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NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

DRESSEC (View posts)
Posted: 8 Mar 2004 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jul 2005 11:05PM GMT
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF THE NAMES OF ORPHANAGES FOR GIRLS IN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY DURING 1932. AS I WAS IN ONE FOR ABOUT 5YEARS AND I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MY CHILD HOOD AND MY NATURAL FATHER. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP..BLESS YOU, DOROTHY

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

RegNMINiles (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jul 2005 3:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Page 206 of the 1982 book titled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory" has only one institution for children in Passaic at the time in which you are interested. It based on 1934 and 1933 sources :

Passaic Home and Orphan Asylum, 238 River Drive, Passaic; residential care, under private auspices, for 47 orphan and deserted white and Negro children, age 4-14, from Passaic, Clifton and Garfield; Protestant children only.

By the way, there is no New Jersey State census later than 1915. There are federal censuses of New Jersey in 1900 (and earlier) and every 10 years thereafter. The latest that is open to public inspection is 1930.

Reg Niles

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

Robin (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schieck (Schick), Milan
Reg, How can I access the NJ censuses before 1900 in search of any evidence as to in what NJ home my grandmother and her siblings were placed after the death of their mother? My great grandmother Paul(e/a), born 1853, died shortly after the family's arrival on the Westernland out of Antwerp, Belgium in 1885. The children with approximate birth years were as follows: Joseph, 1884-5; Marga, 1882; Marie (My grandmother) Marie Teresa Schieck Milan, 1877; Ottelie, 1880; and Paula, 1880. We only heard talk of Joseph and 'Bessie' (Marga) but never learned their whereabouts. Ottelie and Paula were apparently twins. Either they died or they were also sent to an orphanage or a family. My aunt Marion Milan in about 1910 was placed in the same home temporarily. It was run by nuns and the children did the Stations of the Cross as they went up stone stairs.

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

Robin (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 3:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schieck (Schick), Milan
Sorry. I was not clear. Schieck was the family name for my great grandmother and my grandmother and all of her siblings.My great grandmother Paul(e/a), born 1853, died shortly after the family's arrival on the Westernland out of Antwerp, Belgium in 1885. The children with approximate birth years were as follows: Joseph, 1884-5; Marga, 1882; Marie (My grandmother) Marie Teresa Schieck Milan, 1877; Ottelie, 1880; and Paula, 1880.

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC

Reg Niles (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2006 8:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
I checked Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area, edited by Estelle M. Guzik. It was published in 1989 and may be out-of-date in some respects. I heard that a later edition was issued. Page 272 says that the New Jersey State Library in Trenton has the 1895-1915 NJ State censuses; it says they are not indexed. Try to verify that fact on the Internet.

You may have heard that the Federal Census of 1890 was destroyed.

Guzik, p. 270 says that naturalization records are arranged by county and are indexed--perhaps by the first letter only of the surname. I call that rough alphabetization. Great-grandmother Paula had children born before her emigration, so they were aliens and may have sought citizenship.

In any case, the expertise you need might exist outside of the orphanage and adoption message boards. Ancestry.com has a board for genealogists concerned with Passaic County :

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=an&p=l...

If that is not the relevant county, use the search box on the bottom of every page in Ancestry.com to enter the name of a county or state or surname for which you seek a board.

I used to read a message board for New York County, NY and many people had trouble determining the correct enumeration district in a federal or state census. For this reason, I suggest that one get help (free, if possible) from genealogists with experience in census research.

By the way, you use the name Paul(e/a) in your postings. A computer search for Paula on this message board will not find it, but her daughter's name Paula will be found. Some of the queries contain terms which frustrate computer searches, for example, a search for 1963 will not find 1962/63.

Reg Niles

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC

Robin Roy (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 2006 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schieck, Schick, Roy
Reg,

What excellent guidance you give! Thank you so much.

I will find the names of all the counties in New Jersey and do the naturalization search. although I shall also have to do the lower counties in New York, too, if that is possible. But from what I gather that would have to be done by enumeration district.

And special thanks for clarifying the need to spell my grandmother's name Paul or Paula or Paule.

Sincerely,
Robin Roy

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

Sharon Kamin (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 4:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mr. Niles: I read your reply to another person about the Passaic Home and Orphan Asylum circa 1934. My mom, Loretta Jones and her brother Thomas Jones Jr. were both born in West New York, New Jersey in 1930, and 1929 respectively. Their mom, Rose Russo, placed them in an orphange when the kids were about 3&4, or 4&5. My mom died in 2002. I just found her brother, Thomas in 2003, 6 months before he died. He had horrible memories about how he and his sister( my mom) were abandoned by their parents and yet their grandparents would say hello to them from the outside gates at the orphanage. The family did not help to support eachother. Such a horrible childhood. I am trying to research more on where they "grew up". Is there another home that they would have been sent to if they came from West New York, New Jersey?
Thank you. Sharon.

Re: NAME OF ORPHANAGE IN PASSAIC NEW JERSEY

RegNMINiles (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 2006 4:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
I do not know the answer to your question. I know of no affiliation that the orphanage in Passaic may have had with another orphanage. I know of no orphanage ever being in West New York, NJ.

You'll have to wait for the federal census of 1940 to be released after 72 years.

Reg Niles
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