Greene County Poorhouse Intake Records 

1880 - 1883

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
Robert A. Clark (blank) January 2, 1880     M 62 White Single England Devonshire Exeter 31 years 6 years Savanah yes No England, Devon., Exeter England, Devon. Exeter Collegiate Education Intemperate Temperate Temperate Proff Mathematics British Naval Officer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting     Self Supporting     Intemperance and destitution No manual labor no no no Yes, in an inebriate asylum Destiny unknown This person came here from our County Jail having been arrested for drunkeness 
Arron Anger (blank) January 14, 1880     M 29 White Single Germany   Berlin 10 years 5 years New York yes yes Germany Germany, Lansingbach Common School Temperate Intemperate Temperate Farmer Dry Goods Merchant Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting     Homeless & Destitute County Farm Work no no no no Probably will remove  
N.A. Holliday 246 March 29, 1880     F 22 White  Single NY Greene Greenville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Greenville NY, Greene, Greenville Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate House work Farm Laborer Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- one In Poor House Sickness None no no no no will recover  
Page Holliday 247 April 9. 1880     M 24 days White Single NY Greene Cairo ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Greenville NY, Greene, Greenville None No formed Intemperate Temperate none Store keeper ------- ------- Selt Supporting No ------- ------- -------     Destitution None no no no no good The above person was born in the house
Hannah Brandow 248 April 10, 1880     F 22 Colored Single NY Greene Athens ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Athens Mass., Great Barrington None Temperate Intemperate Intemperate Servant Farm Laborer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- ------- one In this house Debauchery House work and a good worker no no no no Will go as soon as well  
Samuel Brandow 249 April 24, 1880     M 9 days Colored Single NY Greene Cairo ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown Unknown None None formed Unknown Temperate none Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- none ------- ------- None no yes no no good The above person is a son of No 247. He was born in the House nine days ago.
Catharine Wood 250 April2 4, 1880     F 62 White Married NY Albany Rensselaerville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Albany, Bethlehem NY, Greene, Greenville Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Tailoress Farmer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Unknown Unknown Unknown one Self Supporting destitution unable to work at anything no yes, my mother no no Probably will remain dependant  
Janus Whibbeck 251 April 26, 1880     M 60 White Single NY Mongomery Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown Unknown Common School Temperate Unknown Unknown None Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown None ------- sickness and destitution None no Unknown yes was in this house five weeks no That he will recover  
Lovinia Osterhout 252 April 29, 1880     F 20 White Widow NY Greene Catskill ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Catskill Unknown Limited Temperate Unknown Unknown House work Laborer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Unknown ------- ------ ------ ------- old age and destitution None No ------- ------- ------- No probability of recovery  
George Affinger 253 July 12, 1880     M 28 White Single Germany ------- Spichzingen 12 1/2 12 NY yes yes Germany, State of Whitemburg, Spichzingen Germany, State of Whitemburg, Spichzingen Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Barber Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting ------ ------ Dropsey None ------ ------ no no Recovery doubtful  
Florence Blaisdell 254 July 26,1880     F 20 White Married NY Greene Athens ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ NY, Greene, Cairo NY, Greene, Athens Common School Intemperate Intemperate Good Servant Laborer Pauper Pauper Pauper Pauper ------- ------- ------- one all self supporting sickness none none no yes for a short time unknown nothing to hinder The above person was compelled to come to this institution on account of disease contracted ny following the life of a prostitute
Theodore R. Van Tassell 256 November 4, 1880     M 50 White Married New York New York New York ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Westchester, Tarrytown NY, Westchester, Sing Sing Common School Intemperate Temperate Temperate Blacksmith Carpenter Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting 4 Self Supporting Fever & Ague None None No no In St. Fireameier (?) Hosptial, NYC will probably recover  
Isaac Watson 257 November 10, 1880     M 30 White Single New York Schoharie Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown ------- Common School Temperate ------- ------- Laborer ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Insanity None ------- ------- ------- two years in Poughkeepsie Asylum Recovery doubtful He was brought in this house by the Poor master
Ezra Cornwall 258 November 18, 1880     M 55 White Single New York Greene Durham ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Durham NY, Greene, Durham Good Common School Intemperate Temperate Temperate Clerk Merchant Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- Intemperance all kind of labor daily unknown no yes for a few days at a time unknown Recovery doubtful  
Edwin Secord 259 November 24, (1880)     M 35 White Widower New York Dutchess Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown Unknown Can read Intemperate Temperate Temperate Laborer Laborer Unknown Unknown aided dead ------- ------- Unknown none ------- Intemperance and rather weakminded Farm Labor daily it is thought so Unknown but ???? Probably yes for a short time unknown will probably remain as he is  
Nancy M. Bogardus 260 December 2, 1880     F 38 White Married New York Greene Greenville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Greenville NY, Greene, unknown none Temperate Intemperate Temperate House work Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting 2 one in poor house now will  ?? Deserted by husband general house work daily yes through sickness no yes at a number different times no   wil probaly recover  
Martha J. Bogardus 261 December 2, 1880     F 4 White ------- New York Greene Athens ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Athens NY, Greene, Greenville ------- not formed Intemperate Temperate ------- Laborer on farm Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting in poor house none one - been in poor house Self Supporting ------- ------- abandonded by father & pauperine of Mother ------- ------- yes no no ------- Their child is here only for a short time to again be taken away by the mother ????
Edward S. Secord 262 December 2, 1880     M 19 White ------- New York Greene Athens ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Dutchess, unknown NY, Greene, Athens Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Weaver Laborer Self Supporting Self Supporting is dead Self Supporting none none one pauper uncle ------- ------- sickness also homeless light work daily no no no no will recover  
Gilbert Smith 263 December 11, 1880     M 79 White ------- New York Dutchess Hyde Park ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Dutchess, Hyde Park NY, Dutchess, Hyde Park Common School Temperate Unknown Temperate Shoemaker Farmer Unknown Self Supporting Unknown Self Supporting Unknown Self Supporting Unknown ------- ------- Homeless Old age Light work about the farm   no unknown no will probably remain  
Frederick Richtmyer 264 December 13, 1880     M 62 White Widower New York Schoharie Cornwallville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Schoharie, Cornwallville NY, Schoharie, Cornwallville Common School Intemperate Temperate Temperate Laborer Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting One cousin in poor house one ------- Intemperance & Homelessness, also Rheumatism none at present no no no no will probably remain  
Frank Iver 265 January 5, 1881     M 49 White Single Ireland Tipperary Unknown 39 years 16 years New York yes yes Ireland, Tipperary Ireland, Tipperary Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Blacksmith Blacksmith Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- ------- Destitution and out of health He is able to work at his trade no no no ------- will probably will recover He was in the late Civil War under General Burnside was wounded in the head & is slightly affected. He is expecting to get a pension
John Sullivan 266 January 22, 1881     M 68  White Single Ireland Limerick Limerick 28 years 26 New York yes yes Ireland, Limerick, Limerick Ireland, Limerick, Limerick Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Soap Maker Carpenter Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting none Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- Paralysis & destitution not any  no no yes no recovery doubtful  
Thomas Milligin 267 January 31, 1881     M 52 White Married Ireland Westmaid Cool 30 years 27 years New York yes yes Ireland, Westmaid, Castle Pollard Ireland, Westmaid, Castle Pollard Common School Temperate Unknown Temperate Spinner Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting five Self Supporting Destitute & out of work He is able tofo Spinning daily no no no no Will recover when the mill opens  
Edward Cooper 268 February 15, 1881     M 2 weeks White ------- New York Greene Cairo ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown New York, Ulster ------- not formed Unknown Temperate ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Pauper ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Illegitimate Childhood ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- The mother was broughtin & nothing definitely has been ascertained concerning the Father of the Child. The mother is weakminded.
Maria Ostrander 269 February 15, 1881     F 65 White Widow New York Albany Rensselaerville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- New York, Greene, Catskill Unknown Can read Very ??? Temperate Temperate Housework Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- 7 Self Supporting Homeless Light labor no no no no will probably recover  
Georgeana Ford 270 February 15, 1881     F 31 White Married New York Greene Prattsville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Prattsville NY, Schoharie, Jefferson Not any Temperate Temperate Temperate House keeping Day laborer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting none ------- 4 all in poorhouse desertion by husband is able to take care of her children she has ------- no no will probably recover  
James Ford 271 February 15, 1881     M 7 White ------- New York Greene Jewett ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Lexington NY, Greene, Prattsville no not formed Intemperate Temperate ------- day laborer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Pauper Pauper Pauper ------- ------- ------- abandonment of father ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------  
Lucy Ford 272 February 15, 1881     F 5 White ------- New York Greene Jewett ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Lexington NY, Greene, Prattsville ------- not formed Intemperate Temperate ------- day laborer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting in Poorhouse in Poorhouse In Poorhouse ------- ------- ------- abandonment of father ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------  
Thomas Ford 273 February 15, 1881     M 3 White ------- New York Greene Jewett ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Lexington NY, Greene, Prattsville ------- not formed Intemperate Temperate ------- Day laborer ------- ------- ------- in Poorhouse in Poorhouse In Poorhouse ------- ------- ------- abandonment of father ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------  
Roseabelle Ford 274 February 15, 1881     F 1 White ------- New York Greene Jewett ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Lexington NY, Greene, Prattsville ------- not formed Intemperate Temperate ------- Day laborer ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- abandonment ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------  
Alexander Schriver 275 February 15, 1881     M 51 White Married New York Greene Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- consumption ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- He was brought in by Poor Master & in two hours after was taken with bleeding from the lungs & lived
James Lindsey (blank) April 1, 1881     M 52 White Widower New York Greene Catskill ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Mass, Berkshire, Sheffield  NY, Greene, Catskill Common School Intemperate Temperate Temperate Mill Right Mill Right Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting None Self Supporting six Self Supporting sickness none at present no no no no may recover  
Michael Sax 276 April 1, 1881   April 14, 1881 M 63 White Married New York Greene Catskill ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Ulster, Saugerties NY, Greene, Catskill Common School Intemperate Temperate Temperate Farmer Farmer Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting one Uncle a Pauper four Self Supporting ??? Palsy None yes no no no Recovery doubtful The above has been taken away by his relatives & kept by them
James Lindsey 277 April 1, 1881   April 30, 1881 M 52 White Married New York Greene Catskill ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Mass, Berkshire, Sheffield  NY, Greene, Catskill Common School Temperate Temperate Temperate Mill Right Same Self Supporting Same Same Same Same None Same six Self Supporting Destitution ------- no no no no    
Alonzo Slauson 278 April 7, 1881     M 60 White Single New York Albany Westerlo ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown Same Not good Temperate Temperate Temperate Laborer Laborer Unknown Same Dead Dead ??? Dead Unknown ------- ------- Poverty Farming very little no no no no -------  
Homer Van Dusen 279 April 27, 1881   May 3, 1881 M 9 White Single New York Greene Durham ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Nothing known further than above
Stetano Santoro 280 May 3, 1881   June 13, 1881 M 18 White Single Italy ------- ------- 5 months NY ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Sickness any kind of hard labor ------- ------- ------- ------- good The above is a workman on the Rail Road now being built near this place
Joseph Lewis 281 May 2, 1881     M 19 White Single New York Greene Prattsville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Prattsville Unknown Very limited Temperate Intemperate Temperate none Laborer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- ------- Broken Back none no no no no no help his parents are poor and cannot support him. Has lost use of both limbs entirely but can help himself some but will never be any better
John A. Plank 282 May 10, 1881     M 72 White Single New York Greene Catskill ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown Unknown Limited Temperate Temperate Temperate Laborer Tanner ------- ------- Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting 4 Unknown ------- ------- Self Supporting sickness Labor a very little No no no no all right soon  
Joseph Traver 283 May 20, 1881     M 68 White Widower New York Greene Coxsackie ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown NY, Greene, Greenville Limited Temperate Same Temperate Laborer Laborer ------- ------- Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- Self Supporting ------- one ------- poverty as farm labor yes two years ------- yes time unknown no will died probably soon  
William Traver 284 May 26, 1881     M 14 White Single New York Albany Coeymans ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Coxsackie NY, Ulster, Hurley none Temperate Intemperate Temperate Laborer Laborer Self Supporting Self Supporting pauper dead ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- poverty farm labor yes two years yes yes no -------  
Welcome Butler 285 May 30, 1881     M 27 White single New York Greene Jewett ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Jewett ------- ------- Temperate ------- ------- Laborer ------- ------- ------- Self Supporting Self Supporting ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- sickness none no no no no doubtful He contracted Brights Disease from exposure when sick with measles
Thomas Simibo (?)  286 May 18, 1881   July 18, 1881 M 3 White ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- He was a waif brought here and nothing is known of him, sent to the Asylum July 18, 1881, at albany
Olive Soles 287 July 11, 1881   July 18. 1881 F 5 White ------- New York Greene Prattsville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown ------- none ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- destitution of parents ------- ------- ------- no no ------- sent to the asylum July 18th at Albany
Bruce Soles 288 July 11, 1881   July 18, 1881 M 8 White ------- New York Greene Prattsville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- Temperate ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- destitution of parents ------- ------- ------- no no ------- sent to the asylum July 18th at Albany
Susan Pierce 289 August 11, 1881     F 58 Black widow New York New York New York ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown ------- ------- Temperate ------- ------- Seamstress ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- 4 one in poor house, rest supporting themselves Lameness light sewing very little no no no no she will probably recover  
James Pierce 290 August 11, 1881     F 17 Black Single New York New York New York ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, NY, NY none Temperate Unknown Temperate servant ------- ------- ------- ------- pauper none Self Supporting ------- ------- ------- sickness house work ------- her mother here at present no no she will recover  
Ellen Makly 291 August 11, 1881     F 47 White widow Mass. ------- Richmond ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Mass. Mass., Berkshire, Pittsfield Fair Temperate Temperate Temperate Servant Mason ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- 1 in Poor House with mother sickness able to work a little no no no no Wat she will be able to take care of herself
Willis Makely 292 August 11, 1881     M 18 White Single New York Ulster Malden ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Mass. Mass., Richmond ------- Good Temperate Temperate ------- ------- ------- ------- dead pauper ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- destitution ------- no no no no good  
Ruben Towner 293 December 9, 1881     M 76 White Widower Conn. ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Conn. Conn. ------- Common School Intemperate Temperate Tailoress Farmer Unknown Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Unknown Unknown one Self Supporting Poverty not any  no no no ------- none will remain here the rest of his life
George M. Brandow 294 December 28, 1881     M 38 White Single New York Greene Prattsville ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Prattsville NY, Greene, Prattsville Common School Temperate Intemperate Temperate none famer Self Supporting Unknown Self Supporting Self Supporting Self Supporting Unknown Unknown ------- ------- Fits none no no no no none will remain hereas long as he lives
Peter Miller 295 January 14, 1882     M 23 Black Married New York Greene Athens ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- Unknown ------- none Temperate ------- Unknown Laborer Unknown ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- five In the Almshouse Poverty General farm work ten years unknown ten years no good  
Mary F. Miller 296 January 14, 1882     F 4 Colored Single New York Greene Cairo ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- NY, Greene, Coxsackie NY, Greene, Coxsackie