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1880 Census of Patients
at the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane

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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?


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2

3

4

5

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7

 8

9

10 

Britten, Gertie

Morris, Grundy Co

melancholia

6 ½

1

31

cell

 

6 5/12

 

Nelson, Mary

Morris, Grundy

mania

10

 

 

cell

 

5 1/12

 

Frost, Rolden

Braceville, Grundy

chr mania

10

 

 

cell at night

Central Hosp. Ill

9

 

Porter, George

Highland, Grundy

Ep mania

11

1

25

cell

Central Hosp Ill

8 ½

epileptic

Mordly, Henry

Minooka, Grundy

Chr mania

5

1

31

cell

 

2 9/12

 

Gaddy, Mary

Morris, Grundy

mania

2

 

 

cell

 

10 mos

 

Schofield, Sarah

Gardner, Grundy

mania

1 ½

 

 

cell

 

5 mos

 

Pederson, Peter

Gardner, Grundy

melancholia

¼ yr

1

42

cell

 

2 mos

 

Grunstead, Isabelle

Lisbon, Grundy

mania

¾ yr

2

15

cell & occasional restraints

 

8 mos

 


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