Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1880 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
City of Elmira  - Second Ward

1880 City of Elmira Census - Second Ward -Part 1 of 2

Nearly 3100  People in this Census Transcription For City of Elmira - Second Ward in Two parts
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City of Elmira, Second  Ward
Enumerated June 9, 1880 by M. P. White
Part One
1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 19-20
21-22 23-24 25-26 27-28 29-30
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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 take them in your stride. 
3       Coffin William B. 36 M boarder civil engineer MA MA MA  
        Blunden Harry 33 M hus civil engineer Eng Eng Eng  
          Susan C. 31 F wife boarder OH MA MA  
          Willis C. 5 M son boarder OH Eng MA  
        Throop Dora 39 F   nurse NY Germ Germ  
        Bush James J. 25 M   com. agent NY CT VT  
        Pond Ashley D. 24 M   train agent NY NY CT  
        Fitch Townsend B. 27 M   lumber yd.wkr NY MA CT  
        Sanborn George 25 M   store clerk MA MA CT  
        Gates Henry P. 24 M   store clerk NY NY NY   
        Bartlett Celia C. 52 F widow boarder CT CT CT  
          Emma 24 F   boarder NY CT CT  
          Nelly 22 F   student NY CT  CT  
        Serat M. W. 45 M hus gen.RR agent NY NY NY   
          Gear 40 F wife housekeeper CT CT CT  
          Mortimer E. 19 M   clerk NY NY CT  
          Seth T. 17 M NY NY CT  
  653 24 27 Bryan Platt V. 40 M hus bank employee NY NY NY  
          Adella H. 40 F wife housekeeper NY NY CT  
          Adella Belle 12 F dau NY NY CT  
          Hamblin S. 9 M son NY NY CT  
  615 25 28 McNeil Peter S. S. 58 M hus out of business NY   MA  
          Abby B. 52 F wife housekeeper PA MA NY  
        Hibbard Willis E. 15 M NY      
          Cora E. 13 F NY      
        Yoxheimer Crissy A. 18 F   servant PA PA Germ  
  509 26 29 Doane Jane B. 44 F widow housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Edith V. 17 F dau music teach. NY NY NY  
        Garrison William L. 22 M boarder painter NY NY NY  
        Peterson Charles 49 M boarder tailor Sweden Sweden Sweden  
        Normile John 34 M boarder shoemaker Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Charming C. 44 M boarder sew.mach.agt IL IL IL  
    26 30 Patterson Obediah 48 M hus laborer NY NY NY   
          Maggy 27 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
  507 27 31 Bowman George R. 49 M hus boot/shoe mf. MA MA MA  
          Ann M. 48 F wife housekeeper MA MA MA  
          Louie W. 20 M son book keeper NY MA MA  
          Charlie A. 18 M son feed store wkr. NY MA MA  
  505 28 32 Stage Everett 30 M hus RR employee NY NY NY  
          Jennie 32 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Lewella 3 F dau at home NY NY NY  
  503 29 33 Gerow Gardenir 44 M hus Erie NY NY NY  
          Amoretta 44 F wife housekeeper PA CT CT  
          Fred  12 M son NY NY PA  
          Mary H. 9 F dau NY NY PA  
          Emma E. 7 F dau NY NY PA  
          Hannah 75 F mother widow NY NY PA  
  508 30 34 Davison Elmer 61 M hus restaurant NY NY NY  
          Elizabeth 61 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
3       Rundle Aaron W. 86 M father-in-lw wido/boarder NY NY NY  
4 506 31 35 Johnson Jennie 19 F wife housekeeper NY Germ Germ  
          Charles 30 M hus store clerk PA Germ MA  
    31 36 Roberts William J. 24 M hus dyer NY Eng DE  
          Ida 20 F wife housekeeper PA PA NY  
          Mamie 2 F dau at home NY PA PA  
    31 37 Tillinghast Herbert 29 M hus com. agent RI RI Eng  
          Lizzy 27 F wife housekeeper VT VT NY  
  510 32 38 Howard Thomas 64 M hus tanner Eng Eng Eng  
          Mary A. 57 F wife housekeeper MA MA MA  
  516 33 39 Etz Alfred 43 M hus retail grocer NY NY NY  
          Abby E. 28 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY   
  608     Fenner Benjamin P. 57 M hus bakery PA PA PA  
          Delia H. 57 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY   
          Charley B. 23 M son surrogate clk. NY NY NY   
          Nelly M. 20 F dau at home NY NY NY  
          Libbie D. 15 F dau NY NY NY  
  614 34 40 Vincent James R. 48 M hus jeweler NY NY NY  
          Hellen 43 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Willie W. 15 M son PA      
          Russel 11 M son NY NY    
        Mulchany Kitty 21 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
        Hubbard Frank J. 22 M boarder NY      
        Peck Kate A. 21 F boarder NY      
        Pearne Nelly 24 F boarder Cuba      
        Bliss Hattie A. 34 F boarder WI NY NY  
          Malissa N. 56 F widow boarder NY CT CT  
        McKee Adelia 65 F widow boarder NY Prussia NY  
  652 35 41 Pratt H. D. V. 58 M hus wk.rolling mill NY N.E. RI  
          Mary C. 49 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Willard N. 24 M son store clerk NY NY NY  
          H. D. V. Jr. 23 M son med.student NY NY NY  
          M. Adele 21 F dau NY NY NY  
          Edith G. 13 F dau NY NY NY  
        Hillabrant H. M.  28 F sister boarder NY NY NY  
        Kinner Maggy 15 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Doyle James 28 M   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  656 36 42 Davis  Alvin 62 M hus painter MA      
          Lizzie 58 F wife housekeeper MA MA MA  
  660 37 43 Hotchkin Samuel  62 M hus miller NY MA MA  
          Mary G. 48 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Aurelia 21 F dau at home NY NY NY  
        McNeney Bridget 38 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  668 38 44 Redfield J. A. 64 M hus   NY NY CT  
          Antoinett 52 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          M. Estelle 34 F dau boarder NY NY CT  
          Henry S. 28 M son lawyer NY NY CT  
        Reidy Michael 32 M   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
          Nora 20 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  515 39 45 McQuinn H. 28 M hus bartender NY Can Can MAIN STREET
4         Mary 29 F wife housekeeper Can Can Can  
5 517 40 46 Amrhein Echard 37 M hus cigar store wk Germ Germ Germ  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 7/4/2002
By Joyce M. Tice