|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 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 1913 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.
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
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
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 Minnesota
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 to the C J 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, 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)
NYFH rider.Charles went to the Berendsen family sometime after his birth 12/2/1911. His biological parents were Helen Kirby and Alex Willin
Elizabeth Kirby (birth name)
Elizabeth was a 1911 NYFH rider. Born February 1910. She is a sister to Charles Kirby
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