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

Natio
nality

Occu
pation

Other
Prisons
Recom
mitants

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

Jan 14 1892

1466

Vach

Frank

Cook

Burglary 2 yrs

23

1 m 72

?

Med

Gray Slate Blue

Lt Chest

Bohemia

Teamster

2nd Term 9012

Catholic

R&W

Moderate

Father living Mother died age 22

Bohemia

Bohemia

22

Single

Oct 13 1893

Jany 12 1886

7426

Vachers

Theodore

Peoria

burglary & larceny 1 yr, 8 mos

22

5'5"

166

dark

dk hazel

nearly black

France

laborer

 

Catholic

R& W, 3 yrs

moderate

no

France

France

10

No

par'd Aug 9 1860

Sept 1 1854

1541

Valteby

John

Cook

Larceny 1 year

31

5' 7"

 

light

blue

black curly

Ireland

? Rider

 

no church

can read & write

Never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

single

Sept 1, 1855 time expired

Feby 4 1886

7468

Van Blinken

William

Cook

larceny, 1 yr

22

5'6 3/4"

142

fair

blue

brown

Germany

waiter

 

Lutheran

high school, 9 yrs

moderate

yes

Germany

Germany

12

Spouse, 2 children

Sept 20 1861

March 3 1855

1677

Van Bluntin (alias George Bancra--)

George

Cook

Larceny 4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 8, 1855

Nov 24 1857

2585

Van Bremen

Joseph

Cook

Larceny - 2 yrs

39

5' 4"

 

Dark

Gray

Black

New York

CAN'T READ m/b Barber

 

None

Can Read but Not Write

intemperate

Par. In Mich.

Unk

Unk

Unk

Wife in IL.

Taken to Joliet June 9 1858

Nov 24 1857

218

Van Bremer

Joseph

Cook

Larceny

39

5 4

 

Dark

Gray

Black

NY

Barber

-

None

Read

Intemp

Yes

 

 

 

 

Sep 8 1886

May 17 1858

217

Van Camp

Nathan

Sangamon

Larceny

25

5 8 1/2

 

Light

Hazel

Dark

Ohio

Farmer

-

None

Read and Write

Temp

Mother

 

 

 

married, 4 children

Nov 10 1886

Feb 23 1892

1601

Van Dorn

Charles

McLean

Horse Stealing 3 yrs

52

1 m 69

?

Md Dark

Hazel Gray Slate Blue

Dk Chest

Illinois

Clerk

2nd Term 3410

Congregational

High

Moderate

Father living Mother died age 4

New York

New York

11

Married 2 child

Aug 23 1894

Dec 24 1888

9228

Van Dyke

O J

Laramie Wyoming

Grand Larceny 2 yrs from Dec 18 1888

28

5ft 5

?

Md Dark

Hazel

Brown

Iowa

Blacksmith

 

Methodist

R&W 6 yrs

Moderate

Yes

Ohio

Iowa

11

Separated 1 child

Pardoned Apr 17 1890

Nov 5 1888

9129

Van Gura

Kate

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

50

5ft 1 3/4

?

Dark

Hazel

Dk Brown

Austria

Housework

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Moderate

Father died age 15 Mother Donít Know

Bohemia

Bohemia

15

Married

Feb 8 1889

6-20-1855

1781

Van Onden

John

Massac

larceny, 1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-15-1856

May 11 1888

8832

Van Pelt

John E

Cook

Conspiracy 2 yrs

52

5ft 4 1/2

108

Med Dark

Blue

Gray

New Jersey

Merchant & Grain Dealer

 

Methodist

High 9 yrs

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 12

New Jersey

New Jersey

17

Married 3 child

Feb 10 1890

June 6 1888

8882

Van Theil

John

Cook

Larceny 1 yr

30

5ft 8 3/4

133

?

Blue

Brown

Holland

Bookkeeper

 

Congregational

Common 7 1/2 yrs

Abstinent

Yes

Holland

Holland

18

Married 3 child

May 6 1889

Sept 1 1854

1546

Van V*anken

Peter

Cook

Larceny 1 year

21

5'

 

light

gray

light

***ville, New York

Laborer

 

no church

can read & write

Never drank to excess

parents living in New York

 

 

 

single

Sept 1, 1855

May 17, 1858

2758

VanCamp

Nathan

Sangamon

Larceny - 1 yr

25

5' 8-1/2"

 

Light

Hazel

Dark

Ohio

Farmer

 

None

Read & Write

Not intemp

Mother in Springfield, Ills

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Taken to Joliet May 22, 1858

Apr 4 1891

948

Vance

Andrew

Mercer

Incest 12 yrs

44

1 m 61

?

Dark

Hazel Gray Slate Blue

Med Chest

Maryland

Farmer

 

Methodist

Common

Abstinent

Father living Mother died age 23

Pennsylvania

Ohio

19

Married no child

June 30 1891

May 2 1849

780

Vance

John

Clark

bigamy - 1 yr

26

5'10"

 

light

dark

dark

Indiana (in IL 5 yrs)

shoemaker

 

none

can read

temperate

dead

 

 

 

married - 1 child

par'd. Jan. 27, 1876

May 1 1849

777

Vance

Joshua

Hancock

murder - 8 yrs

39

6'1"

 

dark

black

black

Virginia (in IL 13 yrs)

farmer

 

none

 

temperate

has no parents

 

 

 

 

Jan 14 1862

Mar 25 1858

2694

VanGeisen

Henry

US Court Northern Dist.

Embezzlement - 10 yrs

22

5' 8"

 

Fair

Blue

Sandy

New Jersey

Clerk

 

None

Read & Write

Intemp

Par. In Kentucky

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Pardoned by __ May 8 1860

Oct 3 1887

8398

Vangilder

James

Edgar

Burglary 5 yrs 2 indictments

35

5ft 5

137

Dk Sandy

Hazel

Dk Sandy

Ohio

Hostler

 

Baptist

Illiterate

Moderate

Father died age 17 Mother died age 30

14

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Married 3 child

July 3 1891

Jan 26 1892

1499

Vanmeter

Edward M

Logan

Burglary & Larceny 2 yrs

20

1 m 77

?

Med

Lt Slate Blue

Lt Chest

West Virginia

Shoemaker

see 3040

Christian

R&W

Abstinent

Father living Mother died age 10

Virginia

West Virginia

18

Single

Oct 25 1893

Sept 1 1855

1820

Varey

Hugh

Jo Daviess

assault to murder 5 years

23

5' 10"

 

light florid

gray

brown

Ireland

steam boatman

 

Catholic

can read & write

has drank to excess

parents in Canada

 

 

 

single

Joliet April 13, 1859

May 11 1888

8833

Varnell

Harry A

Cook

Conspiracy 2 yrs

36

5ft 8

220

Med Dark

Hazel

Brown

Iowa

Salesman

 

Methodist

High 9 1/2 yrs

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 15

New York

Pennsylvania

20

Married 4 child

Feb 10 1890

Apr 15 1890

225

Varzinsky

Stephen

Cook

Burglary 8 yrs

22

1 m 71

?

Light

Azure Blue

Blond

Germany

Wood finisher

1 term Bridewell Chicago

Catholic

Illiterate

Abstinent

Yes

Germany

Germany

20

Married 1 child

July 14 1894

Sept 6 1855

303

Vasey

Hugh

Jo Daviess

Assault To Murder

23

5 10

 

Light Florid

Gray

Brown

Ireland

Steamboatman

 

Catholic

Read and Write

Intemp

Yes

 

 

 

single

July 20 1887

March 3 1855

1687

Vaugh

Margaret

Cook

Larceny 1 year

36

5' 11 3/4"

thick

light

hazel

brown

Ireland

 

 

Catholic

can read & write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

widow

March 3, 1856 discharged

May 1 1889

9497

Vaughn

Albert

Sangaman

Burglary & Larceny 1 yr

26

5ft 8 1/4

?

Dark

Gray

Dk Brown

Illinois

Teamster

 

Methodist

R&W 3 yrs

Moderate

Mother living Father died age 19

Kentucky

Missouri

21

Single

Mar 31 1890

June 3 1887

8292

Vaughn

Charles

Vermilion

Arson 2 yrs

22

5ft 7 1/2

147

Fair

Blue

Brown

Indiana

Laborer

 

None

R&W 3 yrs

Abstinent

Father died 8 yrs Mother died 7 yrs

Kentucky

Kentucky

8

Single

Mar 3 1889

July 24 1888

8962

Vaughn

William

Cook

Assault to Kill 1 yr

20

5ft 3 1/2

?

Md Dark

Gray

Dark

Illinois

Laborer

 

None

Illiterate

Intemperate

Father died age 6 Mother died age 14

Ireland

Ireland

14

Married

June 24 1889

April 28 1868

4584

Veach

Christina

White

Murder - 14yrs

68

5' 8"

 

Light

Grey

Light

E. Tennessee

Nurse

 

Methodist

None

 

Mother living

 

 

 

single

April 2 1850

Oct 10 1853

1384

Vehert

William

Pulaski

Larceny 4 years

19

5' 7"

 

light

blue

light brown

Kentucky

Farmer

 

no

can read

no

Mother living in Missouri

 

 

 

 

Oct 9, 1854 By Governor Pardon

May 28 1858

219

Veitch

James Armstrong

Marshall

Larceny

34

5 6

 

Light

Hazel

Dark Brown

Ireland

Farmer

-

None

Read and Write

Intemp

Yes

 

 

 

Married 3 child

Feb 11 1893

May 24(-June2) 1858

2777

Veitch

James Armstrong

Marshall

Larceny - 1 yr

34

5' 6"

 

Light w/ his name in ink on left arm

Hazel

Dk Brown

Ireland

Farmer

 

None

Read & Write

intemp.

None

Unk

Unk

Unk

No Wife

Taken to Joliet June 9, 1858 - Dischgd. June 1859 from Jolielt (See Oct. 15, 1859)

Sept 20 1887

8366

Velort

D O

Boone

Rape 2 yrs

44

5ft 9 1/4

147

Dark

Hazel

Brown

Massachusetts

Wagon maker

 

Methodist

R&W 6 yrs

Moderate

Father died age 3 Mother died age 6

6

Massachussetts

New York

Single

June 20 1889

Sept 1 1855

1812

Venting

Jacob

Jo Daviess

Murder 5 years

51

5' 9"

 

dark

gray

brown

Germany

Shoe Maker

 

no church

can't read or write

never drank to excess

none living

 

 

 

single

Nov 18, 1858

Dec 10 1891

1388

Verew

John

Cook

Burglary 5 yrs

23

1 m 66

?

Md Dark

Maroon Gray y fr

Dk Chest

Michigan

Barber

2nd Term 235

Catholic

R&W

Abstinent

Mother living Father died age 17

Ireland

Ireland

18

Married 1 child

Sep 9 1895

May 18 1887

8274

Vilas

Philip

Cook

Assault with intent to kill 3 yrs

20

5ft 81/2

150

Negro

Black

Black

Missouri

Waiter

 

Catholic

R&W 4 yrs

Abstinent

Father living Mother died 3 mos

Missouri

Missouri

18

Single

July 28 1889

Dec 23 1858

306

Vincent

Shadrick, aka Shad

Cook

Larceny

36

5 9 1/2

 

Light

Light Blue

Dark Brown

NY

Lawyer

 

None

Read and Write

Intemp

No

 

 

 

-

par'd Feb 6 1860

Oct 8 1885

7197

Vincent (alias Davis)

George

Cook

Forgery 1 yr

23

5' 6"

 

Negro

black

black

Ohio

Waiter

 

Methodist

6 yrs

moderate

father living Mother 22 yrs

Virginia

do

15

Spouse

June 18 1861

June 8 1887

8299

Vitromius

Palo

Cook

Larceny 2 yrs

28

4ft 9 1/4

125

Dark

Brown

Dk Brown

Italy

Housework

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Moderate

Father died 27 yrs Mother died 12 yrs

Italy

Italy

19

Married 1 Child

Mar 8 1889

July 2 1886

7743

Von Dall

Fritz

LaSalle

Manslaughter 10 yr

29

5ft 6 14

142

Med Dark

Gray

Brown

Holland

Coal Miner

 

Catholic

Illiterate

Moderate

Unknown

Holland

Belgium

23

Single

Kaukaka ec 1889 Disch. 7/14/32 AS Opinion 4101

Oct 10 1887

8417

Vorlka

Adolf

McHenry

Larceny 3 yrs

36

5ft 6

167

Med Dark

Hazel

Gray Brown

Germany

Cigarmaker

 

Lutheran

Illiterate

Intemperate

Mother living Father died age 26

36

Germany

Germany

Single

Died Apr 20 1889

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