Springfield Redemption Home

The Springfield Redemption Home, organized by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hunt in 1903, was set up for the “conversion, reformation, and Christian education of penitent erring girls and to provide a home for dependent infants and children.”

It operated at 11th and Jackson streets and then on North Douglas Avenue until the 1940s. For more details, see the history of the Family Service Center.

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3 Responses to Springfield Redemption Home

  1. Jennifer Schoonover says:

    My name is Jennifer Schoonover, I am the granddaughter of Lizzie Underwood who lived in the Springfield Redemption Home till about the 1950s census where I found she lived in Lincoln School and Colony for the Feeble Minded in Lincoln Il. She gave her son Chris Underwood up for adoption while in the home where he was adopted by Chris and Eida Kuhlmann of Beardstown. In may of 1918. I’m trying to solve the rest of my dads fathers past with his biological mother Lizzie Underwood. Can u help us? My cell is 217-871-9058. There is no historical data when I research that can be found on Google searches. We are trying to get the exact birthday of Lizzie Underwood, parents’ names etc. I did go through sangamon county courthouse, filed a petition for release of adoption records for my grandfather, was granted the info from them which is how I have the info I have but then my search goes cold.

    • editor says:

      Ms. Schoonover: You’ve already done what I would have suggested. Perhaps other readers will have more ideas. Good luck.

  2. Did you try Ancestry.com?

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