Joliet Prison Convict Register Index
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Date
When Rec'd

#

Last

First

Court
County

Crime & sentence (years)

Age

Height

Wgt

Complex

Eye Color

Hair Color

Nationality

Occupation

Other Prisons
Recommitants

Religion

# years att. School

[Habits
alcohol]

Parents Living or Age of Prisoner when Parents Died

POB - Father

POB - Mother

Left Home Aged

Conjugal/ Children

How & When Discharged

Mar 31 1886

7582

Abbott

Elmer

Kane

burglary, 1 yr

24

5'6 3/4

140

dark

hazel

black

Iowa

farmhand

 

Methodist

R&W, 6 yrs

moderate

yes

Penn.

New York

24

No

Escaped Dec 9 1858, recaptured April 23, 1860; Discharged Sept 25 1860

May 1 1848

704

Abbott

Ulinder

DuPage

larceny - 1 yr

27

5'5"

 

light

blue

brown

Vermont (In IL 7 yrs)

laborer

 

none

can't read/write

temperate

parents living on Fox River

 

 

 

single

Dec 19 1891

Mar 12 1892

1640

Abrahamson

Edward E.

Sangamon

Forgery 1 yr

23

1 M 65

 

Light

Y az bl lim or

Dark Blonde

Illinois

Book Keeper

 

Methodist

High

Moderate

Mother F-21

Alabama

Norway

21

single

Nov 18 1886

Nov 241857

5

Abrams

William

Cook, R6

Larceny

22

5 8 1/2

 

Dark

Blue

Black

NY

Sailor

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

No

 

 

 

single

Jul 12 1887

Nov 24 1857

2587

Abrams

William

Cook

Larceny - 3 yrs

22

5' 8-3/4"

 

Dark

Blue

Black

New York

Sailor

 

None

Read & Write

 

None

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Taken to Joliet June 9 1858

Mar 2 1887

8158

Abrle

Joseph

Will

Assault with intent to kill and murder 5 yrs

31

5ft 5 1/4

137

Dark

Brown

Brown

Italy

Coal Miner

 

Catholic

R & W 5 yrs

Moderate

Father died 9 Mother died 29

Italy

Italy

16

Married 3 Child

Jul 21 1887

April 24 1868

4568

Achenback

George

Jersey

Robbery - 3yrs

23

5' 9 3/4"

 

Light

Lt. Blue

Light

Germany

Horse Jockey

 

None

None

 

Mother living

 

 

 

single

Sep 11 1887

Nov 24 1890

671

Achterfeldt

Christ

DeKalb

Manslaughter 4 yrs

27

1 m 56

?

Md Dark

Azure Blue

Chest Med

Germany

Farmer

 

Lutheran

R&W

Moderate

Father living Mother died age 25

Germany

Germany

7

Married no child

Jan 23 1894

Feb 3 1892

1524

Ackerman

Charles M

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

24

1 m 86

?

Med Light

Lt Slate Blue

Lt Chest

New Jersey

Bookkeeper

 

Universalist

High

Abstinent

Yes

New York

New Jersey

19

Married no child

Jan 2 1893

Dec 12 1887

8555

Ackerson

Lyman

Cook

Rape 8 yrs

25

5ft 10 1/4

167

Light Sandy

Gray

Sandy Brown

Ohio

Carpenter

 

Methodist

Common 7 yrs

Intemperate

Yes

15

New Jersey

England

Single

Oct 2 1889

April 25 1853

1271

Adair

William

Henderson

assault to commit rape 1 years

68

 

 

light

 

gray

Pennsylvania

 

 

no

can read some, can't write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

wife in Warren County

pardoned June 3, 1853

Dec 23 1885

7397

Adams

Andrew

Woodford

burglary, 1 yr

36

5'6 3/4"

155

sandy

brown

sandy brown

Penn.

laborer

 

Catholic

R&W, 6 yr

intemperate

yes

Ireland

Ireland

17

No

Escaped Sept 22, 1859; recaptured Sept, 25 1859; released June 28, 1860

6-20-1855

1782

Adams

B___ F.

Massac

larceny, 1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-15-1856

Dec 19 1890

700

Adams

George

U S N D of N D Ill

Violation of Naturalization Laws 5 yrs

24

1 m 53

?

Md Dark

Dk Slate Blue

Chest Med

New York

Laborer

3 yrs in Kingston, Canada same name

Catholic

R&W

Moderate

Father died age infant Mother died age 10

Ireland

New York

12

Single

Sep 18 1894

Nov 5 1885

7295

Adams

George

Cook

larceny, 1 yr

24

5'7 1/2"

165

light

blue

light brown

Kentucky

cook

 

Catholic

read, 1 yr

abstinent

mother living, father 2 yrs

don't know

do

15

single

Nov 20 1882

June 8 1886

7690

Adams

Hans

Will

Assault intend to Murder 1 yr

21

5 ft 4 34

158

Negro

Black

Black

DC

Coal Miner

 

Baptist

R & W 2 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Indiana

DC

21

Single

May 8 1887

Feb 10 1887

8121

Adams

Robert

U.S.N.D.Ill

Violating Postal laws 5 yrs

36

5ft 6 1/4

143

Dark

Hazel

Dk Brown

Scotland

Bartender

see 9734

Catholic

High 8 yrs

Intemperate

Mother living father age 3

Scotland

Ireland

15

Single

Pardoned Nov 15 1889

April 25 1868

4570

Adams

William

Crawford

Manslaughter - 10yrs

28

5' 5 1/2"

 

Fair

Grey

Light

England

Farmer

 

None

Read

 

living

 

 

 

single

No. 1, 1872

June 27 1854

1518

Adkins

John

Massac

Robbery 1 year

26

5' 8 3/4"

 

dark

dark

dark

Tennessee

Farmer

 

no church

 

never drank to excess

Parents in Shelby County

 

 

 

single

June 29. 1855

Oct 8 1885

7218

Adwell

George

Sangamon

larceny, 1 yr

18

5' 7 1/2"

140

dark

blue

brown

Illinois

farming

 

no

0 yrs illiterate

abstinent

yes

Ohio

Indiana

18

No

Aug 12 1859

Mar 18 1890

165

Agew

George

Lake

Burglary & Larceny 10 yrs 6 mos 3 indictments

23

1 m 80

?

Florid

Hazel

Chest m

New York

Shoe maker

 

Episcopal

R&W

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 16

England

Ireland

19

Single

Died Aug 1 1895

Apr 20 1888

8794

Agozzie

Theodore

Laramie Wyoming

Manslaughter 3 yrs from Apr 16 1888

29

5ft 7 3/4

174

Dark

Gray Hazel

Black

France

Miner

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Abstinent

Yes

France

France

20

Single

Oct 15 1890

Apr 23 1891

990

Ahrens

Louis

Cook

Burglary 2 yrs

24

1 m 73

?

Med Light

Azure Blue

Lt Blond

Illinois

Cooper

 

Lutheran

R&W

Moderate

Father living Mother died age 46

Germany

Germany

17

Single

Jan 22 1893

Oct 29 1890

592

Aken

Adam

Sangamon

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

23

1 m 67

?

Light

Murky Blue

Blond

Illinois

Farming

 

Baptist

R&W

Abstinent

Father living Mother died age infant

Illinois

Illinois

18

Single

Sep 28 1891

Aug 25 1853

1326

Albert

Wolf

Cook

Larceny 2 yrs

20

 

 

light

brown

brown

Germany

Tailor

 

Lutheran

can ready & write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

Single

July 31, 1854

March 21 1854

1463

Alden

DeWitt C

Cook

Larceny 1 year

19

5' 9 1/4"

 

light

blue

light

New York

? Engineer

 

no church

can read & write

never drank to excess

 

 

 

 

single

discharged March 21, 1855

Oct 27 1885

7272

Alexander

James

Hancock

assault with intent to kill and murder, 1 yr

30

5' 9 3/4"

178

Negro

dark

black

North Carolina

laborer

 

Methodist

can read, a few mos

intemperate

mother living, father 8 yrs

North Carolina

do

10

single

Jan 18 1887

Feby 4 1886

7474

Alexander

James

Cook

burglary, 3 yrs

21

5'8"

161

Negro

black

black

Missouri

waiter

 

Catholic

R&W 3yr

abstinent

no, father 8 yrs, mother 9

don't know

don't know

10

single

Sep 8 1886

Sept 12 1855

1828

Alexander

Richard

Macoupin

Larceny 1 year 4 months

53

5'

 

light

gray

 

New Hampshire

farmer

 

no church

can read & write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

single

Jan 12, 1857

July 3 1886

7744

Alexander

Robert

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

36

5ft 2 14

138

Mulatto

Dark

Black

Illinois

Cook

 

Methodist

Illiterate

Abstinent

Yes

Virginia

Maryland

37

Married 4 child

June 3 1887

Oct 19 1887

8448

Alexander alias James Henry

John

Cook

Burglary 3 yrs

19

5ft 1 3/4

114

Negro

Dk Maroon

Black

Virginia

None

2nd term #7764 term at Pontiar

None

R&W 4 yrs

Moderate

Father living Mother died age 18

19

Virginia

Virginia

Single

Apr 18 1890

Oct 8 1885

7184

Allen

Edward

McDonough

Burglary 1 yr

30

5' 4 3/4"

112

dark

blue

dk. Brown

Illinois

Waiter

 

Presb.

5 yrs - R&W

moderate

mother living, father 17 yrs

Canada

Michigan

13

single

March 11, 1869

Nov 16 1891

1353

Allen

Edward C

Peoria

Forgery & Embezzlement 7 yrs 6 indictments

47

1 m 77

?

Med Light

Azure Blue fr

Lt Chest

Scotland

Bartender

 

Episcopal

Common

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 18

Scotland

England

17

Married 2 child

Aug 15 1896

Oct 27 1888

9115

Allen

Elisha

Vermilion

Murder 30 commuted to 8 yrs Sep 22 1893

40

5ft 7 1/4

?

Dark

Hazel

Brown

Illinois

Watchmaker

 

None

Illiterate

Abstinent

Father died age 19 Mother died age 21

Illinois

Virginia

19

Married 4 child

Jan 26 1894

Apr 16 1889

9483

Allen

James

Cook

Robbery 3 yrs

24

5ft 7 1/2

?

Md Dark

Blue

Brown

Wisconsin

Waiter

 

Catholic

R&W 5 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father Don't Know

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

20

Single

Oct 21 1891

Oct 19 1890

558

Allen

James E

Vermilion

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

17

1 m 57

?

Med

Violet Blue

Chest m

Illinois

Laborer

 

None

Read

Abstinent

Yes

Illinois

Illinois

17

Single

Sep 18 1891

Aug 13 1858

294

Allen

James F.

Cook

Receiving stolen goods

46

5 6 1/4

 

Light

Light Blue

Black

NY

Carpenter

 

None

Read and Write

Temp

No

 

 

 

married - wife in Chicago

par'd by the Gov'r on condition that he leave the state & never return to it.

Oct 20 1885

7252

Allen

John D.

Rock Island

Burglary 2 yr

35

5' 9 1/2"

141

med dark

blue

brown

Illinois

woodworker

 

Baptist

common school, 8 yrs

intemperate

no, father 3 mos, mother 24 yrs

do

Indiana

24

married, 2 children

July 3 1887

Nov 22 1886

7981

Allen

Joseph

Rock Island

Robbery 10 yrs

27

5ft 10 1/4

163

Sandy

Blue

Brown

Massachusetts

Laborer

 

Catholic

R & W 8 yrs

Intemperate

Father living mother age 13

England

Ireland

14

Single

Feb 21 1893

Feb 18 1892

1571

Allen

Lemuel E

Whiteside

Forgery 1 yr

33

1 m 67

?

Fair

Azure Blue

Dk Blond

Illinois

Bookkeeper

 

Episcopal

High

Abstinent

Yes

New York

Michigan

21

Married no child

Pardoned Nov 12 1892

Nov 24 1857

2571

Allen

William

Cook

Larceny - 1 yr

24

5' 8"

 

Fair

Gray

Black

Connecticut

Sailor

 

None

Read & Write

Intemp

Par. live in New York

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Nov. 24, 1858 -Guilty. Term Expired

June 1 1891

1069

Allen

John

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

23

1 m 69

?

Light

Azure Blue

Blond

New York

Waiter

 

Lutheran

Common

Moderate

Father died age 7 Mother died age 20

Denmark

Denmark

14

Single

Apr 30 1892

Feb 17 1858

2651

Allen (McRady)

Henry

Kane

Larceny - 1 yr 2 mos

21

5' 5-3/4"

 

Light

Blue

Dark

New York

Farmer

 

None

Cannot Read nor Write

Not Intemp

Moth. In New York

Unk

Unk

Unk

Wife in Kane Co., IL

Disch. Apr 17 1859 - Term expired

Dec 1 1888

9188

Allen alias James Johnson

John

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

56

5ft 6 1/4

?

Dark

Blue

Brown

Scotland

Baker

3rd Term 8342

Presbyterian

R&W 4 yrs

Intemperate

Father died age 35 Mother died age 40

Scotland

Scotland

17

Married 7 child

Oct 31 1889

Oct 8 1885

7199

Alm (alias Nelson)

Simon

Cook

Forgery 2 yrs

31

5' 8 3/4"

172

fair

blue

brown

Norway

cigar-maker

see #8886 & 8787

Lutheran

7 yrs

moderate

yes

Germany

Germany

14

No

June 17 1859

July 24 1888

8966

Alman alias Lewis V Bryan

Louis

Cook

Larceny 8 yrs

26

5ft 7

?

Dark

Hazel

Dark

Ohio

Marble cutter

2nd Term 6752

Methodist

R&W 3 1/2 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 11

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

15

Single

Oct 23 1893

May 18 1888

8842

Amberg

Albert

Rock Island

Burglary 1 yr

30

5ft 5

?

Med Fair

Blue

Brown

Illinois

Laborer

2nd Term 1604 see 2500

None

Read 1 1/2 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Sweden

Sweden

25

Married

Apr 18 1889

May 4 1853

1278

Ames

David

Putnam

Larceny 4 years

34

 

 

light

dark hazel

black

Ohio

Carpenter

 

no church

can read & write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

wife in Fulton County

Pardoned by Govenor April 23, 1855

May 4 1848

707

Ames

Edward

Kane

larceny - 8 yrs

36?

5'5"

 

light

grey

brown

Ohio (in IL 4 weeks, had resided 5 years here 9 yrs ago)

farmer

 

none

read & write

temperate

dead

 

 

 

single

Oct 8 1888

July 23 1890

421

Ames

Frank

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

19

1 m 66

?

Med

Azure Blue

Chest m

Illinois

Shoe Laster

3 yrs at Pontiac, 1 term in Bridewell Chicago

Catholic

Common

Moderate

Yes

Ireland

Massachusetts

17

Single

June 22 1891

June 1 1858

7

Ammon

George

Kane

Larceny

33

5 6

 

Dark

Gray

Brown

German

Shoemaker

-

Lutheran

Read and Write

Intemp

No

 

 

 

 

Nov 15 1859

Nov 22 1858

235

Ammons

Ralph

Sangamon

Larceny

44

5 8 1/2

 

Light

Black

Black

Ohio

Black Smith

-

None

Read and Write

Intemp

Yes

 

 

 

single

 

May 12 1890

278

Amos

Albert

Douglas

Assault with intent to murder 2 yrs

35

1 m 60

?

Dark

Hazel

Chest m

N B

Farming

 

Baptist

Illiterate

Moderate

Father died age 7 Mother died age 25

N S

N S

9

Married no child

Feb 11 1892

July 31 1891

1169

Anderson

Alfred

Cook

Burglary 2 yrs

22

1 m 65

?

Sandy

Violet Blue

Lt Chest

Sweden

Lab'

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Moderate

Father living Mother died age infant

Sweden

Sweden

8

Separated 1 child

Apr 29 1893

Nov 7 1890

619

Anderson

Charles

Whiteside

Assault with intent to rape 10 yrs

23

1 m 78

?

Florid

Dk Slate Blue

Chest m

Iowa

Laborer

 

Catholic

Read

Abstinent

Yes

United States

United States

21

Single

Died Sep 24 1893

Dec 21 1886

8026

Anderson

Charles

DeWitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18 1888

8841

Anderson

Charles

Rock Island

Burglary 1 yr

35

5ft 8 3/4

?

?

Blue

Brown

Denmark

Clerk

2nd Term 4014 see 642 C

Lutheran

R&W 3 1/2 yrs

Intemperate

Mother living Father died Don't Know

Denmark

Denmark

19

Married 1 child

Apr 18 1889

Aug 5 1886

7789

Anderson

Duffy

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

19

5ft 6 14

135

Med Fair

Brown

Brown

Illinois

None

 

None

Illiterate

Moderate

Father living Mother age 13

Norway

Norway

16

Single

 

Oct 23 1891

1282

Anderson

George

Lee

Burglary 1 yr

20

1 m 69

?

Med

Gray Slate Blue

Med Chest

Connecticut

Teamster

 

Catholic

Common

Moderate

Yes

Canada

Massachusetts

17

Single

Sep 21 1892

Dec 4 1886

7991

Anderson

John

Cook

 

17

5ft 10

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methodist

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Single

 

Oct 12 1888

9055

Anderson

John

Ogle

Grand Larceny 1 yr

29

5ft 3

?

Lt Sandy

Gray

Lt Brown

Norway

Laborer

 

Lutheran

Read 2 yrs

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 6

Norway

Norway

19

Single

Sep 12 1889

Nov 18 1854

1616

Anderson

John R

Cook

having in possession court money with intent to ? 5 years

30

? 3"

 

 

hazel

light brown

Vermont

merchant

 

no church

can read & write

never drank to excess

Parents in Vermont

 

 

 

single

June 9, 1858 discharged

Nov 18 1854

3

Anderson

John R.

Cook, R6

Forgery

30

5 8

 

Light

Hazel

Light Brown

VT

Merchant

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Living

 

 

 

-

Sent back to Alton

Oct 18 1888

9070

Anderson

Niles

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

22

5ft 6

?

Light

Blue

Blonde

Denmark

????maker

see 140 C

None

Common 7 yrs

Abstinent

Father living Mother died age 9

Denmark

Denmark

14

Single

Sep 18 1889

July 5 1890

381

Anderson

Robert

Cook

Feloniously suffering girl in House of Prostitution 1 yr

31

1 m 67

?

Md Dark

Dk Slate Blue

Chest m

Wisconsin

Saloon Keeper

 

Baptist

Common

Intemperate

Father died age 15 Mother died age 22

England

Ireland

13

Single

June 4 1891

June 21 1858

4

Anderson

Thomas

Cook, R6

Burglary

28

5 8

 

Light

Gray

Dark

Scotland

Printer

-

None

Read and Write

Intemp

Living

 

 

 

No

June 15th (?), 1862

Jan 25 1892

1488

Anderson

Thomas

Cook

Robbery 2 yrs 6 mos

21

1 m 72

?

Med

Lt Slate Blue

Lt Chest

Illinois

Teamster

 

Catholic

R&W

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 18

Ohio

Ireland

20

Single

Mar 9 1894

Jun 21 1858

2819

Anderson

Thomas

Cook

Burglary - 3 yrs

29

5' 8"

 

Light

Gray

Dark

Scotland

Printer

 

None

Read & Write

has drank to excess

Par. In Scotland

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Joliet

Jan 17 1891

739

Anderson alias Barney Henry

John

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

35

1 m 71

?

Dark

Maroon

Dk Chest

Missouri

Teamster

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Intemperate

Father died age 9 Mother died age 9

Ireland

Ireland

10

Single

 

Feb 12 1889

9344

Anderson alias Frank Duffy

Frank

Tazewell

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

16

5ft 3 3/4

?

Fair

Blue

Lt Brown

Washington DC

Teamster

 

Catholic

R&W 4 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Washington DC

Washington DC

14

Single

Jan 16 1890

Oct 19 1887

8440

Anderson alias George Washington

William

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

19

5ft 1

136

Negro

Dk Maroon

Black

Illinois

Hostler

2nd term #7753

Methodist

R&W 4 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 7 mos

19

Virginia

Virginia

Single

Sept 19 1888

Oct 27 1888

9103

Anderson alias Harry Anderson

Henry

La Salle

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

18

5ft 10 1/4

?

Fair

Blue

Brown

Norway

Laborer

 

None

Illiterate

Moderate

Yes

Norway

Norway

10

Single

Sep 27 1889

Feb 4 1888

8636

Anderson alias James Roberts

James

La Salle

Burglary & Larceny 3 yrs

32

5ft 10 1/2

144

Dark

Gray Hazel

Dk Brown

Indiana

Laborer

2nd term 7903

Methodist

Common 10 yrs

Intemperate

Mother living Father died age 22

29

Indiana

Indiana

Single

Aug 3 1890

Oct 29 1887

8478

Anderson alias John Andernson

John

La Salle

Larceny & Forgery 2 yrs 2 indictments 2 yrs

29

5ft 4 1/4

145

Sandy

Hazel

Med Light

Pennsylvania

Brakeman

see # 1202 C

Catholic

R&W 3 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 9

14

Ireland

New York

Single

July 29 1889

Nov 5 1891

1317

Anderson alias Wash Anderson

Washington

Champaign

Larceny 1 yr

55

1 m 72

?

Dk Mulatto

Azure Blue Purple

Black Gray Mix

Missouri

Laborer

2nd Term 9812 A

Baptist

Illiterate

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 18

Kentucky

Kentucky

16

Married no child

Aug 4 1893

May 10 1858

2

Andreas

Christopher

St. Clair

Larceny

23

5 5 1/2

 

Light

Blue

Light

German

Black Smith

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Living

 

 

 

no

10/8/1852

May 10 1858

2738

Andreas

Christopher

St. Clair

Larceny - 1 yr

23

5' 5-1/2"

 

Light

Blue

Light Brown

Germany

Black Smith

 

None

Read & Write

not Intemp

Parents in Illinois

Unk

Unk

Unk

No

Taken to Joliet May 22, 1858

Dec 1 1847

694

Andrews

Amos

Cook

larceny - 1 yr

52

5'4"

 

light

blue (left one blind)

white

Penn (in IL 4 yrs)

farm & shoemaker

 

none

read & write

intemperate

living in Canada

 

 

 

single

Oct 5, 1886

Jany 20 1886

7435

Andrews

Andrew

Cook

larceny, 8 yrs, commuted to 4

48

5'7 3/4"

135

med dark

blue

dark

Holland

pawnbroker

 

Jewish

R&W, 7 yrs

moderate

no, father 28 yrs, mother 12

Holland

Holland

16

single

May 12 1887

Mar 26 1890

174

Andrews

Gustave`

Cook

Incest 1 yr

56

1 m 71

?

Dark

Lt Slate Blue

M Chest

Sweden

Carpenter

 

Lutheran

Read

Abstinent

Father died age 10 Mother died age 11

Sweden

Sweden

11

Separated no child

Feb 25 1891

May 7 1853

1284

Andrews

James

Effingham

Larceny 1 year

44

5' 8 3/4"

 

light

gray

dark

England

Railroad Contractor

 

Presb.

can read & write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

Single

May 7, 1854

Dec 16 1891

1390

Andrews

Shadue

DeWitt

Larceny 2 yrs

22

1 m 78

?

Med

Gray Slate Blue

Lt Chest

Illinois

Laborer

2nd Term 8986

None

R&W

Moderate

Yes

Indiana

Illinois

14

Single

Feb 10 1895

Aug 29 1888

8986

Andrews

Shedrick

DeWitt

Burglary 1 yr

19

5ft 10 1/2

?

Fair

Gray

Lt Brown

Illinois

Laborer

see 1390

None

R&W 3 yrs

Abstinent

Yes

Indiana

Indiana

19

Single

July 29 1889

Nov 30 1888

9181

Andrews

Thomas

Iroquois

Burglary 2 yrs

23

5ft 7

?

Md Dark

Gray

Brown

Illinois

Hostler

 

None

Read no yrs

Intemperate

Yes

Ireland

Ireland

20

Married no child

Aug 29 1890

June 18 1888

8902

Ankney

John

Knox

Larceny 1 yr

19

5ft 5 3/4

?

Med Fair

Blue

Brown

Illinois

Fireman

 

Christian

R&W 3 1/2 yrs

Abstinent

Yes

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

19

Single

May 18 1889

April 20 1849

765

Anman

Ellen

Cook

larceny - 1 yr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

June 21 1861

Feb 21 1889

9363

Annerburg

Fred

Cook

Robbery 1 yr 6 mos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 5 1886

7935

Anthony

Frank

Cook

Confidence Game 5 yrs

26

5ft 71/2

133

Med Dark

Blue

Dk Brown

Michigan

Clerk

 

Catholic

Common 8yrs

Moderate

Yes

Michigan

Michigan

20

Single

Aug 4 1890

Feb 19 1858

2658

Appel

Jacob

Cook

Larceny - 1-1/2 yrs

48

5' 9-1/2"

 

Fair

Blue

Black

Germany

Baker

 

Lutheran

Read & Write

Not Intemp

None

Unk

Unk

Unk

Wife in Cook Co., IL

Dischg. Nov 6 1858 - Pardoned by Governor

April 25 1849

774

Apple

Henry

Monroe

larceny & manslaughter - 20 yrs

55

5'9 1/2"

 

dark

dark

dark

Germany (in IL 23 mos)

labourer

 

none

can read/write

temperate

dead

 

 

 

Wife

June 21 1861

Jun. 21, 1858

2802

Arbuckle

Abner

Cook

Larceny - 1 yr

37

5' 7"

 

Light, marked by small pox

Light Blue

Black & Gray

Tennessee

Waiter

 

None

Read & Write

has not drunk to excess

None

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Dischg. June 27 1859 - Term expired

July 10 1890

405

Arctander

Horace

Cook

Burglary 1 yr

19

1 m 75

?

Fair

Azure Blue

Chest m

Illinois

Teamster

 

Methodist

Common

Abstinent

Yes

Norway

Norway

18

Single

June 9 1891

Oct 19 1853

1388

Ardrery

Thomas

Washington

Larceny 1 year

21

5' 5"

 

dark

gray

Brown

Ireland

Laborer

 

no

can read & write

 

not living

 

 

 

 

Oct 19, 1854

June 5 1889

9558

Ariscoe

Sam

Adams

Assault to kill 1 yr

21

5ft 9 1/2

?

Negro

Dark

Black

Missouri

Laborer

 

Catholic

R&W 5 yrs

Abstinent

Yes

Missouri

Tennessee

11

Married no child

May 4 1890

Mar 4 1891

867

Arment

Clarence

Cook

Larceny 3 yrs

25

1 m 70

?

Md Dark

Murky Blue

Med Chest

New York

Baggage Clerk

 

None

Common

Moderate

Father living Mother died age infant

New York

New York

10

Widow 3 child

Sep 3 1893

May 31 1886

7675

Armor

Frank

Adams

Robbery 1 yr

18

5ft 7

119

Fair

Gray

Brown

Illinois

None

 

Presbyterian

Common 7 yrs

Intemperate

Yes

Penn

New York

17

Single

April 30 1887

Jan 28 1888

8620

Armor

Julius

Adams

Burglary 2 yrs

39

5ft 7

151

Med Dark

Hazel

Gray Brown

Illinois

Auctineer

2nd term 1694

Baptist

High 12 Yrs

Intemperate

Yes

19

Pennsylvania

Kentucky

Married

Oct 28 1889

May 25 1858

1

Armot

Francis M.

Lawrence

Larceny

20

6ft, 1/2

 

Dark

Black

Dark

KY

Farmer

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Living

 

 

 

 

Sent back to Alton, Aug 28 1858; died April 5 1860

Feb 25 1886

7509

Arnold

Benjamin

Mason

larceny, 1 yr

18

5'7

139

med dark

blue

brown

Illinois

farming

 

Presb.

common, 4 yrs

abstinent

no, father @ 3 yrs, mother @ 2

Tennessee

Tenn.

never knew home

married

par'd by Gov'r 24 Jun 1848

Dec 21 1887

8566

Arnold

Charles

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

54

5ft 6 1/4

184

Med Fair

Hazel

Gray

Germany

Bookkeeper

 

Episcopal

High 10 yrs

Moderate

Father died age 45 Mother died age 43

18

Germany

Germany

Married 1 child

Nov 21 1888

May 24 1858

2776

Arnot (Arnett)

Francis M.

Lawrence

Larceny - 1 yr

20

6' 1/2"

 

Dark

Black

Dark

Kentucky

Farmer

 

None

Read & Write

Not Intemp

Parents in Kentucky

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Taken to Joliet June 9, 1858

April 30 1858

6

Arter

James

Jersey

Larceny

23

5 8

 

Light

Blue

Dark

Canada

Farmer

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Living

 

 

 

married, 4 children

Jany 3 1887

Apr 30 1858

2727

Arter

James

Jersey

Larceny - 1 yr

23

5' 8"

 

Light

Blue

Dark

Canada

Farmer

 

None

Read & Write

Not Intemp

Father in Jersey Co., Ills.

Unk

Unk

Unk

Wife in Jersey Co., Ills.

Taken to Joliet May 22 1858

May 9 1891

1029

Arthur

W W

Kane

Burglary 1 yr

46

1 m 76

?

Light

Murky Blue

Gray Mix Lt Chest

New York

Carpenter

2nd Term 4136

Methodist

Common

Intemperate

Yes

New York

New York

21

Single

Apr 8 1892

Oct 9 1886

7857

Artis

Thomas

Logan

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

23

5ft 5 3/4

160

Negro

Black

Black

Indiana

Porter

 

Baptist

R & W 3 yrs

Intemperate

Father living Mother age 6

Virginia

Virginia

8

Married 1 child

Sep 9 1887

Oct 7 1891

1231

Arvey

Charles

Edgar

Burglary & Larceny 2 yrs 2 indictments

19

1 m 64

?

Med Light

Azure Blue

Lt Chest

Indiana

Chair Caner

 

Methodist

Common

Abstinent

Father died age 8 Mother died age 10

Indiana

Indiana

14

Single

July 6 1893

Nov 4 1886

7914

Asborn

Thomas

Warren

Burglary 1 yr

38

 

 

Dark

Blue

Brown

N.J.

Painter

 

Christian

Common 10 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father age 9

Ohio

Ohio

12

Married

Oct 4 1887

Dec 19 1888

9221

Ashcraft

Richard

McDonough

Murder 30 commuted to 6 yrs Dec 21 1892

53

5ft 8 1.2

?

Dark

Hazel

Gray

Illinois

Laborer

 

Methodist

R&W 3 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Kentucky

Indiana

23

Married 8 child

Mar 18 1893

Oct 1 1853

1377

Ashton

James

Peoria

Larceny 1 year

17

5' 4"

 

Light

gray

light

Washington D.C.

 

 

 

can read and write

 

Father living in Illinois

 

 

 

 

term expired Oct 1, 1854

June 5 1890

319

Asmuth

Frank

Cook

Rape 1 yr

20

1 m 56

?

Fair

Hazel

Lt Chest

Germany

Hack Driver

 

Catholic

R&W

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 3

Germany

Germany

14

Single

May 14 1891

Oct 7 1891

1235

Athon

Charles

Edgar

Burglary 3 yrs

30

1 m 70

?

Light

Violet Blue

Lt Chest

Illinois

Printer

2nd Term 8747

Methodist

Common

Intemperate

Yes

West Virginia

Kentucky

17

Single

Apr 6 1894

Apr 1 1888

8747

Athon

Charles

Edgar

Burglary 2 yrs

26

5ft 7

129

Light

Blue

Light

Illinois

Printer

see 1235

Methodist

R&W 3 yrs

Intemperate

Yes

West Virginia

Kentucky

19

Single

Dec 31 1889

Apr 16 1889

9491

Atto

William

Douglas

Horse Stealing 3 yrs

37

5ft 10

?

Md Dark

Hazel

Brown

Indiana

Farming

 

Methodist

Illiterate

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 7

Louisiana

Indiana

19

Married 3 child

Oct 21 1891

July 7 1891

1153

Atwater

Burt L

Peoria

Embezzlement 2 yrs

25

1 m 71

?

Med

Maroon Gray Y

Med Chest

New York

Bookkeeper

 

Episcopal

Collegiate

Moderate

Yes

Massachusetts

New York

19

Single

Apr 6 1893

Nov 1 1887

8495

Atwater

John

Cook

Robbery 2 yrs

20

5ft 8 1/4

170

Negro

Black

Black

Georgia

Boot black

 

Methodist

Illiterate

Abstinent

Father living Mother died age17

16

Georgia

Georgia

Single

Aug 5 1889

Dec 31 1890

709

Atwood

Frank

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

31

1 m 71

?

Md Dark

Lt Slate Blue

Chest Med

New York

Baker

4th Term 7709 see 4051

Catholic

Common

Moderate

Yes

Germany

Germany

16

Married no child

Nov 29 1891

Apr 8 1887

8228

Auchenbach

Edward

Lake

Assult with intent to commit rape 1 yr

19

5ft 9 1/2

172

Fair

Blue

Lt. Brown

Illinois

Farming

 

Methodist

Common 10 yrs

Abstinent

Yes

Germany

Germany

19

Single

Mar 8 1888

Nov 25 1853

1406

Aumann

Christian

Adams

murder # ? Months…22 3/4 days

45

5' 0"

 

light

gray

brown

Germany

 

 

Lutheran

can read and write German

 

Parents living in Germany

 

 

 

single

discharged Oct 18, 1854

Mar 17 1888

8728

Autury

Burt

Carbon Wyoming

Grand Larceny 3 yrs from Oct 15 1887

24

5ft 5 1/4

121

Light

Blue

Lt Auburn

New York

Cowboy

 

Presbyterian

R&W 3 1/2 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

14

Single

Apr 14 1890

Mar 31 1891

937

Avery alias Robert White

Robert

Edgar

Larceny 2 yr

22

1 m 66

?

Mulatto

Hazel Gray Hazel

Black

Illinois

Farmer

 

Methodist

R&W

Abstinent

Yes

Kentucky

Indiana

19

Single

Dec 30 1892

Nov 16 1891

1354

Ayers

Berry

Peoria

Assault with intent to murder 7 yrs 2 indictments

31

1 m 68

?

Mulatto

Deep Maroon Maroon fr

Black

Virginia

Laborer

 

Baptist

Read

Moderate

Father died age infant Mother died age infant

Virginia

Virginia

21

Married 3 child

Aug 15 1896

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