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)Carey/Koch/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
Born 7/8/1896. An 1896  NYFH Rider to Padua, MN/St Cloud, MN  to the Egan family.  Her birth mother is listed as Mary Heubesh born in Austria in 1875  Mary was never legally
adopted, but was raised in Sauk Centre, MN.  Married William Edward  Rooney on May 8th 1922 in Brooten, MN
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 & Paul Catholic Church & its Council of Catholic Women.She enjoyed baking, entertaining & 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
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 7/20/9012
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.
 Picture of Sister Justina
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/foster name) 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.                      
 Helen Perkins, first picture she had taken when she arrived at her new home.
More details on "Orphan Train Riders, Their Own Stories, Volume6" may be purchase 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
Tilla 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)  and 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
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
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.
Leonora O'Brien (birth name) Reh (foster/adotpive name) Litzinger (married surname)
Born November 15, 1909.   NYFH riider
Steven Leonard Nouis (birth name) Schlictings (foster/adoptive name)
1898 CAS rider to Bowlus, MN  to the Schlictings family
Paul Phillips (birth name) Richter (foster/adoptive name) deceased 12/28/1984
1914 NYFH Rider to Wadena, MN to John & Sophie Richter  at 3 years of age   He was indentured to the Rolfes family in the St Cloud area.   Unknown
as to why he did not go the Rolfes family in  Sauk Centre, but the family did not showed up. He was placed back on the train and arrived  in Wadena, Mn
where Sophie Richter, who already had 6 children at home took Paul and brough him home with her.  The girls in the family thought he was a living doll.
To the right  is a picture of what Paul was wearing when he arrived in Wadena.  When Paul was 40 years old he inquired with the New York Foundling
about his birth and the information that Sister Mary Virginia gave him is recorded. There were many people like John & Sophie Richter who changed the
lives of many like Paul.
                     To the right also is a picture of Paul as a teenager and also a young man. ALso a picture of John & Sophie
Richter.
© Renee Wendinger and
Susan Keaveny Lehner
Ralph Wendell  Rockmueller (birth name)  Haben  (foster/adoptive name)
1915 NYFH Rider to Hibbing, MN to Francis & Catherine Haben family. Biological mother Rockmueller
Dorothy Opal O'Grady  (birth name) Zan (foster/adoptive name) Maduzia (married surname) Deceased 10/26/1981
Born 9/28/1907 to Eileen O'Grady in New York City,NY -left by her mother at a boarding house at the age of 3 months in New York City promising to return for her later, but
never did. She was admitted to the New York Foundling Hospital at the age of months in  1907.  She remained at NYFH until the age of 3 years and in 1910 was sent via
Orphan, Train to Bremond, TX.    Take in by John & Margaret Zan family and was raised on their farm.   She was never formally adopted, but grew up as an indentured
person. She met and married John Bill Maduzia of New Waverly, Texas in 1930 in the Holy Name Catholic Church in Houston, TX and they had 5 children.   Dorothy passed
away on October 26,1988 in Houston,TX                                                                                              
                                                                               Photo of Dorothy as a young woman
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Michael and Walter Nolan (birth name) Brothers Cavanaughs/Baumgartner (foster/adoptive name) (Michael deceased 1993) (Walter deceased 1970?)
Michael born 9/30/1910 born at Misericordia Hospital, Manhattan, NYC.  Walter born 4/12/1908  at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY to Nellie Nolan, born in Brooklyn in 1894 (exact
date not known) She was 14 yrs old when she had
Walter, and 16 when she had Michael.    Shortly before given birth to Walter she was taken in by the Brooklyn Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children for her protection. On May 7, 1908 after
Walter's birth Nellie and Walter were transferred to NYFH.   Nellie worked at the NYFH as a servant  or child's
nurse. Nellie became pregnant with
Michael on or about New Years day 1910.  Walters fathers name was Warren Anger - husband of Catherine Angers the woman Nellie was sent to
live with in May of 1907 from the New York Catholic Protectory.  Nellie became pregnant with
Walter about two months after being placed in the Anger Home. Birth certificates on both
Michael & Walter show fathers as UNKNOWN. Nellie herself was at the NYFH until  at least 1915 helping to care for her sons as well as other children at NYFH
11/28/1916, both
Michael and Walter rode the orphan train (about 55 hours)  until they reach Maple Lake, MN at 12:52 PM Thursday 11/30/1916 (Thanksgiving Day)  They were both
INDENTURED  to Joseph& Helen Cavanaugh, who owned a farm in the Maple Lake, MN area.   They lived there for abut 1 year, at which time the NYFH ordered them removed  from this
home because of cruel treatment by Mr Cavanaugh.  They were taken to St Joseph's German Catholic Orphan Asylum in St Paul,MN for their protection.  They both lived there for only 2
or 3 months until March 12, 1918, where they were again
INDENTURED to Henry & Catherine Baumgartner of Osseo, MN.   They lived on the Baumgartner's farm for the remainder of
their childhood..  They were referred to as
Michael & Walter Baumgartner while they lived with Henry & Catherine, however they were never legally adopted by the Baumgartners..   
They returned to using their orginial surname,
Nolan after they left the Baumgartner home as young men.