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1880 Jasper County, IL Federal Census Schedules of Handicapped, Dependent & Delinquent Inhabitants of Illinois

(Original terminology and spellings are used)


Insane Inhabitants

Name

Residence when at home

Form of Disease

Duration of present attack

Total # of attacks

Age at which first attack occurred

Does this person require to be usually or often kept in a cell under lock and key

Chapman, Emily

Fox twp

Melancholia

   

23

yes

  • Has this person ever been an inmate of any hospital or asylum for the insane? Jacksonville
  • Total length of time spent by him/her during life in such asylums: 1
  • Date of discharge: 1871
  • Is this person homicidal? yes
Jackson Poor

Latona

Monumania

4 yrs

1

34

no

  • Has this person ever been an inmate of any hospital or asylum for the insane? Anna
  • Total length of time spent by him during life in such asylums: 3 yrs
  • Date of discharge: Oct. 1879
Riley, John

Latona

Monumania

2 yrs

1

42

no

  • Has this person ever been an inmate of any hospital or asylum for the insane? No


Deaf-Mutes

"The object of this Supplemental Schedule is to furnish material not only for a complete enumeration of deaf-mutes, but for an account of their condition. It is important that every inquiry respecting each case be answered as fully as possible. Enumerators will, therefore, after making the proper entries upon the population schedule (No. 1), transfer the name (with Schedule page and number) of every deaf-mute found to Schedule No. 1 to this Special Schedule and proceed to ask the additional questions indicated in the headings of the several columns. Care must be taken not to enumerate persons who are deaf only (hard of hearing) or dumb only (tongue-tied) as deaf-mutes. A deaf-mute is one who cannot speak, because he cannot hear sufficiently well to learn to speak. Enumerators may obtain valuable hints as to the number of deaf-mutes, and their residence, from physicians who practice medicine in their respective districts, also from school-teachers. Great assistance may be derived from questions addressed to deaf-mutes themselves: Do you know any deaf-mutes in this neighborhood? The class feeling of the deaf and dumb, arising from their isolated state is so great that they seek each other out for the sake of companionship and ordinarily know every deaf-mute for miles around."

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting, or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which deafness occurred

(Note C)

Supposed cause of deafness, if known

Is this person semi- mute/ semi-deaf

(Note D)

Has this person ever been an inmate of an institution for deaf-mutes

Is this person also insane, idiotic or blind

Cramer, Louisa E.

Granville twp

partly

         

Cramer, Sarah E.

Granville twp

partly

         

Cohoon, J.

Granville twp

no

       

idiotic

Clark, Rosa

Granville twp

yes

 

scarlet fever

     

Hamlin, Alma

Granville twp

partly

 

scarlet fever

     

Gooden, Albert J.

Granville twp

no

birth

       

Hicks, William

Granville twp

yes

         

Michal Matt

St. Marie

no

birth

 

no

   

Strotner, Maria

St. Marie

yes

birth

 

no

   

Murdock, James W.

St. Marie

no

birth

 

no

   

Lee William

Grove twp

           

Strutner, Mary

 

yes

birth

born deaf & dumb

no

no

 

Raef, Leo

Town of Fox

         

insane, blind?

Hackstad, Chas

N. Muddy twp

no

2

spinal fever

 

no

 

Fry, Jesse

Latona

no

2

   

Jacksonville

 

Caldwell, Mary

Newton

no

birth

       

Heady, John

Fox twp

partly

5

 

semi-mute

Jacksonville 4 years, released 1870

 

Fulk, Matens (?)

South Muddy

partly

2

croop

semi-mute, semi-deaf

   

Meaks, Jas.

             

Sagler, John

Wade twp

         

idiotic

Andrews, Clarinda

Crooked Creek twp

           

Louis, Ann

Crooked Creek twp

           
Notes:

Note A: A deaf-mute may be found either at his own home or away from it in some educational institution, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of deaf-mutes.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If a deaf-mute from birth, say "b"; if not, state the age at which deafness occurred. Special pains should be taken to indicate all deaf-mutes from birth.

Note D: The word "semi-mute" has a technical meaning, and denotes a deaf-mute who lost his or her hearing after having acquired at least a partial knowledge of spoken language. Some semi-mutes retain the ability to speak imperfectly, others lose it entirely. If a deaf-mute has ever learned to speak, he is a semi-mute (unless he was artificially taught to speak in an institution for deaf-mutes) By a semi-deaf person is meant one who cannot hear sufficiently well to comprehend what is said to him, but who hears very loud sounds, such as thunder, &c


Blind

(none of these folks went to an institution, so I've left out that column)

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting, or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which blindness occurred

(Note C)

Form of blindness

(Note D)

Supposed Cause of blindness, if known

Is the person totally blind or semi-blind

(Note E)

Walker, Mary

South Muddy

No

24

 

Cerebro Spinal Fever

totally

Rude, William

South Muddy

Partly

50

 

Neuralgia

semi

Worthy, William

South Muddy

Partly

30

   

semi

Hastings, Julie

South Muddy

Partly

9

Reena. of the eye

 

semi

Said, Thomas

South Muddy

Partly

36

 

Erysipelas

semi

Neal, Thomas

Willow Hill twp

         

Lovings, Louisa

West Liberty

         

Yaby (or Yaley?), James B.

Willow Hill

   

almost blind

   

Michal Matt

St. Marie

         

Bevis, John

Wade twp

no

39

 

ulcerated sore eyes

semi

Johnson, Lizzie

Wade twp

no

5

 

tumor on the brain

totally

Klice, Laura

Wade twp

partly

21

 

cause not known

 

Stewart, Isaac

Wade twp

 

30

 

injury recd while in the army

semi

Rodgers, Mary A.

Wade twp

partly

23

 

not known

totally

Lida, Catherine

Crooked Crk twp

         

Frasure, Melton

Grove twp

no

2

 

Catarrk of head

totally

Notes:

Note A: A blind person may be found either at his own home or away from it in some educational institution, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of the blind.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If blind from birth, say "b"; if not, state the age at which blindness occurred.Special pains should be taken to indicate all blindness from birth.

Note D: Where practicable, get a statement from attending physician.

Note E: The totally blind are unable to distinguish forms or colors; the partially blind can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read, or at least not without such effort as to make reading practically impossible.


Idiots

[Original Terminology and spellings used]

"The object of this Supplemental Schedule is to furnish material not only for a complete enumeration of the idiots, but for an account of their condition. It is important that every inquiry respecting each case be ansered as fully as possible. Enumerators will, therefore, after making the proper entires upon the Population Schedule (No. 1) transfer the name (with Schedule page and number) of every idiot found. The word "idiot" has a special meaning which it is essential for every enumerator to know. An idiot is a person the development of whose mental faculties was arrested in infancy or childhood before coming to maturity. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the stupidity which results from idiocy and that which is due to the loss or deterioration of mental power in consequence of insanity. The latter is not true idiocy, but dementia or imbecility. The enumeration desired for the census is of true idiots only. Demented persons should be classed with the insane. Enumerators may obtain valuable hints as to the number of idiots, and their residences, from physicians who practice medicine in their respective districts."

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which idiocy occurred

(Note C)

Supposed Cause of idiocy (if acquired)

(Note D)

Size of Head (Large, small or natural)

Has this person ever been an inmate of a training school for idiots/Year discharged

Is this person also insane, blind, deaf, epileptic, paralyzed (right/left)

Chriss, John

 

partly

birth

 

natural

no

 

Christoin, William

 

partly

birth

 

natural

no

 

Thompson, James

New Liberty

no

 

from birth

natural

no

 

Fletcher, David

Wade twp

partly

   

large

   

Sagler, John

Wade

no

5

Fright

large

 

deaf, epileptic

Plank, Wesley J.

St. Marie

no

10

 

natural

   

Lovel Dobins

Latona

no

3

spinal fever

very large

no

 

Clifford N. Clemons

Granville twp

no

 

not known

large

 

paralyzed right & left side

Harker, Lucinda

Crooked Crk twp

         

deaf

Brackny, Elzy

Grove twp

no

4

winter (?) fever

small

no

 

Webster, Anna

Grove twp

 

none - died since

     

Gary, Angeline

South Muddy

partly

7

fright

natural

   

Conly, Davison

South Muddy

partly

4

pneumonia Fever

natural

   

George Christian

Newton

           

William J. Blake

Newton

           

Notes:

Note A: An idiot may be found either at his own home or away from it in some institution, such as a training school, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of the blind.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If an idiot from birth, say "b"; if idiocy occurred after birth, state the age at which it occurred. Special pains should be taken to indicate all idiots from birth.

Note D: The causes of idiocy are such as the following: scarlet fever, measles, meningitis,&c. blow on head, fall, &c, fright, &c.


Homeless Children

Kelley, Harriett:

Wade twp. Child's mother and father both deceased. Has the origin of this child been respectable? Yes

No other columns checked. (Child was not illegitimate, was never convicted of a crime or sentenced, was not rescued from criminal surroundings, was not blind, a deaf-mute, insane or an idiot)

Thresher, Henry H.:

Grove twp. No other columns checked


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