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Date Name of Person Making Affidavit Residence of Person Making Affidavit Name of Orphan Age How Disposed of
02/14/1881 Mrs. A. Piguard 40 Dryades Street Georg Ohlen Warren 6 mos Mother and father both dead. He has no relatives to take charge of him. Sent to St. Vincent's Inft. Orphan Asylum. See Permit book #4 page 721.
02/26/1881 Frank C___en [?] 7 Music St. Regina Martin 50 years old Has no person to care for her. Unable to earn her support. Sent to Little Sisters of the Poor. See Permit book #4 page 722.
03/26/1881 James Burrell No Home Jas. Burrell 36 years old Senile. No means, no friends. Sent to Little Sisters of the Poor. See P.B. #4 page 723.
04/03/1881 Katie Dowd 234 Baronne Street Julia Dowd 10 yrs old Father dead. Mother continuously intoxicated. Sent to the N.O. Female Orphan Asylum. Page 678 regular letter book for 1881.
04/06/1881 P. L. Nugent 161 Magnolia Wilton 1 mo old Father too poor to provide for infant. Mother dead. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum. Permit book page 724.
04/07/1881 Sgt. R. B. Rowley 9 Seventh St. Antonio Torres 60 yrs Sick and destitute. Sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor. See Permit book page 725.
04/11/1881 Barbara Herzog Franklin bet Girod & Lafayette Geo. Herzog 4 mos & 2 wks old Abandoned by its father. Mother unable to earn a living with the care of the child. Sent to St. Vinct Inft O. Asylum. See Permit book Page 726.
05/14/1881 Mrs. C. [?] Pozo Orleans St. bet. Burgundy & Rampart Ventura Pozo 17 mos old Father dead. Mother unable to find occupation with the care of the child. Sent to St. Mary's Boys Orphan Asylum. See Permit book page 727.

Mrs. Laura Davis 244 Julia St. Joseph Davis 4 mos old Abandoned by its father. The mother unable to earn a living with the care of the child. Sent to St. Vincts. Inft. O. Asylum. P. B. #4 page 728.
05/05/1881 Mary Sheridan Metairie Ridge next to Fireman's Cemetery Sallie Sheridan 13 years old Mind not quite right. Father dead. Sent to House of Good Shepherd. Permit book #4 page 729.
05/14/1881 Unknown reside [sic] at 80 Baronne St 80 Baronne St Unknown
Left at 80 Baronne St in 13 inst. Parties pretended to rent room for several months. The parties left without the knowledge of proprietors of boarding house, leaving child behind them. See P.B. # 730.
05/17/1881 Mary Ann McGill Prados Urquhart St bet Spain & Mandeville Shields 5 days old Child abandoned by its father. Mother unmarried, poor and unable to find employment with care of child. See P.B. #4 page 731.
05/18/1881 Frank Marfese 154 ½ Philip St August LeBlanc Papnair [?] 9 mths old Adopted mother living. Mother not disposed to nor is she able to support the child. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum. L.B. # 732. Child died. Ten dollars sent to Asylum donated by Frank Marfese 154 ½ Philip St. See P.B. #4 P. 733.
05/30/1881 Mrs. A. Hudson 176 Lafayette St. Frank Wise 8 Sent to German Pro't. O. Asylum. Mother dead. Father paralysed [sic]. No relatives in the city to care for them. See P.B. # 4 page 734.
Cornelius Wise 5
05/31/1881 Theresa Misolara Gallatin bet Ursuline & Hospital Theo Misolara 4 Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. Orphan Asylum. Mother living, father dead. See P.B. # 4 page 735. Facts as above sent to St. Vinct. Home for boys See P.B. #4 page 376.
Rosa Misolara 6
Andrew Misolara 12
Jack Misolara 9
06/06/1881 Mrs. Mary Ford 112 Burgundy St. Mary Viola Delpit
Age 17 years. Sent June 7th/81 by Judge Miltenburger to House of Good Shepard. Communication sent June 8th to the Sister in charge to keep said girl for the period of one year year [sic]. See L. B. #4 page 737.
06/09/1881 Victor Deshays 113 St. Ann Street Charles Raural [?] 9 yrs Mother and father both dead. They have no relatives to provide for them and are too young to earn their own support. Sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum. See P.B. # 4 page 738.
Edw. Raunal [?] 12 yrs
06/22/1881 Anna Whitmore 360 Magazine Street Eddie Chas. Martinez 3 yrs, & 4 mos old Mother unmarried. Child deserted by its father, Edwd. Martinez. Mother unable to provide for child and find employment. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum. See P.B. page 739.
06/23/1881 Sgt. J. J. Pujot Vallette bet. Alix & Eliza Jno. Alexander 3 wks old White foundling, male child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum. See P.B. # 4 Page 740.
06/25/1881 Jno. Coos 374 Victory St. Frank Nelson 6 yrs old Father away in the U.S. Services. Mother under arrest for drunkeness. She is utterly unfit to have charge of the children & Mr. Coos the agent of the father wishing to place them in the 7th St. Asylum until the father returns. He deposits $10 now and the father will pay what he can on return. Sent to 7th St. Orphan Asylum. See P.B. # 4 page 741.
Fred. Nelson 2 yrs and some mos
06/28/1881 Chas. M. Wurdo Chief's Office Foundling
About two months old. Left in yard of "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart". Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum. See regular copying book pg. 780.
07/11/1881 Mrs. Emily Rouch cor Julia & Baronne Maude Loader
12 yrs old, April 7, 1881 Her mother is unable to take charge of her & find employment. Her father is dead. She wishes to place her in the Asylum until Nov. Mr. McConnell will then see if he cannot find a home for her with his family. Sent to Poydras Asylum, Magazine St. See Permit Book page 742 (Written across was a notation--Sent to House of Good Shepherd, July 19th.
07/14/1881 Mrs. Jas Cochran 91 Felicity St. Viola Lee 10 yrs Mother dead, father habitual drunkard. No relatives to take charge of them. See P.P. [sic] page 743.
Katie Lee 7 yrs
R.E.T. Lee 3 yrs
07/18/1881 Catharine Laghorn Craps St. bet. Poets and Enghein Auguste Gatesh 6 mos old Mother dead. Father an habitual drunkard. Grandmother old & too poor to make provision for its support. See P.B. #4 page 744. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum.
07/18/1881 Mrs. M. T. Dugan 111 Carondelet St. Lucy Williams 13 yrs old Orphan - has no relatives able to take care of her. Sent to N.O.F.O. Asylum. See Permit Book #4 page 745.
07/19/1881 Mrs. Mary Chauvet Dauphine bet. Dumaine and St. Philip Gabriel Chauvet 3 1/2 Father is dead. The mother unable to find employment with care of children. Sent to St. Vinct. Orphan Asylum. See Permit Book #4 page 746.
Honore Chauvet 5 1/2
Francois Chauvet 9
07/20/1881 Mrs. Abbie Sharpton 139 St. Charles St. Loretta Sharpton 4 wks old Father dead. Mother has four children & is destitute of means. The two youngest children are sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum - Permit Book #4 page 747.
Mary Jos. Sharpton 3 yrs old
07/21/1881 Miss B. de Miranda cor. of Magazine & Louisiana Anna Valdez 9 yrs old Father, Mexican & in Mexico, very poor. Mother German, dead. Has no relatives to care for her. See P. B. #4 page 748.
07/21/1881 Mrs. St. Roman 104 Liberty St. Emma Debergier [?] 13 yrs old Sent to House of the Good Shepherd. Father dead. Mother unable to make provisions for their support. See P. B. #4 page 749.
Louis Debergier [?] 10 yrs & 5 mos old
07/26/1881 Capt. B. Galvin 1st Police Dist. Joseph Dagg Age not given Mother sick and in destitute condition at Charity Hospital. Father not in the city. No relatives to care for it. See P. B. #4 page 818.*
08/08/1881 Louisa Arantis 160 Basin St. Rosa Arantis 5 1/2 yrs Twins. The father is dead and the mother is in bad health and unable to find employment. with the care of the children Sent to St. Vincent Mt. Carmel Inft. Orphan Asylum. See P. B. #4 page 850.
Rose Arantis 5 1/2 yrs
08/08/1881 Sophia Brown Cor. Toledano & Franklin Edwd. Jos. Brown 6 yrs Father has deserted his wife & children. Mother is unable to find employment with the care of the children. Sent St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum. See P.B. #4 p. 750.
Chas. Emile Brown 5 yrs
Danl. Perry Brown 18 mos
09/06/1881 Judge Robt. C. Davey Recorder 1st Recorder's Ct. Mary Ann. O'Brien 8 yrs Sent to N. O. F. O. Asylum Sent to N. O. F. O. Asylum Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum. The above children abandoned by their parents. See P.B. #4 752 & 754.
Rose O'Brien 5 yrs
Jno. White 2 yrs
09/13/1881 Maria Gonzales Mother of Children Raphael Gonzales 7 Father Antonio Gonzales died Jany. 4, 1881. Mother unable to earn a living with care of children. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum. See P.B. #4 page 755.
Antonio Gonzales 5
Victoria Gonzales 2
10/07/1881 Mrs. Margaret Duckert Victory Street near cor of Ferdinand 507 Victory St. Catherine Malacasini [?] Age not known, about 7 yrs. The above named children were sent Oct 7th/81 to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum cor. Race & Magazine - for further particulars. See P.B. 4 folio 756. Age not known, about 10 yrs. Sent to St Mary’s Male Orphan Asylum. See. P.B. folio 757 for further particulars.
Annie Malacasini [?] Age not known, about 5 yrs.
Frank Malacasini [?] Age not known, about 2 yrs.
Henry Malacasini [?] Age not known, about 10 yrs. Sent to St Mary’s Male Orphan Asylum. See. P.B. folio 757 for further particulars.
11/02/1881 Mary Gibbons 384 1/2 Erato Street Martin Gibbons 2 mos old
Jno. Gibbons 2 years & 6 mos old
Mary Gibbons 5 yrs old
11/02/1881 M. F. Begarsy City Item Office Jno. Hall 7 yrs old Colored. The female children sent to "Louisiana Asylum". The boy sent to the "Ladies of Providence". They were abandoned by their father. Mother destitute and sick in the Charity Hospital. See page P.B. 789.
Annie Hall 5 yrs old
Daisie Hall 3 yrs old
11/03/1881 Sue Wethersby Rec'd by Mrs Townsend 54 Prieur St. Louis Caucellow [?] Age 2 yrs Mother & father are dead. The sister, Sue Wetherby [sic] cannot find employment with care of child. Sent to "Ladies of Providence". See P.B. # 4 page 761.
11/12/1881 Frank Askew 219 Willow St. Willie Wallace
(boy) nine months old. The mother's name Mrs. Wallace is sick and destitute and desires.to go to the hospital. The father is sick at hospital. The child has no friends to provide for it. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Aslyum P.B. page 762.
11/25/1881 Sophia Kiendberg 115 Bienville St. Lenora Kiendberg
Born February 19, 1879. Female - whereabouts of father unknown. Mother with care of children unable to find work. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum See P. B. # 4 page 703.
11/26/1881 Gorina Hansen 425 Julia St. Jno. H. Hansen
Male child, fifteen months old. Father dead. Mother cannot procure work with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum. See P.B. #4 page 764.
12/02/1881 S. H. Panza [?] 277 Orleans St. Salvadore Binaner [?] 9 yrs Male child - age nine years. Mother died in Charity Hospital. Nov. 5/81. Father in destitute condition. The child has no friends to care for it. Sent to St. Vinct. Home for Boys 371 Bienville St. See Permit book # 4, Pg. 765.

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