Ottawa County Poor FarmResidents, 1866-1871
(From Record Book One)

 

NAME

ADMITTED

RESIDENT

AGE

DISCHARGED/DIED

PG

REMARKS

'SICK MAN'

21 AUG 1870

GR. HAVEN

D-24 AUG 1870

135

HE WAS A GERMAN, WAS SICK SO THAT HE DIED. I DID NOT FIND OUT HIS NAME

ATWELL, JOHN

21 MAR 1866

POLKTON

DIS-8 OCT 1866

127

BARDE, ISAAC

22 JAN 1867

--

DIS-29 APR 1867

128

THIS MAN WAS SICK WITH DROPSY

BASTIAN, SOPHIE

11 APR 1871

GR. HAVEN

D-1 JUL 1871

138

INSANE

BEAM, BENTINLY

8 SEP 1871

HOLLAND

140

SNAKES IN HIS BOOTS

BENSON, ABIGAL

2 OCT 1870

CROCKERY

136

WIFE OF LORENZO BENSON

BENSON, LORENZO

12 OCT 1869

CROCKERY

134

BENSON, LORENZO

2 OCT 1878

CROCKERY

136

LEFT SEVERAL TIMES

BOEREMA, JANITJE

4 MAY 1870

GR. HAVEN

135

BOEREMA, MRS. JANNITJE

--

--

DIS-20 JUL 1871

137

JANNITJE WITH TWO CHILDREN - HENRY AND HETCHIES; DISCHARGED WITH HER CHILDREN

BOLEHOUSE, HENRY

14 DEC 1868

SPRING LAKE

131

HENRY WAS NOT OVERSTOCKED IN THE UPPER STORY; DIDN'T LIKETO WORK; LEFT 24 DEC

BOLEHOUSE, HENRY

1 FEB 1871

--

DIS-15 FEB 1871

137

BROTT, ALBERT

10 JUN 1866

POLKTON

127

BOUND OUT BY GUARDIAN P DURHAM, 4 AUG 1866

BROTT, ALMINA

10 JAN 1867

POLKTON

DIS-16 MAY 1867

128

BROTT, CELESTICE

2 NOV 1866

--

DIS-10 MAY 1867

127

FROM THE STREET - HARD CASE

BROTT, LUCREZIA

10 JUN 1866

POLKTON

127

BOUND OUT BY GUARDIAN P. DURHAM 16 JUN 1866

BROTT, MARY

10 JUN 1866

POLKTON

DIS-16 MAY 1867

127

BUROUGHS, CATHERINE

13 NOV 1869

GR. HAVEN

DIS-2 JUN 1870

132

CATHERINE & 3 CHILDREN; STAYED UNTIL APRIL 10; RETURNED 20 NOV 1869 WITH 2 CHILD

BURROUGHS, MR.

11 DEC 1869

--

DIS-5 JAN 1868

131

A HARD CUSTOMER BUT AFTER SEVERAL GOOD LICKINGS HE CONCLUDED TO BEHAVE

CASSAD, JOHN

7 DEC 1868

POLKTON

DIS-5 JAN 1868

131

JOHN LOVED HIS CUPS TOOWELL; BROTHER FROM MASS. SENT MONEY & HE WENT AWAY

CLARK, JOSEPH

3 APR 1871

COOPERSVILLE

138

INSANE, TAKEN AWAY BY HIS WIFE 6 JULY 1871

11 OCT 1867

129

SON BOUND OUT 12 MAR 1868

CLUTE, JESSE

11 OCT 1867

POLKTON

D-8 SEP 1869

128

INSANE FROM POLKTON

CLUTE, NEWTON

11 OCT 1867

POLKTON

129

SON BOUND OUT TO JOHN PALTE (?) 25 NOV 1867

CLUTE, STEWART

11 OCT 1867

POLKTON

129

BOUND OUT BY HIS MOTHER 23 NOV 1867

CONNELL, CHARLES M.

7 AUG 1868

CROCKERY

130

BOUND OUT TO BENJAMIN HAAS

CONNELL, JACOB

7 AUG 1868

CROCKERY

130

BOUND OUT TO WILLIAM KOLB

CONNELL, RICHARD M.

7 AUG 1868

CROCKERY

130

BOUND OUT TO GEORGE HAAS

CONNER, CHARLES O.

13 AUG 1868

GR. HAVEN

130

CHARLIE GOT INTO A ROW, HARSH TREATMENT, WAS HERE TO DIE, LEFT 7 SEP 1868

COYE, CHARLES

20 MAY 1871

TALLMADGE

DIS-7 SEP 1871

139

CRISPELL, J. R.

12 NOV 1866

ROBINSON

11

128

BOUND OUT TO JOHN VINE, POLKTON, 12 FEB 1867

CROFOOT, ELEM

12 MAY 1866

HOLLAND

D-11 FEB 1869

127

GOOD FOR JOKE (?)

DAVIS, JOHN

1 FEB 1869

GR. HAVEN

DIS-4 MAR 1869

133

JOHN CUT HIS FOOT

DE ROSA, FRANK

31 MAY 1870

SPRING LAKE

DIS-1 SEP 1870

135

DE VERNEY, IDA

19 JUN 1868

GR. HAVEN

4

130

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE HONEST HAIR IN THE CHILD'S HEAD AND NEVER WILL BE

DOUGHAN, HUGH?

3 SEP 1871

GR. HAVEN

140

VERBAL COMMITMENT

DREUSKE, MRS.

31 MAR 1866

SPRING LAKE

DIS-9 MAY 1869

127

INSANE

EASTMAN, TIMOTHY

28 MAR 1870

134

INSANE - SENT TO MICHIGAN INSANE ASYLUM, 31 MAR 1870

EGBERT, MRS.

4 OCT 1870

JAMESTOWN

D-2 JAN 1871

136

SICK WITH THE DROPSY

EGGLESTON, MRS. ELNOR

3 JAN 1871

ALLENDALE

137

ELNOR, ELIZABETH, ABBIE JUNE, MASTER GEORGE AND BABY, CHARLEY

ERKERSON, JOHANNAH

20 NOV 1870

GR. HAVEN

136

INSANE - TAKE TO INSANE ASYLUM KALAMAZOO, 2 DEC 1870

FANEN, BENJAMIN

22 JAN 1867

POLKTON?

128

FROM POL RANDALLS-FOOLISH AND HERE FOR LIFE

FAY, EREUTUS

19 APR 1870

GEORGETOWN

134

INSANE

FLINN, EDWARD

24 AUG 1868

GR. HAVEN

DIS-7 SEP 1868

130

SICK

FURGERSON, ANNA

20 FEB 1871

GR. HAVEN

138

BOUND OUT TO WILLIAM BROWN, PAPERS ON FILE

FURGERSON, CHRISTIAN

20 FEB 1871

GR. HAVEN

138

BOUND OUT TO WILLIAM BROWN, PAPERS ON FILE

GROVE, MR.

11 OCT 1870

GEORGETOWN

DIS-15 OCT 1870

136

INSANE-HIS WIFE CAME TO TAKE CARE OF HIM; SHE WAS SICK WITH AGUE, DISCHARGED CUR

HALL, SARAH

14 APR 1866

OLIVE

127

FOOLISH AND ALWAYS WILL BE

HARPER, ANNA LETTEE

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

4

139

BOUND OUT TO GEORGE N. COBB OF NORTON, MUSKEGON, 16 AUG 1871

HARPER, EUGENE

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

10

139

BOUND OUT TO JAMES TAYLOR OF ALLENDALE, 16 AUG 1871

HARPER, JOHN

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

139

JOHN & 5 CHILDREN, WALLACE FRANK 12 YRS., EUGENE 10 YRS., OLIVE 6 YRS.,

HARPER, JOHN

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

DIS-29 SEP 1871

139

ANNA LETTE, 4 YRS., AND LORENA HENRIETTA, 2 YRS.

HARPER, LORENA HENRIETTA

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

2

139

BOUND OUT TO PETER BENNAY? OF NORTH MUSKEGON, 5 JULY 1871

HARPER, OLIVE AMELIA

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

6

139

BOUND OUT TO ADAM SHEMMED OF NUNICA, MICHIGAN, 23 SEP 1871

HARPER, WALLACE FRANK

1 JUL 1871

SPRING LAKE

12

139

BOUND OUT TO LEVI JACKSON OF ALLENDALE, 16 AUG 1871

HARRINGTON, ELETER

15 OCT 1868

--

D-8 MAY 1870

133

INSANE OLD ELETER, POOR SPECIMEN; SEEN HIM IN OHIO 20 YRS AGO, THEN EXHORTED

HARRISON, EDDIE

28 MAY 1867

OLIVE

DIS-24 AUG 1867

129

SON OF HANNAH

HARRISON, ELIAS

28 MAY 1867

OLIVE

129

HARRISON, EMMA

28 MAY 1867

OLIVE

DIS-24 AUG 1867

129

HARRISON, HANNAH

28 MAY 1867

OLIVE

DIS-24 AUG 1867

129

HANNAH AND SON, EDDIE DISCHARGED; HER SON IS TO SUPPORT HER.

HARRISON, HANNAH

18 JAN 1870

OLIVE

134

HARRISON, HANNAH

DIS-31 MAR 1871

138

HATCH, JOSEPHINE

19 DEC 1866

SPRING LAKE

DIS-7 JAN 1867

128

MRS. J. HATCH AND BOY

HATHAWAY, EMMA

2 NOV 1867

CROCKERY

14

DIS-24 DEC 1867

129

HAWLEY, CHARLES

4 JUN 1870

COOPERSVILLE

135

ABSCONDED 15 JUNE; FAST BOY

HENNEY, ELIZABETH

12 APR 1866

127

BOUND OUW TO JOHN WAYNE, 3 MAY 1866

HENNEY, MARGARET

12 APR 1866

127

BOUND OUT TO MR. WILSON, 20 SEP 1866

HERRIMAN, HATTIE

138

HERRIMAN, HATTIE

19 JUL 1869

ALLENDALE

133

DESERTED BY PARENTS; BOUND OUT TO P. G. PALON, COOPERSVILLE, 31 MAR 1871

HUDSON, JAMES

9 MAY 1866

POLKTON

127

DIED AT HIS SONS

HUNT, JEMMINA

20 APR 1866

JAMESTOWN

69

127

JEWEL, MR.

28 DEC 1879

WRIGHT

137

A CRIPPLE; VERY FILTHY

JOHNSON, JOHN

31 DEC 1870

DIS-2 SEP 1871

137

A NORWEGIAN, FROM THE RAILROAD

KREVELON, MRS. D.

22 JUL 1870

GR. HAVEN

DIS-7 AUG 1870

135

LAPIER, WILLIAM

9 JUL 1869

GR. HAVEN

132

STOLE A PAIR OF SHOES AND RUN AWAY JULY 15

MARTIN, GEORGE

3 MAY 1869

SPRING LAKE

D-29 AUG 1869

132

A SCOTCHMAN, SICK WITH DISEASE CONTRACTED IN THE ARMY

MAY, ELIZABETH

24 OCT 1868

SPRING LAKE

131

NOT CONTENT TO LIVE WITH MOTHER; RUN AWAY WITH PADDY CLARK; GOT SICK

MC MAN, PETER

25 JAN 1871

ROBINSON

DIS-28 FEB 1871

137

SICK

MEEKER, THOMAS F.

11 DEC 1867

COOPERSVILLE

129

ABSCONDED 6 FEB., GOOD BY TOM

MILLETT, SALLY

7 SEP 1867

--

128

FROM INSANE ASYLUM, KALAMAZOO - DIED 11 JUL 1880

MOON, THOMAS

26 AUG 1866

GR. HAVEN

DIS-12 SEP 1866

127

THIS CHAP WAS ALMOST BLIND AND WENT TO CHICAGO FOR HIS HEALTH, TICKET PURCHASED

MOORLOY, SILAS

9 MAY 1869

GR. HAVEN

DIS-13 MAY 1869

132

HIS FRIENDS CONCLUDED TO SUPPORT HIM AND HE WAS DISCHARGED

MUNROE, FREDERICK

10 JUN 1869

--

133

BOUND TO BENJAMIN LUTHER 13 JUL 1869

MURPHY, MICHAEL

3 JUL 1868

HOLLAND

130

I WORKED HIM EVERY DAY UNTIL AUG 24. AND HE ABSCONDED. GOODBY MIKE

O'NEIL, DENNIS

29 MAY 1870

136

O'NEIL, DENNIS

--

DIS-13 FEB 1871

137

SICK WITH THE AGUE

OSSICAR, CHARLES

7 SEP 1867

128

FROM INSANE ASYLUM, KALAMAZOO

PARROT, JOSEPH

26 FEB 1868

GEORGETOWN

D-3 MAR 1868

129

THIS MAN WAS BROUGHT HERE SICK AND DIED

PATTERSON, CATHERINE

26 NOV 1871

CHESTER

DIS-4 DEC 1870

136

PENDERGRASS, JOHANNAH

2 APR 1871

ALLENDALE

139

INSANE

PIKE, MERRY

27 JUL 1870

SPRING LAKE

135

BOUND OUT 29 JULY 1870

PLOEG, PIETER

21 JAN 1871

HOLLAND

DIS-20 MAY 1871

137

OLD AND SORE

PRISER, JOHN

7 FEB 1868

HOLLAND

129

JOHN HAD SORE EYES, THOUGHT CHICAGO ATMOSPHERE WOULD BE BETTER, TICKET PURCHASED

RICE, JOHN

18 MAR 1871

WRIGHT

138

JOHN IS FOOLISH OR CRAZY, DEEMED HIMSELF TO BE AT LIBERTY, ABSCONDED 10 MAY 1871

SCHUTT, HENRIETTA

28 MAR 1867

GR. HAVEN

128

SEMPLE, GERRIT

15 DEC 1868

HOLLAND

D-2 MAR 1869

132

LIMB FELL ON HEAD, SKULL FRACTURE; OPERATED BUT TOOK COLD AND DIED.

SHARP, GERRIT

15 DEC 1868

SPRINK LAKE

DIS-20 JAN 1869

131

SHARP BOY BUT COULDN'T EARN HIS GRUB; SENT TO PARENTS IN KALAMAZOO

SMITH, ARENT

21 JAN 1868

HOLLAND

DIS-6 MAY 1869

129

SMITH, ELIZA

21 JAN 1868

GR. HAVEN

133

BOUND OUT TO MR. & MRS. FERRY ON DAY OF COMMITMENT

STENBURY, JOHN E.

31 DEC 1867

GR. HAVEN

DIS-15 APR 1868

129

INSANE FROM GRAND HAVEN

STENE, HARMON D.

12 APR 1870

HOLLAND

DIS-12 JUN 1870

134

ACCORDING TO HARMAN'S OPINION, DE STENE OUGHT TO BE LOVED BY ALL

STAMP, KEEP

28 JUN 1870

CHESTER

135

SUTHERLAND, JOHN

19 NOV 1870

GR. HAVEN

DIS-24 FEB 1871

136

SICK

VANDE STICH, HENRIETTA

26 JUL 1869

JAMESTOWN

133

INSANE, SENT TO MICHIGAN INSANE ASYLUM, 18 OCT 1869

VANDE WARD, JOHANNES

28 MAY 1866

HOLLAND

DIS-12 SEP 1866

127

AWFUL LAZY

VANDEN BERG, J.

30 NOV 1870

HOLLAND

136

AN IDIOT, TAKEN AWAY BY HIS FATHER 10 DEC 1870

VAN DORN, LOTTIE JUNE

10 JAN 1870

COOPERSVILLE

134

BOUND TO PETER PALAN, 10 OCT 1870

VANDER SLUIS, PIETJE

7 FEB 1870

HOLLAND

134

INSANE - SENT BACK TO HOLLAND 14 MAR 1870

VAN KREVELON, D.           CURED

WELSON, ISAAC

31 AUG 1868

SPRING LAKE

D-1 APR 1869

130

SHIPPED ON BOARD ONCE OF THE GALEN EASTMAN

WENGER, JACOB

29 JUN 1868

JAMESTOWN

DIS-10 DEC 1868

130

INSANE FROM JAMESTOWN, DISCHARGED ALMOST CURED

WINTERS, JAMES

30 SEP 1871

SPRING LAKE

140

SICK

WOOD, SARAH

3 SEP 1869

GR. HAVEN

133

FOOLISH

WYMEN, SARAH ALICE

21 AUG 1869

JAMESTOWN

D-7 DEC 1870

133, 136

THIS CASE IS A HARD ONE. SHE BEING PAST FOOLISH ENOUGH TO BE UGLY

YAGER, GERRIT

28 APR 1870

GR. HAVEN

DIS-4 MAY 1870

135

YAGER, GERT

--

HOLLAND

?-15 FEB 1871

136

YOUNG, LEWIS

6 SEP 1871

SPRING LAKE

140

Transcriber: Evelyn Sawyer
Created: 26 January 2005
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