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Mariadahl Orphan Home

Address: K-16 1/2 mile west of Olsburg
Olsburg, KS 66520

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The Mariadahl Orphan Home was established by the Kansas Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church in 1879.  Located in the Blue River Valley and in the Mariadahl settlement, its name continued the honor of Maria Johnson for whom the community was named and who was the first of the Swedish pioneers to die in this new settlement.

The children's home extended her care to 620 children from 1880 to 1959.  It was closely associated with the Mariadahl Lutheran Church, the first Lutheran Church organized by Swedish people west of the Missouri River.

In 1959 the home was closed to make way for the development of the Tuttle Creek Dam, but the service to children has continued as the Lutheran Welfare Service in Manhattan, Kansas.

contact info
City of Olsburg - Jackie Cassel, City Clerk
PO Box 127 317 2nd Street
Olsburg, KS 66520
Phone: 785.468.3209
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