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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Transcribed by Darla Hogaboom
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
805 776 Shinman Louis 25 M Tailor   90 Germany  
      Christina 23 F       Germany  
      Louis 9 mo M       NY  
806 777 Albrecht Joseph 40 M Shoemaker   90 France  
      Christianna 33 F       Germany  
807 778 Washington John 40 M Laborer 600 60 MD  
      Elizabeth 38 F       NY  
807 778   Mary 8 F       NY  
    Johnson Maria 16 F       NY  
808 779 Johnson William 60 M   400 40 MD  
      Isabella 40 F       NY  
      Sarah 14 F       NY  
      Frances 9 F       NY  
      William 4 M       NY  
809 780 Holmes William 57 M Laborer 400 40 MD  
      Charlotte 48 F       PA  
      Martha 19 F       PA  
      Eliza 16 F       PA  
      Charles 5 M       NY  
    Johnson Alexander 30 M Laborer     NY  
    Stills George 47 M       NY  
810 781 Anderson Augustus 26 M Laborer   30 PA  
      Doanna 24 F       PA  
    Spencer Sarah 13 F       PA  
811   VACANT             PA  
812 782 Hill James 38 M Grocer 1000 300 NY  
      Frances 36 F       PA  
813 783 Brockler John 47 M Blacksmith 400 60 France  
      Mary 43 F       PA  
      Mary 10 F       France  
      Francis 9 M       NY  
      John 7 M       NY  
      Elizabeth 8 F       NY  
      Anna 7 F       NY  
      John 20 M Boatman     NY  
      George 17 M Boatman     NY  
814 784 Eahwood Louisa 48 F Widow   50 NY  
      Sarah E. 19 F Tailoress     NY  
815 785 Pantz Carl 32 M Tailor 700 300    
      Henrietta 26 F       Germany  
      William 5 M       NY  
      Louis 2 M       Germany  
816 786 Pantz Willhem 55 M Gardener     Germany  
      Charlotte 58 F       Germany  
      Alberta D. 24 F       Germany  
817 787 Meadow Andrew 40 M Grocer 800 200 NY  
      Martha 35 F       NY  
      Ebenezer B. 12 M       NY  
      Henry 7 M       NY  
      Julia 1 F       NY  

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