If it is possible to search very early St. Joseph County adoption records, I am seeking information regarding the following siblings listed below of male parent Adam Strine.
As reported in the Goshen Daily News 31 Jan 1885:
"Yesterday Mr. William Blue, trus- tee of Benton township, took Amsey, Chauncey, Bertie, and Wesley Strine, children of Adam Strine, to the Orphan's Home at Mishawaka. The youngest of these children was 16 months old and the oldest 12 years."
The adoption records I am seeking are for:
Chauncey M "Jancy" Strine born about 1873 Elkhart County, Indiana
Wesley Strine born about Oct 1883 Elkhart County, Indiana
and Not listed in newspaper article:
Charles Strine born about 1880 Indiana and adopted by possible adoptive family name McWest or McWhirt
Adoption Records Known So Far:
Amasa Edward "Amsey" Strine born 10 Sep 1883 was found to be adopted by John and Nancy (Ganger) ROOSE sometime before 1907, but no adoption records have I found.
Bert "Bertie or Birdie" Strine born 22 Sep 1880 was found to be adopted by Christopher O Lyckberg and wife Jennie after Jan. 1885 in the Sixteenth Judicial District Court of Kansas.
Thank you so much for your help.