Home for Friendless Children, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 1900

Home for Friendless Children

10th Ward, Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, A.D. 1900*


 1 ?erriatti* Sophia  Matron       W F Mar  1873 27 S England England   England   * Matron Home for Friendless Children 0 Y Y Y H
 2 Lamb Maria*        Asst Matron  W F Apr  1872 28 S Penna   Penna     Penna       ?                                   0 Y Y Y
 3 Thomas Mary ?      Nurse        W F May  1888 22 S Penna   Penna     Penna       ? Nurse                             0 Y Y Y 
 4 Rella Lizzie       Cook         W F Feb  ?    19 S German  German    German      Cook                                0 Y Y Y
 5 ? ?                Seamstress   W F ?    ?    ?  S Penna   England   England     Seamstress                          0 Y Y Y
 6 Derla* Lizzie      House Maid   W F Sept 1884 15 S Hungary Hungary   Hungary   * House Maid                          0 Y Y Y
 7 Bresk? ?           Laundress    W F May  1877 23 S Hungary Hungary   Hungary   * Laundress                           0 Y Y Y
 8 Rodgers Ida B      Inmate       W F Sept 1889 10 S Penna   Wales     Wales       At Home                               Y Y Y
 9 O???field Jennie   Inmate       W F July 1888 11 S Penna   Penna     Penna       At Home                               Y Y Y
10 Boser* Emily       Inmate       W F Jan  1892  8 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
11 Baker Lizzie       Inmate       W F Feb  1891  9 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
12 Nesymer* Mollie    Inmate       W F Oct  1892  7 S Penna   Germany   Germany     In Home
13 Husren Anna        Inmate       W F Feb  1890 10 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home                               Y Y Y
14 Fehry* May         Inmate       W F May  1893  7 S Penna   Not Known Not Known   In Home
15 Williams Anna H*   Inmate       W F May  1893  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
16 Robiski May        Inmate       W F Aug  1890  9 S Germany Germany   Germany     In Home
17 Robiski Anne       Inmate       W F Apr  1893  7 S Germany Germany   Germany     In Home
18 Brennen* Edith     Inmate       W F Nov  1898  2 S Penna   Wales     Wales       In Home
19 ????marke* Mary    Inmate       W F Mar  1891  9 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
20 ????marke* Cora    Inmate       W F Sept 1889 10 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home                               Y Y Y
21 ????marke* ?       Inmate       W F Feb  1895  5 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
22 ? Daisy*           Inmate       W F Jan  1890 10 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home                               Y Y Y
23 ?                  Inmate       W F May  189?  6 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
24 ?                  Inmate       W F ?    ?     ? S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
25 Rod??? ?           Inmate       W F ?    ?     ? S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
26 Rod??? ?           Inmate       W F ?    ?     7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
27 Rod??? ?           Inmate       ? ? ?    ?     3 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
28 Rod??? ?           Inmate       ? ? ?    ?     ? ? Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
29 ?
30 Burke ?            Inmate       W F ?    ?     ? ? Penna   ?         ?           In Home
31 ????* Rosa         Inmate       W F Sept ?     ? ? Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
32 ?                  Inmate       W F Apr  ?     ? S ?       ?         ?           In Home
33 ?                  Inmate       W F Sept 1898  1 ? Penna   ?         ?           In Home
34 ?                  Inmate       W F ?    ?     8 S ?       ?         ?           In Home
35 ?                  Inmate       W F ?    ?     6 ? ?       ?         ?           In Home                               Y Y Y
36 ?                  Inmate       W F ?    ?     ? ? ?       ?                     In Home                               Y Y Y
37 ?                  Inmate       W F Dec  ?     ? ? ?       ?         ?           In Home                               Y Y Y
38 ?                  Inmate       W ? ?    ?     ? ? ?       ?         ?  
39 Evans Lizzie       Inmate       W F Sept ?     ? S Penna   ?         ?           In Home
40 Mc? ?              Inmate       W F July 1892  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
41 ? Marty*           Inmate       W ? Jan* 1892  8 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
42 F???? ?            Inmate       W ? ?    ?     ? S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
43 F???? ?            Inmate       W M Apr  1893  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home 
44 Long ?             ?            W M ?    ?     ? S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
45 Long ?             ?            W ? ?    ?     5 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
46 Campbell ?         ?            W ? ?    ?     3 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
47 Metzgar* Harvey*   ?            W M ?    ?     3 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
48 ? ?                Inmate       W M Feb  1893  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
49 McFarland ?        Inmate       W M Oct  ?     ? S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
50 Good George        Inmate       W M Jan  1891  9 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
51 C????y* Emery*     Inmate       W M Oct  1892  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
52 Oldfield* Frank    Inmate       W M ?    1890  9 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
53 Debout* ?          Inmate       W M July 1894  5 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
54 Egger ?            Inmate       W M ?    1893  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
55 Robinson Ralph     Inmate       W F Sept 1897  2 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
56 Lutz Andrew        Inmate       W F Dec  1891  8 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
57 Lutz Frank         Inmate       W M Jan  1893  7 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
58 Lutz Edward        Inmate       W M May  1897  3 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
59 Curtis John        Inmate       W M ?    1892  8 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
60 Curtis Robert      Inmate       W M Jan  1891  9 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home
61 Rhodes Charles     Inmate       W M July 1891  8 S Penna   Penna     Penna       In Home


** Transcriber's Notes **

Please Note: The quality of the original document for this listing 
was poor; caution is advised.  Also, part of this list is found on sheet 5B
in the census, and part on sheet 6B. In both cases, House number is 325, 
Dwelling number in order of visitiation is 100, and Family Number in order 
of visitation is 106.  At the bottom of sheet 6B, the Enumerator made the 
notation "Continued on 'A' side of this sheet".  This may be a note re the
census in general and not in reference to the orphanage in particular. The
identical grouping of numbers as that given for the orphanage could not be
found for any additional entries on sheets 5B, 6A, 6B, nor on neighboring 
sheets.  

Columns above represent name, relation, color, gender, birth month, birth 
year, age, marital status, birth place, father's birth place, mother's birth
place, immigration, occupation, months unemployed, can read, can write, can 
speak English, home or farm.  

Columns omitted are years married, number of children, number of living 
children, years in United States, naturalization, months at school, home 
owned or rented, home owned free or mortgaged, number of farm schedule.  

Transcriber used the abbreviations Asst for Assistant, Penna for 
Pennsylvania.  Unknown has been written across immigration columns in the
original census for those foreign-born unless otherwise noted in the 
transcription above.

Address of Orphanage: 335 Franklin St. 
This census was taken on the 6th day of June, 1900, by James A Fleming, 
Enumerator.

 1  First letter of surname might be "G", or "C", possibly "K" or "H": 
    Gerriatti or Cerriatti, Kerriatti or Herriatti.  Immigration/naturali-
    zation information for this person was entered in original document as
    "unknown".
 2  Given name might be Myrin; unable to read middle initial.  Unable to 
    read occupation
 3  Might be "Thomas C Mary".  Unable to read first word of relation and 
    occupation
 4  Unable to read birth year
 5  Unable to read name, birth month, year and age.  First name might be
    Susan; surname might begin with "L", possibly "D" but can't say 
    for certain. The census is very light for this person's entry. A best
    read (could be incorrect) for the surname might be "Daniels".
 6  Might be Dula, Desla ....   Immigration/naturalization information for 
    this person was entered in original document as "unknown".
 7  Unable to read name.  Surname looks something like "Breskiles";
    first name appears to be long - contains a "p" and "i" - might be
    Josephine, but can't say for certain. Immigration/naturalization 
    information for this person was entered in original document as
    "unknown". 
 9  Might be Oldefield, Oldfield; second, third (perhaps a fourth) letters
    are hard to discern - could start with "Ob..", i.e., "Oberfield".
10  Hard to read; might be Brace, Braer ....
12  Might be Nisymer, possibly Niszmer (?).  Surname is hard to read with 
    certainty.
14  Might be Fehy, Febry, Feheg ....
15  Middle initial might be "K"
18  Very light
19  Unable to read surname.  Might be something like Landesmark, 
    Landesmach ...
20  Unable to read surname, same as line 19
21  Unable to read surname (same as line 19), or given name; given name
    might be Irene.
22  Unable to read surname; might be something like Hood, Krod (?)...
    First name looks like Daisy.
23  Unable to read name.  Surname appears to be short (approx 5 letters).  
    First name seems to end with "..ella", possibly "..etta" (Absella?).
24  Unable to read name.  Surname looks something like Ryder, Kyder; 
    given name looks something like Annie, possibly Anne.
25-28  Unable to read surname; might be something like Rodgers, 
       Rodies ....  First three letters of surname do appear to be "Rod..."
       Remaining notes for persons 25-28 are as follows:
       25  Unable to read first name, birth month, birth year, age
       26  Unable to read first name, birth month, birth year
       27  Unable to read first name, color, gender, birth month, birth year, 
           age
       28  Unable to read first name, color, gender, birth month, birth year, 
           age
29  Unable to read any information for this entry, however, the surname
    might begin with "Pl..."; first name looks something like
    Lewis or Lau.. (very light and faded) - it looks more like Lewis but the
    gender (only points of it visible) seems to be "F". Caution is
    advised. 
30  Unable to read first name, birth month, birth year, age, marital status,
    parents' nativity.  First name might be Alice.
31  Unable to read surname, birth year, age, marital status.  Birth year
    seems to be in the 1890s. Surname might begin with "M" or "N";
    letters are faded and what is visible can be misleading.
32-38  Surnames and remaining information are very hard to read. Individual
       descriptions of entries for these persons are as follows [caution
       is advised; the lettering is hardly visible and what is there could
       be misleading]:
       32  Unable to read name, nativity of child or parents.  Surname
           seems to have approx. six letters and might end with either "l"
           or "t".  First name might start with "I"(?); could be an "n" or
           "r" near the end of the given name. Birth year and age might
           be 1892, 8, respectively (very, very light). 
       33  Unable to read name, birth month, birth year, age, marital status, 
           parent's nativity.  Surname might begin with "B".
       34  Unable to read name (same surname as line 33), birth month, birth
           year, nativity, parents' nativity.  Seems to be a straight line
           drawn in original document for this person (i.e., 'same as above',
           in reference to surname on line 33).
       35  Unable to read name, birth month, birth year, nativity, parents' 
           nativity.  Surname looks like it starts with "R"; might end with
           "..er" or "..es" (?).  Given name seems to have "..ic.." in the
           "middle" --- might be Alice (?) 
       36  Unable to read name, birth month, birth year, age, marital status, 
           nativity, parents' nativity.  Surname might begin with "C", "O",
           but can't say for certain; could be the beginning stroke of
           some other letter.  There seems to be an "s" or "o" as the third
           letter but can't say for certain.
       37  Unable to read name (same surname as line 36), birth month, birth
           year, age, marital status, nativity, parents' nativity. Seems to 
           be a straight line drawn in original document for this person 
           (i.e., 'same as above', in reference to surname on line 36).
       38  Unable to read name (same surname as line 36), birth month, birth
           year, age, marital status, nativity, parents' nativity. Seems to 
           be a straight line drawn in original document for this person 
           (i.e., 'same as above', in reference to surname on line 36, 37).
           Given name might be Annie ???, Alice ??? ....  Birth month seems
           to begin with "O" but might be "A".
39  Unable to read birth year, age, parents' nativity
40  Unable to read name; looks like McGer?ar/McGertar, or McYertar ??
    Given name might have an "o" as second or third letter.
41  Unable to read surname; might be something like Gail, Geil ??.  First
    name might be Marty ?? ....  Birth month might be Mar.
42  Unable to read name, gender, birth month, birth year, age. First name 
    seems to end with "d", possibly "..rd".  Surname seems to begin with 
    "F", possibly "Fr.."  Age might be 9.
43  Unable to read name. First name seems to possibly begin with "K" ("R"?),
    and it seems to be a rather long first name.  Surname for this person
    appears to be same as surname for line 42; straight line is drawn in its
    space.  
44  Unable to read first name, relation, birth month, birth year, age.
    First name might be David or Daniel.  Age looks like a six had been
    crossed out and possibly a 7 written in at the upper left.  Birth month
    might possibly be Sept but can't say for certain.
45  Unable to read first name, relation, gender, birth month, birth year.
    First name seems to end with "i" but can't say for certain.
46  Unable to read first name, relation, gender, birth month, birth year.
    First name might be George (??)
47  Both surname and given name are hard to read; surname looks like Metzgar
    but might not be.  First name might be something like Hawley (?). Unable
    to read relation, birth month, birth year.  Birth month might be Feb.
48  Unable to read name.  Surname appears to be a long surname - might
    end with "..zermath" or something similar (i.e., "..zermark", etc.)
49  Unable to read first name, birth year.  Age might be either 7 or 9 but
    can't say for certain.
51  Both surname and given name are hard to read; surname might be something
    like Correy, Cuzzey, C?ezzey (??); first name looks like Emery.  Unable 
    to read birth month.  Surname seems to begin with "C"; might end with 
    "..sy" ??
52  Surname is hard to read; might be Eidfield (??).  Unable to read birth 
    month; might be June.
53  Unable to read first name; sort of looks like Abner but not exactly -
    might be second letter of "i" but can't say for certain - very hard to
    read. Surname is also not clear; looks like "Devest", "Devert", "Debest"
    or something similar.
54  Unable to read first name, birth month.  First name might be Arnold ...
    Birth month might be Mar (?)
59  Birth month might be Mar (?)


CITATION  

Ancestry.com, On-line Census Images.
1900 U.S. Federal Census, Pennsylvania
Luzerne County, 10th Ward, Wilkes-Barre
SD 1, ED 169, Sheets 5B,6B; Images 10 & 12 of 32
Img Ref# 445,447/Roll: T623 1436.

This list was Transcribed by
Lynn Beatty
April 2002
for The Orphans' Home Website

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