1940 Census taken at Sacred Heart Orphan’s Home

1940 Census of Sacred Heart Home for homeless Orphans

In 1940 the census was taken and a record was made of all the children and adults who resided at Sacred Heart Orphan’s Home at the time.There were 5 women ( I assume Sisters of the Sacred Heart from Germany and Australia) and one male ( a priest? born in Pennsylvania) and 44 children all born in Pennsylvania.You can look at the census your self here:

Following is the list that I copied from the 1940 census as best as I could. Some of it was hard to see.

1940 US Census

The list of children and caretakers recorded in the 1940 census
Some of the writing on the scan was smeared and blurry and all was handwritten so I may not have always gotten all the names correct.
The Sisters and maybe priest?

Anthony Brzoyouskie,age 48, single male ,completed Grade C-5,born in Pennsylvania

Mary Odelia ,age 53, single female ,completed Grade C-5,born in Germany

Mary Domiana ,age 53, single female ,completed Grade C-5,born in Germany, the Directress of Orphan’s Home

Mary Mauritia ,age 52, single female ,completed Grade C-5,born in Austria

Mary Theodosia ,age 50, single female ,completed Grade C-5,born in Austria

Mary Helen ,age 22, single female ,completed Grade C-4,born in Germany

The 1940 Census Children:Girls

Mary Annette,age 16, female , Grade 8,born in Pennsylvania

Mary McLane,age 16, female , Grade 8,born in Pennsylvania

Rose Petak,age 15, female , Grade 7,born in Pennsylvania

Mary Kerschner,age 14, female , Grade 6,born in Pennsylvania

Gertrude Bruni,age 13, female , Grade 7,born in Pennsylvania

Anna Shalicky,age 13, female , Grade 7,born in Pennsylvania

Annette Epriol?,age 13, female , Grade 6,born in Pennsylvania

Joshephine Donally?,age 13, female , Grade 6,born in Pennsylvania

Lily Maga?,age 13, female , Grade 5,born in Pennsylvania

Jean Dick?,age 12, female , Grade 5,born in Pennsylvania

Doris Gallagher,age 12, female , Grade 5,born in Pennsylvania

Joan Tijerinaage ,age 11, female , Grade 5,born in Pennsylvania

Eva Petata ,age 10, female , Grade 4,born in Pennsylvania

Margaret Shaol  ,age 10, female , Grade 4,born in Pennsylvania

Margaret Spaits ,age 9, female , Grade 2,born in Pennsylvania

Jane (Jean?) Gallagher ,age 8, female , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Avoeen? Shaol,age 8, female , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Margaret Piziest?, age 8, female , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Catherine Spaits ,age 7, female , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Eleanor Dalen ,age 6, female , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Janet Wukiach ,age 5, female , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Mae gallagher ,age 5, female , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Josephine Spaits,age 4, female , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Fay Wukisch,age 4, female , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Ruth Anne Spaits,age 3, female , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

1940 Census Children: Boys

Richard Kersikner ,age 11, male , Grade 4,born in Pennsylvania

John Bguni,age 10, male , Grade 3,born in Pennsylvania

Euguene McLane,age 10, male , Grade 4,born in Pennsylvania

Frank Petah,age 9, male , Grade 3,born in Pennsylvania

Camillus Mays,age 9, male , Grade 3,born in Pennsylvania

Conrad Wiukitsch,age 8, male , Grade 2,born in Pennsylvania

Richard Zettlemoyer,age 8, male , Grade 2,born in Pennsylvania

James Zettlemoyer,age 7, male , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Edward Yuendt?,age 7, male , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Paul Siegler,age 7, male , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Robert Gallagher,age 7, male , Grade 1,born in Pennsylvania

Frank Spait,age 6, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Jack Ardinger,age 5, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Rudolph Panlie,age 5, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

James Siegler,age 4, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Douglas Lloyd,age 4, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Joseph Mandeaux,age 3, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Charles Yorky,age 3, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Joseph Kerschner,age 2, male , not in school,born in Pennsylvania

Other Links to places to find Orphan Information:

One thought on “1940 Census taken at Sacred Heart Orphan’s Home

  1. My mother,Virginia Donnelly and her sister,Gladys Donnelly are listed here.Finding their names was both heartbreaking and joyous.Sending prayers to those still living with their memories of that time, may God heal your pain and give you the peace you so deserve.

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