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Orphan & Orphanage Records
Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906
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St. Mary's German Orphan Asylum, Buffalo
This asylum was established in 1852, and incorporated
under the general
law August 6th, 1856. The building, in the eastern part of
the city, erected in 1848, is a three-story brick edifice,
conveniently arranged, and will accommodate thirty-five
The institution is in charge of the Roman Catholic order
of the Sisters
de Notre Dame. It is supported by private gifts, collections
in churches, and aid from the city and State. The property
is valued at $6,600, and its indebtedness is $3,907.18. The
receipts the past year were $1,620.85, and the expenditures
amounted to $1,285.21.
Children of both sexes are admitted to the asylum. They
are received at
any age, from infancy to ten years, and discharged by
adoption into families, or apprenticed to farmers or
tradesmen. The number admitted to the institution since its
opening is two hundred and seventy-four. Twenty-seven were
supported the past year, and nine were placed in temporary
homes, in good families.
The inspection was made in July, 1868, and again in
July, 1869. The
institution was in good condition, and it seems to be
* source: Board of State Commissioners of
Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus
Company, Printers, Albany, p. 117 *transcribed & submitted
by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 18 July 2007.
Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission