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Monday, May 15, 2017

Residents of the Defiance County Children's Home, 1900

The census enumerator visited the Children's Home in Tiffin Township on June 14, 1900.  Adam Hall, 59, was the superintendent at the time, while his wife, Elizabeth, 55, served as matron.  They had six children, but only two were living with them at the time - Jennie M., 24, who served as seamstress, and Roy B, 17, who was still in school.

Image result for child 1900Other employees were Emma Lloyd, 40, governess; Mary M. Griteman, 31, cook; and Jennette Moninger, 25, laundress. 

The children enumerated on that day were in the Home because they were either orphaned or their parent/parents could not afford to care for them.

(Alphabetically listed with the age.)

Cameron, Olliver - 6
Garber, Nellie C. - 6
Gordon, Frank - 7

Helem, James F - 3
Helem, Pearl E. - 6
King, Israel J. - 6 (?)
Klink, Charley - 11

Marker, John W. - 7
Morris, Jacob - 13
Morse, Cora B. - 10
Morse, Dwight - 5
Morse, Maggie M. - 12
Morse, Roy C. - 7
Morse, Zelolie - 14

Newman, Irvin - 9
Patton, Frank - 8
Ricketts, Fletcher - 12

Sawyer Harry - 4
Smith, Goldie M. - 4
Smith, Henry A. - 2
Steel, Charles T. - 7 (?)
Steel, Essie E. - 12
Steel, Geneva C. - 9
Steel, Jesse S. - 6
Swan, Elmer - 4
Swan, Erna - 6

Vinegar, Myrtle N. - 10
Vinegar, Nellie - 13

Wakelt, Mason D. - 7
Wentz, Earl - 6
Williams, Jenkey - 9
Willson, Charles - 4 or 5

 *On the Defiance Public Library Website are several interviews that speak to experiences at the Children's Home, although they occur later than 1900.
Link to oral histories.

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