|ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS OF NEW YORK (MIDWEST)
Anna E McGinley/Micculik (birth name)Marion Dries (foster/adoptive name) Keefe/Micculik (married surname) deceased 1955
1912 NYFH rider to Minneapolis in 1912 and was placed with Mr & Mrs Frank Dries. She became known as Marion Dries She was married in 1930 to Harold Keefe. They had 5 children. Biological parents were Thomas & Annie
Mc Ginley (Catholic Guardian Society) of New York.. She would appreciate any information about him Anna died in 1955.. Anna has been searching for her brother, Thomas McGinley, born September 6, 1916 at Sloane Hospital
in New York.
Details in "Orphan Train Riders, Their Own Stories, Volume 2"
Leo Peter Maurer (birth name )Dekoch/McEvoy (foster/adoptive name)
Rider to Ghent, MN to McEvoy family later to the Dekoch family in St Cloud, MN.
Mathew Maher (birth name) Calvin (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Martin County, MN to P Calvin family of Sioux City, Iowa
William Malony (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center, MN
Laura Martin (birth name) Laura Carlin (foster/adoptive name) Norden (married surname) (deceased 8/31/2007)
Born 5/6/1909. A 1912 NYFH Rider to Clear Lake, MN to Thomas & Mary Carlin family. Laura married Ole Norden 4/13/1926 in St Paul, MN.
Albert Mason (birth name) Buettner (foster/adoptive name)
1900 NYFH Rider to Richmond, MN to George & Theresa Buettner family.
Edward May (birth name) Gardner (foster/adoptive name)
1899 CAS Rider to Minneapolis, MN to Lewis Gardner family
James May (birth name) Bremer (foster/adoptive name)
1899 CAS Rider to Minneapolis, MN to Fred Bremer family.
Matthew Llewellyn Mayer (birth name) Ralph Lloyd Hart (foster/adoptive name)
1878 CAS Rider to South Branch TownshipWatonwan County, MN to the Hart family. Biological parents names Joseph & Clara Mayer. Matthew became know as Ralph Lloyd Hart.
James Mayne (birth name) Watson (foster/adoptive name)
1899 CAS Rider to Minneapolis, MN to E R Watson family
Evelyn McGlynn (birth name) Parker (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to L S Parker family
Peter Mader (birth name)Olds or Lowe (foster/adoptive name)
1904/1905 Rider to Winona, MN to Olds or Lowe family.
James Louis Mack (also known as Jack) (birth name) Berg (foster/adoptive name)
1914 CAS Rider to Esterville, IA, taken to Dunnell, MN to the Charles Berg family .Went to Winnebago, MN October 26, 1914
Daniel Mabey (birth name) Allen (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Center Creek Township, Martin County, MN to the Tom Allen family.
Joseph Lyons /Lyon (birth name) Wood (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Tenhassen Township/ Martin County MN to the Charles E Wood family.
J Lutirell (birth name) Livermore (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to G S Livermore family.
Lawrence Lundberg (birth name) Thorsen (foster/adoptive name)
1902 CAS Rider to Rock Dell Township, Olmsted County, MN to the Thorsen family.
George Lundberg (birth name) Fitzpatrick (foster/adoptive name)
1902 CAS Rider to Stewartville, MN to the Fitzpatrick family.
Harold Lowe (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
Nora Logne (birth name) Tanner (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to John Tanner family.
Georgia Lindsay (birth name)
1890 CAS Rider to Litchfield, MN
Gustave Lindburg (birth name)
1903 CAS Rider to Chatfield, MN
Howard Light (birth name) Marty (foster/adoptive name)
1914 NYFH Rider to Sauk Centre, MN to Frank Marty family.
Harry Lewis (birth name)
1883 CAS Rider to Pipestone, MN.
Helen Lewinski (birth name)
1916 NYFH Rider to Winona, MN.
Leo Leveseur (birth name) Buhr (foster/adoptive name)
1888 CAS Rider to Adams, MN to the John Nicholas and Mary Brust / Buhr family. See Mayme Winegar/Baker. They were both adopted/foster to the Buhr family.
Mayme riding the Orphan Train in 1889.. Photo of Mayme Winegar/Baker Buhr and brother Leo Buhr
Estelle Lewis (birth name) Brand (foster/adoptive name) Shirley (married surname)
Born at St Ann's Maternity Ward , 130 E 69th St., New York, NY on April 15, 1896. She was an 1899 NYFH Rider from New York City, NY to Wahpeton, ND arriving on June 16,1899 and turned over to the Nicholas & Anna
Brand family. Official Railroad Guides for 1899 indicate she departed from Grand Central Station on 42nd Street where she boarded a New York Central train #28; The New York and Buffalo Express to Chicago, IL
LaSalle Street Station. She then transferred to Chicago's Union Station and boarded the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad train #3 to St Paul, Minnesota. She traveled from St Paul to Ortonville, Minnesota on #3,
where she changed to Milwaukee Road train #404 to Wahpeton, ND and was received by the new foster parents Nicholas and Anna Brand, arriving on June 16,1899. Estelle married Halbert Shirley of Breckenridge, MN
where that had two daughters, Betty and Nan.
Freddie Lester (birth name) Gilbert (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Rutland Township,Martin County, MN to A C Gilbert family.
Bernard Lester (birth name) Meier (foster/adoptive name)
Born March 26, 1898. 1904 NYFH Rider to Albany, MN to the home of Peter & Mary Meier. Mr & Mrs Meier arrived at the Albany Railroad Station to pick up Bernard and Mark. Bernard was know
as "Ben Meier" thereafter. Ben married Louise Bauer, the oldes of 15 children of George and Anna Bauer. Ben & Louise Meier had four children, Marcella, 1922, Lillian, 1924. Florence. 1926 &
Arnold 1934. Bernard rode the same train to Albany in 1904 as Mark Aberharott to the Peter & Mary Meier home. See Mark Aberharott
Photos of tages on Bernard Lester's clothing when he arrived in Albany 1904 & Bernard Lester age 6 years & 4 months
Helen Legall (birth name) Reller (foster/adoptive name)
1913 Rider to Lintonville, MN to the Reller family.
Victor Joseph Leigh (birth name) Victor Meyer (foster/adoptive name) (deceased 9/9/1993)
1908 NYFH Rider to Pierz, MN to the Carl Meyer family. He became known as Victor Meyer
Lester Baby Girl (birth name) Emily Bedneiz (foster/adoptive name) Emily Lister (married surname) deceased 6/10/2013
Born July 30, 1921 i She was a 1926 NYFH rider to Mitchell, SD to Bedneiz family who named her Emily. She became known as Catherine Emily Lister.Catherine was born Baby
girl Lester on 7/30/1921. Catherine died June 10, 2013 and is survived by husband of 69 years to Bernie Lister.
Helen Marie McGarry (birth name ) Preglet(foster/adoptive name) Mavec (married surname) deceased 1977
October 1916 NYFH rider to John & Angela Preglet family of Gilbert, MN. She was named Helen McGarry by her birth mother. Born 12/13/1914 at the New York Post-Graduate Hospital 303 E 20th Street. Father John Jerome McGarry (born
1888), address unknown. Mother, Mary Agnes Gibbons McGarry (born 1888-1889) address 304 E 21st Street. (probably it was a recuperation place as part of the hospital). On December 23, 1914, her mother brought her to the NYFH. She
was baptised there. In October 1916, Helen arrived in Minnesota and was indentured to John & Angela Preglet of Gilbert, MN. They were either Yugoslavia immigrants or 1st generation American. In 1926 they officially adopted her.
Sometime during her stay she was given the middle name of Marie. Although she was well known within the St Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Gilbert as a wonder woman, Angela (her adoptive mother) was a terror at home. Helen
suffered severe physical abuse daily. Her father was very nice to her, but also afraid of Angela. Therefore, as soon as she was 18 she left home (not finishing her 12th grade) and went to work in a Duluth Hospital. The neighbors told her
later that they did report the abuse, but social services said as long as she was fed and clothed there was nothing they could do. Neighbors also told her that her father did come to see her, but Angela turned him away. She married Joseph
Andrew Mavec June 10, 1934 in a church wedding in Gilbert. They moved to Central Lakes, MN. They finally settled in Eveleth, MN until her death in 1977. She had 6 children between 1935 and 1955. Unfortunately, Joe turned out to a
domestic abuser also. Her life was very difficult, but her children is what kept her going. (Submitted by Judie Haug, daughter to Helen McGarry, Preglet, Mavec) Judie and family would love to hear from relatives.
Harry Lee (birth name) Harry Ihlen (foster/adoptive name) (deceased 11/18/1956)
1883 CAS Rider to Hans Ihlen family. Biological mothers name Rosa Lee. Harry left New York City on June 12, 1883 at the age of 8-1/2 years of age for Pipestone, Minnesota. He traveled with an agent of the Children's Aid Society. He had
been in the New York Nursery and Children's Hospital for a period of 6 years. Harry was born Jan. 8, 1875, do not know birth place. He spent 20 years of his life working for the McCormick Deering Co. Harry married Elizabeth Ott in 1908. He
was a Sherburn Marshal for a time and also a fireman. He also was a member of the Minnesota Home Guard. He and his wife had 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He died Nov. 18, 1958.Details in volume 4 of "Orphan Train Riders, Their
Own Stories". May be purchased through the Orphan Train Riders Heritage Society.
© Renee Wendinger and Susan Keaveny Lehner
Rose Krebaum (birth name) Rosemary Katzmarek (foster/adoptive name) Zarling (married surname) (deceased 6/24/2009)
Born April 19, 1911. A 1913 NYFH Rider to Avon, MN, she arrived in Avon on November 29, 1912. to Stanley & Constantina Katzmarek family. Rose grew up in Holdingford, MN On Grandfather Katzmarek's farm. She moved to Chicago at
the age of 28, married Michael Zarling. They had no children. Sister Justina and Rosemary rode on the Orphan Train together and then their adoptive mothers were siblings, so they became cousins. Rosemary said she remembered
coming on the Orphan Train at the age of two. She was married for 35 years. She lived in Chicago for 60 years and then moved back to Minnesota at the age of 88 and resided at St Otto's in Little Falls, MN. Rose died at the age of 98 years
on June 24, 2009.
Otto Kuester (birth name)
1880 CAS Rider to Rushmore, MN.
George Lachneauer (birth name) Worth/McPeek (foster/adoptive name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center/Kenyon, MN to the Worth/McPeek family.
Florence Lake (birth name) Kruchten (foster/adoptive name)Kenning (married surname)
1916 NYFH Rider to Sauk Center, MN to Joeseph & Ann Kruchten family.
Ernest Landberg (birth name) Palmer (foster/adoptive name)
1892-1901 CAS Rider to Spring Valley, MN to the Palmer family.
Benjamin J Lang (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to St Cloud, MN.
Eugene Lange (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon,/Dodge Center/Skyberg, MN. He traveled in one of these years 1901,1905,1907,1908.
Fred Lange (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN.
William Lange (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN.
Otto Lassen (birth name) Thompson (foster/adoptive name)
1901 CAS Rider to Winona, MN to Walter Thompson family.
Bernadette Leblet (birth name) Mueck/Miick(foster/adoptive name)Schaefer (married surname) deceased 11/1/2015
Born 12/27/1921Biological parents Alice Leblet from France & Robert Pape. Alice paid the NYFH for the care of her child Bernadette from April 10, 1922 to January 6, 1923, at which time she surrendered her to the orphanage. A 1923 NYFH
Rider to Fremont, NE to Adolph & Elizabeth Mueck family.Legally adopted at the age of 8, she grew up in Lindsey, NE in a happy home. Married Francis Henry Schaefer 10/5/1943 in Humphrey, NE. They had nine children. Lived in MN.
Florence Kramer (birth name) Neutzling (married surname) (deceased 11/4/1994)
Born 7/24/1611. A 1911 Rider to St Cloud, Mn. Married Andrew J Neutzling 7/5/1932
Frank Lee (birth name) Loucks (foster/adoptive name)
1901 CAS Rider to Spring Valley, MN Fillmore County to the Charles & Josephine Loucks family.
Anastasia-Ann-Anna Klosure/ Koleszar (birth name) Kologi (foster/adoptive name) Santer (married surname) ( deceased)
1900 NYFH Rider to Browerville, MN to the Rohus Kologifamily.
William James Kiester (birth name)
1882 CAS Rider to Todd County, MN
Edward Kimmerlee (birth name)
1903 CAS Rider to Chatfield, MN
Nelly Kinny (birth name) St John (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fraser Township, Martin County , Mn to Byron St John family
Harry King (birth name) McGhie (foster/adoptive name)
1902/1903 CAS Rider to Chatfield/Stewartville, MN to McGhie family.
Alexander Knight (birth name) Thomas (foster/adoptive name)
1902 CAS Rider to Judge, MN to the Thomas family.
Annie Kolozi (birth name)
Rider to Sauk Centre, MN
Maude Kent (birth name) Smith (married surname)
Charles Kirby (birth name) Berendsen (foster/adoptive name) Deceased 9/26/1988 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
NYFH rider 6-15-1914 to Long Prairie, MN to Henry & Grace Berendsen, indentured to the Berendsen on August 8, 1914 At the time of his indenture his name was changed to Lawrence Charles Berendsen..Born December 2, 1911 at St Ann's
Hospital in New York City, NY. Mother's name was listed as Helen Kirby, age 18, fathers name was listed as Alex Willin (not sure this is accurate) age 40.Baptized on December 4, 1911 at St Vincent Ferrer Church, NYC. Surrendered at 10
days old by his mother. Brother to Elizabeth Kirby.
Elizabeth Kirby (birth name)
Elizabeth was a 1911 NYFH rider. Born February 1910. She is a sister to Charles Kirby. May also have gone to the Berendsen family in Long Prairie, MN
John Kutynzk (birth name) Schuler (adoptive/foster name)
1922 NYFH rider to Frank & Josephine Schuler home in Mt Carmel, ND
Frances Stepnagel also rode on the same train with John. Two other children Ellen Broderick and William Thompson also went to the Schuler home in 1908. See Ellen Broderick
Mary Martin (birth name)Kilmer (foster/adoptive name)Sobania (married surname)
1900 NYFH rider to Bowlus, MN to the Klimer family
Edward Joseph Kenny (birth name)Black (foster/adoptive name)
Edward was born July 31, 1895 in New York City and a 1899 NYFH Rider. Arrived in St Martin, MN. Received by William & Mary Black family His natural parent's names, Sarh Ford (nickname Sadie) and William (or Joseph) Kenny once
resided at 87 Divison St. New York, NY. Edwards daughters are Agnes Fangmeir in Paynesville & Marie Thomas St Cloud, MN
Elizabeth Kenny (birth name) Niehaus (foster/adoptive name) Schraan/Meier (married surname) (deceased)
Elizabeth was born in New York City December 25, 1884. She was adopted by a Waconia couple Gerhardt H Niehaus (6/30/1827 to 4/28/1913)and his wife Anna Dressmann Niehaus.( 1834 to 2/26/1929) Mr & Mrs Niehaus referred
to Miss Kenny as Lillian Elizabeth Niehaus. Lillian appears on the 1900 Census with Mr & Mrs Niehaus in Waconia, Carver County, Minnesota. Her first marriage was to Edward Schraan. Her Second marriage was to Joseph Meier.
Rose ?(possibly Kenny (birth name) Black (foster/adoptive name) Locken (married surname)
10/18/1899 NYFH Rider to Martin County, MN to William & Mary Black. Rode with Edward Joseph Kenny to the same family
Ellen Frances Kenny (birth name) Clemons (foster/adoptive name)
1882 rider to Martin County, Minnesota to the Clemons family
Madeline McCarthy (birth name) Murray (foster/adoptive name) Matthews (married surname) deceased 3/1/1991
Born July 22, 1897 Biological parents Maurice & Sarah McCarthy. Records show both biological parents were deceased and were immigrants from Cork County, Ireland. Madeline was
baptized by Rev. C M Thuente O.P. after her arrival at NYFH. At the time of her birth the residence was listed as St Ann's, probably St Ann's Maternity Hospital for unwed mothers in New York
City. 10/20/1899 NYFH rider to St Martin, Minnesota to Michael & Rosanne (McCaffrey) Murray family at the age of 2. The History of Stearns County "Mr & Mrs Murray have adopted a little girl,
Madeline, records state 1897. She is bright and intellligent and gladdens the affectionate atmosphere of her home." Her adopted parents were in their 50's when they adopted her. She
went on to marry William H Matthews and together they had 5 children. Her husband died just after the last child was born, he died March 1 1991 in Stearns County Minnesota United
States There is a grave in Brooklyn, New York for Sarah McCarthy who died in 1901 who may have been her mother.
Buhr & brother Leo Buhr
Miriam Malford (birth name) Miriam Roering (adoptive/foster name) Miriam Zitur (married surname) (deceased 11/1/1993)
Born June 21, 1906 Shortly after that she was dropped off at New York Foundling Hospital. At the age of 19 months she was sent to Freeport, Minnesota. A 1908 NYFH Rider to St Cloud, MN to the Herman &
Elizabeth (Hussman) Roering family, who had requested a baby girl no older than two years old with brown hair and blue eyes. Elizabeth had given birth to 13 children and 9 of them were still living, eight sons
and one daughter. When they picked Miriam up at the train station, she became Miriam Roering. Miriam grew up on the family farm in Stearns County, Minnesota. When she was 16 she married Michael Zitur
on February 6, 1923. Miriam and Michael became the parents of 8 children. Michael was a quarryman at a local stone quarry. The quarry business was struggling in 1940 and Michael spent part of the year
looking for work. Miriam did something unusal for that time period, she went out and found a job. Miriam became a restaurant cook, working ast the OK Cafe. She worked for 24 years before being injured
and have to quit. Michael Zitur passed away in 1973, Miriam was still going strong, enjoying her eight children, her sixty-four grandchildren and her countless great-great grandchildren. Sh was loved by all
and on her 820th birthday, 168 people came to help her celebrate. Miriam Malford Roering Zitur left a legacy of strength, joy and love.
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