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Census Reports


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The Census of 1860 for the Wayne County Poor House included the "insane and incurable" within the Poor House, as well as the County Poor. Taken by Daniel D. Tompkins, January 20, 1860, starting page 759. Included are the Employees, patients, and "inmates". Some of the residents spellings are hard to make out because of the handwritting. There are also some children living here, some have matching parents, while others do not, assuming they are among the County Poor or Incurable and probably not "insane".

[ 1860 Wayne County Poor House Nankin Township, Michigan ]


The Wayne County Insane Asylum Census of 1870 included the "insane" and "idiotic" paupers, which were seperated from the general Poor House population as well as in the census itself. The Census was taken by Orson B. Curtis, Assistant Marshall on June 3rd, 1870. Most of the names were easy to make out, while others I tried my best to decipher.



The 1900 Wayne County "Insane Asylum" was known as The Wayne County House and Insane Asylum. Although the census contains both the "Insane" and ill and the County Poor, they are separated by a blank page on the census sheets. The Census Taker is listed as W.B. James M.D., and he started the documentation June 1, 1900. Enumeration District 212 Township: Nankin Pg 326A. He also attempted to keep the patients in alphabetical order, there are several mistakes, so you need to be careful when searching. "Insane" or chronically ill patients were extracted from the complete 1900 census, listed and spelled as found in the census, although some names were hard to make out (There are also patients, Herbetz, Arthur age 11 yrs and Miller, John age 14 yrs ; it is a mystery as to how they got listed or admitted in here with the adults).



This 1930 Census only includes the Male Patients admitted to Eloise in the "Insane" wing (we hope to have the female names soon!). There are a few patients that happen to have the same name, so its a good idea to be careful if you're looking for a relative. Also, a number of patients are of Polish, German, or another Eastern European area... they are extremely hard to decipher the letters the census taker was writing. If you do have a relative listed below and you have the proper spelling, please let us know! The census taker, Roy D. Renton tried to keep the patients in alphabetical order... he did ok, however the late admissions that occured after he finished the census had to be recorded at the end of the sheet. Double check the bottom for additional patients.

[ 1930 Census Index for Eloise Insane Asylum - April 2, 1930 ]
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PUBLISHED WORKS

The History of Eloise by Stanislas M. Keenan circa 1913,
available to read in it's entirety on Google Books.

History of Eloise: Wayne County House, Wayne County Asylum
By Stanislas M. Keenan
Published by Thos. Smith Press, 1913
Original from the University of Michigan

[ History of Eloise: Wayne County House, Wayne County Asylum ] NEW!!!
(Thanks to Mark "the Lark" for letting me know about this!!)

Auditors Reports

Wayne County Auditors Report from the 1926 Michigan Manual, presented by the Board of Auditors with excerpts on Eloise and the Wayne County Training School in Northville.

[ 1926 Wayne County Auditors Report ]
(I have to work on getting these back online, thanks to Tim from northvilletunnels.com for these!)



Wayne County Auditors Report from the 1930 Michigan Manual, presented by the Board of Auditors with excerpts on Eloise and the Wayne County Training School in Northville.

[ 1930 Wayne County Auditors Report ]
(I have to work on getting these back online, thanks to Tim from northvilletunnels.com for these!)


Other Documentation

DEATH CERTIFICATE for Sarah Doemer, the Great, Great Grand Aunt of James Doemer. She died at Eloise in 1924.

[ Sarah Doemer death cert ]

ADMITTANCE PAPER for one Francis Schaff on June 13th 1931, and signed by Thomas K. Gruber, the acting General Superintendent of Eloise at the time.

[ Francis Schaff Admittance paper ]

WAYNE COUNTY GENERAL REPORTER, Volume 3, Issure 10; published March 8th, 1982. This newsletter provides excerpts of some important and other various happenings collected from newspapers, diaries and journals over Eloises' 150 year history. It's a very cool read! And a special thanks to Malena for providing this!

[ View WCGH Reporter Newsletter ]