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~ Allamakee County ~

Lansing Mirror,
Allamakee County, Iowa
Friday, November 30, 1877

~ submitted by Margaret Foster and Rose Mele

Under the direction of Mr. E. Trott, an agent from the Children's Aid Society of New York, a company of boys arrived in this place (Lansing) Friday afternoon, last. The object was to provide homes for these boys. They were taken to the City Hall where the work of distributing them was carried on by the committee of Messrs. Blum, McCormick, Rockwell, Healy and Nelson. In general the boys were bright, intelligent and all well behaved and well dressed. One little fellow, George Stevens, was ill and so patient, that Mrs. Steiber, at once selected him for adoption. One colored boy, McNear Addison, was selected by Mr. Schierholz; and the yougest boy, Braddock Black, was taken by Mrs. Bascom.

Geo. STORK, age 12, taken by A. C. Hagemeier, Rossville
Sherman JENNINGS, age 10, taken by Wm Werhan, Forest Mills
McNear ADDISON, age 8, taken by H, Schierholz
Braddock BLACK, age 8, taken by E. B. Bascom
John GARRY, age 8, taken by Conrad Steiber
John ROGERS, age 11, taken by Leopold Trentle
Wm. RYAN, age 9, taken by James M. Thompson
Geo. STEVENS, age 9, taken by Henry Steiber
Wm. SCHAFFER, age 15, taken by Stephen Heal, DeSoto
Andrew G. MERRILL, age 11, taken by L. Crane
Harry STAIR, age 15. Taken by J. W. Foster
Geo. W. TAYLOR, age 10, taken by William Wendell
Jacob KESSELBURG, age 11, taken by Henry Kostbauer, Waukon