Will County Residents
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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Yunker, John

Will Co

chr mania

7 yr

1

33

cell

 

5 2/12

 

Sharp, Richard

Will Co

mania

 

 

 

cell

 

5

 

Goodhose (Goodhare, Goodhere?), Martha

Will Co

chr. mania

15

 

 

cell

Central Hosp Ill

10 5/12

 

Hines, Francis

Will Co

chr mania

6 ½

 

 

cell

Central Hosp Ill

5 ¾

 

Mackin, Margareth

Lockport, Will Co

dementia

5 ½

1

19

cell and occ. restraints

 

4 ?/12

 

Kellogg, James

Lockport, Will

mania

5

1

50

cell at night

 

4 8/12

 

McBeth, Mary

Wheatland, Will

mania

5

1

25

cell

 

4 6/12

 

Sumner, Alomeda (?)

Joliet, Will

mania

4 ½

1

62

cell

 

4 ½

 

Plumb, Elizabeth

Elwood, Will

mania

6

2

 

cell

 

4

 

Halen, Peter

Will Co

Ep mania

4

1

27

cell

 

3 ?/12

epileptic 

Gossen (?), Margaret

Braidwood, Will Co

melancholia

4 ½

1

29

cell

 

3 6/12

 

Burghland, Christian

Joliet, Will

mania

 

 

 

cell

 

2 9/12

 

Nugent, Charles

Braidwood, Will

chr. mania

4

1

32

cell

 

2 8/12

 

Powers, John

Joliet, Will

sub acute mania

2

1

30

cell

 

2 3/12

 

Daly, Richard

Joliet, Will

sub acute mania

2 ½

 

 

cell

 

1 9/12

 

Spelter, Charles

Joliet, Will

mania

3

1

21

cell

 

1 9/12

 

Cutshaw, William

Willmington, Will Co

melancholia

2

1

49

cell

 

1 9/12

 

Harris, John

Will Co

mania

 

 

 

cell

 

1 ½

homicidal

Cleavland, Hattie

New Lenax, Will Co

Erotsmania

3

1

19

cell

 

10 mo

 

Bannon, Wm. B.

Joliet, Will

mania

 

1

 

cell

 

10 mo

 

Perry, Millie

Will Co

mania

 

 

 

cell

 

1 mo

 

George, Elizabeth

Will Co

melancholia

 

 

 

cell

 

1 mo

 

Parker, Parmelia

Joliet, Will

acute mania

¼

1

44

cell - ocas. restraints

 

1 mo

homicidal

Ewen, Anna

Lockport, Will

chronic mania

16

1

25

cell

Bellevue Place

15 ½

 

Leffler, Luther

Chelsee, Will

Ep. mania

21

1

23

 cell

Central Hosp. Ill

14 11/12

epileptic

Palmer, Martha

Joliet, Will

chronic mania

13

1

44

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

12 ½

 

Peterson, Claus

Will Co

dementia

10

1

32

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

9 11/12

 

Dempster, Nancy

Wilmington, Will

melancholia

7

1

23

cell

 

7 (?) 3/12

suicidal

Griffin, William

Joliet, Will

chr. mania

8

1

34

cell

 

6 7/12

 


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