Finding Illinois Ancestors


1880 Census of Lake County Residents who were
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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Vance, William

Highland Park, Lake Co

dementia

8

1

22

cell

 

7 3/12

 

Jones, Frank

Waukegan, Lake

chr mania

7 ½

1

17

cell

 

5 8/12

 

Peterson, Lamolt?

Benton, Lake

chr mania

7

1

23

cell

 

5 6/12

 

Atyer, Robert

Avon, Lake

chr mania

7

1

26

cell & camisole

Central Hosp Ill

6

 

Dusenberg, T.L.

Waukegan, Lake

chr mania

8

1

29

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

9

 

Wilson, Christopher

Avon, Lake

chr mania

9

2

 

cell

Central Hosp. Ill.

6 2/12

 

Gallagher, Jane

Waukegan, Lake

mania

7

1

16

cell

 

3 4/12

 

O'Malley, William

Waukegan, Lake

mania

2 ½

1

21

cell

 

2 2/12

 

Sherry, James

Waukegan, Lake

chr mania

10

2

 

cell

 

1 11/12

 

Dean, Alice

Lake Forrest, Lake

Ep Mania

18

1

15

cell

 

1 3/12

eplileptic

Hawkins, Elisha

Warren, Lake

Chronic mania

13

1

23

cell

 

10 mos

 

Schmith, Henry

Ela, Lake

melancholia

6 ½

1

32

cell

 

4 9/12

 

Hicks, Barnabas

Gurnee, Lake

mania

1

1

63

cell

 

21 mos

 




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