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The Orphans' Home and Farm School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established - 1854
Closed - ?
1st site - Several temporary sites in Allegheny City and in Pittsburgh
2nd site - Zelienople (Butler County) - Farm School for Boys
3rd site - Rochester (Beaver County) - Orphans Home for Girls (1862-1895)
Also Known As:
Lutheran Children's Home of Zelienople (c. 1956)
Lutheran Youth and Family Services
Glade Run
Rev. Dr. William Passavant
Rev. Gottlieb Bassler
Sponsoring Agency:
Institution of Protestant Deaconesses of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (1931)
Pittsburgh Synod of the United Lutheran Church
Western Pennsylvania-West Virginia Synod of the Lutheran Church of America
Accepted soldiers' orphans.
In 1895, the girls moved from Rochester to Zelienople.
Location of Records:
Zelienople Historical Society, P.O. Box 45, Zelienople, PA 16063 ; 412-452-9457
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages)
1933 Directory of Social Agencies
1943 Directory of Social Resources
1953 Community Services Directory
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare Services
The Development of Children's Homes in Pennsylvania Under the Auspices of the United Lutheran Church in America
Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools...With the Pupils Names Subjoined, p. 511 and p. 518
Life and Letters of W. A. Passavant, D. D., pp. 221-248
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 21, no. 3, p. 29