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From: "mmaysen" <>
Subject: RE: Info on Orphanages Please!
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:41:40 -0500
What was your father's first name?
And do you have any idea of the surnames used?
--From: L i n d a [mailto:]
--Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 10:46 AM
--Subject: Info on Orphanages Please!
--re: Time circa 1910 to 1920 ?
--I am looking for any information that can help me identify
--who my father
--was. I'm hoping this story may sound familiar to someone out there.
--My father says he was born in Chicago and had one brother (Burl) and 2
--sisters (May & Evelyn aka Toots) and when he was circa 6
--years old they
--were put in an orphanage. When his brother and him were old enough to
--work, they were sent to a dairy farm in Peoria or Kankakee. The dairy
--farm was owned by a very strict German family and my father
--to learn and speak only German on this farm. I don't know how long he
--was there, but he says he ran away from this place when he was circa
--14/15 and went to St. Louis, Mo where he married and started a family.
--He abandon his wife and 7 kids in the early 30's. This is
--all I know
--about my father until 1933 when he married my mother at age 28.
--I would appreciate any infor I can get. Thanks in advance.