Lee County Residents in the
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
2006 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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Curtis, Mary

Lee Co.

ep. mania

6

1

24

cell

 

5

eplileptic

Schinock (or Schmock)Willam

Lee Co.

chr. mania

11

1

23

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

8

 

Wintertow, Ole

Willow Creek, Lee

chr. mania

12

1

27

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

9

 

Pyett, John

Dixon, Lee

chr. mania

5

2

 

cell

 

4 6/12

 

Hawk, Benjamin

Amboy, Lee

chr. mania

6

2

 

cell

 

4 9/12

 

Doran, Patrick

Lee Co

chr. mania

     

cell

 

3 3/12

 

McAllister, Sarah

Dixon, Lee

Periodic mania

     

cell

Central Hosp. Ill

4

 

Stolsen, Elizabella

Willow Creek, Lee

chr. mania

7

   

cell

 

2 9/12

 

Laniham, Catharine

Amboy, Lee

chr. mania

6

   

cell

 

2 9/12

 

Dow, Elizabeth

Lublette, Lee

chr. mania

indefinite

   

cell & camisole

 

2 5/12

homicidal

Butler, Fidelia

Dixon, Lee

melancholia

indefinite

   

cell

 

1 10/12

suicidal

McKeloy, William

Lublette, Lee Co

melancholia

1 yr

1

22

cell

 

1 6/12

suicidal

Cummins, Edwin

Dixon, Lee Co

chr mania

42

1

10

cell at night

Central Hosp Ill

15 11/12

 

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