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St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 5 Feb 2012 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Mar 2012 10:59PM GMT
My grandmother was in the St. Joseph's Orphanage for girls between 1900 and 1918 as evidenced by the census forms for those years. There are no living relatives to explain why she, her sister and her brother were placed there. I have contacted the sisters of St. Joseph in Wichita, Kansas who ran the orphanage. I requested records for my grandmother from that time. These records are called the Medaile Collection. Thus far I have not had success with regard to receiving any information from the sisters. Has anyone had success with regard to obtaining such records? If so, what steps did you take to obtain such records. Any help will be appreciated. Is there any other place I could look for these records? Thanks bayoucher2

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Where did they live before they were placed in the home?
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Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 4:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2012 1:06PM GMT
They lived with their parents in Zachary which is East Baton Rouge Parish. We have discovered that their brother John was taken in by an uncle.According to oral family history,their parents were killed in a carriage wreck and died one year apart. bayoucher2

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
ok the reason I ask is I have been doing research on the Loudon Black family. They are in the 1910 census and then no more. I found out there was a bad virus that swept the country and in one week they lost mother, father and a brother. Just thought maybe they died during that time. If you are of legal age a lawyer may be helpful in getting the records opened for you.

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 5:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2012 1:06PM GMT
Thanks for your help.Hopefully the Sisters will find something for me.I am communicating with them.If all else fails, I will consult an attorney.bayoucher2

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 5:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
one of my Aunts was placed in one of the homes when thier prents died in 1913 for a short time but she has been gone almost 25 years.

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2012 1:07PM GMT
If she was in the St. Joseph's (girls) orphanage, then she knew my grandmother. There was also a Protestant orphanage for girls, so she could have been placed there. My grandmother never talked to me about the fact that she was in the orphanage or the reason why.I did locate my great uncle's child who is 90, but she said her dad never mentioned why they were placed in an orphanage. My grandmother was only five or six years old when she was placed there. The genealogy librarian told me that there was someone in BR who did extensive research on the orphanages in BR. The local Sisters have been very helpful.bayoucher

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
If they were in the Female Protestant Orphanage, you can view those records on line at http://www.karensorphans.net
That is my website devoted to orphanages in Baton Rouge. What are the names?

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2012 1:08PM GMT
Surnames: Carpenter
Since their names were listed on the 1900 and 1910 census forms for the St. Joseph Catholic Orphanage,I'm sure they were there, but they may have been somewhere else before this. They were Ethel and Bessie Carpenter. Their ages are incorrect on the census forms. Ethel was born in 1894 and Bessie was born in 1893. Bessie was taken in by a family by the time the 1910 census was taken,but Ethel remained there until she married at the age of 18. Thank you so much for your help and concern.bayoucher2

Re: St. Joseph's Orphanage for Girls in 1900-1918

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 9:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Feb 2012 1:08PM GMT
Very informative website,but I saw only the 1930 names.Where could I access names from about 1895-1900? I did see a family name on the 1930 census-the Brashear children. I wanted to see if Ethel or Bessie were in the Protestant Orphanage.Thanks bayoucher2
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