Notes for FRANK CASTLEMAN:
Son of Jacob and Rebecca (Lerner) Castleman.
Last Name: Also found as Silverstien (1900 Census).
Born: April 15, 1889 in Russia.
Alternate Date of Birth: April, 1887.
Died: June, 1970 in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska.
June 8 1900 - 607 N 16 Street B, Ward 3, Supervisor's District 2, Enumeration District 29, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
January 15-16, 1920 - Nebraska Institution For Feeble Minded Youth, Supervisor's District 4, Enumeration District 73, Midland (illegible), Gage County, Nebraska.
April 4, 1930 - Nebraska Institution For Feeble Minded, Supervisor's District 11, Enumeration District 34-36, Midland, Gage County, Nebraska.
April 2, 1940 - Nebraska Institution for Feeble Minded, Midland, Gage County, Nebraska, Midland, Gage County, Nebraska.
September 11, 1918 - Nebraska Institution for Feeble Minded, Midland, Gage County, Nebraska.
Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska.
Ellis, Gage County, Nebraska.
Glenover, Gage County, Nebraska.
Hoag, Gage County, Nebraska.
Riverside, Gage County, Nebraska.
Rockford, Gage County, Nebraska.
Beatrice State Developmental Center
In 1885, the Nebraska legislature enacted legislation to establish the Institution for Feeble Minded Youth near Beatrice, subject to the city's donating a suitable parcel of land.:303 Beatrice donated 40 acres, located 2 miles (3 km) east of the city limits; and the first residents were admitted in 1887.
Over the following decades, the institution expanded greatly. By 1935, there were 1171 residents living on 519 acres (210 ha). The institution was largely self-supporting, operating a farm on which the residents did much of the work; in 1935, 346 acres (140 ha) were under cultivation.
In 1945, the institution was renamed the Beatrice State Home. Its resident population peaked at about 2300 in the late 1960s. From there it declined: new restrictions had been imposed on the use of unpaid labor by residents of institutions, and there was a national trend toward deinstitutionalization. In 1975, the Horacek v. Exon lawsuit was settled with a consent decree whereunder many of the residents of the Beatrice State Home were transferred to community-based mental health facilities. In that year, the institution's name was changed to the current Beatrice State Developmental Center.
A 2006 investigation by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed a number of severe deficiencies at the Center; after two years of appeals, the Center lost its Medicaid certification in 2009.
As of 2011, the Center served about 175 clients. The majority have been diagnosed with "severe" or "profound" retardation; nearly all suffer from two or more other disabling conditions.