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St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 3:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Forsythe
According to family lore my grandfather, Andrew E Forsythe, was placed in an orphanage following the death of his mother sometime between 1910 and 1918, probably leaving at age 16 (1918). According to descriptions, I believe he was at St. Joseph's in Green Bay. I'm looking for any information at all about this period at the facitity, and obviously, whether Andrew was there. I know it was run by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Any clues?

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I too am searching but for my grandfather Bernard J Rolf at St Josephs orphanage in 1900s. Mother Mary LeTourneau, He was born in 1906 not sure when he was adopted. Adopted by Rolf family in Freedom. I am being told record are sealed in Wisconsin post 1907, except for actual adoptee and parents are only ones who can obtain information.
Try to call the adoption records in madison 608-266-7163, also try Catholic Diocesean of Green Bay 920-437-7531 ask for adoption specialist-Child welfare Specialist. Last try Guarding Angels program 920-437-7531 ext 8186. Good luck in your search.

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 29 Mar 2013 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I happened upon an orphanage in Green Bay in the 1910 census. I could not find the name or address of the convent/orphanage but the first names of all the nuns and the first, last names and ages of all the children were listed there. I did not see your grandfather's name on the list, but it may be helpful for you to know that although adoption records are sealed, you may be able to locate him via census records.

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 1 Apr 2013 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
You can contact Catholic Diosease of Green Bay in charge of the records for St Joseph orphange directly 608-266-7163 Ask for Tara. She handles records. If he was there she would be able to look and get back to you. If adoption accurred after 1906 records are sealed in Wisconsin and only persons to get that information even after death is , real parents, child adopted or children of adoptee if they have died. Good luck in your search.

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 1 Apr 2013 8:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Lobezen for the information and for looking. I know he was adopted not sure of the year. My grandfather was born Joseph Letourneau adopted as Bernard Joseph Rolf (mother Mary Letourneau)sometime between 1907-1912. Thats all the info I have.
Can you direct me to where you found this information?
Feel free to email me directly revusup@yahoo.com.
Thanks Wendy J

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 1 Apr 2013 8:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Lobezen for the information and for looking. I know he was adopted not sure of the year. My grandfather was born Joseph Letourneau adopted as Bernard Joseph Rolf (mother Mary Letourneau)sometime between 1907-1912. Thats all the info I have.
Can you direct me to where you found this information?
Feel free to email me directly revusup@yahoo.com.
Thanks Wendy J

Re: St Joseph's Orphanage Green Bay 1910-1920

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Contact the Green Bay Catholic Diocese Kris Matthies(Mathies)? not sure on the spelling it is listed both ways, is in charge of record search I found a record I need copy of and I was given her name.
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