Looking for film or documentation of children in Sacred Heart Orphanage, Pueblo, CO 1914-1925. FS has no films or documentation. Suggestions of where else to look? Thank you.
Have you looked at this page? https://scalar.usc.edu/works/pueblo-orphanages-transformation-/background-history?path=introduction
It seems that the folks who wrote this article have a good bit of information. Perhaps you could comment and ask if they know how to access the records?
This site has taken the list of orphans from the censuses: https://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/orphansh.html
Perhaps your orphan is listed? You might email the Site Manager (email at the bottom of the page)
Did you know they have a facebook page as well? https://www.facebook.com/Sacred-Heart-Orphanage-172812409467855/ Perhaps you can ask there.
Wow! Thank you! So glad to get your information. I have ck'd out this site and so impressed. I also have created a FB page. I have not found Nick Plevel or his brother Robert. I know from my husband's father that he and his brother were in an orphanage from which they ran away. At least that is the story. The following were a little less known orphanages in Pueblo, CO. I've been unsuccessful in finding any history on them. Maybe FS has something which I've missed. Again, Thank you FS and you Anne. Diana Riley
Emanuel Faith Home 1920
Fries Orphanage 1900
Holy Family Orphanage 1919
Pueblo Children’s Home 1900
Were there only the two children? Nick and Robert? There is a Plevel family living in Pueblo, Colorado in 1920 with a 13-year-old son, Nick. See: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9R6C-JLW?i=4&cc=1488411&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMXLH-Y2K
It is quite an interesting family, because there are the two older boys (John 15y and Nick 13y) and then the next children are 4 1/2. That is a quite a gap. It is possible that their mother died and they were in an orphanage for a few years until their father remarried and was able to take care of them again. It was apparently a fairly common thing to happen, especially with immigrants who had no other family with them.
That same family appears in the 1910 census in White Pine, Nevada. And yes, the mother's name is different. See: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RVR-WRG?cc=1727033&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMKLW-DYP
But, again, this family has Nick and John, not Nick and Robert. Any chance Robert's middle name was John?
Or this could be a totally different family. What do you think?
This family has been a huge challenge.
Nick b. 1909 and John b. 1904 (?) (called Robert - it was middle his name) in the 1920 census were living with his father Thomas Plevel and 2nd wife Mary. Thomas and his first wife Martha had Nick and John and one other child. Thomas and Martha divorced in 1914 and both remarried. It appears that Thomas kept the boys Nick and John while Martha kept their daughter Ann. Thomas and Mary had 5 children beginning in 1915. Martha married a Joe Zuebeck and had 6 children.
Nick and John were put in an orphanage by their father Thomas Plevel about 1921 when the boys were about 12 and 15. The 1920 census does show the boys at home so that is why I think 1921 or 1922.
Nick was a trouble maker according to his own stories and he escaped the orphanage about 1924 when he was 15 and got into trouble and eventually change his name to Michael Thomas Plevel.
He told us lots of stories. His father was an immigrant from croatia, worked in the mines. I'd like to confirm if possible the orphanage story.
1910 census says that Martha had 4 children, only 3 living; John, Ann & Nick.
If he was a 'troubled' youth is it possible that he was actually in a facility for troubled youth rather than an orphanage? I know I have an uncle in that situation.
Yes that is a possibility however in addition to my husband’s father telling us, we spoke with his brother’s brother-in-law (John’s wife’s brother) who told us that the boys were in an orphanage.
Martha did have 4. Her first child named Mary was stillborn. Martha was 15.
We’ve really had a wall where it comes to Martha. She says her maiden name was both Danculovic and Steves and she says she was born in Braddock, PA and also born in Croatia/Yugoslavia.
Did you happen to ck FS info on those smaller orphanages. We started with Sacred Heart because it was/is catholic and my husband’s Dad was a strict practicing catholic as were his parents.
Thanks again. I’m so thankful and appreciative of your help.