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~ Palo Alto County ~

Palo Alto Reporter

Emmetsburg, Iowa
10 Jul 1880

Children to Emmetsburg


The orphan boys sent out by the Children’s Aid Society, of New York City, arrived in Emmetsburg on Friday, of last week, and, were met by the local committee, Messrs. E. H. Ormsby, John J. Robins and John H. Hinkley. There were seven of them, four of whom were about sixteen years old, and the balance younger, about five and six years old. Some four or five of them were of German descent, speaking very much broken. They found homes as follows: With James Scott, of Emmetsburg Township; Z. E. Dickinson, Walnut; Chas M---rmi—, of West Bend; G. H. Pendlebury, of Silver Lake; Hugh Butler, of Vernon; R. B. Skinner, of Emmetsburg; J. M. Hovey, of Silver Lake. This array of names ia a guarantee that the boys have all found pleasant homes and kind people who will do well by them. The committee informs us that more boys are coming, and any person wanting one should make application at once to the above committee.