Greene County Poorhouse Intake Records 

1896-1913

Microfilms of the original records located in the archives division of the State Library at Albany

Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf


 

Name Record Number Date of Admission Re-Admitted Discharged Sex Age Color Single, Married, Widow, Widower Birth Place, State or Country County Town or City If Foreign Born, how long in the US? How long in this State At what Port landed? Was Head Money paid? Is this Person Naturalized? Birth Place of Father - State or Country, Country, Town or City Birth Place of Mother, State or Country, County, Town or City Education Habits Habits of Father Habits of Mother Occupation Occupation of Father Condition of Ancestors and other relatives (living or dead), as to whether Pauper or Self-Sustaining If a Parent, how many Children Living? State their Condition - whether, in Poor Houses, Asylums, Hospitals, other Institutions, or Self Supporting Existing Cause of Dependence What Kind of Labor is the Person able to pursue, and to what extent? Has the Person received Public or Private Out-Door Relief? If so, how long? Have the Parents or other Relatives been thus aided? If so, how long? Has the Person been, heretofore, an Inmate of Poor Houses? If so, how long? Has the Person been an Inmate of any other Charitable Institution? If so, note the fact What is the probable destiny of the Person as respects recovery from the cause of Dependence? Remarks? 
Grandparents Paternal Side Grandparents Maternal Side Father Mother Brothers Sisters Other Relatives
Jennie N. Budd 670 May 23rd 1896 ---- ---- F 42 W Married US Greene Greenville ---- ---- ---- ---- (blank) ---- unknown Not any bad bad bad Housework Unknown Unknown Unknown Dead Dead 3 Not any  Yes 6 they are all out among their friends her husband ran away with some woman Housework No No No No will recover this woman has got 6 children and her husband ran away & left her & ?? Her right at that. Children are placed out among the farmers
David Duff 671 July 8 1896 ---- ---- M 76 W Single US Greene Greenville ---- ---- ---- ---- (blank) unknown unknown Good Fair Unknown Unknown Laborer Unknown Self Supporting Same Dead Dead Not any Not any  Unknown --- Unknown Old Age Not any No No No No Will not recover  
E.A. Benjamin and her sister Rachel P. Benjamin age 7 672 December 16, 1895 ---- December 20, 1895 F 11 W Single US Greene Hunter ---- ---- ---- ---- (blank) U.S., Greene, Hunter Same Fair Good Bad Good Not any Laborer Unknown Unknown Dead Dead Dead One Not any --- Albany Orphan Asylum Homeless Not No No No No will recover This family all died with diptheria escept these two children and they was brought to the home aand 4 days after was taken to Albany
Mrs. Mary Van Wagner and her child Mary Van Wagner aged 3 weeks 673 December 16, 1895 ---- June 15, 1899 F 35 W Single US Ulster Saugerties ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Ulster, Saugerties unknown Not any bad Unknown Unknown Housework Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown One living with mother in Saugerties gave birth to child Housework yes about 4 weeks unknown no No yes this woman was in trouble and the Poor Master from Hunter brought her here. She had her child at this home and he had the man arrested  but got away and has not herd from since
John Benn  674 December 10, 1895 ---- ---- M 69 W widower US Greene Durham ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Greene, Durham Same Not any Bad Bad good Laborer Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Dead Dead Five 2 unknown Unknown Unknown Blind or partially so not any no Yes have been to this house no yes was in hospitable will recover This man and all his bros. Has been hard drinkers was brough her to be taken to Hospitable to have Cataracts removed from his eyes his brothers was the same 
Orr Smith 675 July 7, 1896 ---- July 10, 1896 M 41 W Single US Greene Athens ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Albany, Albany US, Albany, Albany Good bad good Good Laborer Laborer Unknown Unknown Dead Dead One Not any  Sisterinlaw ---- Poor House Sick Not any quite a long time yes yes in Albany co   will die this man had consumption and died July 10 and buried in county lot and was afterward taken to New Baltimore and buried there
Barney O. Hanner 676 December 4, 1895 ---- January 17, 1896 M 67 W Married US Greene Windham ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- unknown unknown good Good Unknown Unknown cooper cooper Self Supporting Self Supporting dead dead dead dead wife & daughter one self supporting feeble minded not any No No No No will not recover this old man was brought to the house for treatment he was ugly to his wife & daughter
Agnes Layman 677 February 21, 1896 ---- July 11, 1896 F 83 W widow US Greene Prattsville ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S, Delaware, Stanford unknown ---- Fair good Good Housework Farmer Self Supporting ---- Dead Dead one Not any  yes 2 self supporting old age and poverty Not any No No No No Will not recover  
Mary Badwar+A21 678 January 10, 1898 ---- Died November 4, 1898 F 27 W single Europe ---- ---- 10 yrs 10 yrs New York ---- yes ---- ---- Good Good good Good ---- ---- Self Supporting ---- ---- ---- none one ---- ---- ---- poor health none No No No No fatal consumption
Henry Hallenbeck 679 March 14, 1896 January 12, 1898             April 23, 1898            December 2, 1898 June 16, 1898           April 12, 1898 M 75 W single New York Greene Athens ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- fair intemperate Unknown ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- intemperance old age  very little ---- ---- several times no will probably die here  
Edward Ensley 680 April 13, 1891 February 18, 1898 July 5, 1892 M 69 W single England ---- ---- ---- unknown New York yes yes England England fair intemperate ---- ---- ---- factory laborer ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- sickness and intemperance Not any yes ---- yes not as shown permanent  
John H. Membert 681 March 16, 1898 ---- Died June 12, 1898 M 41 W Married New York Columbia county ---- always ---- ---- ---- ---- Germany England fair good ---- ---- Laborer ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- five four in orphan asylum poverty none ---- ---- no ---- will not recover, sick in bed  
Jane Membert 682 March 16, 1898 ---- February 25, 1899 F 40 W Married New York Greene Coxsackie ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- good ---- ---- ---- housekeeping ---- ---- ---- Dead Dead ---- one ---- five four in orphan asylum poverty Housework ---- ---- ---- ---- uncertain  
James Sherwood 683 April 2, 1898 ---- November 25, 1898 M 60 W single New York ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- intemperate ---- ---- Laborer ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- intemperance none yes ---- yes unknown doubtfull  
Salathiel Koon 684 April 9, 1898 ---- ---- M 58 W Widower New York ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Fair Good ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- sickness very little ---- ---- ---- ---- prospects of recovery fair  
Lydia Williams 685 May 6,1898 ---- ---- F 33 W Married New York Greene Coxsackie ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- very poor ---- ---- ---- Housework ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- five ---- poverty general housework ---- ---- ---- ---- prospects of recovery poor will probably stay
Joseph Marl 686 May 10, 1898 ---- ---- M 32 W Single Italy ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- yes Italy ---- limited ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- blindness none ---- ---- ---- ---- prospects of recovery poor  
Anna Davis 687 May 10, 1898 ---- ---- F 45 W Single New York Rensselaer ---- ---- Always ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- fair good ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- poverty housework ---- ---- ---- ---- will probably stay  
Sarah J. Sherwood 688 May 10, 1898 ---- ---- F 59 W Widow New York Rensselaer ---- ---- Always ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Good good good Housework ---- ---- ---- Dead Dead none one ---- ---- ---- poverty None ---- ---- no no will probably stay  
Wm. Henry Brandow 689 May 13, 1898 ---- ---- M 64 W Single New York Greene ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Fair Good good Good none ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- two one ---- ---- ---- cripple none ---- ---- No no will probably stay  
William Smith 690 May 30, 1898 ---- ---- M 70 W Married Ireland ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- yes Ireland Ireland good intemperate ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- one inmate of this institution intemperance none ---- ---- ---- ---- stay probably  
Cathrine Robins 691 June 1, 1898 ---- July 16, 1898 F 81 W Widow U.S. ---- Catskill ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- none ---- ---- ---- ---- ----  
Isaac Van Loan 724 May 8, 1899 ---- ---- M 68 W Widower NY Greene Athens ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Greene, Athens Greene Co ---- Good good Good farmer Brickmaker ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- six (6) self supporting blindness Not any ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- the doctor say there us no help for his blindness therefore will probably remain here in Almshouse
Michael Lynch 725 March 28, 1899 ---- ---- M 86 W Widower Ireland, Maidh ---- ---- 59 25 yrs NY ---- yes Ireland, Monahan Ireland, Caven ---- Good good Good carpenter ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- none ---- Rheumatism not any ---- ---- no ---- ---- this man is very feeble and will likely die here
Harriett Evenson 726 June 7, 1899 ---- ---- F 50 colored Single NY Greene Catskill ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- VA ---- ---- intemperate ---- ---- housework ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- drink light house work ---- ---- yes about ten years ---- ----  
Wm. Richtmyer 727 July 7, 1899 ---- ---- M 75 W single NY Greene Cairo ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Greene, Windham NY, Windham ---- intemperate good Good Laborer ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Old Age and Drink Not any ---- ---- ---- ---- ----  
Joshua Disbrow 728 July 13, 1899 ---- ---- M 80 W widower NY Greene Prattsville ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Greene NY, Greene Good Good good Good carpenter ---- ---- ---- Dead Dead Not any None ---- four self supporting Old age Not any ---- ---- No no ---- This man is old and childish & will probably remain in this houe the remainder of his days
Feby Haner 729 July 20, 1899 ---- ---- F 78 W Widow NY Delaware Roxbury ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY NY Good Good good Good housework Farmer ---- ---- Dead Dead None One ---- None ---- Broken Hip Not any No ---- No No ---- This woman fell & broke her hip think she will remain here as she has no means of support
Wardell L. Smith 860 June 4, 1906 ---- ---- M 63 W ---- ---- Greene ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- New York Greene Co Good not good good ---- stonecutter Farmer ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Injury to spine No No ---- No ---- ---- Last residence Hunter; religion Methodist; physical condition rheumatism; parents are self supporting; Carroll S. Tompkins, daughter, Hunter, NY; Bird L. Smith, son, Tannersville, NY
Arthur Layman 861 June 12, 1906 ---- ---- M 29 W ---- ---- Greene ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Greene Greene None Good bad ---- None Farmer ---- ---- in almshouse dead ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Blind No ---- ---- No ---- ---- Last residence Catskill; religion Methodist; father Jas. Layman, almshouse, Cairo, NY
Lucius Decker 863 January 4, 1907 ---- March 31, 1907 M 62 W Single U.S. Schoharie ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Schoharie, Broome NY, Dutchess Common school ---- ---- ---- Laborer Farmer and Shoemaker ---- ---- Dead Dead two two ---- ---- ---- intemperance and rheumatism light work no no yes, been here before in 1905 no ---- May go out when weather gets warmer
Sylvester Hotaling 864 January 15, 1907 ---- March 26, 1907 M 59 W Single NY Greene Lexington ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- don't know NY, Albany, Westerlo Common school intemperate donít know Good Laborer farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Dead don't know 3 dead two ---- ---- ---- intemperance light farm work No No yes for ten or twelve years has been here each year during the winter no will never be self supporting entirely  
David J. Taylor 865 Janaury 22, 1907 ---- Died June 11, 1907 M 74 B Widower U.S. Burlington N.J. ---- 40 yrs ---- ---- ---- U.S., Monmouth, NJ N.J., Bucks, Junietta Good Good ---- ---- barber Boating ---- ---- Dead dead one one ---- ---- ---- old age and asthma none no no no no doubtfull  
Henry Layman 866 January 27, 1907 ---- May 2, 1907 M 36 W Single NY Greene Catskill ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Ireland ---- ---- bad intemperate ---- ---- farmer ---- ---- in almshouse Dead In almshouse ---- ---- ---- ---- intemperance light work ---- yes, father & brother are now in Almshouse yes was here in 1904 no will go out in spring when weather gets warmer  
John Winnee 867 February 11, 1907 ---- March 30, 1907 M 63 W Widower U.S. Ulster Woodstock ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S. ---- poor Good ---- ---- ---- Laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead ---- one - Saugerties ---- 3 3 years in Greene Co intemperance = sickness & old age = asthma   none at present no ---- no no ---- quite feeble - may go out when weather gets warm; 1 sister living at Saugerties; 1 son Chester Winne, Tannersville, NY; 1 son living in Connecticut; 1 daughter Annie Deyo, South Cairo, NY
Abbie Wilber 868 February 13, 1907 ---- Died March 5, 1907 F 86 W Color U.S. Dutchess ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S. Germany ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Farmer ---- ---- Dead Dead one - Brother in Masonic house at Utica, NY none ---- ---- ---- poverty and old age None no no (only as above stated) no no will probably stay here  
Edward Secor 869 February 14, 1907 ---- April 22, 1907 M 68 W Widowed NY Dutchess ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S. ---- Common school Good ---- ---- gardiner laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead four 5 - dead (1) aunt 3 self supporting Disability - shock, rupture and blood poison light work yes was here 1902, 1904, 1905 ---- see above no will go out when weather gets warmer  
Ambrose Foster 870 February 15, 1907 ---- Died March 5, 1907 M 75 W Single U.S. Albany Westerlo ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Common school Good ---- ---- Laborer Laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead Dead dead None ---- ---- rheumatism povery None no ---- no no will probably stay here  
William G. Plank 871 February 16, 1907 ---- Died May 20, 1907 M 72 W Single U.S. Greene Catskill ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Greene, Catskill poor intemperate good Good none Laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead 2 living 1 living 1 aunt living ---- self supporting Intemperance none ---- no yes was here in 1898, 1900, 1901, 1904 no will go out in the spring a worthless sort of fellow broken down by drink and exposure
Alonzo R. Weed 872 February 27, 1907 ---- April 15, 1907 M 68 W widower Conn Fairfield Stamford ---- 4yrs ---- ---- ---- U.S. NY Ohio, Athens, Athens Common school ---- good Good CoreMaker Mason Self Supporting yes Dead Dead one (Living) none ---- one yes frozen feet None no no no no ---- a worthless sort of fellow of the hobo order
Jacob Miller 873 March 6, 1907 ---- ---- M 63 W Widower U.S. Greene Halcott ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Greene, Halcott U.S., Greene, Halcott Common school Good good Good farmer farmer Self Supporting ---- Dead Dead Dead two ---- 2 self supporting old age & poverty light work no no yes was here in 1903, 1904 - 34 days no will go out when weather gets warmer  
Betsey Stockwell 874 November 20, 1906 ---- ---- F 76 W Widow U.S. Greene Durham ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- none Good ---- ---- Housework Laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead ---- ---- ---- 2 son in poorhouse, daughter self supporting old age and poverty none no son in Poor house now no no will probably die here  
George Stockwell 875 November 20, 1906 ---- ---- M 31 W Single U.S. Greene Durham ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- none Good ---- ---- Laborer Laborer ---- ---- Dead in poor house none one ---- ---- ---- lameness, weak mind and poverty light farm work   mother now in Poor House no no doubtfull will probably remain here unable to care for himself
Maria Hallenbeck 876 December 1, 1906 ---- ---- F 65 B Married NY Delaware Gilboa ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Albany, Albany NY, Greene Coxsackie None ---- ---- ---- Housework Laborer ---- ---- Dead don't know one two ---- ---- ---- old age and poverty none no don't know no no will probably remain here  
Wellington M. Barker 877 November 16, 1906 ---- April 23, 1907 M 50 W Married U.S. Greene Greenville ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- U.S., Rockland NY, Greene, Greenville Common school Good good Good Agency Carpenter ---- ---- Dead Dead None one one half sister three ---- sickness - heart trouble none yes was here in 1905 no see above no will probably go out when weather gets warmer  
C. Napolitan Liberty 878 March 11, 1907 ---- Died March 15, 1907 M 46 W Widower Maine   Portland ---- 14 months ---- ---- ---- Canada Canada Ordinary Good good Good Stone mason Laborer ---- ---- Dead Dead two none ---- three In Catholic Convent at Manchester, New Hampshire Sickness, La Grippe, Pleurisy and Heart trouble None No No No No doubtful a base case
John Hallock 879 March 22, 1907 ---- Died March 27, 1907 M 68 W Single New York Greene ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- New York, Greene NY, Greene Common Moral Habits Moral Moral farmer Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Ezra Hallock Ann Bedell None two sisters six second cousins ---- ---- sickness and not able to support himself Not any no no no no    
Victor Pujo 880 April 24, 1907 ---- May 31, 1907 M 64 W Single France ---- ---- 42 42 NY ---- Yes France France Common Good ---- ---- farmer Iron Sheet worker ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Old age, Feeble and unable to work much very little light work no  no no no will probably go out when weather gets warmer complained of head ache amd can't sleep much, developed insanity, taken to Poughkeepsie Hospital for insane May 31, 1907
Wm. Orvill Lounsbury 881 April 25, 1907 ---- Run away at night June 30, 1907 M 53 W Single NY Albany Rensselaerville ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY, Albany, RensVille NY, Schoharie, Conesville Common school Lazy Bad Good Laborer Laborer Self Supporting Self Supporting Pauper Pauper two none None ---- ---- Sore on foot and limbs swollen None Yes Yes, father & mother both died in poor house Yes, Scho. Co 51/2 yrs, Alb Co 1y2m ---- will probably die in poor house  
Mary Delamater 882 May 31, 1907 ---- ---- F 90 W Single New York Columbia ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- old age & no friends to help None no ---- No no No probability Is confined to bed most of the time, only sits in rocking chair occasionally
John Campbell 883 June 12, 1907 ---- ---- M 66 W Single NY Greene Hunter ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Common school Good good Good Blacksmith Blacksmith ---- ---- Dead Dead two two ---- ---- ---- Shock None no no no no doubtful can hardly speak intelligently
Daniel O. Neil 884 July 3, 1907 ---- July 31, 1907 M 88 W Widower Ireland Tipparary Templemore 67 yrs 67 yrs NY ---- yes Ireland, Tipperary Ireland Poor bad ---- ---- Laborer ---- ---- ---- Dead Dead Dead Dead ---- ---- ---- old age & Drunk None ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 129th St 3rd Ave, New York, Mullen's Lodging House
Sanford Layman 885 July 17, 1907 ---- Died July 23, 1907 M 56 W Widower NY Greene Prattsville ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- NY NY, Greene, Catskill Common school Good good Good Laborer Laborer Self Supporting no knowledge Dead Dead 2 living 1 living ---- none ---- ---- none none no no no no