McHenry 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?

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9

10 

Daugherty, Winifred

McHenry Co

mania

20

1

27

cell at night

 

8 1/6

 

Church, George

Woodstock McHenry

chr. mania

23

1

31

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

18 ¾

 

Denning, Thomas

Durham McHenry

chr. mania

6 ½

1

22

cell

 

5 1/6

 

Hallasy, Thymothy

Woodstock McHenry

epileptic mania

21

1

16

cell

 

4 10/12

epileptic

Cahalan, Julia

Harwood McHenry

chr mania

12

1

25

cell

 

5 1/12

 

Sondricker, Sophia

Harwood Junction McHenry

melancholia

10

 

36

cell

 

4 7/12

 

Smith, Adeline

Union McHenry

periodic mania

18

2

36

cell, occasional restraints

Central Hosp Ill

10

 

Lawson, Elizabeth

Woodstock McHenry

chronic mania

 

1

 

cell

 

2 8/12

 

Higby, Eliza

McHenry

chr. mania

 

1

 

cell

 

2 ½

 

Cummings, Thomas

Harwood Mchenry

chr. mania

2

1

50

cell

 

2 4/12

 

Farwell, Charles

Hebron McHenry

mania

8

2

34

cell at night

 

2 ½

 

Crosby, Nellie

Crystal Lake McHenry

Dementia

3

1

23

cell at night

 

1 10/12

 

Norton, Nelson

Woodstock McHenry

Ep. mania

5

1

27

cell at night

 

1

epileptic 

Thompson, Caroline

Marengo McHenry

mania

14

1

29

cell at night

Central Hosp. Ill

2

 

Ratfield, William

Riley, McHenry

mania

7

1

54

cell

 

10 mos

 

Healy, John

Nunda, McHenry

acute mania

4

1

17

cell

 

7 mos

 

C_rville, Iasdore

Marengo, McHenry

mania

 

1

 

cell

 

4 mos

 

McDowell, Elizabeth

Marengo, McHenry

mania

1

1

34

cell

 

3 mos

 

Stevenson, Aug. J.

Durkam, McHenry

mania

1 ½

1

27

cell

 

2 mos

 

Rushman, Caroline

Harmony, McHenry

mania

2 ½

1

20

cell - camisole

 

1 mo

 

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