By Sandra Lane —
In the depths of the Great Depression in 1937, four children were put in an orphanage in Urbana, Illinois, because their parents did not have the money needed to care for them. Of the one boy and three girls, the youngest was just two years old.
Eventually, the mother returned in 1941 to reclaim two of the girls and their brother. However, the youngest daughter had been adopted and never had any future contact with her siblings for more than 70 years, until last week.
Fredericksburg resident Jean Krohn, 80, was reunited with her long-lost brother, Glen McRoberts, 85, thanks to the technology available through the Internet.
She said although she occasionally thought about her birth family, she had never wanted to track down or contact any of them because she thought they didn’t want her.