ORPHAN TRAIN RIDERS OF NEW YORK (MIDWEST)
Riders 7
August Schuck (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center, MN
John Schuck (birth name)
1898 CAS Rider to Dodge Center, MN
Carrie Schroeder (birth name) Knapp (foster/adoptive name)
1902 CAS Rider to Wabasha County , MN to the Knapp family
Frances Schroeder (birth name)
1902 CAS Rider to Wabasha County, MN
Lillian Schroeder (birth name)
1902 CAS Rider to Wabasha County, MN
Mary Scholastic Scholl (birth name) Laible (adoptive/foster name) Buscher (married surname) (deceased10/05/2002)
Mary was born February 5, 1911 when she was 11 days old she, February 16, 1911, taken to the New York Foundling Home at 175 East 68th Street, New York City, New York.
When she was 10 months old she was taken west on an Orphan Train.  She went to Stuart, Nebraska where she was place in the home of Mr & Mrs John Laible.  Mrs & Mrs
Laible dies when Mary was in high school.   Mary worked for room and board with little money to finish her education.  She persisted through hard times and completed the
Normal Training course along with her high school studies. married her husband Mark Buscher.  In 1960 she was instrumental in starting the organization of Minnesota Orphan
Train Riders, that still continues today with annual reunions. Mary passed away October 5, 2002
.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mary 11 year old
Jennie Schmidt (birth name) Palmer (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Mrs J W Palmer
Odelie Schmidt (birth name) Palmer (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Mrs. J W Palmer
Mary Schneider (birth name) Wilhelm (foster/adoptive name)
1914 NYFH Rider to St Paul, MN to Louis Wilhelm family
Louise Anna Schoof (birth name) Mees (foster/adoptive name)
1910 Rider to G----------Township, MN to Mees family
Henry Schaupy/Schaupye (birth name) Miller (foster/adoptive name)
1902 CAS Rider to Dodge Center,Chatfield, Plainview, MN to Henry Miller family
Helen Schissel (birth name)
1910 Rider to Minneapolis, MN
Gertrude Schmidt (birth name) Jones (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Mrs J L Jones
Harry Schmidt (birth name) Schnelling (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to N Schnelling family
Herbert Schmidt (birth name) Hartung (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to St James, MN to Joseph Hartung family
Harry Shafer/Shaffer (birth name) Graham (foster/adoptive name)
1882 NYFH (New York Home of the Good Shepherd) Rider to Fairmont, MN to Ezra Graham
Adelaide Schaefer (birth name) Schumacher (foster/adoptive name)
1888 CAS Rider to Adams, MN to Gertrude Schumacher
Alice Sakey (birth name)
1888 rider
Alice Russell (birth name)
1899/1918 Rider to Avon or St Cloud, MN
John Rutland (birth name)
1901 CAS Rider to Kenyon, MN
Madeline Ryan (birth name)  Henie (foster/adopotive name) Ditzler (married surname)
1916 Rider to Willmar, MN to the Henie family
Erwin J. "Rivits" Rybarczyk (birth name unknown - Rybarczyk (foster/adoptive name) (deceased 4/10/2000)
Born 2/14/1914 in New York City.  Rider to Winona, MN 1916  Adopted by John  & Salomia Rybarczyk. Married Bernadine M Michalowski 2/19/1953
Basuk Ruki (birth name) Basil Kolosky (foster/adoptive name) deceasted 8/23/1982
Born 6/17/1892. A 1899 NYFH Rider to Georgetown, MN to Joseph  & Sophia Kolosky family.  His remaining family members state his surname was of an oriental background sound name.
©Renee Wendinger and
Susan Keaveny Lehner
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,Freeborn County, MN
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
Mary Mildred Schwartz (birth name) Fettes (foster/adoptive name) Lingen (married surname)  deceased 8/10/2003
12/18/1916 NYFH rider to Marshall, MN.  Mary was born 9/3/1914 in the Lying-In- Hospital (which is now a part of the New York Hospital) located at 525 East 68th Street, New York
City.    Mildred is the natural born child of Augusta Rock and Albert Schwartz.  Mary Mildred was baptised on September 15, 1914 at the church of Epiphany located in New York City.  The
name of the Priest is not recorded.  Mary Mildred was cared for by her natural parents until October 14, 1914, when she was brought to the New York Foundling Hospital by her mother,
who was unable to provide proper care for her child.  Mary Mildred was placed in one of the nurseries where she received good care. Mary Mildred was placed temporarily in the home
of Mrs Connor of  Whitestone, Queens, New York.    She remained in this home  until June 21, 1917.  Mary Mildred was then placed in the home of Mr Fred & Mrs Mary Fettes of
Marshall, Minnesota on June 30, 1917.  She made a good adjustment at this home was well provided for and readily accepted as a family member. Mary Mildred's foster parents
submitted an application for the placement of a child in their home to the New York Foundling Hospital on December 18, 1916.  On this application, Mr & Mrs Fettes specified that they
desired to have a female child of about one year old with dark brown hair and eyes.   Mary (Demarest) Fettes had been a child of the New York Foundling Hospital.  After marrying Fred
Fettes on Jan 6, 1908, in Iowa and becoming the natural mother to three children; Lawrence, Loretta and Bernard, Mary Demarest-Fettes felt she  would like to care for a child from this
Agency.   Mrs & Mrs Fettes dearly loved Mary Mildred.   However, in this home she became known as Mildred and was thought of as one of Mr & Mrs Fettes own children.    Mildred was
Indentured (an early form of adoption)  to Mr & Mrs Fettes on July 18, 1917.  At this time Mr & Mrs Fettes felt she should now be know as Mildred Fettes.    Mildred attended school where
she did well in her studies.  Records do not state how far Mildred went to school.   Mildred attended Mass weekly and received the Sacraments monthly.  Unfortunately, there is no
notation concerning Mildred's First Holy Communion and Confirmation.    In October 1919 Mr & Mrs Fettes relocated their family to Mantador, North Dakota..    Mr & Mrs Fettes dearly
loved Mildred and felt that they wanted to secure her position in their family.   On June 1, 1920 Mr Fred & Mrs Mary (Demasrest/Ovel) Fettes legally adopted Mary Mildred Schwartz.   She
then legally became Mildred Fettes.  At this time supervision by this Agency (NYFH) ceased.   In 1936 Mrs Mary Fettes contacted this Agency  (NYFH) requesting an updated copy of
Mildred's baptismal certificate because Mildred was to be  married to John Lingen.   The exact date and place where this marriage took place is not recorded.  Our records do state that
at the wedding the bride,  Mildred was attended by her sister Loretta May 19, 1936.  They changed her name to her middle name Mildred, because her adoptive mothers name was
Mary.   She was adopted into a family of three.   She had a sister Loretta  Schaefer and her twin brother Lawrence Fettes and brother Gerhard Fettes.   In October of 1919 they moved to
Mantador, ND from Ashtow, Iowa when Mildred was 5 years old.  She married John Lingen on May 19, 1936.   They had 10 children.  Mildred died on August 10, 2003 in the home in
Breckenridge, MN.   Some history on Mildred's adoptive mother, Mary Demarest - she was born January 2, 1885 and was brought to the New York Foundling Hospital.   She was placed
in the home of Gerhard & Anna Ovel of Iowa.   Later she married Fred Fettes and resided in Mantador ND.    She and Fred died in 1963.   John and Mildred Lingen had  10 children.    
John died 12/6/1995.   
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"
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
Joseph Rose (birth name) Joseph Frie (foster/adoptive name)  Deceased 2/21/1984
1909 NYFH rider to Freeport, MN to Herman & Alma Frie family. Joseph was adopted at 11 years old.  The Frie family had received two other children Mary Brady and became Alma Maria,   
Giuseppe DiCologero became Giuseppe Frie (legal adopted name Conrad Joseph Frie
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
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,Watonwan County,  MN to Mrs D C Atwell
Mary Emily Richards (birth name) Egan (foster/adoptive name) Rooney (married surname)
Born 7/8/1896. An
1897  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
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.
Ralph Wendell  Rockmueller (birth name)  Haben  (foster/adoptive name)
1915 NYFH Rider to Hibbing, MN to Francis & Catherine Haben family. Biological mother Rockmueller
Robert Rail/Reil (birth name) Johnson (foster/adoptive name)
1882 CAS Rider to Rutland Township,Martin County, 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, Martin County, 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
John Quigley (birth name)
1883 rider to Pipestone, MN
George Rasmunson/Rasmussen (birth name)
George was indentured  in 1874 or 1875
Anthony Prohosky (birth name)
Rode the Orphan Train to Tintah, MN.  He served on the council in Tintah, MN in 1887,1895, 1899.