Josef Kritzel kept his daughter, Elizabeth, along with three of the seven children he fathered with her, in a secret basement compound under his home for 24 years. The three children had been alone in the cellar for so long that they developed their own type of communication via growls, grunts, and animal like sounds. The other four children fathered by Josef were raised in the home upstairs by himself and his wife, Rosemarie.
a rare photo of children of two different races together.
Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome (1854-1921) was one of three pretty daughters of financier Leonard Jerome and his wife Clara. She married Lord Randolph Churchill, second son of the Duke of Marlborough. She had two children, Winston Churchill, the future prime minister, and John. She had many affairs during her marriage, including with King Edward VII. After her husband died, she married a man as young as her sons, which was very shocking for the time. She subsequently married an even younger man.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
in the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog-tags to children. There was concern that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school. The program never became as universal as hoped.