I noticed that this was posted 2001.I hope you are still working on this.I would like to thank you, if nothing else since my mother-in-law was on maybe the 1901 orphin train into KS. I can find her name on a couple of cesus. She was adoted by Jacob & Lena Dethample in Ellinwood KS. They adopted a boy that was born in KS. Jacob was from PA & there was a daughter or son born there. Lena seem to be from KS. There was three other sister, but John and Edna M Adnew were adopted by the Dethamples...spelled several ways..De Themple...Dethomple..but the cencus are that way.
Let me know what else you know about the orphin train. The census states she was born in Albany, NY.