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1860 Mortality Schedule

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Clinton County, Illinois

 

No official death records exist prior to 1878. This is a listing of the people that died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860, the census year, as collected by the census takers. If a family moved away since a member died, the information was given by a neighbor who still lived there, and although they guessed their best, some deaths were probably forgotten, others could be off a few years in age, etc. Writing was difficult to transcribe, so as always, check for several spellings, especially the phonic spelling. Spellings were left as written on the microfilm. Even more than usual, use with a grain of caution. But it beats nothing.

Columns are:

  1. Name of every person who died during the year ending 31 May 1860, whose usual Place of Abode at the Time of His Death was in his family.
  2. Age
  3. Sex
  4. Color black or mulatto, remainder were white
  5. Free or slave all listed were free, no column included here
  6. Married or widowed, remainder were supposed to be single. This schedule looks suspiciously like the census taker missed marking that column for the most part.
  7. Place of birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
  8. The Month in which the Person died
  9. Profession, occupation or trade
  10. Disease or cause of death
  11. Number of Days Ill

 

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Name

Age S C M *

Place of Birth

Died

Occupation

Cause of Death

Length of Illness

FRAND, Anna 42 F   M Germany Aug 1859 Housekeeper Bowel compl. 35 days
BERNARD, Conrad 2 m M     Illinois Mar 1860   - 1 day
SCHONEFIELD, Joseph 2 M     Illinois Aug 1859   Summer compl. 24 days
SCHONEFIELD, Henry 14 M     Illinois Oct 1859     3 days
NIEMYER, Eliza 2 F     Illinois Sep 1859   Croup 36
CROCK, James 67 M     Ireland Mar 1860   Old Age 40
NIEDAMYER, Elizabeth 2 d F     Illinois Jun 1859   Summer Compl. 14
GEERS, John 34 M     Germany Jun 1859 Farmer Consumption 180
BUCHOLD, Bernard 58 M     Germany Dec 1859 Farmer -- --
VARNHOLD, Regina 63 F   M Germany Nov 1859   -- 8
HULLSMAN, Gerard 4 d M     Illinois Oct 1859   -- 4
MULLER, August 39 M     Germany Sep 1859 Farmer -- 100
TIMMERMAN, Catharine 6 F     Illinois Jun 1859   Fever 2
TIMMERMAN, Henry 4 M     Illinois Jun 1859   Fever 2
LEHNHARD, Herman 12 M     Illinois Mar 1860   Inflamation of Brain 5
HELLMAS, Margaret 5 m F     Illinois Dec 1859   Fever 21
WHITKAMP, Gertrud 30 F   M Germany Jun 1859   Fever 5
STEPHENS, Mary 1 F     Illinois Apr 1860   Fever 25
WELLIN, Anna 55 F     Germany Mar 1860   Lung compl. 7
WELLIN, Mary 1 F     Illinois Aug 1859   Fever 4
RAMSAY, Mary 1 F     Illinois Sep 1859   Fever 1
SANDALL, John 7 M     Illinois Sep 1859   Fever 12
SANDALL, Conrad 4 M     Germany Feb 1860   Fever 31
HIMAN, L. H. 4 M     Germany Apr 1860   Fever 40
NIEBUR, Christine 17 F     Germany Oct 1859 Laborer Consumption 30
MAUEN, Clemence 33 M     Illinois Jul 1859   Fever 2
BECKMAN, Eliza 1 F     Illinois Mar 1860   Fever 5
Not named 1 M     Illinois --   Fever 1
Not named 1 M     Illinois Aug 1859   Fever 1
WELLEN, Christina 1 F     Illinois Mar 1860   Fever 4
EILSKIN, Mary 34 F   M Germany Jan 1860   Chills 5
MCALLISTER, Phena 20 F B F ** Illinois Feb 1860   Consumption 90
RICHARDSON, Mary 2 F     Illinois Aug 1859   Soar throat 5
BRYANT, Lucy 1 F     Illinois Apr 1860   Hives 9
DAVIS, James 3 M     Illinois Aug 1859   Fever 9
Not named 2 M     Illinois Feb 1860   Fever 7
CHAMBERS, Wm. 20 M     Michigan Aug 1859 Laborer Fever 15
BUTCHER, John 53 M     France Apr 1860 Laborer Fever 7
KNOWLHOOF, John 2 m M     Illinois Aug 1859   Fever 6
JONES, Unknown 1 F     Illinois Sep 1859   Fever 5
LESTURGEON, Arthur 6 m M     Illinois Apr 1860   Flux 8
CHAMBERS, Charlett 2 M     Illinois May1860   Burned 1
GROTE, John 1 m M     Illinois Apr 1860   Unknown 1
GROTE, Louiza 1 m F     Illinois Apr 1860   Unknown -
GOODALE, Kate 1 F     Illinois May1860   Scarlett 8
JOLLIFF, Louiza 2 F     Illinois Mar 1860   Fever 21
JOHNSON, Mary 37 F     Illinois Mar 1860   Fever 7
JOHNSON, Allice -- F     Illinois Aug 1859   -- 1
BEEDLE, Harrison 24 M     Illinois Aug 1859 Farmer Killed 1
ALVORD, Louiza 29 F     N. Y. Feb 1860   -- 31
KREST, M. 47 M     Germany Apr 1860 Farmer Shot 1
Not named 3 d F     -- Apr 1860   -- 1
HOLMES, Thoms. 5 M     Indiana Aug 1859   Brain Fever 21
COATS, Wm. 30 M     England Dec 1859 Stone Cutter Killed by gun 15
DAVIS, John 23 M     Illinois Jul 1859 Farmer Con. Chills --
SMITH, Peter 1 M     Illinois Dec 1859   Chills 21
ROBINSON, Chas. 18 M     Missouri Sep 1859 Miller Fever 21
STARKEL, L. M. 3 m F     Illinois Dec 1859   Con. 5
IRWIN, Charlotte 20 F     Indiana Oct 1859 Housekeeper Rheumatism 1 year
SHARP, Julia 1 F     Illinois Apr 1860   Fever 30
GROTTS, Josephine 4 F     Illinois Oct 1859   Winter fever 4
ETTER, Joseph 2 m M     Illinois Jan 1860   Fever 7
DAVIDSON, Allice 2 F     Illinois May 1860   Bowel Compl. 9
MCNEE, Isaac 40 M     Illinois Apr 1860 Farmer Consumption 50
SCHULZ, Elizabeth 38 F     Germany Oct 1859   Dease of Lungs 8
SCHULZ, John 5 M     Germany Aug 1859   Fever 7
RAY, Chancery 3 M     Illinois Jul 1859   Fever 1
ARSLOGER, Catharine 1 F     Illinois May 1860   Fever 7
MURRAY, Peter 1 d M     Illinois Jul 1859   Dease of Heart 1
RILING, Rudy 52 M     Switzerland Mar 1860 Laborer Fever 2 y.
HACKER, Elizabeth 64 F   W Kentucky Jan 1860   Dropse 2
MCCORMACK, Saml. 22 M     Virginia Apr 1860 Laborer Dease of Lungs 60
LIST, Mary 2 m F     Illinois Aug 1859   Fever 4
WILEY, Sarah M. 3 F     Illinois Mar 1860   Scarlett fever 6
HELMS, John H. 80 M     -- --   -- --
WADE, Anna 45 F   M Pennsylvania Oct 1859   Con. Chills 40
HICKAL, John 1 M     -- Sep 1859   Unknown 14
ORBAUGH 1 M     Ohio Mar 1860   Con. of brain 3
NOE, Albert 2 M     Illinois Jan 1860   Con. of brain 5
NEWKIRK, Ann 2 F     Illinois Jan 1860   Croup 2
SANDERS, James 2 M     Illinois May 1860   Fever 20
REDDICK, Elizabeth 42 F     Ohio Jun 1859   Milk sick 100
LIFRITZ, Washington 34 M     Ohio Mar 1860 Farmer Winter fever 7
LIFRITZ, ISAAC 22 M     Ohio Mar 1860 Farmer Winter fever 8
RUTHERFORD, Martha 34 F   M Indiana Apr 1860   Winter fever 5
WORTMAN, Lavina 3 F     Illinois May 1860   Brain fever 3
SMITH, Catharine 32 F     North Carolina Nov 1859   White pulling 24
BOWERS, John 2 M     Illinois Sep 1859   Fits 21
GILLEY, Lucinda 4 m F     Illinois Mar 1860   Unknown 7
GRIFFIN, Martha 6 F     Illinois Oct 1859   Fever 5
GRIFFIN, Thoms. 1 m M     Illinois Dec 1859   Unknown 1
Unnamed 1 m M     Illinois Dec 1859   Unknown 1
JOHNSON, Elizabeth 7 F     Illinois Jan 1860   Unknown 7
OUTHOUSE, Elizabeth 53 F     Georgia Nov 1859 Housekeeper Consumption 3 y.
NICHOLS, James H. 15 M     Illinois Jul 1859 Farmer Killed by horse 1
WAKEFIELD, John T. 2 w M     Illinois Apr 1860   Unknown 7
STINE, France 61 M     Germany Aug 1859 Farmer Fever 7
BIGGS, Herman 3 mo M     Illinois Mar 1860   Croup 9
PETERS, Catharine 35 F     Aa ** (Alabama?) Feb 1860   Unknown 8
STITES, Mary 1 F     Illinois May 1860   Bronchitis 8
WALL, Elijah 35 F     Illinois Feb 1860 Farmer Dropsey 7 y.
HARRISON, John 1 M     Illinois May 1859   Unknown 4
SHUBERT, Unknown 1 F     Illinois --   Same 1
SCHAFER, Catharine 1 F     Illinois Dec 1859   Bowel compl. 4
POTTS, Alfred 1 m M     Illinois Oct 1859   Unknown 21

* Census taker did not seem to mark this column this year

** Entry seems to be in error

*** Probable abbreviations are: W. Fever = winter fever; Infl. Brain/etc. = Inflammed brain/etc.; Int. Chills = intermittent chills.

 

Source: State of Illinois Microfilm, I312.2 MORT, Reel 31-88.

 


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