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RECORD OF INMATES - IROQUOIS COUNTY HOME
Addendum

For the Poor Farm/Green Acres book. 6 pages of inmate records found in a box.

  

Name: AURAND, James J.					Date of Admission: 9 Feb 1935
Usual Place of Abode:  Middleport Twp.			Authority for admission: John Wills
Sex: M		Color: White				Address of authority: Watseka, IL
Civic Condition: married				Cause of entrance to home: unable to work
Spouse: Cornelia Kendall				Religion: Protestant
Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1860				Birthplace: Cyrus, OH
Age: 75 yr.						Correspondent: Rose Aurand
Occupation: day laborer					Address of above: Watseka, IL
Name of Employer: none					Health: poor
Name of father: Thomas Aurand				Birth place of father: Pennsylvania
Name of mother: Ella Crighton				Birth place of mother: Ohio
Date of Death: 22 Feb 1935				Cause of death: myocarditis, acute
Place of Burial: Oakhill Cemetery			U. S. Military Service: No
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:


Name: Austin, Ella					Date of Admission: 11 Mar 1963
Usual Place of Abode:  Sheldon, IL			Authority for admission: Robert Sproll
Sex: 	F	Color: White				Address of authority: Sheldon, IL
Civic Condition: widowed				Cause of entrance to home: needed a home
Spouse: Clarence L. Austin				Religion: Methodist
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1872				Birthplace: Peotone, IL
Age: 80 yr. 5 mo 8 d					Correspondent: Leslie E. Austin
Occupation: carpenter and builder				Address of above: Watseka, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: fair
Name of father: 					Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 					Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks: Retired on Sep. 16; taken ill
								went to Iroquois Memorial Hospital


Name: BAKER, Elizabeth					Date of Admission: 21 Jul 1966
Usual Place of Abode:  Kankakee, IL			Authority for admission: Irvin Baker
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Kankakee, IL
Civic Condition: widowed				Cause of entrance to home: no other home
Spouse: Grover Baker					Religion: R. Catholic
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1891				Birthplace: 
Age: 75 yr.						Correspondent: Irvin Baker
Occupation: housewife					Address of above: Kankakee, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: fairly good
Name of father: Joseph Radin				Birth place of father: Germany
Name of mother: ?, Smith				Birth place of mother: Germany
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: Dec. 1972				Remarks: Paul Baker, RR 4, 
							Kankakee; Grover Baker, Jr., 1632 S. 4th
 								St., Kankakee

Name: BALANOFF, Nettie					Date of Admission: 12 Jan 1963
Usual Place of Abode:  Milford, IL			Authority for admission: 
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Milford, IL
Civic Condition: 					Cause of entrance to home: needing a home
Spouse: 						Religion: 
Date of Birth: 2 Jan 1904				Birthplace: 
Age: 58 yr.						Correspondent: 
Occupation: 						Address of above: 
Name of Employer: 					Health: 
Name of father: 					Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 					Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 12 Apr 1963				Remarks: Returned Nov 30, 1964 under Robert
 							Holden, Wellington, IL


Name: BALANOFF, Nettie					Date of Admission: 15 Jul 1967
Usual Place of Abode:  Stockland, IL			Authority for admission: Daniel J. Balanoff
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: 1114 Ashland Ave, Chicago
Civic Condition: widowed				Cause of entrance to home: in need of home
Spouse: Samuel Balanoff 				Religion: 
Date of Birth: 2 Jan 1905				Birthplace: 
Age: 62 yr.						Correspondent: Victor Balanoff
Occupation: none					Address of above:  Stockland, IL
Name of Employer: none					Health:  good
Name of father: Henry Chizuk				Birth place of father: Austria
Name of mother:	Victoria Chizuk				Birth place of mother: Austria
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks: Left to make her home in Chicago w/son


Name: BENNETT, Clyde					Date of Admission: 15 May 1969
Usual Place of Abode:  Thawville, IL			Authority for admission: Bert Eshleman
Sex: M		Color: white				Address of authority: Thawville, IL
Civic Condition: 					Cause of entrance to home: illness of sister
Spouse: 						Religion: Methodist
Date of Birth: 6 Aug 1900				Birthplace: Thawville, IL
Age: 69 yr.						Correspondent: Ralph Bennett
Occupation: handyman for church cemetery		Address of above: Thawville, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: good
Name of father: John Bennett				Birth place of father: Fairbury, IL
Name of mother: Minnie Merit				Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:







Name: BLAIN, Nelda					Date of Admission: 8 Jan 1966
Usual Place of Abode:  Martinton, IL			Authority for admission: Oren Blain
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Martinton, IL
Civic Condition: widow					Cause of entrance to home: canít take care of home
Spouse: 						Religion: Catholic
Date of Birth: 11 May 1875				Birthplace: Papineau, IL
Age: 90 yr.						Correspondent: Oren Blain
Occupation: housewife					Address of above: 
Name of Employer: 					Health: good for age
Name of father: Joseph Caise				Birth place of father: Canada
Name of mother: Eulie Boudreau				Birth place of mother: Beaverville, IL
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks: left 7 Jun 1968 to go to home in
 								Onarga for more nursing care


Name: BLEICH, Gustave					Date of Admission: 18 Apr 1966
Usual Place of Abode:  Buckley, IL			Authority for admission: Wm and Ray Bleich
Sex: M		Color: white				Address of authority: Thawville/Buckley
Civic Condition: widower				Cause of entrance to home: need of a home
Spouse: Alga Bleich					Religion: Lutheran
Date of Birth: 7 Jul 1876				Birthplace: Germany
Age: 89 yr. 8 mo					Correspondent: Wm Bleich
Occupation: retired farmer				Address of above: Thawville, IL
Name of Employer: self employed				Health: good
Name of father: William Bleich				Birth place of father: Germany
Name of mother: ? Steicke				Birth place of mother: Germany
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: no
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:


Name: BROWN, Edna					Date of Admission: 2 Nov 1968
Usual Place of Abode:  LeRable, IL			Authority for admission: Mr. Hathaway
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Martinton, IL
Civic Condition: widowed				Cause of entrance to home: not able
Spouse: Everett Brown					Religion:  Protestant
Date of Birth: 22 Nov 1902				Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 65 yr.						Correspondent: Jeanette LeSage
Occupation: retired lab, Manteno State			Address of above: 
Name of Employer: Mr. Hunter				Health: fairly good
Name of father: Louis Hermann				Birth place of father: Chicago, IL
Name of mother: Rosanna Geiling				Birth place of mother: Saxony, Germany
Date of Death: 20 May 1973				Cause of death: heart attack
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:







Name: BROWN, E. V.					Date of Admission: 29 Jul 1929
Usual Place of Abode:  Gilman, IL			Authority for admission: M. W. Harwood
Sex: M		Color: white				Address of authority: Gilman, IL
Civic Condition: widowed				Cause of entrance to home: old, no home
Spouse: Dora Colburn					Religion: none
Date of Birth: 13 Jan 1847				Birthplace: Circleville, OH
Age: 82 yr.						Correspondent: M. W. Harwood
Occupation: railroad employee				Address of above: Gilman, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: fair
Name of father: Jesse Brown				Birth place of father: Virginia
Name of mother: Ann Van Meter				Birth place of mother: Circleville, OH
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service:  no
Date of Discharge: 18 Sep 1930				Remarks: Gone to live w/friends in
 								Chebanse, IL


Name: BUCKNER, Perry C.					Date of Admission: 3 Jan 1966
Usual Place of Abode:  Sheldon, IL			Authority for admission: Edna Hughes
Sex: M		Color: white				Address of authority: Sheldon, IL
Civic Condition: widower				Cause of entrance to home: needs a home
Spouse: Margaret - decíd				Religion: Jehovah Witness
Date of Birth: 18 Aug 1875				Birthplace: Martinsville
Age: 90 yr. 4 mo					Correspondent: Edna Hughes - daughter
Occupation: plumber by trade				Address of above: Sheldon, IL
Name of Employer: self employed				Health: good
Name of father: Richard Buckner				Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: ?, Facic				Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: none
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:went to Happy Siesta Nursing 


Name: BUTTERS, Gladys					Date of Admission: 5 Apr 1972
Usual Place of Abode:  Watseka, IL			Authority for admission: Bro. Ted Fischer
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Remington, IN
Civic Condition: 	widowed				Cause of entrance to home: unable to cook
Spouse: 						Religion:  Methodist
Date of Birth: 7 Nov 1904				Birthplace: 
Age: 68 yr.						Correspondent: Clifford Roberts
Occupation: 						Address of above: Watseka, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: poor/stroke
Name of father: 					Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 					Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks: broke wrist/stroke/diabetic -
 								stayed one month/went back home






Name: CROFT, Emily					Date of Admission: 21 Sep 1976
Usual Place of Abode:  Watseka, IL			Authority for admission: Martha Fox
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Watseka, IL
Civic Condition: 					Cause of entrance to home: unable to cook
Spouse: 						Religion: Catholic
Date of Birth: 18 Jun 1888				Birthplace: 
Age: 88 yr.						Correspondent: Pearl Nash/Chas. Burns
Occupation: 						Address of above: ?/Ft. Wayne, IN
Name of Employer: 					Health: poor
Name of father: 					Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 					Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks: Chas. Burns, nephew


Name: DIX, Catherine					Date of Admission: 24 Mar 1944
Usual Place of Abode:  Onarga, IL			Authority for admission: Frank Hockersmith
Sex: F		Color: white				Address of authority: Onarga, IL
Civic Condition: widow					Cause of entrance to home: no care for her
Spouse: Oliver Dix					Religion: Methodist
Date of Birth: 9 Sep 1861				Birthplace: Illinois
Age: 82 yr 6 mo 15d					Correspondent: Frank Hockersmith
Occupation: housewife					Address of above: Onarga, IL
Name of Employer: 					Health: poor
Name of father: Simeon Riggs				Birth place of father: Virginia
Name of mother: Anna Bowens				Birth place of mother: Virginia
Date of Death: 						Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 10 Apr 1944				Remarks:


Name: DONNER, Henry					Date of Admission: 1 Aug 1968
Usual Place of Abode:  Piper City, IL			Authority for admission: Wayne Clemens
Sex: M		Color: white				Address of authority: Watseka, IL
Civic Condition: divorced				Cause of entrance to home: need of a home
Spouse: 						Religion: Christian
Date of Birth: 17 Mar 1900				Birthplace: Cooksville, IL
Age: 68 yr.						Correspondent: Francis Robert McMan
Occupation: construction worker				Address of above: Gibson City, IL
Name of Employer: never permanent			Health: good
Name of father: E. W. Donner				Birth place of father: Casey, IL
Name of mother: Margaret Kyle				Birth place of mother: Germany
Date of Death: 9 Sep 1975				Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 					U. S. Military Service: National Guard
Date of Discharge: 					Remarks:








Name: DONOVAN, Bryant				Date of Admission: 24 Feb 1958
Usual Place of Abode:  Watseka, IL		Authority for admission: W. Fox
Sex: M		Color: white			Address of authority: Watseka, IL
Civic Condition: 				Cause of entrance to home: need a home
Spouse: 					Religion: 
Date of Birth: 8 Mar 1909			Birthplace: 
Age: 51 yr.					Correspondent: Lavern Eastburn
Occupation: 					Address of above: Watseka, IL
Name of Employer: 				Health: fair
Name of father: 				Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 				Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 					Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 				U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1958			Remarks: returned 4 Feb 1959


Name: DURR, Bunnie				Date of Admission: 4 Dec 1965
Usual Place of Abode:  Woodland, IL		Authority for admission: Jo. E. Lawyer
Sex: F		Color: white			Address of authority: Woodland, IL
Civic Condition: widowed			Cause of entrance to home: unable to care for self
Spouse: 					Religion: Methodist
Date of Birth: 15 Sep 1880			Birthplace: Watseka, IL
Age: 85 yr. 2 mo 9 d				Correspondent: Marion Wehrman
Occupation: housewife				Address of above: Glenview, IL
Name of Employer: 				Health: good/no ailments
Name of father: Doak Deach			Birth place of father: Watseka, IL
Name of mother: Ada Mead			Birth place of mother: Watseka, IL
Date of Death: 					Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 				U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 5 Mar 1966			Remarks:


Name: DURR, Bunnie				Date of Admission: 1 Oct 1964
Usual Place of Abode:  Woodland, IL		Authority for admission: came on her own
Sex: F		Color: white			Address of authority: pay her own way
Civic Condition: 				Cause of entrance to home: needing a home
Spouse: 					Religion: M. D.
Date of Birth: 15 Sep 1880			Birthplace: 
Age: 84 yr.					Correspondent: 
Occupation: housewife				Address of above: 
Name of Employer: 				Health: good
Name of father: 				Birth place of father: 
Name of mother: 				Birth place of mother: 
Date of Death: 					Cause of death: 
Place of Burial: 				U. S. Military Service: 
Date of Discharge: 6 Mar 1965			Remarks:







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