Saint Joseph's Industrial School and Orphanage, and later Home for the Aged, Bethany, Oklahoma.

It opened in 1912 and by the time it closed in the 1965 several thousand children, and aged, had been cared for by the facility.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Leadership of the institution while at its Bethany location include the following:

Father John M. Kekeisen, 1912 - 1919
     - Father J.B. Dudek, was appointed interim director until Father Schaeffer was appointed as permanent director.

Father P.P. Schaeffer, was in charge of the facility 1919-1926
     - He was assisted by Father Philip Hartman and Father W. Van Mens.

Father James Garvey, director from 1926-1949

Father A.A. Isenbart, 1949 -

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