About Flora Kugler
I found the comment below on this website http://stlouis.genealogyvillage.com/greenwood.htm#comments could this be a relative of ours?
Comments from Peter Lessing (posted 1/23/2010) My great grandmother on my father's side was placed in the Lutheran Orphan's home around the year 1880. This is a fairly well-known and documented fact in my family, as I have correspondence from elderly relatives that were alive when my great grandmother was alive that establishes the date she entered the orphanage and date she left. She was placed in the orphanage when her father died, the last of her living parents, and she was 12 years of age. My comment is in regard to how people may find information about orphans at this orphanage for the period 1880 to 1886 and possibly past that period. The St. Paul Des Peres Lutheran church was associated with the orphanage as was hinted at below in one of the comments previously posted. I can confirm this fact because records of my great grandmother's baptism into the Lutheran faith (at the age of 12) and her subsequent confirmation (at the age of 14) appear in the church records of St. Paul Des Peres Lutheran Church. These church records are available at the St. Louis County Library on microfilm. I have personally viewed these microfilms and made copies of the entries of my great grandmother's baptism and confirmation. There is further confirmation in the fact that one of her baptismal sponsors is also related to me, and was married to my great grandmother's husband's elder sister, of whom we have many, many records. So for those who may be unsuccessfully trying to find family members through the Lutheran Orphan's home records (which may or may not exist or be accessible), another avenue is to search the St. Paul Des Peres Lutheran church records on microfilm as they may contain records of confirmation for children at the orphanage. There is even an on-line index to the St. Paul's church records at the St. Louis County Library web site which can be found here:
This index was how I originally found my great grandmother's records.