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

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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

©2000, 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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Cooper, Henry

Dupage Co

melancholia

28

1

18

cell at night

Central Hosp. Ill

21 5/12

 

Otto, Betsy

Naperville, Dupage

mania

8

2

 

cell & occasional restraints

 

7 7/12

 

Krumlauf, Susan

Lisle, Dupage

chronic mania

7

8

 

cell

 

5 1/12

 

Snow, Fannie

Dupage Co

chronic mania

10

 

 

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

9 ½

homicidal

Song (Long?), Theresa

Lisle, Dupage

chronic mania

12

 

 

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

9 10/12

 

Ratzaw, John

Dupage Co

chronic mania

11

1

22

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

10 1/6

 

Witte, Sophia

Bloomingdale Dupage

puerperal mania

5

1

28

cell

 

4 1/12

 

Edwards, Mary

Naperville, Dupage

chr. mania

9

1

40

cell

 

4 6/12

 

Weltner?, George

Bloomingdale DuPage

melancholia

6

1

22

cell

 

4 3/12

 

Hetchum (Ketchum?), Sarah

Naperville, Dupage

dementia

16

1

17

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

3 7/12

 

Dean, Patrick

Turner Junction, Dupage

melancholia

2

1

34

cell

 

1 8/12

suicidal

Youngheim, Harriett

Naperville, DuPage

melancholia

7

1

32

cell at night

 

1 2/12

 

Baker, John

Turner Junction, Dupage

melancholia

1 ½

1

35 ½

cell

 

9 mos

 

Baker, Martin

Turner Junction, Dupage

melancholia

5

1

32

cell

 

9 mos

 

L----, Henry

Addison, DuPage

melancholia

½

1

22

cell

 

2 mos

 


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