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Insanity Papers, Judgments and Insane Hospital News, 1852-1861, 1877-1879

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Index to Miscellaneous Records & Papers, Book 1, 1824-1846, Book 2 1846-1855, Book 3 1856-1861; Auditor Allen County, Indiana, film roll #58, letter "I". (ACPL)

  • 1852, Insane papers, case of Sarah Porter.
  • 1852, Insane papers, case of Eliza Lazalier.
  • 1852, Insane papers, case of Wm. Beach.
  • 1853, Insane papers, case of U. Burr.
  • 1853, Insane papers, case of Jas. Bowers.
  • 1854, Insane papers, case of E. Schultz.
  • 1854, Insane papers, case of A. DeKay.
  • 1854, Insane papers, case of J. J. Conklin.
  • 1854, Insane papers, case of Eliza Sheets.
  • 1855, Insane papers, case of Sarah Conner.
  • 1855, Insane papers, case of Wm. Work.
  • 1855, Insane papers, case of Hy. Dunning.
  • 1855, Insane papers, case of Sarah Porter.
  • 1856, Insane papers, case of S. E. Armstrong.
  • 1856, Insane papers, case of F. Conklin.
  • 1856, Insane papers, case of Hy. Ebered.
  • 1859, Insane papers, case of S. Hilbrecht.
  • 1859, Insane papers, case of Elleanor Schultz.
  • 1859, Insane papers, case of N. Mayer.
  • 1859, Insane papers, case of M. E. Young.
  • 1859, Insane papers, case of Geo. F. W. Conrad.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of N. Meyer.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Alletta DeKay.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Mrs. Ogg.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of J. N. Kinnan.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of S. Lincker.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Mary Graves.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of G. R. Whedon.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Eliz. Stewart.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of S. A. Ogg.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Christian Schwehn.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Peter Kemp.
  • 1860, Insane papers, case of Michael Devenny.
  • 1861, Insane papers, case of Christiana Kohlinger.
  • 1861, Insane papers, case of Susan Mason & Susan Linker.
  • 1861, Insane papers, case of Mary Lugering.

Newspaper Excerpts

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 31 Jan 1877, p. 3:2.
    Paul R. Sieblist, an inmate of the state insane hospital from this county has been adjudged incurable. Deputy Sheriff Cooper Monday went to Indianapolis to get him. He will be lodged in the County Infirmary.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 7 Feb 1877, p. 3:2.
    Mrs. Williams of Monroeville, who was taken to the state insane hospital a few months ago, has been discharged from that institution perfectly cured.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 21 Feb 1877, p. 3:1.
    In circuit court Monday, Delilah McCoy, heretofore adjudged a lunatic, was declared sane and the custody of her property awarded her.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 14 Mar 1877, p. 3:2, 3.
    An order has been received for the removal of Sarah F. Flack of this county from the state insane hospital. Sheriff Munson Thursday sent a deputy after her. Sarah Flock was brought home from the state insane hospital last week.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 28 Mar 1877, p. 3:3.
    Mrs. Benjamin Marshall was on Saturday adjudged insane. She will soon be sent to the insane asylum.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 4 Apr 1877. p. 3.
    An order has been issued for the discharge of Mary Malay of this county, from the state insane hospital. Her condition is much improved.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 27 Jun 1877, p. 3.
    Mrs. Hayes of Monroeville has been adjudged insane.
    Edward Zychowis, an inmate in the county asylum, has been adjudged insane. An application has been made for his admission to the state insane hospital.
    Jacob Fink of Leo has been adjudged insane. An application has been made for admittance to the state insane hospital.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 4 Jul 1877, p. 3.
    Edward Zychowiz was taken to the state insane hospital at Indianapolis on Monday. He is a Polish Catholic priest.
    Ann Hayes was refused admittance to the state insane hospital on account of statute of limitations.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 11 Jul 1877, p. 3.
    Margaret Miller adjudged insane.
    Steve Helmer, formerly of this city, died at the insane asylum at Indianapolis last Friday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 8 Aug 1877, p. 2:8.
    Mary Murray of this county has been discharged from the state insane hospital.
    Jacob Sweany of Monroeville was taken to the state insane hospital at Indianapolis today.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 15 Aug 1877, p. 3:1, 3.
    Mary Murray was brought home from the state insane hospital Thursday and placed in the county asylum.
    Jacob Fink ofCedarville has been pronounced cured and will return home in a day or two from the state insane hospital.
    Jacob Fink, of Leo, who was recently taken to the insane asylum, has been pronounced cured. Fink has been in the asylum several times and always appears to recover after a few weeks treatment. When he gets out however his mind soon fails him.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 26 Sep 1877, p. 3.
    Eva Kuntz, an application for admission to the state insane hospital has been made.

  • Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, 11 Oct 1877
    Maria Wells will be taken to the insane asylum this morning.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, 17 Oct 1877
    The husband of Mollie Nichols was taken from the hospital to the county asylum Friday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, 24 Oct 1877
    James Nichols, husband of Mollie, died last Friday night.
    John A. Robinson, an insane person, was taken Tuesday to the state lunatic asylum at Indianapolis.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, 31 Oct 1877 Eva Kuntz was Thursday adjudged insane.
    Miss Wightman, former assistant principal at Fort Wayne High School, lost her reason and is an inmate of an insane hospital in the east.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 7 Nov 1877, p. 3:6
    In re insanity of Calvin P. Smith, dismissed at cost of Mary Brennan.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, 14 Nov 1877.
    Amelia Bonnet was last week taken to the state insane hospital.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 28 Nov 1877.
    Margaret Miller judged sane and she was discharged.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 12 Dec 1877.
    Otto Benz of this county died recently at the state insane hospital. His remains were brought home Monday afternoon. The funeral was Tuesday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 23 Jan 1878.
    Jacob Sweeny of Monroeville, who was taken to the state insane hospital two or three months ago, died at that institution Saturday. His remains were taken to Monroeville for interment. He leaves a wife and family.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 30 Jan 1878.
    An order has been received for the removal of Mrs. Amelia Bonnet of this county from the state insane asylum.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 6 Feb 1878.
    Mrs. Amelia Bonnet was brought home from the state insane hospital Thursday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 27 Mar 1878.
    Fabian Favert was brought back from the state insane hospital yesterday. His reason is fully restored.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 17 Apr 1878.
    Angeline Thatcher was adjudged insane Thursday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 3 Jul 1878.
    Caroline Hensel was adjudged insane and application has been made to the state hospital.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 10 Jul 1878.
    Caroline Henscil was taken to the insane hospital Wednesday.

  • Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, 3:2. 17 Jul 1878
    Margaret H. Miller will be taken to the state insane hospital today.

  • Ibid. 24 Jul1878 Mrs. Sarah Flock of Aboite Township was adjudged insane and taken to the asylum at Indianapolis Friday.
    Lucy Corcoran, of Bull Rapids this county, is ordered returned from the state insane hospital.
    Mrs. Lucy Corcoran of Maumee Township who was returned from the state hospital last week, pronounced incurable, is now in jail awaiting removal to Columbus, Ohio.
    Bob Sterling died Wednesday at the county asylum where he had been an inmate many years. "He was buried in the asylum cemetery on Saturday."

  • Ibid. 31 Jul 1878
    Mary E. Howard of Wayne Township, adjudged insane.
    Matilda E. Waddington was adjudged insane.

  • Ibid. 7 Aug 1878
    Mary Ann Corcoran, the insane woman who has been at the jail for several weeks was taken to Columbus, Ohio last night.
    Sarah Marshall of this city has been discharged from the insane hospital having been pronounced incurable. She was brought back yesterday and lodged in the county asylum.
    Mary Waddington's application to the state hospital has been accepted.

  • Ibid. 4 Sep 1878
    Application has been made for admission of Sarah Simons of Monroe township to the state insane asylum.

  • Ibid. 25 Sep 1878
    Thomas M. Stephens of Huntertown adjudged insane.

  • Ibid. 2 Oct 1878
    Thomas Stevens ofHuntertown, was taken to the state insane hospital Monday.
    David Need, judged insane, was appointed a guardian, John Need.

  • 16 Oct 1878
    Application accepted for Mary Elizabeth Linton to insane hospital.

  • 16 Oct 1878
    Will H. Bond, son of Fairfield Ave. druggist, adjudged insane. He is only 21 and has been married but two months. He was taken to the state insane hospital this afternoon. His wife accompanied him.

  • 23 Oct 1878
    Sarah Flack, an order issued to remove her from the state insane hospital.

  • 23 Oct 1878
    Mary Elizabeth Linton was taken to the state insane hospital this afternoon.

  • 30 Oct 1878
    Application has been filed in the matter of the alleged insanity of Mathias Boger and Samuel Keller.

  • 6 Nov 1878
    Sarah Simon of Monroe vi lie has been adjudged insane and an application for her admission to the state insane hospital was refused some time ago by reason of lack of room but will now be renewed.

  • 20 Nov 1878
    Reports from the state insane hospital are to the effect that Will Bond's condition is not improved. The type of his insanity has changed however. He is no longer violent but is morose and sullen, a very bad symptom.

  • 20 Nov 1878
    A bright interesting girl named Mary Whalen of New Haven, was placed in St. Joseph hospital. She recently lost her reason and it is feared will have to be taken to the asylum at Indianapolis. Application for admission of Maggie Wholand of New Haven to the state insane hospital was forwarded this morning. Mary Wholand was adjudged Insane.

  • 27 Nov 1878
    Mrs. Johns, Aboite Township, was adjudged insane.

  • 27 Nov 1878
    David Boggs was taken to the insane hospital at Indianapolis last Saturday.

  • 27 Nov 1878
    Deputy Sheriff Cosgrove took Maggie Wholand of New Haven to the state insane hospital.
    He will return with Mahala Griswold who is pronounced incurable.
    Tomorrow he will take Mrs. Martha Johns of Aboite Township to the insane hospital.

  • 8 Jan 1879
    Cal Cowgill has been released from the state insane hospital having recovered his reason.

  • 15 Jan 1879
    Charlotte Louise Cooke an inmate of the county asylum was adjudged Insane.

  • 19 Feb 1879
    Bernard Weisner pronounced insane, application for his admission to the state insane asylum has been made.

  • 19 Mar 1879
    Application for the admission of Joseph Giant into the state insane hospital has been made.

  • 26 Mar 1879
    Joseph Giant of Adams Township was taken to the state insane hospital Friday.

  • 26 Mar 1879
    Martha Conty was adjudged insane.

  • 16 Apr 1879
    Matilda Waddington of this county, an inmate of the insane hospital, hanged herself Sunday. She had several times before attempted suicide.

  • 23 Apr 1879
    Edward Zychowitz, William Palmer and Finley Smith, all of this county, have been discharged from the state insane hospital as incurable.

  • 7 May 1879
    Bernard Weisner will be brought home. His reason is nearly restored. His insanity resulted from injuries recently sustained at the Boseker & White factory.

  • 14 May 1879
    N. H. Miller who was recently taken to the insane hospital from this county, has been pronounced cured and will be brought home in a day or two. Her home is in Monroeville.

  • 21 May 1879
    Deputy Sheriff Cosgrove left for Indianapolis Tuesday and will return today with Helen Byer, Louisa Theison, and Mary Whalen, three inmates of the insane hospital who have been discharged.

  • 25 Jun 1879
    It is feared Bernard Weisner will have to be returned to the insane asylum. 25 Jun 1879 Sophia Bauman was taken to the insane asylum.

  • 2 Jul1879
    Henry Stellhorn has been adjudged insane and will be taken to the insane asylum.

  • 2 Jul1879
    Jacob Fink, of Leo, returned from the insane asylum last Thursday.

  • 6 Aug 1879
    Mrs. Martha Johnson who is an inmate of the insane asylum, will return Wednesday. She has entirely recovered.

  • 6 Aug 1879
    Martha Johns has returned from the insane asylum and taken to her home in Aboite township.

  • 20 Aug 1879
    Mrs. Reenike will be taken to the insane asylum on Wednesday.

  • 27 Aug 1879
    Ex county commissioner, John Robinson, died at the insane asylum at Indianapolis Tuesday. His brother David returned with the remains Wednesday night.

  • 3 Sep 1879
    Sarah Flock of Aboite township was taken to the insane asylum Wednesday.

  • 17 Sep 1879
    When the new asylum is completed at Indianapolis, the insane who are now at our poor house will probably be removed to that institution.

  • 17 Sep 1879
    Eliza J. Wood of Aboite township returned from the insane asylum at Indianapolis on Friday.

  • 24 Sep 1879
    Charles F. Collins of Aboite township has been discharged from the insane asylum being pronounced cured.

  • 5 Nov 1879
    John Riehle, insane was taken to the hospital for the insane a few days ago.

  • 12 Nov 1879
    Catherine Munson, an inmate of the poor house, formerly of Adams township, was adjudged insane last Thursday and taken to Indianapolis Friday.

  • 12 Nov 1879
    The court has issued an order to have Nathaniel H. Miller of Jefferson Township taken to the insane asylum.
    Mr. Miller returned from there a short time since.

  • 19 Nov 1879
    Lewis Ridenaur and Nathaniel Miller were taken to the insane asylum Wednesday.
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