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Mooseheart Orphanage

Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1315191224000
Classification: Query
I am wondering if anyone has successfully been able to contact the orphanage regarding relatives who lived in the orphanage. If so, how could I go about doing it? I have relatives who lived there in the 20's and 30's and are curious as to what happened to their family and such and would like to write for more info.

Thanks :)

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1317767569000
Classification: Query
Have you tried contacting Mooseheart directly?
http://www.mooseheart.org/default.asp

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1317780677000
Classification: Query
I did try writing to one of the directors, yes, and never any reply at all :( So now I'm not sure where to go with it.

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1317817349000
Classification: Query
check the website I gave you maybe under history might give you someone to contact directly besides a current director.
kathy

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1317861780000
Classification: Query
Unless I'm totally blind, I can't find any other emails besides those of administrators

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1333933141000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keith
I'm interested in this too. I knew my dad and four of his brothers and sister were in an orphanage, but I always thought it was near their hometown in Pennsylvania. I just found out today, they were actually three states away in Mooseheart. I would love to get info on their time there.

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1335749625000
Classification: Query
My Grandmother and her sister spent close to 5 years at Mooseheart. I contacted them two years ago and they were very helpful in sending information regarding them. I was in contact with Leslie Riemenschneider, one of the assistants to the executive director. Her email is lriemenschneider@mooseheart.org. If you have a chance to visit them, they have a very nice museum with yearbook and much more information.

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1345409165000
Classification: Query
In former times, Moosheart (in Batavia, IL) was the place where orphaned children, or mothers/children, of members of the Moose, would go -- from all over the United States. They would arrive by train, usually... So there were mothers/children there from everywhere. They had to be widows/orphans of Moose members, back then. Today it's open to other children as well.

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1345686493000
Classification: Query
Hello,

We were very successful. I emailed one of the people on Mooseheart's website and gave them the names and dates that I was looking for. They replied and sent me an envelope containing admission records and letters written to my Great Grandfather about his children. We visited the school museum that is full of yearbooks and photos also. Well worth the visit.

Try this email address:
lriemenschneider@mooseheart.org

Re: Mooseheart Orphanage

Posted: 1361888109000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1498687080000
Hi I email moose heart and got information on my father and his siblings so if email them they will email you back and then they will send you info in the mail
Gary Urwiler

Executive Director
Phone: (630) 906-3601
Fax: (630) 859-6630
Email: gurwiler@mooseheart.org
Jeff Szymczak
Jeff Szymczak

Superintendent of Education
Phone: (630) 906-3646
Fax: (630) 906-3617
Email: jszymczak@mooseheart.org
Pete Daneels
Pete Daneels

Director of Residential Living, Community 1
Phone: (630) 906-3603
Email: pdaneels@mooseheart.org
Alice Daneels
Alice Daneels

Director of Residential Living, Community 2
Phone: (630) 906-3603
Email: adaneels@mooseheart.org
Kyle Rife
Kyle Rife

Director of Admissions
Phone: (630) 906-3631
Fax: (630) 859-6630
Email: krife@mooseheart.org
John Lochbaum
John Lochbaum

Director of Facilities
Phone: (630) 906-3630
Fax: (630) 906-3656
Email: jlochbaum@mooseheart.org
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