Nebraska State Historical Society Orphan Train Rider Database

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Birth First Name

Birth Middle Name

Birth Last Name

Adopted First Name

Adopted Middle Name

Adopted Last Name

M/F

Date of Birth

Where Born

Age  at Arrival

Organi-

zation

Date Arrival

Arrival Town

Family Taking

Where Family

2nd Family

Birth Mother

Birth Father

Source

Married Name

Spouse

Died

Obit

Other Names

Fred

A

M

CAS

05/29/1885

Beatrice

CAS report

1898

no

Harrison

Abbey

M

1889

10

CAS

06/22/1899

Fairfield

Dr A R Ray

newspaper

no

Willie

Abbey

M

CAS

06/1899

ArchivesDB

no

Clara

Abrams

F

1908

5

CAS

06/1913

Franklin

John G Jannsen

Rural Franklin

Edghill-1920

Misc

no

Leon

Abrams

M

1

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Margaret

Abrams

F

1904

CAS

06/1913

Franklin

Henry Walker

newspaper

no

William

Abrams

M

1902

11

CAS

06/1913

Franklin

R D Burton

Franklin

newspaper

no

Letitia

Acker

F

1893

8

CAS

06/1901

ArchivesDB

no

Violet

Acker

F

1900

3

CAS

12/1903

ArchivesDB

no

Harold

Ackert

M

1903

4

CAS

07/1907

ArchivesDB

no

Marguerite

Ackert

F

1900

7

CAS

10/1907

ArchivesDB

no

Annie

Adamcik

F

1896

10

CAS

09/1906

ArchivesDB

no

George

Adamcik

M

1900

6

CAS

09/1906

ArchivesDB

no

Mary

Adamcik

F

1897

9

CAS

09/1906

ArchivesDB

no

Darold

Adams

M

2

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Louie

Adams

M

Corresp

no

Willie

Adams

M

8

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Winifred

Adams

F

5

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Louis

Adler

M

10

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Algernon

Agan

M

12

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

ALBION

Harrison

Alby

M

10

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Bert

Allen

Bert

Samuelson

M

01/08/1920

Union NY

4

1924

Mr & Mrs H E Samuelson

York

OTR

Mary Watkins

no

Floyd

Allen

M

1900

5

CAS

10/1905

ArchivesDB

no

Herbert

Allen

M

1893

4

CAS

09/1897

ArchivesDB

no

Robert

Allen

M

1871

9

STOH

05/1880

Red Cloud

Misc

no

Irving

Alton

M

10

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Concetta

Ambrosia

F

1898?

7

CAS

Missouri

John Campbell

Missouri

2nd-Nebraska

Misc

no

Ambrosio

Salvatore

Ambrosia

Don

S

Ambrosio

M

1896?

9

CAS

02/01/1905

Missouri

Wesley Hodgin

Missouri

2nd-Nebraska

Misc

07/07/1910

no

Jennie

Amen

Jennie

Reeson

F

1899

New York

10

CAS

10/22/1909

West Point

Walter & Amelia Reeson

Cuming Co

Misc

Jennie Jones

Harry Jones

no

Jane Amon, Ammon

John

J

Amesbury

M

1885

13

CAS

04/23/1898

Columbus

Peter Hagerman

Platte Center

newspaper

no

Gertrude

Ammerman

F

1886

13

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Joseph

Amsden

M

15

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

David

Anderson

M

15

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Elizabeth

Anderson

F

8

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Harold

Anderson

M

1908

7

CAS

02/1915

ArchivesDB

no

Helen

Anderson

F

OTR

no

Henry

Anderson

M

1905

10

CAS

02/1915

ArchivesDB

no

Walter

Anderson

M

12

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

William

Anderson

M

15

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Willie

Anderson

M

1882

8

CAS

02/14/1890

Nelson

Henry Kempler

Lawrence

newspaper

no

Angell

Unk

NOTC

no

Eddie

Anthony

M

1890

12

CAS

06/1902

Laurel

Jens Jensen

Laurel

newspaper

no

Edward

Anthony

M

1890

13

CAS

11/07/1903

Greenwood

Hugh Alla Leaver

Greenwood

newspaper

no

Joseph

Apontti

Joseph

Apps

Loecker

M

10/08/1899

New York

FH

05/27/1907

Hartington

Father Henry Loecker

Hartington

Misc

08/1980

no

Joseph Apps

Letita

Archers

F

NOTC

no

Helen

Adeline

Armour

F

09/13/1895

13

CAS

11/20/1908

Madison

F W Yeazel/Yazel

Madison

Misc

Adelaide Christian

Everette Christian

12/01/1984

no

Adaline

Andrew

Arndt

M

1899

4

CAS

12/1903

ArchivesDB

no

ASHLAND

Frederick

Ashmore

M

12

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Elsie

Mae

Atkins

Elsie

Mae

Shannon

F

9/1/1902

Lackawanna NY

10

CAS

1912 or 06/1913

Tom & Irene Shannon

Comstock

Misc

Elsie Taylor?

no

Atkins, Adkins

AUBURN

Edward

Aumick

M

1910

New York

4

CAS

05/1914

Louis & Rosie Sphonheimer

Nemaha

Misc

no

Eddie Amuick

James

Aumick

M

1898

CAS

12/11/1914

Auburn

Clarence Weatherfield

South Auburn

Misc

no

Raymond

Aumick

M

1906

8

CAS

05/1914

ArchivesDB

no

AURORA

A

Austin

Unk

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Genevieve

Austin

F

1888

12

CAS

01/17/1902

Randolph

John Rodgers

Randolph

newspaper

no

Genevieve

Austin

F

12/26/1890

France

12

CAS

08/28/1902

Sutton

Mr & Mrs Fred Englehardt

Sutton

Misc

Genevieve Penner

Fred Penner

01/08/1983

no

Jennie, Jenny

John

 

Austin

 

 

 

M

1873?

 

 

 

1881?

Columbus

John Haney

 

 

 

 

newspaper

 

 

06/1886

no

 

Nellie

Avery

F

9

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Frederick

B

M

1887

12

CAS

04/1899 or 05/1899

Germantown

CAS report

no

Harry

B

M

CAS

05/29/1885

Beatrice

CAS report

no

James

B

M

CAS

5/29/1885

Beatrice

CAS report

no

Marian

B

F

12/02/1910

Misc

Marian Chesley

Harold Chesley

06/24/1975

no

Richard

B

M

CAS

5/29/1885

Beatrice

CAS report

no

Thomas

B

M

CAS

5/29/1885

Beatrice

CAS report

no

William

B

M

1888

11

CAS

04/1899 or 05/1899

Germantown

Mr W

several

CAS report

no

Irene

Bacon

F

1911

6

CAS

06/1917

Aurora

Elmer Baker

Aurora

Misc

no

Irving

Bacon

M

1904

New York

13

CAS

06/1917

Aurora

Orton & Mabelle Arnold

Aurora

Misc

no

Irvin

Leon

Bacon

M

1906

11

CAS

06/1917

Aurora

William H Schertz

Aurora

Misc

no

Lawrence

Bader

Fritz

Johnson

M

Boston MA

FH

Omaha

alphabetical file

no

Francis

Bailey

Francis

E

Spurgin

M

1/13/1913

New York

2?

CAS

12/11/1914

Auburn

Dr Clarence & Edna Spurgin

Auburn

Misc

Harvine Kerns

10/1/1989

no

"Sas"

Joseph

Bailey

M

1895

11

CAS

08/1906

ArchivesDB

no

Rose

Baker

F

1894?

4

1902

Falls City

Jacob & Barbara Weber

Verden

Misc

no

Wiliam

Baker

M

11

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Henry

Baldwin

M

7

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Richard

Banker

M

9

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

George

Barker

M

16

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Golda

Barrett

F

1899

15

CAS

12/11/1914

Auburn

George Harmon

Auburn

newspaper

no

Goldie, Harman

Leila

Barrett

F

1907

8

CAS

03/1915

ArchivesDB

no

Irene

Barrows

F

1921

8 mos

CAS

01/02/1922

Lincoln

Mr & Mrs Herman Gilfillan

Bethany

Misc

no

Leona

Barrows

F

1918

4

CAS

01/02/1922

Lincoln

Mr & Mrs Herman Gilfillan

Bethany

Misc

no

Charles

Barry

M

15

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Joseph

Barry

M

14

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Adelbert

Bartlett

M

STOH

1879

Red Cloud

Edward Metcalf

Webster C0

newspaper

no

Harris

Bassett

M

8

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Harry

Bassett

M

8

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Madeline

Adeline

Bateman

F

03/17/1898

10

CAS

11/20/1908

Madison

Walter Rowlett/Powlett

Madison

Pettit-2nd

Misc

Madeline Dather

George Dather

10/17/1992

yes

Willard

Bateman

M

06/02/1897

11

CAS

11/20/1908

Madison

Mr & Mrs Ed Funk

Madison

Misc

no

Millard, Bate

Edith

Batesman

F

West Point

not placed

NOTC

no

William

B

Bauer

W

K

Keithley

M

04/1888

New Jersey

7

CAS

01/1900

Lincoln

James & Agnes Keithley

Weeping Water

Misc

no

Willie

Darius

Baum

M

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Jacob

Baum

M

17

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Josephine

Baumback

F

17

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Adolph

Baus

M

1892

10

CAS

08/28/1902

Sutton

Fred K Griess

Harvard

Misc

no

Bauss, Bause

Clara

Baus

F

1891

11

CAS

08/28/1902

Sutton

Fred K Griess

Harvard

Misc

no

Baus, Bause

Louis

Baus

Adams

M

1903

5

CAS

11/20/1908

Madison

Jessie J Adams

Madison

Misc

no

William

Baus

M

1904

4

CAS

11/20/1908

Madison

Jessie J Adams

Madison

Misc

no

Boni

Bausch

M

10 or 12

Schuyler

Colfax Historical  Society

no

Clara

 

Bauss

 

 

 

F

1891

 

12

CAS

03/1903

Blair

Chris Paulson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no

 

Louis

Baust

M

1902

6

CAS

09/1908

ArchivesDB

no

William

Baust

M

1904

4

CAS

09/1908

ArchivesDB

no

Allen

Baxter

M

6

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Elmer

Baxter

M

1900

14

CAS

10/06/1914

Tecumseh

E B Laflin

Crab Orchard

Misc

no

Willie

Baxter

M

9

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Floyd

Baylard

M

01/13/1893

Sochus Center NY

12?

1903

Cambridge

Mr & Mrs James John

Cambridge

OTR

Lucille Beck

no

Emma

Frances

Bear

F

09/29/1901

New York

7

CAS

07/26/1907

Minden

Mathews

Northup-2nd

Katherine Bear

Henry Bear

Misc

Emma Greenfield

Floyd Greenfield

04/28/1987

yes

Henry

Bear

M

New York

CAS

07/26/1907

Minden

Annie Atwood

Northup-2nd

Katherine Bear

Henry Bear

Misc

no

BEATRICE

Beatrice

John

Beck

M

6

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Anne

Becker

Anne

Mary

Gurski

F

12/18/1910

New York City

FH

01/1913

Peter & Regina Gurski

Petersburg

Misc

Anne Rooney

Vincent Rooney

09/16/2002

yes

Frank

Becker

Frank

Kube

M

1905

New York

7

FH

9/27/1912

Crofton

Joseph & Matilda Kube

Crofton

Misc

no

Gertie

Becker

Gertrude

Kube

F

1903

New York

9

FH

9/27/1912

Crofton

Joseph & Matilda Kube

Crofton

Misc

no

Edward

Beckingham

M

02/1887

14

CAS

06/22/1899

Fairfield

William R & Ella Dyas

Fairfield

Misc

no

Dorothy

Beckwith

F

CAS

12/18/1914

Auburn

Mrs J O Redfern

Auburn

newspaper

no

Dorothy

Beckwith

F

CAS

01/27/1916

Seward

Mrs Burdette Boyes

Seward

Misc

no

Willie

Beecher

M

1869

11

STOH

05/1880

Red Cloud

newspaper

no

Emma

Behr

F

1902

6

CAS

11/1908

ArchivesDB

no

Henry

Behr

M

1904

4

CAS

11/1908

ArchivesDB

no

Henry

Behrens

M

1884

13

CAS

12/1897

ArchivesDB

no

Gladys

Belcher

F

04/11/1908

8

CAS

1915

Blue Springs

Mrs Kate Connett

Blue Springs

Martha Wise

Misc

Gladys Kraemer

Frank Kraemer

no

Wauneta

Arlene

Belcher

Arlyne

Juanita

Mabary

F

10/26/1910

Elmira NY

5

CAS

1915

Blue Springs

Mary E Maberry

Wymore

Martha Wise

Misc

Arlyne Bond

Gordon W Bond

no

Wahnita, Mabary, Mayberry

Amanda

Bell

F

West Point

Dr Frank Kotlar

West Point

book

no

Frederick

Below

M

1900

9

CAS

09/24/1909

Plainview

J E Shaw

Plainview

newspaper

no

Harry

Below

M

1902

7

CAS

09/24/1909

Plainview

J E Shaw

Plainview

newspaper

no

Samuel

Bengston

M

1875

15

CAS

5/9/1890

Geneva

John Burson

Shickley

newspaper

no

Archie

Benham

M

1901

8

CAS

09/24/1909

Plainview

Fred Young

Plainview

J Sargeant

Annie Benham

Archibald Benham

Misc

1972

no

Archibald

Jeannette

Benham

F

1899

10

CAS

09/24/1909

Plainview

Rev F M DeWeese

Plainview

Annie Benham

Archibald Benham

Misc

no

John

V

Benham

M

1897

12

CAS

09//24/1909

Plainview

Edward Wilmarth

Creighton

Annie Benham

Archibald Benham

Misc

no

Jacob

Benjamin

M

1874

6

1880

Albion

NOTC

no

Nelson

Benjamin

M

1905?

Kingston, NY

10

CAS

1915?

Unknown farmer

2 in New York

Harriet Benjamin

Lyman Benjamin

Misc

no

Benjiman

Cecil

Bennett

M

1915

New York

7

CAS

10/27/1922

Tekamah

George & Edith Roth

Riverside

Hazel Bennett

Gordon J Bennett

Misc

no

Cecile

Clarence

Bennett

Clarence

Johnson

M

04/14/1902

Ellenville NY

6

CAS

09/1908

Holdrege

Waldemar & Elizabeth Johnson

Center

Lillian O Bennett

Sanford Simon Bennett

Misc

Julia Jensen

11/08/1967

no

James

G

Bennett

M

1916

New York

6

CAS

10/27/1922

Tekamah

George & Edith Roth

Riverside

Hazel Bennett

Gordon J Bennett

Misc

no

Bennet

Jason

Bennett

M

8

CAS

ArchivesDB

no

Luthera

Thelma

Bennett

Thelma

Giles

F

07/25/1919

Indian Lakes NY

2

CAS

10/27/1922

Tekamah

Walter & Nellie Giles

Tekamah

Hazel Bennett

Gordon J Bennett

Misc

Thelma Carlson

Howard Carlson

no

L T Fairbanks

William

Benedict

Bennett

William

VandeVegt

M

12/6/1907

New York

6

FH

8/13/1913

Columbus

Neal & Anna VandeVegt

Cedar Rapids

Sarah Bennett

Charles Bennett

Misc