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Orleans Parish (La.) Civil Sheriff
Register of patients transported to the State Insane Asylum, 1898

Suit # Month Day Name Age Gender/
Color
Residence Nativity Occupation Marital
Status
Disease How Long
Insane
Cause Remarks
55443 Jan 29 Antoinette Juan 19 F/W
N. Orleans N. Orleans None S Imbecility over a year Heredity Harsh treatment
" " " Mrs Frank 63 F/W
N. Orleans Ireland " W Dementia - Dementia
" " " Jennie Namais 31 F/W
Burgundy & St. Ferdinand N. Orleans " M Chronic Mania over a year Unknown Quick temper
" " " Louise Durroussea 43 F/W
- - " S Heredity Great Fatigue 20 days Religion
" " " Emily Lambert 34 F/W 1710 Josephine N. Orleans " S Chronic Mania 4 years Unknown
" " " Jean Baptiste Moachen/Moachon/Meachin 38 M/W 522 Calhoun N. Orleans Carpenter W Acute Mania 8 months Unknown
" " " Orlando Coats 37 M/W
7th & Leonce Nebraska Civil Engineer S Chronic recurring mania Since 1897 Unknown Dirty Habits
" " " Marcelin 60 M/C
- New Orleans none S Dementia Jan 8 '98 old age
" " " Peter Richardo 19 M/W
- New Orleans " S Acute Heredity Mania Since 97 Unknown
" " " James Flynn 20 M/W
House of refuge New Orleans " S Imbecility 7 years Heredity
" " " Robert B. Stubbs 70 M/-
- Kentucky River Pilot M Chronic Mania Oct 18 '97 Unknown
55443 Jan 29 Claiborne Flynn 26 M/W
Boys' Home of refuge New Orleans None S Imbecility 7 years Heredity
" " " Andreé Dabezie 27 M/W 2112 Bourbon New Orleans " S Chronic Mania Never well Celebral fever (sic)
" " " John Kountz 40 M/W 1417 N. Prieur New Orleans " S Imbecility 3 years Epilepsy Dangerous at Times
" " " Mrs Edw Poray 27 F/W
Washington & Fulton Baltimore Md. " M Chronic Hysterical Mania one year Womb Trouble
" " " Mrs Kate Rosentheil
F/W 1723 St. Louis New Orleans " M Dementia 6 months Paralysis
" " " Mrs Mary Dawson 40 F/W
- New Orleans " W Chronic Mania Since 1862 Paralysis
" " " Mrs Mary Gaspard 70 F/C
- New Orleans - - Idiocy - Paralysis
55755 Mar 1 Mrs John P. Keller, Alice Morris 28 F/W 1539 St. Ferdinand New Orleans None M Hereditary 3 years Hereditary Brother now in Jackson
" " " James Crozat 38 M/W 1212 Port New Orleans Laborer S Acute Mania/Alcoholism 20 days Alcoholism has been a hard drinker for 20 years
" " " John Stanislas Garvey 43 M/W 2047 Constance New Orleans Clerk S Softening of the Brain 3 years Syphilis & Alcohol at Jackson for 3 years
" " " Miss Frances Grace 27 F/W 2122 Clara Detroit, Mich. None M Recurring Mania 4 years Puerpera (1st Attack) was confined 14 days ago
" " " Eliza McElroy 45 F/W 2724 Melpomene N. Or. None W Chronic Mania 2 years unknown
" " " Collins Thompson 16 M/C
- Tangipoha P. Laborer S Acute Mania - -
" " " John Spansel 40 M/W 469 Josephine N. Orleans Packer in Dry Goods S Delerium of persecution July 97 Heat Prostration Imagines her neighbors are after her
" " " Mrs Theresa Hagan 35 F/W 1161 Tchoupitoulas N. Orleans None - Recurring Mania March 97 Attack of Grippe
55693 Mar 3 Lemel A. Carter
M/W








55755 Mar 26 Mrs Michael J. Hopper 58 F/W 527 St Joseph N. Orleans none W Chronic Recurring Manic about 10 yrs -
" " " Philomene Giffari/Piffari 45 F/W
- Napoleonville La " S Imbecility for years from childhood
" " " Barbara Richards 19 F/W
Lopez between St. Ann & Dumaine N. Orleans " S Acute (Hereditary) Mania 3 months Heredity
" " " Mrs Julia Egans 60 F/W
- Ireland Washerwoman W Dementia - Age & Worry
" " " Mrs Chas Baiele 46 F/W
Poydras between Franklin & Liberty N. Orleans none W Dementia 13 months Poverty & want
" " " Chas Konneker 45 M/W 1231 N. Peters Germany C. Merchant M Acute Alcoholic Mania 5 years Alcohol
" " " Ben Matthews 30 M/C
N. Orleans N. Orleans Driver M Stupidity - -
" " " Jordan Victor 40 M/C
N. Orleans " Laborer - - - -
" " " Calvin Mason 82 M/C
N. Orleans Maryland none - Softening of the Brain - -
55755 Apr 27 Frank. Schwartz 31 M/W 906 Louisa N.O. La Barber S Chronic Mania 3 years - Confined in La Retreat 7 months
" " " Zach. P. Evans 29 M/W
White & Gasquet " None S Parallysis (sic) For years - Confined in Police Jail
" " " Wm R. Taylor 17 M/C
Elmira & Opelousas Algiers, La Laborer S Acute Mania 1 month - Confined in Police Jail
" " " John Macbeth 45 M/C
- Australia " S Acute Mania - - Confined in Police Jail April 10/98
" " " Eugenie Baudier 55 F/W
N. Orleans France None M Chronic Mania 6 years Jealousy Confined in La. Retreat over 1 year
" " " Annie Doyle 20 F/W 2610 Berlin N.O. La " S Nymphomania over 1 year Unknown
" " " Ellen Drury 60 F/W
N.O. La Ireland " W Dementia - " Police Jail of Louisiana
" " " Rosa Vendange 31 F/C
N.O. La N.O. La " M Acute Mania - " Police Jail
56668 May 24 James Clague
M/-
- - - - - - - Delivered June 6/98
56693 Jun 2d John A. Wetzel 18 M/W 1734 Third St. N.O. La none S Acute Mania - - confined in Police Jail
" " " Daniel Taylor 29 M/W 815 Louisa " Laborer M softening of the brain 6 months Interculosis confined in L. Retreat
" " " Fred Richardson
M/W
Chicago Ills. London Eng. Jockey M Acute Mania April 13/98 - confined in Police Jail
" " " Octave Joseph 35 M/C
N.O. La Louisiana Laborer S Chronic Mania 1 to 3 years - confined in Police Jail several occasions
" " " Catherine Crone 40 F/W
N.O. La N.O. La none M Stupidity - - confined La Retreat
" " " Mary Torre 43 F/W 1730 Polymnia Pass Christian, Miss. " M Acute Mania about 3 mos.N100 - confined La. Retreat since April 26/98
" " " Lulu Hinkel 20 F/W 718 St. Mary N. Orleans " S - - - confined La. Retreat since May 13/98
" " " Marie Dupre 37 F/W 914 Dublin Jefferson Pa. " S Idiocy from childhood - confined La. Retreat May 18/98
" " " H.H. Dilton 50 F/W
- - Plasterer - Chronic Mania - - confined La. Reatreat August 14/98
" " " Catherine Moore 57 F/W 219 S. Broad Ireland Cook S Passive Congestion of Brain - - confined La. Retreat May 98
" " " Michael Rougrese 51 M/W
New Orleans " Farmer M about (sic) 5 months injury to head from fall
57155 Aug 11 Joseph Ferguson 28 M/W 1217 Clara N.O. La. (the word Cat_sairo? is struck out) Cab Driver S Morphine Mania about 4 yrs -
" " " Joe Lamon 25 M/W
N.O. La Italy Laborer S Acute Mania - -
" " " Emile L. Danove 50 M/W 1014 Dauphine N.O. " M Delerium of Grandeur about 7 mos. Alcohol
" " " Henry S. Miller 35 M/W
Liberty & Clio - Clerk M Acute Mania 6 months Sunstroke
" " " Wm. Kelley 32 M/W
N. Orleans La, Ireland Laborer S Kleptomania - -
" " " Wm. C. Blaze 23 M/W
Avoyelles P. Avoyelles P. U.S.S. S Acute Mania since Jun/98 -
" " " Francis Ward 45 M/W
- - S.S. Fireman S Dementia - -
" " " Raoul Tournade 34 M/W
- - Shoemaker S Chronic Mania 8 or 10 mths -
" " " Joe McCloskey 44 M/W
Algiers La Algiers La. Laborer S Chronic Mania - Alcoholism
" " " Mrs Frank Goelley/Goellep 52 F/W 622 S. Rendon N.O. La None W Chronic Mania July/98 -
" " " Mrs Mary Finnegan 45 F/W 1532 Chippewa Ireland " M Chronic Mania one year -
" " " Miss Louis Piper (sic) 43 F/W 1324 Marengo La. " S Dementia 10 years -
" " " Katie Malone 35 F/C
- U.S. " S Acute Mania July 25/98 -
" " " Caroline Young 45 F/C
Algiers La S. Carolina " S Chronic Mania July 22 98 -
" " " Margaret Ferret/Ferrer 26 F/W
St Louis & Burgundy N.O. Laborer M - - -
" " " Kate McGuirk 27 F/W
Shreport La N.O. None - - - -
57165 ^^^ " Mrs R. Scherges 48 F/W 2423 Burgundy - " - - about 2 yrs puerpalmania (sic) There is a tear on the original page
57314 Aug 30 Eugene Courteau 23 M/W 3325 Dumaine N. Orl. none S Hilarious Insanity about 8 yrs -
" " " Eleanor V. Lewis 34 F/W 3620 Chestnut Natchez Miss. Seamstress S Homicidal & Suicidal Mania at entervals (sic)for years

57431 Nov 17 Allen Orr 20 M/W
- Louisiana none S Imbecility - Onanism
" " " Frank Ferran 25 M/W 825 Second New Orleans Clerk S Imbecility - Onanism
" " " James K. Nixon 44 M/W
- Alabama is struck and New Orleans entered instead Clerk S Chronic Mania About 2 yrs supposed to be Syphilis
" " " Cornelius Powers 55 M/W
- Alabama None M Idiocy - -
" " " Ellis Coleman 38 M/C
- Louisiana " S Chronic Mania - Epilepsy
" " " Emma McKenzie/McKenzee/McKenzu alias McKenna 19 F/C
- " " S Acute Mania - -
57719 " " Albert Lehman 31 M/W
- Louisville Kent. Salesman M Mania Potu - Alcholism
" " " Leonard Davis 30 M/C
Desoto Pr. Desoto Pr. None M Dementia - -
" " " Louis Hussey 39 M/W 512 Washington New Orleans Saddler M Acute Mania - Hallucinations
" " " Celestine Prudhomme 90 F/C
St Peter & Royal " none W Senile Dementia - Old Age
" " " Elizabeth Baptille/Baptelle 26 F/C
Manchac L. Tangpaho L. " M Imbecility - -
" " " Anna Robinson 38 F/C 2835 S. Rampart P. Coupee Seamstress S Acute Mania about 3 yrs -
" " " Oliver Riess 15 M/W 2228 Bienville N. Orleans none S Imbecility since Birth Hereditary
57975 Dec 12 Rose Tedesco 25 F/W
Tonti between Gravier & Perdid0 N. Orl. none S Chronic Mania ab. 5 years unknown
" " " Marie Lucianne 35 F/C
New Orleans " Washerwoman M Acute Mania - " confined in P.J. since Nov 4/98
" " " Mrs Mary Long 60 F/W
Alms House Ireland none M Chronic Mania 13 years "
" " " Philip Struch 56 M/W
N. Orleans Germany " S A Degenerate - - Confined in P.J. since Oct 31/98
" " " Mrs Florence Adair 35 F/W
La. Retreat Georgia Teacher M Suicidal & Homicidal Mania 18 months Puerperium 2 mos. in La. Retreat
" " " Vallette Fisher 23 M/W 2532 Dumaine N. Orleans Baker S Acute Mania Sept 5/98 Unknown
" " " Victor J. Optalek 45 M/W
N. Orleans Austria none S Chronic Monomania several yrs "
" " " George W. Kern 21 M/W 526 Seguin, Algiers Algiers La Blacksmith S Hereditary Mania about 4 ms. Hereditary



John M. Kern 34 M/W 526 Seguin, Algiers " " S Chronic Mania 10 mths. "



Tom Dooley 37 M/W
N. Orleans U.S. none S Degenerate bordering on Imbecility - -



Henry Kilshaw 41 M/W 1331 Ursuline N. Orleans " S Chronic Hereditary Mania Several yrs Hereditary



Peter Rien Al? McCaffery 48 M/W
S. Liberty between Jackson & Liberty " Saddler M Recurring Chronic Mania over 2 years -



William Kelley 32 M/W
N.O. La Ireland Laborer S Religious Mania - -



Henry Seamann 44 M/W
N.O. La Germany none S Delerium of Persecution - Menoparisa



Josephine Fortoendel/Portoendel 46 F/W
Alms House N. Orleans Seamstress M Chronic Monomania - -

Database input: Penny Delery & Colleen Fitzpatrick (New Orleans Volunteer Association [N.O.V.A.])
Encoded: Wayne Everard
Date: 2/11/2004