I am researching Basil RUPIN who is listed among the burials of Orphans at/near Ridge Cemetery. I'll include below the list of the orphans buried there, but I am writing to ask a few questions about your visits to the cemetery.
Did you happen to take any photos?
Your message was posted a year ago; in the interim, have you learned anything more about the orphanage or its records or the children who lived there or whether there was some sort of epidemic circa 1912-1914?
In 1900, Basil RUPIN was enumerated in NE, Dodge, Platte Twp., as an "inmate" in the household of August TRAPP, whose occupation was given as "Supt. Orphan's Home." His date of death doesn't appear in the transcription below, but I hope to discover or at least narrow down his date of death, and to identify his parents. I believe that Basil probably was a grandson of Dr. Adam RUPIN of Topeka, Kansas.
Excerpted from Transcription of Cemetery Markers
RIDGE CEMETERY, Fremont, Dodge County, NE 68025
(west edge of Fremont, at the west end of Linden Avenue)
Part I - South Side - Pages 001-154
Orphans of the Lutheran Orphans Home, Fremont, Nebraska
Donald 1907 - 1909
Nellie d 1909
Esther d 1909
Johann d 1909
Myrtel d 1909
Ashey 1909 - 1910
Elmer C 1910
George 1912 - 1913
Doswell 1912 - 1913
Iola Henrietta 1913
Elisabeth 1913 - 1914
Maragareta 1913 - 1914
Major Donald 1910 - 1911
Alice 1911 - 1912
Gerhard 1912 - 1913
[This transcription (Copyright 2000 by Clarabelle Mares, Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society) is online at:www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/dodge/cemetery/ridge.txt