January 11, 2005
Her name was Rose Liberto and her father had taken her to the Foundling Home of the Sisters of Charity in New York when she was 5 days old. Her mother had died bringing her into the world, shortly after their passage from Italy to America. In his grief, he had decided he could not raise her alone....In 1903, my grandmother, Rose (Liberto) Pfeifer,...at three, with her cardboard suitcase, boarded the orphan train from New York and headed west. She got off as instructed at every stop, until she arrived in western Kansas where a German couple chose her to be their daughter.
Most of us have no idea.