The Story of US Orphanages



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The orphanages are listed by state and include, where known, the organisation which founded the home (in brackets), and the date the home was established.

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Boys’ and Girls’ Home, West Second Street, Sioux City (private corporation) Est. 1894


Children’s Home, Tabor (Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association) Est. 1892


Christian Home Orphanage, Council Bluffs. Had a building for babies and a girls’ building and a boys’ building


Danish Lutheran Orphans Home, Elkhorn (Sisters of St Francis) est. 1892


Des Moines Home for Friendless, High street, Des Moines (private corporation) Est. 1889


Evangelical Lutheran Orphans Home, Waverly (Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Society) Est. 1863


Evangelical Lutheran Orphans’ Home, Fort Dodge (Evangelical Lutheran Home Finding Society) Est. 1891


Iowa Children’s Home, East Ninth Street, Des Moines (Iowa Children’s Home Society) Est. 1888


Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home, Davenport (State of Iowa) Est. 1863


St Mary’s Orphanage, Dubuque (Sisters of St Francis) Est. 1879


St Vincent’s Home, Davenport (Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary) Est. 1896


Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Orphans’ Home, Stanton (Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod) Est. 1881


United Norwegian Lutheran Church Orphans Home, Beloit (United Norwegian Lutheran Church) Est. 1890