DECEASED STATE HOSPITAL PATIENTS 1850 - 1870
Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL




The following was written by Florence Hutchison when she published this list in September 1985:

The following names of deceased State Hospital Patients were found in an old book in the basement of that Institution, showing burials for patients who died and were buried from 1852 - 1870. We assume that they were referred to as “The Red Barn Burials”, and that they were buried in the pasture on a hill south of the old milk barn. All of these farm lands are now leased to the Prairieland Heritage Museum organization. Land was purchased for the institution and for farming on May 15, 1847 and June 4th following. The State Hospital for the Insane was built and opened November 3, 1851 under James H. Higgins, M.D., of Griggsville, as medical superintendent. He remained in charge of the institution until June 6, 1853, when Andrew McFarland, M.D., was chosen to supercede Dr. Higgins. The next superintendent was Dr. Henry Frost Carriel, M.D., who assumed duties at the Illinois Central Hospital for the Insane, in July 1870. At that time this was the only asylum for the insane in Illinois and it contained 450 patients.

There was a distinct change in the burial place of deceased patients buried in Jacksonville at this latter change of administration. The hill south of the Red Barn was then apparently abandoned as a burial ground, and the patients buried in Section D of Diamond Grove Cemetery which had opened two years before. In neither of these were headstones ever set up.
As of April 11, 1883 a large plot of land for a burial site was purchased by the State of Illinois in Section H of Diamond Grove Cemetery, and burials continued there until November 2, 1954. The next burial was on the Hospital farm grounds, south of the Red Barn, on November 14, 1954, and is still used today. Recently a concrete monument and sign designates it as Emanuel East Cemetery. This is across Lincoln Avenue east of Calvary Cemetery.

There is no other record available for the following list of these deceased state hospital patients. State Law did not require death certificates to be filed until 1878, so do not write to the County Clerk expecting more information; nor to the Jacksonville Development Center, for they do not have the old records. Likewise, the City Clerk does not have any more information than that given here.

Fortunately the old burial book indicated the County of Residence in most cases. We do not know what the number relates to, unless it is the number of the patient on the original record book.

Those records were closed by State Law about 4 years ago, so we have no way of checking for further information. Sorry, but this is all there is. But it is better than nothing at all. It identifies a lot of people who were otherwise “lost souls”.

** = Indicates Death Date but not burial here
No. Name of Deceased Death Date County From, Age, Born Where, Occupation
Alston, Jane 10 June 1866 Jo Daviess
4578 Andrews, Ruth 9 Feb 1857 Vermilion
Arkebauer, Diannah 22 Sep 1865 Morgan
1906 Axtel, Caroline 3 July 1864 Warren - Her body taken away by friends March 1865
Ayers, Stephen 12 Jan 1870 Knox
Baldwin, Ellen M. 15 Dec 1865 Madison
Ball, William 22 Oct 1867 Crawford
Beckett, Singleton P. 9 Oct 1865 Fulton (age 49) - Body removed 17 Oct 1865
Behrens, Anna A. 29 Sep 1869 DuPage
1314 Bell, Charlotte 10 Oct 1860 Hancock
Benson, Swan 30 Dec 1866 Bureau
66 Blankenship, Henry 28 Mar 1859 Clinton
599 Bloom, Frances 29 Mar 1858 DuPage
bosham, J. D.
1239 Brazill, Lawrence 30 Oct 1860 Livingston, age 42, from Ireland, Tinner
Brickwood, Eliza Jane 6 Jan 1866 Rock Island   "Removed 29 Jan 1866"
Brown, Edward 18 Dec 1865 Cook    "Removed 26 Feb 1866"
936 Brown, Norman H. 15 Aug 1858 Fayette
Brown, thomas 14 Sep 1868 Macon
Buher/Buker ?, Margaret 1 Sep 1866 Peoria
1920 Bute, Lewis 13 June 1864 Lake
258 Camp, Jared L. 9 Dec 1854 Madison
701 Campbell, Catherine 1 Oct 1856 Lee
Campbell, Susan 11 Apr 1868 Shelby
1770 Carnehan, Angeline 23 Aug 1863 Saline
483 Carrigan, John 4 Jan 1856 Adams
Casey, Drury B. 3 Sep 1867 Jefferson
Chapman, William 25 Dec 1865 Washington
1685 Chenoweth, Austin 19 Apr 1863 Williamson
Chrisman ?, Catherine 25 July 1870 Tazewell (Listed as Ehrisman)
Churchward, Alonzo 4 Mar 1869 Richland
2069 Clark, Betsy 27 Feb 1865 LaSalle   age 56, from Mass.  Housekeeper
685 Clark, Elizabeth 23 Feb 1859 Pike
853 Clark, Henry R. 12 Dec 1857 Madison
1289 Colson, Christiana 28 Sep 1860 Rock Island
964 Connely, Bridget 10 Aug 1858 Pike
872 Conner, Martha A. 27 Feb 1858 Jo Daviess
Coons, Eliza 11 July 1868 Kankakee
198 Copeland, Larinda 6 Apr 1857 Logan
Cornel, Alice 26 June 1867 Sangamon - "removed by friends 11 July 1867"
1487 Crabtree, Elizabeth 27 Oct 1861 Champaign
Crabtree, Zenas 10 Nov 1867 Champaign
Craig, Robert 2 July 1866 Pike
1667 Crawford, James B. 10 June 1864 Edgar
Creighton, Thomas 31 Mar 1866 Piatt   "removed 6 Apr 1866"
992 Cully, Ellen 29 Jan 1859 Fulton
Cummiskey, Thomas J. 17 Aug 1866 Lee
Currenson, Frederick 16 June 1869 Cook
Cutter, Harrison H. 16 May 1868 Will
2017 Darling, Simeon 26 July 1864 Winnebago
David, Edith 21 Aug 1866 Fulton
Davis, Dinah 6 Sep 1868 Madison
Davis, Lacey 25 Apr 1867 Stephenson
** Dean, Harriet W. Jan 1860 (1860 Census)  age 56, unk, widowed
1354 Delay, Jane L. 15 Jan 1861 Vermilion
Deutter, Robert C. 9 Dec 1869 Mason
1402 Devore, Ann 1 Dec 1861 Alexander
DeWitt, William H. 25 July 1870 Logan
1003 Dimick, Adaline 15 May 1859 Stephenson
51 Dodge, William C. 17 Mar 1857 Schuyler
19 Donevan, Martha Jane 1854 Vermilion
499 Doolittle, William 2 Oct 1855 Crawford
Dorsey, Mary 28 Aug 1865 Montgomery
Dougherty, Ann 22 Jan 1870 Cook
585 Drane, John 7 Nov 1856 Tazewell
192 Duckworth, Semple 14 July 1854 Hamilton
Dunn/Gunn ?, Christopher 19 Jan 1870 McHenry
1881 Eames, Mary 21 Mar 1865 Cook
1968 Easton, Cinthia A. 29 June 1864 Douglas
Ehrisman, Catharine 25 July 1870 Tazewell
Ellec, Mary P. 6 Dec 1869 Champaign
957 Erwin, Kiturah 22 July 1859 Williamson
1548 Evans, Sarah E. 24 May 1863 Peoria
307 Ewen, James 17 Jan 1855 DeKalb
871 Fairbanks, John 1 Feb 1858 Randolph
504 Fairman, Henry 29 Oct 1855 Kankakee
Farrell/Ferrill, Priscilla 10 Nov 1867 St. Clair   age 36
Fillwoeber, Catherine 2 Dec 1867 Cook
Fisher, Jeanette D. 10 Nov 1867 Logan
Fisher, Martha 13 Feb 1852 Morgan
Fitzgerald, Catherine 8 Aug 1869 LaSalle
Foley, Ellen 16 Nov 1867 Sangamon  "body taken home"
929 Ford, Polly 2 Sep 1860 Perry
Fox, Elijah 5 Jan 1870 Wabash "body removed 11 Jan 1870"
Frein, Emma 25 June 1865 Lee
Frost, William J. 27 Dec 1869 Edwards
Gates, Martin 16 Sep 1869 Adams
Gaugherty, Timothy 20 Dec 1866 Morgan
1101 Geiger, Frederick E. 28 May 1860 Jo Daviess  age 35, b. Germany, Occupation Mason
Gilman, Ann 12 Apr 1865 Douglas
Gore, Elizabeth 30 Mar 1867 Mercer
Gray, Donald 24 Oct 1867 Henry
844 Grover, Salmon 19 Sep 1858 Shelby
Hale, Henry 30 Oct 1868 Kane
Hall, Susan A. 26 Oct 1870 Fulton
188 Hamilton, Elisha 4 Feb 1855 Pike
Hamilton, William P. 14 July 1870 Franklin
Hanson, Christiana 23 July 1868 Whiteside
Hardwick, Minerva 21 July 1865 Jersey "body removed 1 Aug 1865"
Harshey, Elizabeth 22 May 1856 DeWitt
Hastings, Bazil 18 July 1870 Fulton
1999 Haunger, Caroline 17 July 1864 Cook
496 Haviland, Elizabeth 24 Oct 1855 Iroquois
Haymon, Mary A 18 Nov 1866 Scott
993 Hazel, French N. 27 May 1861 Greene   age 57, born Ky, Farmer
1807 Heclan, Bridget 19 Jan 1864 Kane
1994 Henrick, Columbus 17 Feb 1865 Gallatin
638 Henson, Elizabeth 30 Mar 1865 Morgan, age 27, born IL, Housekeeper
1335 Hepburn, Oscar L. 11 Jan 1861 Cook
413 Hoffman, Wilhelmina Cook
Hogan, Ellen 19 July 1868 Cook "body removed by friends - typhoid fever"
688 Howard, James 23 Apr 1857 Warren
1065 Hull, Josiah 17 July 1861 Clark, age 26, born NY, Farmer
Husted, Anna 26 Aug 1865 Fulton
** Irwin, Kitura July 1859 ?     age 31, born Tenn, Married
Jackson, David L. 15 May 1865 Gallatin
Jackson, Mary F. 29 Sep 1869 Cook
Johnson, John 5 Feb 1869 Coles, age 25, born IL, Farmer
1195 Joost, Henrietta 23 Jan 1860 Cook, age 48, born Germany
1090 Judy, James P. 9 Sep 1859 Tazewell, age 49, born Ohio, Farmer
384 Kelar/Haler ?, Mary 24 Dec 1857 Fulton
222 Kellogg, Anna 22 July 1854 Marshall
578 Kennedy, Helen 25 Mar 1857 Cook
Kern, David 10 Nov 1867 Shelby
2014 Kirk, Nicholas 25 June 1864 Knox
Kohn, Philip 11 June 1867 Kankakee
430 Kreeps, Theresa 19 July 1855 Jo Daviess
Lane, Thomas 12 June 1870 Alexander
Laughlin, Ellen 10 Feb 1867 Logan "body taken to Springfield by sister"
847 Lawson, Jane 13 Dec 1857 Peoria
1936 Layre/Sayre ?, Margarette 14 July 1864 Shelby
LeGrand, Louisa J. 22 June 1870 Macoupin
Lepler, Eve 21 Oct 1865 Rock Island
Leslie, Barney 24 May 1868 Hancock
Levings, Rhoda 6 Jne 1865 Hancock "Body removed 26 Apr 1867"
Lewis, Amos 24 Sep 1870 Christian
Lipperwitty, Pauline 6 Jan 1869 Cook
Lister, Alfred 7 Mar 1869 DeWitt
MaGiveny, Charles J. 25 June 1867 Sangamon "Body removed 28 June 1867"
Mahan, John W. 17 Sep 1866 McLean
1743 Mahill, Elizabeth 28 Mar 1863 Hancock
Makepeace, Alice 20 Jan 1867 Pike
1193 Makepeace, Frances 10 Sep 1860 Pike, age 31, born England, Housekeeper
1276 Marion, Ruth S. 3 Apr 1865 Rock Island
Marriner, George 20 June 1870 Cook
Martin, George L. 30 Nov 1869 Logan "body removed by friends 13 Dec 1869"
McGinn, Mary 18 Nov 1865 Jo Daviess
1219 McKee, Susan 5 Mar 1860 Adams, age 32, born Ireland
1429 McMillan, Elizabeth 16 Aug 1863 Livingston
** Medgett, Charles B. Feb 1860 ?  Age 34, born Maine, Merchant
Mier, Charles 1 July 1870 Logan
234 Miller, Barbara 19 Jan 1859 St. Clair
324 Miller, Dorothy 7 Feb 1858 Washington
211 Minkard, Sophia 22 Dec 1856 Monroe
180 Mischon, Philip 13 Jan 1855 St. Clair
Mohlmann, Christian 15 July 1868 Cass   "typhoid fever"
Moore, Stephanus 25 Aug 1870 Peoria
Morrison, John 22 Oct 1867 Fayette
1748 Morton, Sophia 29 Mar 1863 Peoria
Muchmore, Ethelbert E. 18 Nov 1866 Crawford
1070 Nazworthy, Niles 16 Jan 1860 Moultrie, age 32, born Tenn, Farmer
890 Nichols, Jane 4 Aug 1861 Carroll, age 30, born NY
1778 Nicholson, Frank 2 Aug 1863 Marshall
O'Brien, John 12 Oct 1869 Cook, body removed 1 Nov 1869 by order of mother
475 Oldham, George 12 July 1857 Gallatin
Ong, Nathan 15 July 1870 LaSalle "body removed by friends 17 July 1870"
** Paddock, Stephen E. Oct 1859 age 42, born NY, Teacher
1522 Patterson, Rachael H. 25 Jan 1862 Pike
223 Phipps, Hannah 28 Nov 1855 Winnebago
1095 Pierce, Henry 31 Aug 1861 Crawford, age 23, born MO, Blacksmith
Pittenger, Jacob G. 25 May 1869 Jersey
830 Potter, Mary J. 27 June 1858 Fulton
Pruitt, Sarah 3 Mar 1870 Montgomery
845 Quinte, Veronica 25 Dec 1857 Cook
Radley, John 6 Nov 1867 Morgan
2065 Rea, William 15 Oct 1864 Carroll
Reading, John V. 23 July 1870 McHenry
Reinoehl, Catherine 30 Nov 1867 Crawford
1102 Reynolds, Dr. Kilborn W. 20 Mar 1864 Winnebago, age 34, born Ohio, Physician
963 Reynolds, Mary E. 6 Oct 1858 Knox
54 Rhodes, John 6 Dec 1854 Macon
Richardson, Alpheus 9 May 1865 Peoria "Paralysis. Body taken home"
Riggs, Frank H. 21 Oct 1869 Jackson "removed by friends."
Rogers, James 12 Sep 1865 Hancock
377 Rogers, Mary 2 Nov 1854 Scott
596 Rowley, John M. June 1859 DeWitt, age 23, born Ohio, Farmer
1936 Sayre/Layre, Margarette 14 July 1864 Shelby
Schean, Mary 10 Aug 1866 Knox
Schedding, Sebastian 16 Dec 1869 Cook
Schilt, John 31 May 1870 Richland
Schmidt, Johannes 31 Oct 1870 St. Clair
1909 Schmidt, Mary 28 Nov 1864 Marion
Schnell, _____ Dec 1869 Rock Island
1143 Scott, Thomas J. 9 Jan 1861 Jersey, age 21, born IL, Farmer
613 Scurr, Martha E. 31 Mar 1859 Bureau
1329 Sedgwick, Elizabeth 28 Jan 1861 Shelby
908 Shatz, Alexander 22 July 1858 DuPage
Simpson, Anna 18 Nov 1869 Macoupin
316 Simpson, Robert 22 July 1854 Winnebago
Smith, E. J.
Smith, Francis P. 10 Apr 1867 Edgar
Snow, Julia A. 4 Sep 1867 Macoupin
Snyder, Samuel 3 Mar 1867 Lee
Spriggs, Eleanor 2 Nov 1865 Carroll
Stainbrook, Agnes 6 Feb 1870 Putnam
Stenkel, Mina 22 Apr 1865 Madison
546 Stephens, Wallce 5 Feb 1856 Lake
2052 Stephenson, Harriett L. 6 Sep 1864 Williamson
313 Stewart, Robert 12 Jan 1856 Cook
926 Thornton, William 20 Sep 1858 Cook
666 Toland, Mary 16 June 1858 Bond
Traxler, David 22 Aug 1866 Effingham
Triplet, Sarah 8 Nov 1867 Pike, age 65, born Ky, Housekeeper
1001 Truog, Elizabeth 17 Sep 1859 Morgan, age 27, born Germany
Tully, John 8 June 1870 Marshall
1235 Turner, William V. 26 Mar 1862 Sangamon, age 27, born Ky, Farmer
Van Blaricum, William 13 July 1868 Cook
1783 Vickery, Ellen 10 May 1863 Cook
Walter, Henry 19 Sep 1869 Pulaski
618 Warfield, William 13 Jan 1860 Macoupin, age 30, born IL, Farmer
253 Weifz, Landolin 4 Aug 1854 Tazewell
933 Welch, Henry C. 14 Dec 1859 Sangamon, age 23, NJ, Bookkeeper
770 Weller, Royal 28 July 1859 Madison
Whitney, Elizabeth 26 July 1870 Warren
1929 Wickham, Rose Ann 26 Sep 1864 Livingston
1621 Wigle, Nancy 27 Jan 1864 Adams
1544 Wilbur, Edmon B. 8 May 1862 Effingham
441 Wilbur, Nicholas 20 Aug 1858 DeKalb
Wilhelm, Minna 18 Mar 1866 Cook
Wilkerson, Joseph 31 Oct 1865 DeKalb
Wilkes, Benjamin F. 7 June 1869 Rock Island
451 Willett, James E. 9 Jan 1856 Mercer
Williams, John 18 Feb 1869 Cook
Wilmore, Alfred 17 Jan 1867 Kansas
1457 Wilson, Olive 23 Feb 1862 Williamson
1755 Wood, Elizabeth M. 9 Oct 1864 Edgar
1060 Wood, Joseph 11 May 1859 Cook
515 Wood, Mary A. 28 Apr 1856 Warren, age 32, born NY, Housekeeper


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