Stephenson County Illinois
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Stephenson 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
©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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9

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Selb, Johanna

Freeport, Stephenson Co

mania

8

1

32

cell

 

5

 

Hine, Parmelia

Congeville, Stephenson Co

chr mania

17

1

18

cell

Central Hosp Ill

11

 

Bode, Dirk J.

Ridott, Stephenson

chr mania

11

2

 

cell

Central Hosp Ill

7 5/12

 

Monte, Lewis

Freeport, Stephenson

chr mania

13

1

40

cell

Central Hosp Ill

11 2/3

 

Hemminger, Mary

West Point, Stephenson

mania

6

1

42

cell

 

4 10/12

 

Lucas, Levi

Cedarville, Stephenson

chr mania

9

 

 

cell

 

4 10/12

 

Scheckler, Thomas

Rock Grove Stephenson

chr mania

3 ½

1

37

cell

 

3 4/12

 

Walkey, Reuben

Freeport Stephenson

mania

8

 

 

cell

 

3 5/12

 

Bodebaugh, John

Cederville, Stephenson Co

chr mania

5 yrs

1

30

cell

 

1 10/12

 

Moist, Leah

Kent, Stephensen

melancholia

2 ½

1

53

cell

 

1 10/12

 

Nott, Wilhelmina

Dakota, Stephenson

mania

3 ½

1

27

cell

 

1 8/12

 

Widen--, Mary

Freeport, Stephenson

mania

3

1

22

cell

 

1

 

Fowler, Jeline

Lena, Stephenson

mania

2

1

33

cell - occas. restraints

 

8 mos

 

DeVeries, Ricke

Ridatt, Stephenson

mania

4

2

 

cell

 

2 9/12

 

Munn, Louise

Freeport, Stephenson

melancholia

7 mo

2

 

cell at night

 

4 mos

suicidal



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