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Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for some possible orphanages whether religious or Fraternal as a ancestor was born in an Orphanage somewhere in one of the orphanages in Santa Clara Co in 1917.

Jim

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 9 May 2009 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangale
My Grandmother and her sisters were in an Orphanage in Santa Clara or San Jose, It was run by Nuns, i too am trying to find information. Im sure it was inbetween the tims you are asking because she was married at 14 in 1930...

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 10 May 2009 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I wonder if those Catholic orphanages you mentioned had adoptions of infants. I am helping a friend of mind find the orphanage of his father who was adopted as an infant.

Thanks, Jim

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 1:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a Catholic orphanage (girls only) in San Jose from about 1895 through 1923. It was called Notre Dame Institute and my mother was there for a few years.

If you look up San Jose in the 1920 federal census, there is a separate district (the last one, I believe) for those living at and employed by the orphanage.

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 6:31AM GMT
Classification: Query

My friend I was helping went through the judicial process with the legal people in Santa Clara county with a apllication I gave him, and it seems his father was apparently left at a infant orphanage with no existing name
in 1917. The State of Calif. said they couldn't find a name.

Jim

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 6 Apr 2011 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haughton
My maternal great-aunts (Margret Haughton and Kathleen Haughton) were listed as residing at the Notre Dame Institute in the 1920 census. I have been unable to find any information on this place (other than it was an orphanage). Do you have any information that might be helpful? Anything would be appreciated.

thanks!

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 6 Apr 2011 1:37AM GMT
Classification: Query

Hi

I wish I had some information I could for you,
but I couldn't find any lists in reference to infant orphans.

Jim

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 6 Apr 2011 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can tell you that the original orphanage building is still standing at the same site. Years ago, it was incorporated into what is now a Catholic girls' high school called Notre Dame. Somewhere, I have a picture of the building if that's of any interest to you. It might take me a while to locate it, but I could send it along if you'd like.

If you're looking for historical records, I would suggest the Archdiocese of San Jose. I have no idea what kind of records have been kept, but that's the logical place to start.

Best of luck,

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
My aunt was the principal of the orphanage until the time of her death caused by a heater explosion around 1915. Her name was Margaret Callan. She became an orphan around 1867 and then lived in the Mt St Joseph Orphanage for Girls. I don't know the year she became a nun.
I would like to know where the Notre Dame Institute was located.

John Callan

Re: Orphanages in San Jose Calif. circa 1915 to 1920

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
According to my late mother's notes, Notre Dame Institute was in the former O'Connor Mansion at Second & Reed streets in downtown San Jose. The building is still there, now part of Notre Dame High School. You can google the high school and see photos, although there's no mention of the former orphanage.

Mount St. Joseph was in San Francisco and operated as an orphanage until about the 1970s. There's quite a bit of info about it on-line, including message boards where former residents try to find childhood friends.
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