David Schick (View posts)
Posted: 8 Jul 2006 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schick
My Grandfather Ernest Schick was in a Orphanage in Newark. He said it burned down so all of the records were destoryed. He was put on a train and sent to Kansas. He had a brother name Henry who might have been in there with him. If any one know anything about this or where I can do some research please let me know.
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