|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 )DekochMcEvoy (foster/adoptive name)
Rider to Ghent, MN to Dekoch family, later sent to Maurer 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 Township, 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
Margaret McGowan (birth name)Sperling (foster/adoptive name) Washtock (married surname) deceased 2/26/2002
Born 12/15/1912. A 1912 NYFH Rider to Perham, MN to the Frank & Johanna Sperling family. Married Leo Washtock 8/29/1933.
Marie McGoldrick (birth name) Ruhr (foster/adoptive name) Lenzmeier (married surname)
1904 NYFH Rider to Sioux Falls, SD to Frank & Marie Ruhr family of Kranzburg, SD. One of the founders of OTR of New York Organization (Midwest)
Florence McGuire (birth name) Yates (married surname)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center/Winnebago/Wasioja, MN in either 1898, 1907 or 1909.
Margaret McKillop (birth name) Jones (married surname)
1872 CAS Rider to Chatfield, MN. Went to an Episcopalian minister family.
George McPeek (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
Ethel Melville (birth name) Bowles (foster/adoptive name) Follensbee (married surname)
1903 CAS Rider to Chatfield, MN to William Bowles family
Salvatore Mercurio (birth name) Botta (foster/adoptive name)
Born in March 1914. A 1919 NYFH Rider to John & Rosina Botta family
Adelaide "Addye" Meyer (birth name) Addie Rademaker (foster/adoptive name) Rheinholz/Rheinholz(married surname) (deceased 7/6/1998)
Born 3/12/1908. A 1908 NYFH Rider to Warroad, MN to the Rademaker family
Rose Meyer (birth name) Meier (foster/adoptive name) Rolfes (married surname)
Rider to Collegeville, MN to the Theodore Meier family
Edward Francis Miller (birth name) Edward Bezdicek (foster/adoptive name)
1917 NYFH Rider to Jackson, MN to Louis Bezdicek family.Edward rode with Mary (Sullivan) Allendorf and the two grew up as adoptive siblings.
Pauline Miller (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
Gretchen Mittag (birth name)Busch (foster/adoptive name) LaMoure (married surname) (deceased 1999)
Born 3/8/1915. A 1917 NYFH Rider to Missouri Valley, NE to the Louis & Norine Busch family of Howells, NE. Lived in Minnesota Married to Al LaMoure.
Mary Moh (birth name) Thelen/Marie Moxal on birth certificate (foster/adoptive name) Marie Roberts (married surname)
Rider to Elrosa, MN to the Jacob & Mary Thelen family. Her birth certificates states maiden name as Marie Moxal
Donald Monroe (birth name) Chambers (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Pleasant Prairie Township, MN to the R A Chambers family
Jennie Monroe (birth name) Viola Derusha (foster/adoptive name) Anderson (married surname)
1918 NYFH Rider to Cloquet, MN to the Albin & Mary Derusha family. She became know as Viola Derusha
Bertrand Moore (birth name) Catlin (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Martin County, MN to the A Catlin family
Frank Morris (birth name) Frank Morris (foster/adoptive name) Weber/Melick (foster/adoptive family) (deceased 1/5/1953
Born 7/4/18721882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Hugh Weber family, later to N A Melick family.Married Edie May Dodge. See full Autobiography of Frank Morris News Page 2
Mamie Mullen (birth name) Kinzer (foster/adoptive name)
1900 Rider to Royalton, MN to the Kinzer family
Christine Murphy (birth name) Christine Kampa (foster/adoptive name) Boggie (married surname )(deceased 1995)
Born 12/25/1911. A 1914 NYFH Rider to St Cloud, MN to Jacob & Mary Kampa
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.
Photo of James Louis Mack
Daniel Mabey (birth name) Allen (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Center Creek Township, MN to the Tom Allen family.
Joseph Lyons (birth name) Wood (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Tenhassen Township, 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, 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. Estelle Lewis
Raphael Millard (birth name) Bradford (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS rider to Riverdale Township/Madelia, MN Received by the M Bradford family.
Freddie Lester (birth name) Gilbert (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Rutland Township, 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
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.
John Meyer (birth name)
1918 rider (CAS)
Roy Meyer (birth name)
1918 Rider (CAS)
Mary Mulligan (birth name)
1875 CAS rider to Spring Valley, MN
Louise Murphy (birth name) Louise Wild (foster/adopted name) Brandeen/Pfundheller (married name) (deceased 6/27/2009)
Louise was born August 7, 1912 in New York City. She rode the Orphan Train (NYFH) in 1915 to St Paul, MN. At the age of 7 to Freidrich & Ludwica Wild family. Louise moved to
Spooner, Wi with her family. She married George Brandeen and had three children. Her husband George and son DuWayne preceded her in death. In 1944 she married Robert
Pfundheller and had two children of Oak Creek, MN. Louise died at the age 96 years old.
Miriam Milford (birth name) Miriam Roering (adoptive/foster name) Miriam Zitur (married surname) (deceased 11/1/1993)
Born June 21, 1906. A 1906 NYFH Rider to St Cloud, MN to the Herman & Elizabeth (Hussman) Roering family. She married Michael C Zitur February 6, 1923.
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
Madeline Murray (birth name) Mathews (foster/adoptive name)
1899 NYFH Rider to Albany, MN to the Mathews family
Theresa Isabella Myer (birth name)
1915 Rider to Little Falls, MN
Thomas Myer (birth name) Smith (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Barney Smith family
Edward Naber (birth name) Smith (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to George Smith family
Joseph Narsee (birth name)Schmalke(foster/adoptive name) (deceased August 3, 1981)
Born July 14, 1894 in New York City was was adopted by John and Hedwig Schmalke. (see 1900 Census for Buckman Township, Morrison County, Minnesota. A 1894
Rider to Buckman, MN to Schmalke family
Margaret Mary Neider (birth name) Mary Margaret Marx/Marks (foster/adoptive name) Bundy (married surname)
1908 NYFH Rider to Wabasha, MN to Alonzo & Mary Marx/Marks family