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. 
23         Sidney P. 10 M son at home NY NJ OH  
  210 168 238 Hern William B. 59 M widower baker/grocer Eng Eng Eng  
          Florence A. 17 F dau at home NY Eng NY  
          Susan E. 46 F sister housekeeper Eng Eng Eng  
  211 169 239 Knapp John M. 59 M hus house painter NY NY NY  
          Elvira 59 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
  120 170 240 Hill John 62 M hus oil operator NY      
          Elizabeth 51 F wife housekeeper PA      
        Flannigan Mary 25 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
  118 171 241 Smith William B. 71 M hus speculator NY      
          Eliza 48 F wife housekeeper Eng Eng Eng  
          William H. 34 M son bank clerk NY NY NY  
        Minier Cora 20 F   servant NY      
  117 172 242 Walter Lizzie 15 F   housekeeper NY NY NY  
          John 12 M brother at home NY NY NY  
          Carrie  8 F sister at home NY NY NY  
          Catherine E. 41 F moth/wido housekeeper NY NY NY  
  113 173 243 Fuller Daniel 55 M hus carpenter NY NY NY  
          Thurza 53 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Minnie M. 13 F dau NY NY NY  
        Johnson Herbert 31 M son-in-law druggist NY NY NY  
          Sarah A. 24 F dau-in-law boarder NY NY NY  
          Fanny 7 F gr. dau boarder NY NY NY  
  114 174 244 Gait Mary A. 61 F widow housekeeper NY NY NY  
        VanOstrom Mr. 27 M   store clerk NY      
        Munson Henrietta 30 F boarder   NY NY NJ  
        Glover W. A. 32 M boarder physician NJ NJ NJ  
  110 175 245 Morse Barnet 41 M hus physician NY      
          Henrietta 34 F wife housekeeper PA Ireld PA  
          Lucia B. 11 F dau at home PA NY PA  
        Egan Ella 21 F   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  109 176 246 Stanley George E. 46 M hus conductor RR NY      
          Mary 42 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Luella 14 F dau NY NY NY  
  109 176 247 Reed Robert G. 28 M hus letter carrier NY NY NY  
          Emma K. 23 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
  106 177 248 Roberts George 21 M hus barber NY NY NY  
          Ella 20 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
  106 177 249 Foster C. M. 28 M hus dentist IL      
          Margaret E. 40 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
        Spinx George C. 21 M step-son carpenter NY NY NY  
  103 178 250 Conklin Eliza 53 F widow housekeeper NJ NJ PA EAST SECOND STREET
          Emma 17 F dau NY NY NJ  
        Cortright Margret 73 F mother widow PA PA PA  
    179 251 Marvin Ruth 47 F widow canvasser NY      
    179 252 Thomas Ellen 30 F   dressmaker NY Germ Germ  
  107 180 253 Seymour William 59 M hus tailor NY NY NY  
          Hannah 32 F wife insane PA      
23       Catlin Eunice 23 F widow housekeeper WI NY WI  
24 109 181 254 Patterson William 24 M hus laborer NY CT CT  
          Delia 27 F wife housekeeper NY NY    
          Maude 2 F dau at home NY NY NY  
          Emma 1 F dau at home NY NY NY  
  109 181 255 Greek Charles 29 M hus laborer NY NY NY  
          Ida V. 29 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
  112 182 256 Lahey Daniel 42 M hus shoe fact.wkr. Ireld Ireld Ireld  
          Sarah 35 F wife housekeeper Ireld Ireld Ireld  
          Mary 9 F dau NY Ireld Ireld  
          Alice 4 F dau at home NY Ireld Ireld  
          Fanny 2 F dau at home NY Ireld Ireld  
          John 1m M son at home NY Ireld Ireld  
  106 183 257 Smith Robert V. 41 M widower laborer PA PA PA  
          Howard M. 12 M son at home NY PA NY  
          Emma J. 13 F dau at service NY PA NY  
          Seymour D. 5 M son at home NY PA NY  
        Lindsley Elizabeth 31 F widow dressmaker NY NY NY  
  108 184 259 Aldrich Benjamin 40 M   laborer Germ Germ Germ  
        Smith George 45 M   laborer NY NY PA  
  116 185 260 Prescott Rosa L. 25 F widow housekeeper NY NY NY  
        Cassady Hattie  19 F boarder   NY NY NY  
  106 186 261 Foster Martha 45 F wife NY NY NY  
          Joseph 50 M hus carpenter NY MA MA  
        Thornton Mazy 21 F   servant NY VA PA  
        Shute Watson A. 37 M boarder salesman NY NY NY  
        Freeman William 30 M boarder shoe shop wk MA MA MA  
        Masters Julius 55 M boarder engineer MA      
        Fay John 22 M boarder fireman RR NY      
        Bolton William 22 M boarder switchmanRR NY      
        Cortright Marquis 40 M boarder car shop wkr. NY      
        Kane M. H. 25 M boarder teleg.lineman NY      
        Locke Hiram B. 71 M boarder tailor MA MA CT  
        Heeney James 25 M boarder shoemaker Ireld Ireld Ireld  
  113 187 262 Davison James 52 M hus hotel keeper NY NJ PA WEST THIRD STREET
          Emilene 50 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
        Lee Augusta 33 F sister-in-lw widow/boarder NY NY NY  
          Emma 14 F dau-in-law   NY NY NY  
          Eddy 11 M son-in-law   NY NY NY  
        Dove James 25 M   hotel worker NY NY NY  
        Thurston George 20 M   hotel worker NY PA NY  
        Connoly Georgia 22 M   servant Ireld Ireld Ireld  
        Canary Mary 17 F   servant NY Ireld Ireld  
        Pickman Nelly 35 F   servant PA Germ Germ  
        Cooklin Thomas 25 M boarder cigar maker NY NY NY  
        Smith J. J. 30 M boarder carpenter Can      
        Nichols George 21 M boarder machinist TN      
        Drake F. C. 30 M boarder works on RR NY NY NY  
        King Frank 24 M boarder cigar maker Germ Germ Germ  
        Kircher C. F. 25 M boarder barber NY NY NY  
24 150 190 266 McCarty John 21 M   saloon NY Ireld Ireld  

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