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Joseph Elijah & Sarah Ella Butler/ Foster or adopting Mackie sibs. Finnish community connections?

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Joseph Elijah & Sarah Ella Butler/ Foster or adopting Mackie sibs. Finnish community connections?

Posted: 1506392679000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Butler & Mackie
Hello, I am researching the Joseph Elijah & Sarah Ella Butler family of Homestead in Otter Tail. I believe they took in foster children and/or adopted many of their children. In their farming household in 1905 and 1910, they housed teenagers Frank and Mollie (who I suspect is aka Marian Mackie). One, is anyone familiar with the Butlers? Two, did the Finnish community have networks to care for Finnish orphans and was this common? I believe the Mackie sibs were part of the Children's Home Society in Duluth and then St. Paul. Generally, I wonder what trends, networks, or advertising might have been in place. Any help appreciated. Thank you!
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