Looking for any information about biological parents for Edna Elizabeth Bishop b. 10 Nov. 1908 in Pennsylvania, d. 2 July 1984 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Edna was adopted by Thomas Bishop (b. 1873) and his wife Bessie Kuhn Bishop (1881-1965) sometime after her birth.
Our family knows nothing about Edna's biological parents due to her adopted family keeping the information from her. The family story told was that "Bessie and Thomas were very religious and wouldn't give Edna any information about her adoption." Bessie and Thomas also told her that "the place where they had adopted her had burned down so there were no records available" to her about her biological parents. Edna was baptized after the adoption, but I'm unsure of the church. This was the only form of identification that Edna had growing up to prove that she was "Edna Bishop". The family lived in the Erie, Pennsylvania area until Thomas and Bessie died.
Edna's speculation was that Bessie's brother Dan Kuhn may have been her biological father but her biological mother is unknown. Edna was born before Dan Kuhn married Julia Mitchel in 1910.
I know this type of thing happened a lot back in those days. A child born out of wedlock given to a sibling to be cared for as if it were there own. I just need some sort of proof......or information about the adoption.