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

in Elgin, Illinois

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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
©2006 Transcribed by Kim Torp


This is a transcription of 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

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Eagan, Hannah

Sterling, Whiteside Co

mania

6 ½

1

34

cell - Period: restrained

 

5 9/12

 

Jones, Paul

Fulton, Whiteside

chr mania

1

23

cell

Central Hosp Ill

9

 

Bartholomew, Louise (?)

Morrison, Whiteside

chr mania

9

1

29

cell

 

5

 

Foss, Martha

Prophetstown, Whiteside

dementia

9

1

46

cell

 

4 3/12

 

Ebersole, Benjamin

Sterling, Whiteside

chr. dementia

7

1

17

cell

 

4 1/12

 

Winnegas, Mira H. (Winnegar?)

Morrison, Whiteside

dementia

4

1

13

cell

 

4 1/12

 

Elder, Thomas H.

Morrison, Whiteside

chr mania

9

1

37

cell

 

4

 

Bolton, George

Whiteside Co

chr mania

 

1

 

cell 

 

3 3/12

 

Yapet, Samuel C

Albany, Whiteside

mania

4

1

21

cell

 

3 7/12

 

Gould, Minnie

Sterling, Whiteside

Dementia

indefinite

1

 

cell

 

2 4/12

 

Langdon, Mercy

Portland Whiteside

mania

?

1

58

cell

 

2 2/12

 

Fullerton, Nellie

Sterling Whiteside

dementia

3

1

25

cell

 

1 7/12

 

Saltz, Rosa

Sterling

mania

1

1

33

cell

 

1 4/12

 

Helfriesch, Margareth

Sterling, Whiteside

mania

1

 

 

cell

 

1 1/12

 




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