Helen Perkins - First picture she had taken when she arrived at her new
home.
ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS OF NEW YORK (MIDWEST)
Riders 6
Marie/Marion Roberts (birth name) Mary Anne Daly (foster/adoptive name) Carter (married surname) (deceased 3/7/2002)
Born 5/18/1915 at the Lying-In-Hospital,her birth name was Marie. Biological parents Marion McCarthy & Walter Roberts. A June 30,1917 NYFH Rider to Rochester,
MN. She arrived with No 31 imprinted on a scrap of cloth attached to the left corner of her dress.That number matched the same number the Daly's held. She was
placed with adoptive parents, Dennis and Mary Daly of Eyota, Minnesota.  She was met at the Rochester depot by her new family on 6/30/1917. She was adopted in
1925 & given the name of Mary Anne. She married Maynard Carter in 1945 and they had 3 children.
More details in "Orphan Train riders, Their Own Stories, Volume 1"
Robert Rail/Reil (birth name) Johnson (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Rutland Township, MN to A R Johnson family
Joseph W Rainer (birth name) Rolfes (foster/adoptive name)
1914-1918 CAS Rider to Farming (township) or   Richmond, MN to Herman Rolfes family
William Reasler (birth name) Burdick (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Chain Lake Center Township, MN to O S Burdick family
Walter Reed (birth name) Bateman (foster/adoptive name)
1901 CAS Rider to Grand Meadow/Spring Valley, MN to the Bateman family
Anthony Remer (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center, MN
Emily Repaski (birth name) Emily Sand (foster/adoptive name) Taylor (married surname) (deceased 7/29/2003)
1914 NYFH Rider to St Cloud, MN. Emily was born 5/23/1911 in New York.  She was put in the Foundling Hospital as an infant.  She was placed with Magdalena Sand
in 1914.  She spent most of her life in SanDiego, California.  She was a Wave in the Navy.  Her third marriage was to Captain Charles C Taylor.  She had no children.  
She died July 29, 2003. Biological parents Irma Repaski & Joseph Deangelis..   See William Jospeh Williams, adoptive brother. Married Bert Carey in Nov of 1934.  
Remaried Charles Taylor Sept 1955.
Charles Rettiche (birth name) Atwell (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Adrian Township, MN to Mrs D C Atwell
Mary Emily Richards (birth name) Egan (foster/adoptive name)
1884/1896  NYFH Rider to Padua, MN/St Cloud, MN  to the Egan family
Joseph Riley (birth name)
Rider to St Joseph, MN
Lenora Roberts (birth name)
1882 CAS Rider to Pipestone, MN
Mary Rogers (birth name) Kramer(foster/adoptive name)Tenopir (married surname) (deceased  1/17/2003)
Mary was born December 16, 1910 in the Bronx of New York City to Mary Rogers.  Mary's mother died when she was only 13 days old and her grandmother cared for
her until she was two years old.  At that time she placed her in the New York Foundling Home.   Shortly after, she came to Nebraska on the Orphan Train in 1912.  
She was then adopted by Rudolph & Mary (Liable) Kramer of Stuart, NE.  She grew up on the family farm near Stuart and attended St Boniface Parochial School in
Stuart.  Upon completing her education she began working for several families in Atkinson.  She married Emil Tenopir on February 23, 1943 at Atkinson.  The couple
farmed north of St Paul.  In 1961 they moved into St Paul and continued to farm until 1971.  Mr Tenopir died March 12, 1993 and Mrs Tenopir continued to live in her
home until August 2001, when she entered Heritage Living Center.  Mrs Tenopir was instrumental in organizing orphan train reunions on the National and State
levels.  In 1987 she played an extra in the PBS movie, "Home at Last" that was filmed at Stuhr Museum.  She was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church and its Council of Catholic Women.  She enjoyed baking, entertaining and attending the orphan train reunions.
John Rose (birth name) Bickel/Rickel (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to Bickel or Rickel family
George Rothert (birth name) Brennen (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Worthington,MN to John Brennen family
Fred Roucher (birth name)
1883 CAS Rider to Pipestone, MN
Henry Ruitter (birth name)
1883 CAS (Home for Friendless) Rider to Oakland Township, MN
John Rich (birth name)  Joseph Voeller (Vehler) (foster/adoptive name) (deceased)
1906 NYFH Rider.  John Rich was born July 9, 1903 in New York City, NY,which according to a letter written to the family in 1958 was not registered, and given the
name Joseph Voeller upon arrival at Berwick North Dakota.  The records of the New York Foundling, 175 68th Street, New York 21, NY., indicate that the occurrence o
John Rich birth was not registered.  He was admitted to The New York Foundling Hospital Agency July 22, 1903 and give up for adoption or as an unwanted child.  His
mother was unable to care for him.  He does have a certified baptismal certificate as being baptized at St Vincent Ferrer's Catholic Church, New York City, NY on July
23, 1903.  Because his mother and/or father were unable to nurture and provide for him, the parents suggested foster child placement.  On August 31, 1906, the
mother put John Rich up for placement.  Later in 1906 the 3 year old John Rich move by  "Orphan Train" to Berwick, ND USA.  John Rich was placed as a foster child
with Mr & Mrs Sylvester Vehler  of Berwick, North Dakota (note Voeller spelling).  John Rich was one of  975 youngsters that arrived in ND by  "Orphan Train".  The new
Voeller family retained much of John Rich's identity, but changed his given first name to Joseph and his last name from Rich to their family Voeller name, thus new
name, Joseph Voeller.  This was not a legal adotption but an agreement between NYFH Agency and the family setforth in the terms given in the Indenture.  Mr & Mrs
Voeller accepted Joseph as their own son and provided for him until he bacame of legal age.  Legal adoption means court proceedings and they were never executed.
Lucille Porter (birth name) Schabel (foster/adoptive name) Ryan (married surname)
Rider to St Cloud, MN to the Schabel family
Peter Polin (birth name) Engel (foster/adoptive name)
1902 Rider to Stewartville, MN to the Engel family
Michele P/Fu-pisek (birth name) Smith (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Rolling Green Township, MN to C C Smith family
Edith Peterson (birth name )Edith Bieganeck (foster/adoptive name)  Sister Justina Bieganeck (secular name) deceased 7/20/2012
Edith Peterson was born January 16, 1912  in New York City. She was brought to the New York Foundling Home at 3 weeks old.  At 2 years  of age
the Orphan Train brought her to Minnesota to be placed with John & Mary Bieganek of Holdingford Minnesota.  The date was November 29, 1913.
When she was 6 years old, her foster mother died and her foster father was unable to care for her, so her older foster brother and his new bride,
Joseph  & Rose Bieganeck, raised her.  In 1929,  at the age of 18 she came to the St Francis Convent in Little Falls, Minnesota, and joined the order
a few years later.  She considered the convent her home, but she counted as family the other orphan train passengers she bonded with at annual
reunions.    She knew when she met another orphan that she had met someone from her family.
More details on "Orphan Train Riders, Their Own Stories, Volume 2"  may be purchased from the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America.
Helen Perkins (birth name) Helen Klonowski (foster/adoptive name) Helen Koscianski (married surname) (deceased 5/21/2012)
Helen Perkins (age 42) surrendered her to the New York City Foundling Hospital on March 18, 1914 at age 6 weeks.  She rode the 1916 NYFH
Rider. Helen Koscianski was born Helen Perkins in Tompkins(ville), New York on February 6, 1914.  Her mother, Miss orphan train to Winona,
Minnesota on June 15, 1916 at the age of two years, 4 months.  She was placed in the home of John and Helen Klonowski.  Her parents later
had two children, Jeanette and Joseph.  Helen was never legally adopted but lived with the Klonowskis until she married at the age of 23.  She
married Erwin L. Koscianski on June 19, 1937.  They had eight children.  Erwin died in 1996.  Helen still lives in Winona and has 16
grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Helen passed away May 21. 2012 at the age of 98 years.
More details on "Orphan Train Riders, Their Own Stories, Volume6" may be purchased from the OrphanTrain Heritage Society of
America  
                                                                        
Robert Parker (birth name) Forsythe (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Nelson Township, MN to W D Forsythe family
Joseph Paul Pariot (birth name) Barclay (foster/adoptive name)
1904 NYFH Rider to Hayfield, MN to Barclay family
Robbie Paterson (birth name)
1884 CAS Rider to Jackson, MN
Emelda Pattock (birth name) Rengel (married surname)
1917 Rider to St Cloud, MN
Christine Marion Pearson/Pierson (birth name) Couzens/Collins (foster/adoptive name) Hendrix (married surname)
1913 Rider to Minneapolis, MN to  widow Couzens/who married Collins family.
George O'Donnell (birth name) Tanner (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Fairmont, MN to George Tanner family
Willis O'Neil (birth name)
1883 CAS Rider to Pipestone, MN
Marion Palmer (birth name) McPeek (foster/adoptive name)
1917 CAS Rider to Magnolia,(township) MN to Clarence McPeek family
Joseph Rose (birth name) Joseph Frie (foster/adoptive name)
1915 NYFH rider to Freeport, MN to Herman & Alma Frie family. The Frie family had received two boys prior to Mary Brady's arrival.
Joseph Rose became Joe Frie.  Giuseppe Decalogia became Giuseppe Frie (legal adopted name Conrad Joseph Frie
Tila Remer (adoptive name)
1899 CAS rider to Lime Springs,Iowa along with her half brother Anto Jnouskey
Bennie Newman (birth name) Stanton (foster/adoptive name)
1901 CAS Rider to Spring Valley, MN to James Stanton family
Winifred North (birth name) Fink (foster/adoptive name)
1897 CAS Rider to Cold Spring, MN to the Fink family
Patrick O'Brien (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center, MN
J O'Brien (birth name) Hall (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Center Creek Township, MN to Alonza Hall family
James O'Brien (birth name)
1883 CAS Rider to Pipestone, MN
Valentine O'Day (birth name)
1907 CAS Rider to Winnebago, MN
Fred Neiman (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
William Neiman (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
Louis Newberger (birth name) Pedvin (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Riverdale Township, MN to the D Pedvin family
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
John Ossian (birth name) Erichson/Erichsen (foster/adoptive name)
1895 rider to Owatonna, taken to the Minnesota Orphanage upon first arrival.  Taken in by the Erickson/Erichsen family
John Peiffer (birth name) Lannin (foster/adoptive name)
1898 rider
Josephine Peiffer (foster/adoptive name) Kennedy (married surname)
1899 NYFH rider to Carl & Mary Pieffer family.
John Quigley (birth name)
1883 rider to Pipestone, MN
George Rasmunson/Rasmussen (birth name)
George was indentured  in 1874 or 1875
Anna Rosen (birth name) Nichols (foster/adoptive name) Vondrachek (married surname) decease August 21, 1982
Anna was born 11-15-1896, she rode the Orphan Train from New York to North Dakota in 1898/1899 at the age of 2 or 3.. She was taken in by Joseph and Mary
Nichols family (spelled Nickol in the 1900 census), spelled Michols, Michals and Nichols (in the 1910 census due to handwriting differences.)  In the 1900 census
she is listed as age 3, name Anne Rosen.  The family listed two children age 1 and 2-1/2, who apparently died by the 1910 census.   There is potentially another rider
listed, a 13 year old named Joseph Thorne.  The census lists their home as Lake Henry, MN (Stearns County).  Anna is listed on the 1910 census for the family along
with 6 more children.  The listing is for Lake George, Stearns, MN.  She is not listed on the 1920  census with 6 children plus one more when apparently sent to live
with the sister of Mary Nichols, due to the now large family size.  She married Emil E Vondrachek on October 30, 1918 in El Rosa, MN
Dorothy Roberts (birth name) Hoffmann (foster/adoptive name) Gerber (married surname) deceased 10-7-1957
Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 9, 1912.  Biological mother Alice Roberts.   She rode an orphan train to Perham, MN in 1914 from the NYFH to Perham, MN and was
taken in by John & Bertha (Lein) Hoffmann. Dorothy married Alois Gerber.   She died at the age of 45 years of breast cancer on October 7, 1957.   She is buried at St
Joseph Cemetery, Perham, Otter Tail County, MN
Anthony Prohosky (birth name)
Rode the Orphan Train to Tintah, MN.  He served on the council in Tintah, MN in 1887,1895, 1899.