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Date Name of Person Making Affidavit Residence of Person Making Affidavit Name of Orphan Age How Disposed of
01/18/1883 Peter Lorenz Gentilly Road cor. Marigny Augustine Delphine Lorenz 5 mos old Mother died 8th Jan 1883. The father has eight children & is unable to make provision for its care. Sent 18th Jan/83 to the St Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
01/20/1883 Chief R. B. Rowley Chief's Office Unknown 9 yrs Sent to N. O. F. O. Asylum for full particulars see L. B. page 20th Jany/83.
01/27/1883 Mrs. Eliza. Nolan 61 Julia Street John 6 mos Illegitimate. Mother unable to make provisions for its support. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Asylum 792.
01/29/1883 Frank Romel 275 St. Ann St. Joseph Labrouch 10 yrs old Mother and father dead. Has no relatives to make provisions for his maintenance. Sent to St. Mary's Male O. Asylum. See P. B. page 794.
01/31/1883 Mrs. Eliza. Autrett 59 Treme Street Henry Autrett 5 The father of these children is dead. The mother is an invalid and unable to earn a support for them. The boy sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum & the girls sent to N. O. Female Orphan Asylum.
Mary Autrett 8
Eliza Autrett 7
02/01/1883 R. B. Rowley Chief of Police Basil Johnson 5 yrs old Mother and father dead, has no person to care for him. Sent to Asylum Ladies of Providence, cor. Esplanade & Miro. See P.B. #4 page [sic].
02/09/1883 Edwd. Morishiser 65 Dauphine St. Florence Morishiser 3 mos old Mother of the child insane and has no relatives to provide for its maintenance. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum Feb. 9/83. See P. B. #4 page [sic].
02/12/1883 Annie Shielder 14 St. Anthony St. George Shielder 3 1/2 mos old Parents of the child not able to provide for his maintenance. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum 12th Febry 1883.
02/21/1883 Mrs. Martha Crais 39 St. Ann St. Florance R. Crais 9 Female N. O. F. O. Asylum.
Francis U. Crais 6 Boy St. Vinct. Infs. O. Asylum.
Louis W. Crais 6 Boy St. Vinct. Infs. O. Asylum.
Robt. E. Crais 3 Boy St. Vinct. Infs. O. Asylum.
Mother in destitute condition.
02/24/1883 Mrs. Louisa Kuon 164 Julia Street Willie Kuon 1 mo & 3 dys old Born on 21st January 1883. Father dead and mother not able to find work with the care of the child. Sent 24 Feb/83 to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
03/06/1883 Catharine Callahan 95 1/2 Franklin St. Mamie Sullivan 2 mos. Father dead. Whereabouts of mother not known. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Asylum.
03/09/1883 Mrs. Mary Boricy Poydras St. between Baronne and Dryades John Hartman 9 dys old Father of child supposed to be living but has absented himself for more than sixth [sic] months. Whereabouts unknown. Mother sick in Charity Hospital and destitute. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. Orphan Asylum.
03/15/1883 Mrs. Ellen O'Hara Cor. Calliope & Magazine Eliza O'Hara 10 yrs old Father dead. Mother in indigent circumstances. Sent to N.O. Female O. Asylum.
03/27/1883 Bella Bartley 300 Gravier Street Katie Bartley 2 mos old Abandoned by its father. Mother unable to support child. Sent to the St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum. See L.B. page 809.
04/13/1883 Dr. J. T. Jackson 125 Elysian Fields St. Israel Baker 7 yrs old Orphans. Recovered from small pox & sent to the Asylum of the Ladies of Providence, corner Miro and Esplanade. See P.B. folio # 810.
Davy Baker 5 yrs old
04/20/1883 Mary Ann Watkins 62 St. Thomas St. Bertha Watkins 7 yrs old 22nd Sept/83. Father dead. Mother has a small babe 8 weeks old & cannot find employment with the care of both as there is no colored asylum to receive the baby. The older child has been sent to Louisiana Asylum cor. Hospital & Tonti. See P.B. #4 page 811.
04/28/1883 Chief R. B. Rowley Central Station Unknown 16 dys old Male white child. Parents unknown. Left bet. 15th & 18th April with Mary Williams, colored, residing at 128 Bienville St. Person leaving it has never returned. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum.
04/30/1883 Mary Clark cor. Austerlitz & Jersey Unnamed 3 weeks old Mother unmarried. Aleck Despo has abandoned the child and its mother. She has no relatives to care for it & is unable to find employment with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum The mother is stopping with Mrs. Pargo cor. Auslerlitz
05/01/1883 Nenes [Neves?] Saccaro 285 Bourbon St. Mary Saccaro 10 yrs old Father Francesco Saccaro died on the 16th Feb 1883 The mother is unable to provide for the children. The two former Mary and Rose sent to New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum. The boy Dave sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum
Rose Saccaro 8 yrs old
Dave Saccaro 6 yrs old
05/04/1883 Mrs. Mary Sides Greenville, Miss. Alice Estella Sides 13 mos old The father, Wm. S. Sides, has left his family and Mrs. S. his wife knows not of his locality. Having four children and finding nothing to do in Missi, and having no means or friends she was induced to come to New Orleans to find employment. With her child
Anna Isabella Sides 3 yrs old
05/05/1883 Mrs. Francois Dupre 119 Toulouse St. Paul Edward Dupre 3 mos old Mother of Josephine Dupre, mother of child. Godmother Apollino [sic] Bruno, No. 80 St. Peter St. The mother, Josephine Dupre is unmarried. The reputed father has abandoned this child & the mother is unable to keep the baby. Her mind being not entirely right - Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum. See P.B. #4 page 818.
05/05/1883 Catherine Fry 361 Melpomene St bet Howard & Freret Wm. Fry 10 years old Sent to St Mary’s Male Orphan Asylum.
Anna Fry 9 years old Sent to New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum.
Mary Fry 8 years old Sent to New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum.
Katie Fry 7 years old Sent to New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum.
Margaret Fry 2 1/2 years old Sent to St Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum.
Loretta Fry 8 months old Sent to St Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum.
Julia Fry 4 years old Sent to St Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum.
The father makes no provisions for their support. Mother utterly destitute & unable to find work with care of children. They seem to be in danger of starving & as a matter of absolute charity they are sent to the asylums as above.
05/15/1883 Elizabeth Summer 506 St. Claude Caroline B. Swetman 4 mths Locality of father L. Swetman not known. Mother died on 9th May 1883. Name of mother is Kate L. Rutland. Sent to St Vinct. Inft. Orphan Asylum.
05/26/1883 Mrs. B. Flynn cor. Melpomene & Liberty Richard Flynn 11 years old Father dead. Mother unable to make provision for its support. Sent to St. Mary's Orphan Boy's Asylum.
05/28/1883 Mrs. Mary Ruth Carondelet bet. Erato & Clio
Eight years old Father dead. Mother had left the boy - no one knows where she is. Grandmother Mrs. Ruth not able to provide for him. Sent to the St. Vinct. Home for Boys. Give no order. The Grandmother to take this child out of Asylum Febry 8/87 - R. Mother consents to let child remain on above condition. - R.
05/30/1883 Widow J. Planicellas
Grandmother
501 Moreau St. Male Foundling 15 days old. Catherine Barcelo, the mother of the child is weak in mind - unmarried. Father of child not certainly known - Sent to St.Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum - No relatives able to provide for its maintenance.
06/14/1883
[Out of chronological order]
Ellen Laughton Peters St. bet. Erato & Thalia Loulou Laughton 12 years old, 30 May/83. Father dead - Mother works out & is unable to maintain her child - Sent to the New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum.
05/31/1883 Mrs. C. H. Gross 173 Girod St. Male child, not christened 2 wks old Name of mother, Ellen Mahoney. Abandoned by its father -- The mother unable to make provisions for its care support. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
06/19/1883 Mollie Whalan cor. Love & Eughein Katie Whalan 10 yrs old Mother dead. Father very old & not able to make provision for its support. Sent to the N.O. Female Orphans Asylum.
06/20/1883 Mrs. M. C. D. Lehde 152 Julia St. Wm. Winters 12 dys old Mother has resided in Waterproof La. Father of the child dead and the mother now in the city is unable with the care of the child to earn a support. Sent to St. Vinct. I. O. Asylum.
06/20/1883 Joseph Pugo [?] Bayou Boeuf Dominique Pugo* 7 mos old Mother in the La. Retreat. Father working in different localities of the state and cannot take the proper care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
06/21/1883 Mrs. Jennie Glancy Elmyra bet. Peter & Ellett, Algiers Michael Glancy 17 months old Father dead. Mother unable to find work with the care of the child. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum.
06/26/1883 Laura Roberts 266 Canal Street Augustine Illy 3 months old Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum at request of mother making the statement.
06/26/1883 Theresa Pope Thalia & Franklin Philomena Kenney 4 weeks old Father of the child does not support it. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Asylum. Mother Theresa Pope unmarried. Name of the father, Thomas Kenney.
07/05/1883 Mrs. Medley
Robt Medley 12 years old Sent to the House of Refuge at request of the mother.
07/09/1883 Mrs. Mary Baldwin


Sent to the Home of the Aged and Infirm this date.
07/18/1883 Mrs Emma Casey Magazine St. bet. 3rd & 4th Emma May About two months old Nothing can be ascertained of the Father & Mother. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
07/25/1883 Loreto Cometis 275 Lafayette St. Rosa Cometis 4 years old, 12th Novbr./83. Mother no account & gives no attention to the child. Always drunk. Child sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum, cor. Race & Magazine.
08/01/1883 Mrs. Margaret Incony 628 1/2 Love cor. Enghien Hannah Sweeney 5 years old Sept. 20th/83. Father in the hospital. Mother unable to find work with care of children. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylym.
Margaret Sweeney 2 years and rive months old.
08/04/1883 Mrs. Mary Audaer Cor Bolivar & Poydras James Krues 2 1/2 months old Child left with Mrs. Andrew. Mother's whereabouts unknown. Nothing known about its father. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
08/06/1883 F. A. Behan 151 Clio St. Name Unknown About ten years old Is an orphan and has no relatives or friends to care for her. Sent to the Louisiana Asylum corner of Tonti and Hospital streets.
08/08/1883 Frank Romeo 275 St. Ann St. Maria Gerage Seven years old Father dead. Mother very poor and has four children. She is unable to make provisions for its support. Sent to the N.O. Female Orphan Asylum.
08/10/1883 Lenora Woods 90 Rampart St. Rosan L. Woods 14 months old Father has absented himself for 16 months. Where he is, is not known. Mother unable to make provision for its support. Sent to the St. Vinct. Inft. O. Asylum.
08/13/1883 Mrs. Margaret Dahoney 595 Burgundy St. Mary L. Dabney Twelve years old Father of the child dead. Mother cannot get work with care of child on her hands. Sent to the N.O.F.O. Asylum.
08/16/1883 Mrs. Hannah Ryan Cor. Locust and Felicity Patrick C. Ryan Nine years old on 15th of Decbr 1883 Sent to St. Alphonsus Asylum.
Agnes Ryan Six years old on 5th of Novbr 1883
08/18/1883 Mrs. Isadore Lunceford 174 Tchoupitoulas St. Saml McClane About 12 years old Orphan. Has no friends to provide for his maintenance. Sent to the St. Vinct. Home for Boys.
08/23/1883 St. Vinct. I. O. Asylum Cor. Race & Magazine Francis T. Nick Crais
Sent to St. Vincent Inft. O. Asylum Febry 21/83. Removed to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum 23rd August 1883.
Louis W. Crais
08/23/1883 St. Vinct. I. O. Asylum Cor. Race & Magazine Antonio Gonzales Between 6 & 7 years old Sent from St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum. Sent same as above.
08/23/1883 St. Vinct. I. O. Asylum Cor. Race & Magazine Willie Kelley [?] Between 6 & 7 years old
08/27/1883 Mrs. A. Freuny 265 Carondelet St. Wm. A. Freuny 2 years old, Sept. 8th/83 1/2 orphan. Sent to the [sic]
09/10/1883 B. Houghton West Pearl River Robt. Fogg 9 years old Robert & George W. sent to the St. Mary's Male O. A. Mary sent to the New Orleans Female O. Asylum. Father dead. Mother in house of prostitution.
Geo W. Fogg 7 years old
Mary Fogg 8 years old
09/17/1883 Mrs. Anna Larry 88 St. Thomas St. Ellen Larry 6 years old Father is dead and mother unable to get work with the care of the children. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum
Lizzie Larry 5 years old
09/21/1883 Mrs. Ann Kearny 81 Front St. Jno. Kearny 5 1/2 years old Sent to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum, cor. of Chartres & Mazant.
Michael Kearny 2 years old
09/28/1883 Celestine O'Brien The Jump Buras Settlement Nora O'Brien 5 years old March 14/83 Sent to the St. Vinct Infant O. Asylum
Willie O'Brien 3 years old July 6/83
Johanna O'Brien 1 year old Sept 6/83
09/29/1883 Mrs. Josephine Sbisa 71 Royal St Joseph Sbisa Ten years old 28th August/83 Mother & father dead. Sent to the St. Alphonsus Asylum.
10/09/1883 Mrs Delia Marcks 48 St Thomas Mary Marcks Fourteen days old the 9th of October Mother unable to find work with care of the child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
10/15/1883 Mrs Ellen Brady, Widow 370 Rampart St bet. Julia & Girod James Brady 8 years old, May 11/83 His father is dead. Mother compelled to work out for a living. Sent to the Poydras Asylum cor. Magazine & Peters Avenues.
10/16/1883 Mrs Coleman col'd. 373 Poydras Wm Donahoe 1 year old - White Mother Jennie Cronan. Father James Donahoe Sent to the St Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
10/22/1883 Mrs. Emma Darrell 221 S. Rampart Caroline Como [Corno?] 12 years old Mother & father dead. Mrs. Emma Darrall guardian to save the child wishes her placed in the House of Good Shepherd. Sent Oct. 22nd/83.
10/26/1883 Mrs. Bridget Taylor 32 St. Andrews St. Wm. Taylor Eight years old Father of the child is dead and the mother unable to find work with the care of child. Sent to St. Alphonsus Asylum cor. Fourth & St. Patrick.
10/31/1883 Josephine Gautier 99 Gaiennie St. Alen Gautier 9 years old, Febry. 18/83 1/2 Orphan- mother unable to make provision for his maintenance. Sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
11/08/1883 Delia M. Williams 195 Carondelet St. Lizzie Walsh 15 years old Mother & father dead. Her sister married, lives at 195 Canal St. - is quite sick and unable to make provision for support of her sister. Sent to St. Joseph's German Orphan Asylum.
11/13/1883 Melinda Levick Algiers - Verrett Avenue Mary Levick 2 years & 4 months old Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
11/14/1883 Emma Smith 46 Louisa St. 3rd dist. Viola Smith One month old on 12th inst. Illegitimate child - John Valentine, father refuses to provide for child. Sent to the St. Vincnt. Infant Orphan Asylum
11/19/1883 Mrs. Camille Homon cor. Canal & Basin St. Annie Grismon Four months old Child left with Mrs. Homon and she does not know where either the father or mother stay. They have not been seen since 1st of August 1883. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum, cor. Race & Magazine.
11/20/1883 Mrs. Delia Norvell 340 Baronne St. Wm. Norvell 13 years old, May 1883 The father of child died 19 Febry/83. Mother unable to make provision for his maintenance. Sent to the Asylum for Destitute Orphan Boys on St. Charles St. bet. Dufossat & Bellcastle Streets.
11/20/1883 Mrs. Henniks Cor. Franklin & Poydras Lena Norvell 10 years old Mother an invalid. Father's occupation keeps him away from home during the day & the child is constantly out, learning bad habits. Sent to N. O. Female Orphan Asylum.
11/21/1883 Z. Bachemin, Capt. Commdg. 4 Precinct 4th Prect. Station to which chidren were bro't by Mr. Francisco Artates [Artatis?] #147 Rampart Rosaria Montarbano 5 years old - girl Mother Maria Montarbano died on the 15th inst. leaving children without means of support. The father is said to be in St. Louis, Missouri. Sent to St. Vinct. Inft O. Asylum.
Joseph Montarbano 14 months old - boy
12/03/1883 Chief of Police Chiefs Office Thos. Griffin 9 yrs old Orphans-brot. to city by some person named Shoise [?] Thibodeaux with whom they had been living. They were abandoned here by him. Sent to the St. Mary's Male O. Asylum cor. Chartres & Mazant.
Wm. Griffin 10
12/13/1883 Eugene Margiollotty 149 Dauphine St. Maria Margoletta [sic] 14 months old Mother died 3rd Decbr/83 Father Eugene M. not able to provide for daughter. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
12/15/1883 Alice Rolls cor. Liberty & Canal Henry Rolls Two months old Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphans Asylum cor. Race & Magazine.
12/22/1883 Crutchs Marino Giochino 149 N. Rampart St. Mary Gioachino [sic] 15 dys Father dead. Died in hospital 7th Oct. 1883. Sent to St.Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
Joseph Figallo
Peter Gioachino [sic] 4 yrs
12/26/1883 Sarah Clark 254 1/2 Melpomene Agnes Sheridan Twenty six days old The father of child is named Pete Sheridan. Mother unmarried. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
12/29/1883 Mrs. Mary Rice 70 N. Robertson Leona Kissingar [?] 8 years old Orphans. Sent to N.O. F. Orphan Asylum, Decbr. 19/83. Leona Kissingar is by authority of the Mayor is entrusted to the custody of W, L. Crockett, 287 S. Rampart St. to whom she was let by the mother before her death. The other child Louise sent to N.
Louisa Kissingar [?] 10 years old

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