1855 Census of Deaf & Dumb, Blind & Insane

in the County of Kane, State of Illinois


I am not making this up - there actually was a census schedule with this name. There was also one taken in 1880, though it was a little more politically correctly titled "Schedules of Handicapped, Dependent & Delinquent Inhabitants of Illinois". This just goes to show what you can find in the Illinois State Archives with a little digging!

©Transcribed by Kim Torp

Names

Ages

Which Disease

Names of Heads of Families with whom they reside

Post Office Address

Lilly (?) Stanton

6

Insane

Russell Stanton

Dundee

George Cook

30

Deaf & Dumb

Joseph Cook

Elgin

Mary M. Cook

30

Deaf & Dumb

Joseph Cook

Elgin

Nelley Alexander

15

Insane

Thomas Alexander

St. Charles

Eugene Heath

11

Insane

A? Elisabeth Heath

Elgn

Eligiah Fisher

67

Deaf & Dumb

H.A. Fisher (David Boyce is written in first, then marked out. H.A. Fisher is then written in to the left of Boyce's name)

St. Charles

Sarah Celestia Boyce

33

do

"do" (does the census taker mean ditto for H.A. Fisher or David Boyce?)

St. Charles

David Boyce

36

do

David Boyce

St. Charles

Otis Waters

65

do

Otis Waters

Geneva

Charles Thompson

32

do

Charles Thompson

Berkshire

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