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Kleinhaus, from Germany to Lee Co, IL

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Re: Kleinhaus, from Germany to Lee Co, IL

Posted: 2 Nov 2012 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2012 2:07AM GMT
Marie was born in 1880. She and Martha were left at a facility in Lee County, IL between 1890 and 1897 by their step-mother after Ludwig became ill. He died in 1897. I have searched everywhere for where those 2 girls went. Her granddaughter says she thinks they were finally taken in by a Doctor and his family, somewhere in the Lee County area - my best guess is Dr Chandler at the Chandler Hospital in Compton, or the doctor he replaced. The 1900 Census would indicate at least Marie went on to Rochelle in Ogle County, where the Lincoln Hospital was just getting started on Woolf Court. Nachusa orphanage wasn't an "Official" orphanage until 1904, and Marie was married to Robert Nichol, and living in Woodstock, IL by then. Would really like to know who those girls lived with for those years. I see by the passenger list the spelling of the name may have been why I couldn't find that part. Supposedly they had cousins here with the last name Stahl (Harry, Henry...) Those poor kids as well as Ludwig's last 4 ended up in a Poorhouse in Muscatine, IA until about 1916, when Henry Kleinhaus and Harry Stahl married girls who were also living in Muscatine, IA. Those brothers re-united in Chicago by 1930. Their brother, August, stayed in Lee Co., IL, then moved to Ogle County, and finally Rockford, IL. Thanks so much. I didn't have access to the passenger list on Ancestry.
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jml152 2 Nov 2012 7:06PM GMT 
LostQuays 3 Nov 2012 2:33AM GMT 
jml152 3 Nov 2012 5:14AM GMT 
LostQuays 3 Nov 2012 5:24AM GMT 
jml152 3 Nov 2012 5:43AM GMT 
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