Dr Sadie's babies/Holy Rosary
Posted by Charla Black-Mandelaveitia (+8) 11 years ago
Did I read that Holy Rosary Hospital has been torn down? If so, I wonder where I might be able to access the hospital records, to further search for my birth information?
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Posted by Kacey (+3140) 11 years ago
I would call the new hospital. The records should have gone there when it was built.
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Posted by Amber (+215) 11 years ago
The old Holy Rosery Builing was tore down, but the Holy Rosery Hospital is still in full function at a different location. Actually they have been at 2600 Wilson for many years now and the old building was vacant for all these years. You could call 233-2600 and ask for medical records, they should be able to help you. Hope this helps!!!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9404) 11 years ago
If you were a Dr. Sadie baby, Holy Rosary probably doesn't have records. Dr. Sadie kept her own records and created lots of false birth certificates.
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+59) 11 years ago
Is Dr. Sadie a first name? If so what is her full name and approximately what years was she working at Holy Rosary?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9404) 11 years ago
Dr. Sadie Lindeberg practiced in Miles City from about 1908 until about 1958. I am not at the office so I don't have the references in front of me. She had her own clinic at her own for the adoptions she arranged. Hers is a long, complex story.
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Posted by Eric Brandt (+849) 11 years ago
Dr. Winter gave me an electronic copy of "The Medical History of Miles City" several weeks ago. This compilation was started with his Father and he picked up the work sometime in the 70's. It goes back to the beginning and includes information about the original Miles Town with map overlays.

There is a nice section on Dr. Lindeberg, and it really IS a complex story. If I think of it, I will post that section here.

If someone ELSE is interested, they could come down and help me convert the book to an online resource. It's all part of my larger historic project.
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Posted by Charla Black-Mandelaveitia (+8) 11 years ago
I am located in Phoenix AZ, but have the capabilities of converting this info, if you are interested. This has been a long journey and it isn't over yet, but I have been able to communicate with several people who have equally interesting and frustrating stories. Any help would be appreciated and is appreciated to all of you who have offered info. I will contact the hospital at it's "new" location, but I understand that the chances of having anything is slim. I have pursued several paths with no success as yet. Thank you
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Posted by Michael Thompson (+7) 10 years ago
hello,my name is Michael. I live in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I was born in June 1955 in Miles City Montana.I was adopted through Dr. Sadie. I grew up with her granddaughter and knew her daughter Mrs. Reynolds who also lived in Idaho Falls.
Mrs. Reynolds daughter lives in Boise Idaho now but I do not believe she has any information on her grandmother Dr Sadie. I am interested in any information that anyone might have on the name Knutson, Knutsen, Knudson, Knudsen which may be my birth last name. This family may have put a child up for adoption. Dr Sadie did say I had other siblings. If anyone has any information that could help me find my family it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Michael
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1430) 10 years ago
So, with everyone mentioning a long story and complex journey... is anyone willing to actually say something mildly tangible?

If there's a sinister side to this then it's beginning to sound just like that. If there's not... all this saying-but-not-saying is doing someone an injustice.

Even a Reader's Digest version might give people something to go on - especially if, by the sounds of it, there are family-history ramifications some might not know about.
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Posted by Keli A. (+108) 10 years ago
Michael-

There are still Knudson's and Knutson's in Miles City, Broadus, Colstrip, and Volborg. They are in the phone book. I don't know if this helps, but I thought that I would give my 2 cents. Good Luck! Keli
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Posted by Ryan (+480) 10 years ago
I hope you both get what you are looking for and bring closure to what sounds like a long journey you have been through. I hope the new hospital might have records for you. Good luck also.
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Posted by Ryan (+480) 10 years ago
I found this site and now seeing that their are more people looking for information on their adoption. Everyone please read to see if any names you know come up. http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/101577/

[This message has been edited by Ryan (edited 9/29/2008).]
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Posted by Ryan (+480) 10 years ago
Not trying to use use up this tread but I contacted a friend who is a nurse and she told me for you to contact the Custer County Courthouse at 406-874-3343. Some records were sent to the hospital but all births are recorded at the courthouse. After learning about this doctor I am so glad she wasn't mine.

Good Luck!!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9404) 10 years ago
Dr. Sadie was a wonderful, compassionate woman who did a tremendous amount of good for women in a era when you did not boast about your unmarried daughter being pregnant. The women stayed with her, she did not charge many of them, and she arranged the adoptions. In rare cases, when she believed there was no alternative, she performed abortions to prevent women from getting back alley jobs that, in those days, often led to death.
She was beloved by many in Miles City, and admired. She practiced for over 50 years, starting in an era when there were very few female physicians. You would have been lucky to call her your doctor.
Remember, you are judging by today's standards and life was very different when Dr. Sadie was in practice.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 10 years ago
On http://www.adopteeconnect.com
Under Montana, Custer County there are 20 queries. Some are Sadie's babies.
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Posted by phyllisj (+2) 23 days ago
Michael if you were born in Miles City Montana on June 2,1955 and delivered by Dr. Sadie Lindberg and are looking for your birth family which you stated is Knutson family. You may be a 1/2 brother to me. Phyllis
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1189) 22 days ago
This, right here, is why.

There are a lot of valid reasons. Sometimes it takes a long shot like this to remind you that if it happens, it's only because Larry keeps this going.

The white heart icon is at the far right of the red bar up there

Edit:- 10 years is *very* long odds, I'm optimistic that it'll work out

[Edited by Dave Roberts (3/30/2019 7:15:36 PM)]
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Posted by nativemc (+395) 12 days ago
I am old enough to remember Dr. Sadie. as a matter of fact she was my doctor sometimes when I was a child. Dr. Sadie was available 24/7. I do know all the stories about her. As has been stated, she provided a service that was done in a clean, sterile environment instead of a backroom of someone that professed to be a professional. Just think how much better the lives of the mothers and the children that were adopted are due to her compassion and insight. Dr. Sadie will always be a part of Miles City history and a much richer history it is. Funny thing is, my father who was strictly antiabortion would tell you that Dr. Sadie was performing a great service to Miles City. He was also very upset that Dr. Anderson, office was on N. 8th lost his general practitioner license when he had an abortion go wrong.

[Edited by nativemc (4/9/2019 8:48:07 AM)]
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Posted by Becky Gergen (+352) 12 days ago
When Dr. Sadie passed on, was she buried here in Miles City?
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Posted by David Schott (+13312) 12 days ago
Reply to Becky Gergen (#378048)
According to the memorial card passed out at her funeral she was interred in the Custer County Cemetery.

Dr. Sadie Lindeberg, Miles City by David Schott, on Flickr
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Posted by Becky Gergen (+352) 11 days ago
Thank you Dave for sharing the information.
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