St. Mary’s Orphan Asylum in Dunkirk NY

1860 – 1940

An Index of Names

By Douglas Shepard and Marsia Painter, 2012

 

            Women in the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph established St. Mary’s Orphan Asylum in 1857. The first public listing of the children’s names was in the 1860 Census where the names of the six orphans are given. There also are lists in the Federal and New York State censuses of 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930 and 1940.

 

            Although there are far more girls’ names, boys were included up through 1905. After that the boys were at the St. Mary’s Farm and School on Bennett Road. (In the directories for 1906 through 1957, the orphanage on Buffalo Street [today’s Washington Avenue] is given as “St. Mary’s Orphan Asylum,” while the one on Bennett Road is given as “St. Mary’s Orphanage.” Newspaper references are usually to “St. Mary’s Home & School,” and “St. Joseph’s Farm & School.”)

 

            The list that follows is arranged alphabetically by family name. (Some of these entries are conjectural, because the census-taker’s handwriting was difficult to read.) Where the information was given, this list notes given name(s), age, place of birth, etc.         It should be noted that this is merely a basic list. As many on-line inquiries make clear, the orphanage’s records for each child do not seem to be available either locally or at the Diocesan level. Perhaps, some day, they will be found.

 

Surname

Given Name

Sex

Age

Date of Birth

Where Born; Where Originated

Census Year

Page Number

Allen

Berenice

F

12

U.S.

1925

Auer

Mary

F

8

NY

1920

Banks

Hazel

F

13

United States; Bradford, Penna.

1905

Banks

Bessie

F

10

United States; Bradford, Penna.

1905

Banks

Gladys

F

5

United States; Bradford, Penna.

1905

Banks

Bessie

F

14

NY

1910

Banks

Gladys

F

11

NY

1910

Bayer

Ethel

F

14

U.S.; Jamestown, NY

1915

Bentley

Mary

F

12

Oct. 1887

NY

1900

Bentley

Mary

F

16

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Beohm

Evelyn

F

13

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Berens

Elizabeth

F

10

NY

1910

Berens

Pauline

F

9

U.S.; Fredonia, NY

1915

Berns

Pauline

F

13

NY

1920

Birrecca

Josephine

F

8

U.S.; Pomfret, NY

1915

Birrecca

Angeline

F

6

U.S.; Pomfret, NY

1915

Bis

Mary

F

10

NY

1930

Bis

Jennie

F

12

NY

1930

Blozicwecz

Mary

F

###

U.S.

1925

Boehm

Hazel

F

12

NY

1910

Boehm

Florence

F

10

NY

1910

Boehm

Evelyn

F

9

NY

1910

Bowser

Dorothy

F

5

Pennsylvania

1910

Bracgynski

Stella

F

13

NY

1920

Bracgynski

Mildred

F

8

NY

1920

Brahm

Florence

F

15

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Brown

Marcie(?)

F

14

U.S.

1925

Bryant

Alice

F

15

United States; New York City

1905

Buanelle(?)

Dona

F

9

Pennsylvania

1880

49

Burke

Mary

F

8

Cat

1865

Burkhardt

Mabel

F

5

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Calamni

Josephine

F

16

U.S.

1925

Callahan

Ann

F

11

NY

1870

15

Callahan

Kate

F

9

NY

1870

15

Callihan

Fanny

F

12

Cha

1875

Callihan

Catherine

F

10

Cha

1875

Cannis

Francis

F

7

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Caonstangue(?)

Josephine

F

###

U.S.

1925

Cappelli

Mary

F

5

PA

1870

15

Carmine

Angeline

F

###

U.S.

1925

Cataldo

Angeline

F

8

NY

1930

Cataldo

Ida

F

6

NY

1930

Caughlim

Catharine

F

15

Sept. 1884

NY

1900

Clarey

Julia

F

15

Canada

1880

49

Clary

Mary

F

14

MI

1875

Clary

Julia

F

8

MI

1875

Clifford

Daniel

M

9

NY

1880

49

Clifford

Catharine

F

16

Dec. 1883

NY

1900

Cobb

Merrill

F

12

U.S.; Brocton, NY

1915

Cobb

Josephine

F

7

U.S.; Brocton, NY

1915

Cobb

Laura

F

7

U.S.; Brocton, NY

1915

Condol

Anna

F

8

Cha

1865

Congden

Ellen

F

6

NY

1860

60

Congden

Anna

F

4

NY

1860

60

Conn.

Josephine

F

12

U.S.

1925

Connor

Lizzie

F

6

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Connors

Catharine

F

7

May 1893

NY

1900

Connors

Elizabeth

F

1

Feb. 1899

NY

1900

Connors

Jane

F

2

June 1897

NY

1900

Connors

Elizabeth

F

10

NY

1910

Costello

Agnes

F

9

Pennsylvania

1920

Costello

Veronica

F

5

Pennsylvania

1920

Costello

Veronica

F

###

U.S.

1925

Costello

Agnes

F

###

U.S.

1925

Cronan

Margaret

F

7

Cha

1865

Cronan

Margarett

F

14

NY

1870

15

Cronin

Margaret

F

17

Cha

1875

Crumb

Anna

F

6

NY

1930

Cullen

Belle

F

17

Cha

1875

Curley

Dorothy

F

12

U.S.

1925

Curley

Marlon

F

14

U.S.

1925

Dains(?)

Catherine

F

4

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Dawsin

Katie

F

15

England

1880

49

Dawson

Catherine

F

8

ENG

1875

Dawson

George

M

10

ENG

1875

De Anou(?)

Genevive

F

6

Unknown

1910

De Laurier

Dolores

F

7

NY

1930

De Lorenzo

Elvira

F

8

NY

1930

Dilorenzo

Elvira

F

3

U.S.

1925

Diviteo

Angeline

F

10

U.S.

1925

Diviteo

Josephine

F

18

U.S.

1925

Donovan

Nellie

F

16

MA

1875

Doty

Jane

F

10

May 1890

NY

1900

Dougherty

Mary

F

6

NY

1870

15

Dougherty

Mary

F

8

Cha

1875

Downs(?)

Margaret

F

6

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Doyle

Michael

M

6

NY

1860

60

Dray(?)

Mary

F

10

Pennsylvania

1920

Drazd

Thressa

F

7

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Driver

Mary

F

6

NY

1930

Drozd

Teresa

F

11

NY

1920

Dulfus

Mary

F

11

NY

1880

49

Elias

Clara

F

2

April 1898

NY

1900

Elias

Anna

F

3

June 1896

Germany

1900

Elias

Anna

F

8

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Elias

Clara

F

6

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Farrow

Mary

F

8

United States; New York City

1905

Ferra

Angeline

F

10

NY

1920

Firmans

Grace

F

10

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Firmans

Josephine

F

9

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Fisher

Katelene

F

10

U.S.; Buffalo, NY

1915

Fitz Gibbons

Anna

F

12

NY

1880

49

Fleming

Anna

F

12

Oct. 1887

NY

1900

Gail

May

F

12

NY

1880

49

Gail

Florence

F

9

NY

1880

49

Gangi(?)

Lucy

F

4

NY

1930

Gauthier

Anna

F

9

June 1890

NY

1900

Gauthier

Irene

F

10

June 1889

NY

1900

Goloski

Agnes

F

8

NY

1930

Goloski

Delphia

F

6

NY

1930

Grady

Julia

F

15

NY

1870

15

Granata

Bertha

F

10

NY

1920

Granthen

Katie

F

12

Canada

1880

49

Granthen

Leda

F

14

Canada

1880

49

Graygoski(?)

Belle

F

7

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Graygosky(?)

Sophia

F

5

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Green

Alice

F

11

June 1888

NY

1900

Gresczbewicz

Vict

F

###

U.S.

1925

Gresczbewicz

Mary

F

###

U.S.

1925

Gresczkewig

Antonette

F

17

U.S.

1925

Gresszberoieg(?)

Antonia

F

12

NY

1920

Gresszberoieg(?)

Victoria

F

10

NY

1920

Gresszberoieg(?)

Mary

F

8

NY

1920

Greyszewicz

Victoria

F

5

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Greyszewicz

Mary

F

4

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Grzegouzuski

Belle

F

14

NY

1910

Grzegouzuski

Sophia

F

9

NY

1910

Guido

Josephine

F

12

NY

1930

Gustafson

Montiou(???)

F

13

U.S.

1925

Gustafson

Bertha

F

10

U.S.

1925

Hall

Sophie May

F

12

NY

1870

15

Hall

Mary A.

F

10

NY

1870

15

Hall

Sarah

F

9

NY

1870

15

Hall

Elisabeth

F

7

NY

1870

15

Hanlon

Agnes

F

7

United States; New York City

1905

Hanlon

Edward

M

2

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Hanlon

Agnes

F

10

NY

1910

Harris

Jennie

F

13

OH

1865

Hartigan

Katie

F

7

NY

1860

60

Hartigan

James

M

8

NY

1860

60

Hartman

Catherine

F

8

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Hartman

Louise

F

14

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Hartman

Catharine

F

13

NY

1910

Hayes

Mary J.

F

10

NY

1870

15

Hayes

Margarett

F

9

NY

1870

15

Hayes

Margaret

F

12

Cha

1875

Hayes

Elizabeth

F

18

Pennsylvania

1910

Hevels

Margaret

F

3

June 1896

NY

1900

Hines

Mary

F

6

NY

1870

15

Hobbins

Florence

F

15

United States; Kane, Pa.

1905

Holleran

Mary

F

14

NY

1870

15

Hurley

Mary

F

13

NY

1870

15

Hurley

Kate

F

11

NY

1870

15

Hurley

Nellie

F

9

NY

1870

15

Jakublzyski

Mary

F

13

NY

1930

Jenkins

Mary

F

12

NY

1870

15

Jespanoniez

Anna

F

8

NY

1910

Jespanoniez

Mary

F

6

NY

1910

Johnson

Rose A

F

5

Cha

1875

Johnson

Annie

F

10

NY

1880

49

Johnston

Jeanna

F

10

U.S.

1925

Jones

Helen

F

9

June 1890

NY

1900

Jones

Helen

F

14

United States; New York City

1905

Kaminski

Helen

F

9

NY

1910

Kasola

Mary

F

10

NY

1910

Kat?????

Mary

F

11

Italy

1920

Kat?????

Josephine

F

7

Italy

1920

Kat?????

Celestina(?)

F

5

Italy

1920

Kendricks

Grace

F

###

U.S.

1925

Keow(?)

Hannah

F

6

NY

1870

15

Kinney

Dorothy

F

14

U.S.

1925

Klein

Gertrude

F

2

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Kolb

August

M

16

Bavaria

1875

Kwasniewski

Sophia

F

6

NY

1930

Kwasniowski

Florence

F

###

NY

1930

Lagrosso

Marie

F

5

NY

1930

Lagrosso

Nina

F

5

NY

1930

Lechwar

Dora

F

4

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Lechwar

Victoria

F

8

NY

1920

Lechwar

Vict

F

###

U.S.

1925

Lee

Katie

F

12

NY

1860

60

Lee

Margaret

F

11

Cha

1865

Lee

Margarett

F

17

NY

1870

15

Lehnan(?)

Inez

F

13

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Lewis

Grace

F

11

Jany 1889

Pennsylvania

1900

Lewis

Kate

F

8

Oct. 1891

Pennsylvania

1900

Lombardo

Rose

F

12

NY

1920

Lombardo

Laura

F

8

NY

1920

Lombardo

Jennie

F

7

NY

1920

Longner

Sophia

F

5

NY

1920

Longner

Mary

F

###

NY

1920

Longner

Grace

F

###

U.S.

1925

Longner

Mary

F

###

U.S.

1925

Longner

Sophia

F

16

NY

1930

Longner

Mary

F

14

NY

1930

Lovejoy

Maude

F

11

Nov. 1888

Pennsylvania

1900

Lovejoy

Maude

F

16

United States; Erie, Pa.

1905

Lukasik(?)

Helen

F

10

NY

1930

Lynch

Julia

F

14

U.S.; Jamestown, NY

1915

Lynch

Mary

F

10

U.S.; Jamestown, NY

1915

Mahar

Mary

F

16

NY

1875

Mahuski

Victoria

F

10

Unknown

1910

Mangas

Jessie

F

5

Mch 1895

NY

1900

Mangas

Josephene

F

5

Mch 1895

NY

1900

Mangus

Anna

F

7

May 1893

NY

1900

Martyn

Georgia

F

12

Oct. 1887

NY

1900

Martyn

Kate

F

7

Jany 1893

NY

1900

Martyn

Georgianna(?)

F

15

United States; Jamestown, NY

1905

Martyn

Catherine

F

12

United States; Jamestown, NY

1905

Matthew

Helen

F

2(?)

Pennsylvania

1920

Matthews

Helen

F

11

U.S.

1925

Matthews

Helen

F

16

Pennsylvania

1930

Mazany

Catherine

F

5

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Mazany

Catharine

F

10

NY

1910

McConnell

Gertrude

F

12

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

McEamode

Katie

F

6

Pennsylvania

1880

49

McEmode

Mary

F

9

Pennsylvania

1880

49

McFarland

Margaret

F

8

OH

1865

McGrath

Aileen

F

17

Pennsylvania

1930

McGraw

Marjorie

F

14

Pennsylvania

1930

McGraw

Marjorie

F

10

U.S.

1925

McMooney

Mary

F

15

Oct. 1884

Ireland

1900

McMooney

Ellen

F

11

May 1889

Ireland

1900

Michonski

Elinor

F

13

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Mick(?)

Violet Rose

F

6

NY

1930

Mohuski

Victoria

F

15

U. S.; Westfield, NY

1915

Montagno

Sarah

F

14

U.S.

1925

Montagno

Rose

F

10

U.S.

1925

Montagno

Rose

F

15

NY

1930

Montague

Mary

F

7

Jany 1893

Pennsylvania

1900

Montague

Tereisa(?)

F

10

May 1890

Pennsylvania

1900

Montague

Ethel

F

16

United States; Benezette, Pa.

1905

Montague

Teresa

F

12

United States; Benezette, Pa.

1905

Monticello

Mary

F

10

U.S.

1925

Monticello

Mary

F

14

NY

1930

Morrisey

Sophia

F

4

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Mullane

Mary

F

12

NY

1880

49

Mullane

Margaret

F

5

NY

1880

49

Mullaney

Helen

F

4

NY

1910

Mullaney

Maria

F

9

NY

1910

Murray

Cornelius

M

3

Min ["Penn" is pencilled in here as well.]

1880

49

Nardine

Victoria

F

12

April 1888

NY

1900

Newton

Mabel

F

15

May 1885

Pennsylvania

1900

Notti

Carmilla

F

11

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Notti

Mary

F

8

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Nowaczyk

Mary

F

14

NY

1920

Nowaczyk

Clara

F

12

NY

1920

Noworal

Cath.

F

15

U.S.

1925

Noworal

Helen

F

12

U.S.

1925

Noworal

Estella

F

11

U.S.

1925

Noworal

Helen

F

14

NY

1930

Noworal

Katherine

F

19

NY

1930

Noworal

Estella

F

16

NY

1930

O' Rourke

Catharine

F

12

Pennsylvania

1910

O'Brien

Mary

F

11

NY

1880

49

O'Brien

Sarah

F

9

NY

1880

49

Parentisa(?)

Teresa C

F

4

NY

1930

Patterson

Marg't

F

15

U.S.

1925

Patterson

Agnes

F

9

U.S.

1925

Pattison

Margaret

F

18

NY

1930

Pattison

Agnes

F

13

NY

1930

Paul

Mary

F

5

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Paul

James

M

3

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Paxton

Hazel

F

9

NY

1910

Phillips

Edna

F

13

NY

1930

Phillips

Helen

F

8

NY

1930

Piazzia

Evelyn

F

10

Unknown

1910

Pierce

Carrie

F

###

U.S.

1925

Pierce

Dorothy

F

###

U.S.

1925

Pierce

Doris

F

###

NY

1930

Pierce

Carrie

F

###

NY

1930

Pochylska

Dorothy

F

###

NY

1930

Pochylska

Blanche

F

###

NY

1930

Polinski

Agnes

F

16

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Polinski

Nellie

F

13

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Przybla

Josephine

F

10

U.S.

1925

Przybla

Stella

F

10

U.S.

1925

Przybyla

Stella

F

14

NY

1930

Przybyla

Josephine

F

15

NY

1930

Quinn

Elisabeth

F

12

NY

1870

15

Quirk

Agnes

F

11

Oct. 1888

NY

1900

Rason(?)

Justina

F

11

NY

1930

Reed

Mabel

F

9

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Reily

Alice

F

8

Canada

1880

49

Riley

Genevieve

F

11

NY

1920

Riley

Genevieve

F

15

U.S.

1925

Roesch

Alice

F

13

United States; Fredonia, NY

1905

Roesch

Lily

F

7

United States; Fredonia, NY

1905

Rogan

Catherine

F

11

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Rogers

Margaret

F

9

NY

1910

Romero

Leonora

F

13

Colombia, S.A.

1930

Roszczak

Beatrise[sic]

F

8

NY

1920

Roszczak

Bernice

F

4

NY

1920

Roszczak

Elizabeth

F

2

NY

1920

Ruickert(?)

Mabel

F

9

NY

1910

Russell

Lillian

F

5

NY

1930

Ryan

Gladys

F

10

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Ryan

Gladys

F

15

Unknown

1910

Rzneck

Stella

F

18

U.S.

1925

Rzneck

Helen

F

5

U.S.

1925

Safrac

Sophia

F

###

NY

1920

Sasso

Mary

F

###

U.S.

1925

Saundry

Ellen

F

5

NY

1880

49

Schanck

Dorothy

F

###

U.S.

1925

Schrader

Bertha

F

19

NY

1880

49

Schwin

Agnes

F

16

United States; Jamestown, NY

1905

Scott

Elizabeth

F

14

U.S.; Denver, CO

1915

Sell

Mary

F

15

Jany 1885

NY

1900

Serra

Teresa

F

10

NY

1920

Shean

Mary

F

16

NY

1870

15

Shehan

Mary

F

13

Eri

1865

Shehan

Elizabeth

F

16

Feb. 1884

NY

1900

Shiva

Venna

F

17

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Shiva

Mabel

F

13

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Shiva

Victoria

F

11

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Smith

Clara

F

7

NY

1880

49

Smith

Mary

F

9

NY

1880

49

Smith

Helen

F

14

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Snyder

Gertrude

F

12

Mch 1888

NY

1900

Sobieski

Cecilia

F

13

NY

1920

Solinski

Katie

F

13

Poland

1880

49

Solinski

Thomas

M

10

Poland

1880

49

Solinski

Ellen(?)

F

8

U.S.; Dunkirk, NY

1915

Spencer

Doris

F

###

NY

1920

Subkovak

Eleanor

F

11

NY

1930

Subkoviak

Teresa

F

###

NY

1920

Subkovial

Edna

F

9

NY

1920

Subkowiak

Florence

F

9

NY

1930

Subkowisk(??)

Helen

F

6

NY

1930

Sullivan

Anna

F

7

Cha

1865

Sullivan

Nellie

F

5

Cha

1865

Sullivan

Mary

F

2

United States; Dunkirk, NY

1905

Sullivan

Mary

F

17

NY

1920

Sullivan

Patricia

F

3

NY

1930

Suxie

Terrazia

F

14

Poland

1880

49

Suxie

Julia

F

10

Poland

1880

49

Tranceht(?)

Mary

F

14

U.S.

1925

Trusso

Santino

F

11

U.S.

1925

Trusso

Santias(?)

F

15

Italy

1930

Trusso(?)

Signorino

F

3.58

NY

1920

Utegg

Augusta

F

3

Unknown

1910

Vitali

Anna

F

11

NY

1920

Vitali

Rose

F

###

NY

1920

Vitali

Josephine

F

###

NY

1920

Vitali

Angeline

F

###

NY

1920

Wagner

Lily

F

12

NY

1910

Waring(?)

Gertrude

F

10

Jany 1890

NY

1900

Watrous

Marg't

F

13

U.S.

1925

Way

Pearl H.

F

9

U.S.; Jamestown, NY

1915

Weaver

Sarah

F

13

Dec. 1886

Pennsylvania

1900

Whitmarsh

Anna

F

15

Unknown

1910

Yachatta(?)

Rose

F

13

NY

1930

Yachatta(?)

Josephine

F

14

NY

1930

Yachatto

Josephine

F

11

U.S.

1925

Yachatto

Rose

F

9

U.S.

1925

Yachatto

Marius(?)

F

13

U.S.

1925

Young

Catharine

F

15

May 1885

NY

1900

Zimmerman

Fredenska

F

7

NY

1910

Zimmerman

Evelyn

F

5

NY

1910

Zimmerman

Frederica

F

3

NY

1910