Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1860 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town  & City of Elmira

1860 Town & City of Elmira Census

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Total nearly 9000 People
In Town & City of Elmira
Enumerated by June 15, 1860 Lyman Covell
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See Also: 1857 Elmira Directory 1860 Elmira Directory 1863 Elmira Directory
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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 -
Do You Know that you can search just the Census Records on the site by using the three county level Census  buttons in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page

You can further limit your search by choosing the find all words option and entering a year or township name along with your surname. Remember that alternate spellings of surnames WILL affect your search results.

Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to deal with them. 
Dwelling No. Family No. Last Name First Name Age Sex Occupation Value of Real Estate Value of Personal Esatate Place of Birth Comments
1040 1007 Ball Jonathan 63 M Contractor 150000 30000 MA  
      Lucinda 60 F       VT  
      Mary 35 F       NY  
      Elizabeth 26 F       NY  
      Gertrude 20 F       NY  
    Ansot Mary A. 16 M Serving     NY  
    Davis Lyman 15 M       NY  
1041 1008 Hoffman Peter 32 M   1800 200 Germany  
      Elizabeth 29 F       Germany  
      Libbie 6 F       NY  
      Margaret 3 mo. F       NY  
    Cobea Anna 13 F Serving     Germany  
      Elizabeth 11 F Serving     Germany  
    Busheland Ferdinand 33 M Laborer     Germany  
1043 1009 Delavan House                
    Merill Albert 30 M Serving     NY  
    Burchell John 19 M Porter     Ireland  
    Skelnen Simon 26 M Porter     Ireland  
    Callagan Margaret 18 F Porter     Ireland  
    Baker Honora 18 F Porter     NY  
    McNurty Margaret 17 F Porter     Ireland  
    Lynch Hellen 18 F Porter     Ireland  
      Ann 16 F Porter     Ireland  
    Finlan Mary 19 F Porter     Ireland  
    Heffern Mary 18 F Porter     PA  
    McNara Honora 23 F Porter     Ireland  
    Ranin Kate 20 F Porter     Ireland  
    Merrill Ranson 53 M       NY  
      Henrietta 48 F       NY  
    Sweet Olive 74 F       MA  
    Merrill George B. 18 M Clerk     NY  
      Josephine 16 F       NY  
      Olive 6 F       NY  
    Shannon Silas 30 M Railroad Baggaman     PA  
      Jane 28 F       PA  
    Bacon Henry S. 25 M Ticket Agent     CT  
    Edgeton Mortimer 35 M Clerk     CT  
    Craig M. D. 25 M Telegraph Operator     NY  
    Knapp John 27 M Policeman     PA  
    Gillet Charles E. 35 M Railroad Conductor     CT  
    Ewings George 30 M Railroad Conductor     VT  
    Camp Marion 23 M Baggageman     NY  
    Marlet Philander 23 M Clerk     NY  
    Brody Thomas 28 M Baggage     Ireland  
    Freeman Charles 35 M Express Messenger     NJ  
1043 1010 Weibel Joseph 37 M Land Lord 4000 1000 Switzerland  
      Anna 30 F       Switzerland  
    Merrill Henry W. 40 M Porter     NY  
    Gardiner Kate 25 F Serving     Germany  
1044 1011 Snider Jacob 28 M Grocer 700 400 Germany  
      Rosa 34 F       Germany  
      Charles 3 M       NY  
1045 1012 Kolb Baldwin 26 M     1500 France  
      Joanna 25 F       Ireland  
    Bower Christanna 27 F Serving     Germany  
    Staucer Joseph 24 M Porter     France  
    Leonard Frances C. 13 M       WI  
    American Hotel                
1046 1013 Gilbert Joseph C. 39 M Barber 1000 100 PA  
      Louisa 34 F       PA  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 6/2/2003
By Joyce M. Tice