Originally on blog 2
A review of the 1910 Brooklyn census reveals the names of those then living in the newly established Brooklyn Bethel. What is unusual by modern-day standards is how many children were living there.
There were fifteen married couples living there, and nearly double that number who were currently single. But with the married couples are a number of children.
For example, the Brenneisens (Edward and Grace) had two children, Susan aged 10 and Ralph aged 7. The McMillans (Alexander and Mary) had two children, Albert aged 2, and Goodwin aged 1/12, which I can only assume means one month. It might explain why McMillan disappears from view at times in the Society’s history – he could have been outside Bethel handling family responsibilities for while.The Sturgeons (Menta and Florence) had a son, Gordon, aged 11. The Parkepiles (Don and Blanche) had a daughter, Mildred, aged 11. The Horths (Frank and Lilian) had a daughter, Marie, aged 15. And the Keuhns (J G and Ottile) had a daughter, Mildred, aged 16, as well as four adult children living there.
As the title asks – did they have a crèche?