Sault Ste. Marie Michigan had an orphanage, it was call the Emma Mason Home. If you want information on it contact the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, 906-632-9331, if they don't have info there, they should be able to suggest someone/someplace in the area that can help you.
Also, there is Bayliss Public Library, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan which is loaded with info on that area.
Chippewa county historical society, 906-635-7082