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German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 3 Jul 2003 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Can anyone tell me how to find records for admissions and departures from the GPOA between 1872 and 1880. My ggmother, Caroline Busch, was placed there in 1872 with her brother Henry or Heinrich. I believe this was a voluntary placement so she would not have been adopted out, but I am specifically trying to find when she left and with whom. Where would I find these records?

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 10 Dec 2004 12:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you ever find the records for this Orphanage?

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 10 Dec 2004 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I've been stopped by this brick wall for quite awile. Do you have any suggestions?

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 7 Feb 2010 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Nov 2010 9:05PM GMT
Hi..I just ran across your request about records for the GPO in New Orleans. My ggrandfather and his brother were raised there about the same time as your relative. I've made a number of inquiries about the records you are looking. The foundation people told me that they only records that are available are from after 1900 which precludes our relatives. The only records they have for that time period are meeting records of various committies and accounting records. I have been to both the Williams Research Center and the New Orleans Museum and found nothing. I found my relatives listed under the GPO, I believe in the 1880 census. I have pictures of the GPO before it was torn down in the 1970s..I believe that was the year. AS you may well know the property haw has very nice homes on it. The only thing that I could identify left is the Church on the far west side of the property. It's now a residence but the back of the house was the playground. I did find maps of the property. Good luck..I had no luck for all of my life and found all this out in the past 4-5 years. I have as much about the GPO as can be found..I think!
Bill Landers
Hernando, Mississippi

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 20 Nov 2010 4:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, Were you ever able to locate information on the GPO in New Orleans? If so, please let me know as I am interested in locating info about a relative who was there in the 1870's and part of the 1880's. Thanks.

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 22 Apr 2011 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Historic New Orleans Collection has some of their records but when I went there they did not have a lot to view, most were meeting records, no orphan records. If anyone finds something please let me know as I am looking for info on my ggrandfather who was there in the 1870's.

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 4 Jun 2011 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Landers, Landry
HI..I ran into the same problem when I was trying to research my grandfather and great uncle who were at the GPO also in the 1870s. If my memory serves me right the 1880 census listed all of the children in the orphanage at that time and it gave me a few leads. I lucked out that I knew my great uncle was in the Spanish American War..long story but I got tons of info from the gov about a widow's pension request. I had looked for 50 years for info about them and it all popped in a year or so. I used the city directory to get some info about where their family lived. I must admit I fell into some of the info out of plain LUCK. I've found that if you use every tiny bit of info that you have you may be surprise. Good Luck..Oh yes I've been to the GPO address on State St in NO and have pics of it before it was torn down! I talk too musch! Yell if I can help.
Bill Landers
Hernando, Mississippi
662.429.7419

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 31 Jul 2011 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Go to Bethelem Orpahanage Asylum New Orleans,La

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 23 Aug 2011 12:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2011 12:50PM GMT
I found this information today, it may be helpful to those looking for records:


From 1855 until 1979, the German Protestant Orphan Asylum provided care for orphans and neglected children through the State Street Children’s Home, located in uptown New Orleans. The initial concerns that we addressed were those of children who were orphaned from epidemics, or whose mothers were widowed during the Civil or World Wars. The State Street Children’s Home provided the children with a place to live, food, educational opportunities and vocational training. Times changed, however, and in 1979 the children’s home was closed and funds from the sale of the property were invested to create a grantmaking foundation, The GPOA Foundation. Our mission now is to support programs that serve children in Louisiana.

The State Street Childrens home's records are located at:

The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-523-4662
Fax: 504-598-7108

The Collection is open to the public
Tuesday through Saturday, from
10:00am until 4:30pm (excluding holidays).


http://www.gpoafoundation.org/properties.html

Yes, I realize a few others have said they looked here, without much luck, but this is the only information about old records I could find.

Here's the link to the Historic New Orleans Collection's website page regarding the Germans in Louisiana:

http://www.hnoc.org/collections/gerpath/gerpathindex.html

http://www.hnoc.org/collections/pdf/german/Mss402.pdf

Re: German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 10 Mar 2012 1:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

My grandfather was the Supr. of the German Protestant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans. It was located somewhere on Camp St. and took up a whole city block. His name was Gustave Pixberg and he come to the U.S.A. from Gremany. When researching my family, there were several children listed that were not my aunts or uncles. Maybe you can search his name thru Ancestry and try to put the puzzle together. I will be re-starting my search in the near future, so if you send me your email and the names you are looking for I will send you the information.

Best of Luck,

Mike Pixberg
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