Genealogy

Childrens Home

Gibson County,

Indiana

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A special thanks th Judith Sandage-Murphy for this information.


The Gibson Co, IN Children Who Were Admitted in the
Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Childrens' Home


In 1865 the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home was founded to provide care, education and maintenance to the orphaned and destitute children of Civil War Union Army veterans. Children 4 to 17 are cared for, and each child educated. It is located approx. 2 miles south of Knightstown, Indiana on State Road 140. The Home is owned by the State of Indiana, managed through a superintendent, and monitored by the State Department of Health.
Law was later amended to include all destitute children of servicemen who served on active duty in any of the authorized campaigns or declared emergencies of the United States as evidenced by an award of authorized decorations for service, an honorable discharge, a letter of mourning, or death certificate. Veterans' children from all subsequent wars have been eligible for admission since _____ (1923?rchk date).

In 1865 the Soldier's Orphan's Home was first in the Military Hospital, Indianapolis, IN starting with four orphans. In April 1866 it was moved to Knightstown (across the street from the hotel housing the Indiana Soldiers' Home -- note: In 1871 a fire destroyed this Soldiers' Home and the veterans were moved to the soldiers' home in Dayton, Ohio. (***take note of this if you had an ancestor who resided in the original one before being moved to Ohio)).

The Home underwent numerous name changes: originally named the Indiana Soldiers' and Seamens' Home; renamed 1887 the Indiana Soldiers' Orphans' Home; and later in 1929 renamed the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Childrens' Home. After 1903 they started trying to secure foster homes for some of the children. The Home received support from several veteran's organizations: The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) and its women's auxiliary, American Legion and Auxiliary, and others.

In 1906 the Home Journal, the school's monthly magazine, began the "Alumni Column" as an avenue for ex-pupils to exchange general interest and personal information. (this school magazine may be a way that descendants might find some info on their ancestors - but I am unsure if this has been microfilmed or accessible to the public)


Lastname, First Admitted: (my estimate of dob) (my guess at war/conflict vet in)




ALLCORN, OSCAR 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
BROWN, MABEL DEAN 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
BROWN, WILLIAM THOMPSON 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
BURRACKER, CARRIE 1888 (b ca 1870 to 1885) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
BURRUCKER, CARRIE 1888 (b ca 1870 to 1885) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
CHANDLER, EVELYN RUTH 1928, 1930 (b ca 1910 to 1924) prob WWI vet's child
CHANDLER, CHARLES RAYMOND 1928, 1930 (b ca 1910 to 1924) prob WWI vet's child
CHANDLER, GLEN MELVIN 1929, 1930 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
CONNOR, GEORGE EDWARD 1941 (b ca 1922 to 1937) prob WWI vet's child
CONNOR, MARGARET ANN 1941 (b ca 1922 to 1937) prob WWI vet's child
CONNOR, MILDRED ELLEN 1941 (b ca 1922 to 1937) prob WWI vet's child
CONNOR, ELSIE LORRAINE 1941 (b ca 1922 to 1937) prob WWI vet's child
COOPER, TAMMY JO 1979 (b ca 1961 to 1975) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
COOPER, ELMER BRIAN JR. 1977 (b ca 1959 to 1973) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
CRITCHFIELD, GLADYS 1923 (b ca 1905 to 1919) prob WWI vet's child
DREW, THELMA GERALDINE 1932 (b ca 1914 to 1928) prob WWI vet's child
DREW, ALICE JUNE 1932 (b ca 1914 to 1928) prob WWI vet's child
DREW, ANDREW JUNIOR 1932 (b ca 1914 to 1928) prob WWI vet's child
EAKES, ROY M. 1903 (b ca 1873 to 1887) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
EAKES, MARSHALL S. 1903 (b ca 1873 to 1887) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
EAKES, JOHN M. 1903 (b ca 1873 to 1887) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
FERGUSON, LARRY DEAN 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FERGUSON, JESSE LEE 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FERGUSON, MARIAN COLEEN 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FERGUSON, RICHARD LOUIE 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FERGUSON, ROBERT EUGENE 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FERGUSON, JAMES ERIC 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
FRITZ, EMMA D. 1891 (b ca 1873 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
FRITZ, MAGGIE C. 1891 (b ca 1873 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
FRITZ, CHARLES WILLARD 1891 (b ca 1873 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
GASANAY, RAY 1913 (b ca 1895 to 1909) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
GASAWAY, RAY 1913 (b ca 1895 to 1909) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
GRIFFITH, LUCINDA 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HART, LORENA J. (ELZA) 1897 (b ca 1879 to 1893) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HART, ELZA 1897 (b ca 1879 to 1893) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HELM, HARRY ELLIOTT 1896 (b ca 1868 to 1882) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HELMS, HARRY ELLIOTT 1896 (b ca 1868 to 1882) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HERBERT, FRANK 1891 (b ca 1873 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HERBERT, BERTICE 1891, 1892 (b ca 1873 to 1885) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
HUTCHINS, CURTIS DEWAYNE(DUWAYNE)1973(b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
HUTCHINS, ROSA JENITTA 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
JOHNSON, GREEN CLARENCE 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
JOHNSON, JOHN MARION 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
JOHNSON, LULA (LULU) 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, ANNA M. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, CHARLES G. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, WILLIAM A. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, KATE 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, LULA (LULU) ROSE 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
KENNEDY, DELLA GRACE 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
LAMB, CLAUDE S. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
LAMB, HARRY 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
LAMB, WILLIE R. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
LINDEN, GEORGE E. 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
LYNCH, EDNA 1896 (b ca 1888 to 1892) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MACARTHUR, TIMOTHY HUGH 1979 (b ca 1961 to 1975) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
MANDRELL, ETHEL 1899 (b ca 1891 to 1895) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MANDRELL, FREDDIE 1899 (b ca 1891 to 1895) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MILLER, MAUD 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MILLER, HELEN 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MILLER, MABLE (MAYBELLE) 1890 (b ca 1872 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MINIS, ELMER 1888 (b ca 1870 to 1885) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MONTGOMERY, AGNES D. 1900 (b ca 1870 to 1884) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
MONTGOMERY, JESSE 1900 (b ca 1870 to 1884) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
NORRICK, JOHN MICHAEL 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
NORRICK, JAMES EUGENE 1972 (b ca 1954 to 1968) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
OESTREICHER, BERNICE CATHERINE 1929 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
OESTREICHER, EDNA VELMA 1929 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
OESTREICHER, CARL LEWIS 1929 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
PEARSON, JOSEPH 1886 (b ca 1868 to 1882) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
PFOHL, NORMAN OSWALD 1893 (b ca 1875 to 1889) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
REED, CARRIE 1897 (b ca 1879 to 1894) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
REED, JAMES 1897 (b ca 1879 to 1894) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
ROBB, ROY M. 1904 (b ca 1874 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
SANDERS, CHARLES EUGENE 1946 (b ca 1929 to 1942) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SANDERS, EMMA MARIE 1946 (b ca 1929 to 1942) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SANDERS, GAIL YVONNE 1946 (b ca 1929 to 1942) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SANDERS, GERALD DAVID 1946, 1956 (b ca 1929 to 1939) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SCHULTHEIS, DARLENE 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
SCHULTHEIS, DARYL THOMAS 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
SCHULTHEIS, RONALD WAYNE 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
SCHULTHEIS, GLENN WILLIAM 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
SCHULTHEIS, KENNETH PAUL 1973 (b ca 1955 to 1969) prob WWII/Korean/Viet Nam vet's child
SKELTON, CHARLES E. 1892 (b ca 1874 to 1889) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
SKELTON, EVA BELLE 1892 (b ca 1874 to 1889) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
SKELTON, FLORENCE MARIE 1957 (b ca 1939 to 1953) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SKELTON, PRISCILLA MAY 1957 (b ca 1939 to 1953) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SKELTON, PATRICIA ANN 1957 (b ca 1939 to 1953) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SKELTON, PAMELA KAYE 1957 (b ca 1939 to 1953) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SPURGEON, JOSEPH ALLEN 1958 (b ca 1940 to 1954) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
SPURGEON, ROBERT STEPHEN 1958 (b ca 1940 to 1954) prob WWI/WWII vet's child
STATELER, LEROY LUTHER 1923 (b ca 1905 to 1919) prob WWI vet's child
STATELER, MARY ELIZABETH 1923 (b ca 1905 to 1919) prob WWI vet's child
STATELER, PAULINE A. 1923 (b ca 1905 to 1919) prob WWI vet's child
STATELER, WILLIAM C. 1923 (b ca 1905 to 1919) prob WWI vet's child
STATELER, JAMES THOMAS 1924 (b ca 1906 to 1920) prob WWI vet's child
STATELER, HILDA MAY 1926 (b ca 1908 to 1922) prob WWI vet's child
STATLER, HILDA MAY 1926 (b ca 1908 to 1922) prob WWI vet's child
THOMPSON, DELBERT WAITMAN 1931 (b ca 1912 to 1926) prob WWI vet's child
THOMPSON, FRANCIS EUGENE 1931 (b ca 1912 to 1926) prob WWI vet's child
THOMPSON, JAMES THURMAN 1931 (b ca 1912 to 1926) prob WWI vet's child
THOMPSON, LAURA DORETHEA 1931 (b ca 1912 to 1926) prob WWI vet's child
THOMPSON, LEO FREDERICK 1931 (b ca 1912 to 1926) prob WWI vet's child
THRONE, GEORGE WASHINGTON 1896 (b ca 1878 to 1892) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
THRONE, CHRISTINA 1896, 1905 (b ca 1878 to 1888) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
TIBBETT, BESSIE 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
TIBBETT, JENNIE 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
TIBBETT, MOLLIE 1889 (b ca 1871 to 1886) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
UNTHANK, WILBURN F. 1929 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
UNTHANK, EMILY 1929 (b ca 1911 to 1925) prob WWI vet's child
WALKER, GEORGE OWEN 1879 (b ca 1861 to 1876) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WESTFALL, OSCAR 1888 (b ca 1870 to 1885) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WILGUS, HEBER F. 1894 (b ca 1866 to 1880) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WILGUS, ZOE NELLIE B. 1894 (b ca 1866 to 1880) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WITHERS, JACOB FRED 1883 (b ca 1865 to 1879) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WITHERS, CELIA L. 1883 (b ca 1865 to 1879) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WITHERS, CATHERINE E. 1883 (b ca 1865 to 1879) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WITHERS, TILDEN H. 1883 (b ca 1865 to 1879) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child
WOODERY, CYNTHIA 1881, 1891 (b ca 1863 to 1874) prob CivWar/_____ vet's child