Orphan Train Rider Stories

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Click on the names below to view a story of an Orphan Train Rider.

Charles Frederick – Illinois – 1888

Irma Craig – Missouri – 1901

John J. Callahan – West Virginia – 1903

Ellen Broderick – North Dakota – 1908

Ann Harrison – Colorado – 1911

Marguerite Thompson – Nebraska – 1911

Mary Jane Baade – Nebraska – 1912

Clifton and Myrtle Jennings – Arkansas – 1912

Edith Peterson (Sister Justina Bieganek) – Minnesota – 1913

Jean Sexton – Missouri – 1914

Anna Miller Bassett – Texas – 1918

Mike Francese – Texas – 1919

Elizabeth Wilde Daniel - Missouri – 1919

Bill Oser – Michigan – 1922

Fred Engert Swedenburg – Nebraska – 1925

Lee Nailing – Texas – 1926

Alice Bullis Ayler – Kansas 1930

More Orphan Train Riders Stories can be found in “Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories” Volumes 1-6 published by the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America and available through our bookstore.

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