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Boone County Residents in the
1880 Census of Patients at the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane

From Supplemental Schedule No. 1 to the 1880 Federal Census

"Insane Inhabitants in Elgin, the County of Kane, State of Illinois - June, 1880"

This is an enumeration of the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane located in Elgin, IL
© Transcribed by Kim Torp


This is an original source document - you are advised to double-check my interpretations of the handwriting against the original. Spellings are as in the original schedule (or as close as I could make them out!) and in the original order. (Use your browser's "Find" function to locate a surname)

All "length of time" figures are years unless otherwise noted


Columns are from left to right:

1. Name

2. Residence (City or Town) & county

3. Form of disease

4. Duration of present attack (not including previous attacks)

5. Total # of attacks (including present one)

6. Age at which first attack occurred

7. Does this person require to be usually or often kept in a cell or other apartment under lock and key, either by day or at night? Does this person require to be usually of often restrained by any mechanical appliance, such as a strap, strait-jacket, &c? and if yes, state the character of the appliance used.

8. Has this person ever been an inmate of any hospital or asylum for the insane? If yes, name the said hospital or asylum.

9. What has been the total length of time spent by him (or her) during life in such asylums?

10. Is the person also epileptic, suicidal or homicidal?

1

2

3

4

5

 6

7

 8

9

10 

Parkhill, Jane

Belvidere, Boone Co

melancholia

11

1

 

cell

 

8 1/12

 

King, Mathilda

Belvidere, Boone

chr. mania

13

   

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

5

 

Evans, Adelaide

Boone Co.

chr mania

 

2

 

cell

 

4 4/12

 

Sandall, Sophronia

Spring, Boone

Dementia

4

1

37

cell

 

2 10/12

 

Clay, Martha

Caledonia, Boone

periodic mania

4

5

 

cell

 

2 5/12

 

Bonsky, Honora

Belvidere, Boone

melancholia

     

cell

 

1 ½

 

Donahoe, James

Belvidere, Boone

mania

indefinite

1

 

cell

 

1

 

Beecher, Sarah

Belvidere, Boone

Recurrent mania

1

   

cell

 

1 3/12

 

Daugherty, Henry

Belvidere, Boone

mania

     

cell

 

6 mos

 

Hansen, Jasper

Caledonia, Boone

melancholia

4

1

20

cell

 

3

 


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