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

1880 City of Elmira Census - Fifth Ward -Part 2 of 2

Nearly 3550  People in this Census Transcription For City of Elmira - Fifth Ward in Two parts
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City of Elmira, Fifth  Ward
Enumerated June 14, 1880 by P. A. LaFrance
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
Part Two
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
31-32 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40
41-42 43-44
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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. 
43 504 380 417 Forester Henry 45 M hus groc.hse.agt. NY NY NY PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
          Elen 28 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY  
          Mary 20 F dau at home NY NY NY  
          Edward  18 M son store clerk NY NY NY  
          George 13 M son at home NY NY NY  
          Lenna 5m F dau at home NY NY NY  
  502 381 418 Petterman James K. 49 M hus RRdispatcher PA PA PA  
          Florra B. 40 F wife housekeeper PA PA PA  
          Lizie B. 25 F dau at home PA PA PA  
          John B. 21 M son RRdispatcher PA PA PA  
          Hiram M. 16 M son grocery clerk PA PA PA  
          Minnie V. 13 F dau at home PA PA PA  
          Benjamin F. 11 M son at home PA PA PA  
          Grace J. 9 F dau at home PA PA PA  
          Will  6 M son at home PA PA PA  
        McCafferty Adda 16 F   bakery wkr. NY NY NY  
                          FRANKLIN AND FULTON STREET
  600   223 Beger Elizabeth 57 F widow housekeeper Prussia Prussia Prussia  
      395 Smith Gabe P. 20 M   farm hand NY NY NY  
43       Smith Israel G. 17 M   livery stable NY NY NY  
                          SOUTHERN TIER ORPHANS' HOME
                          CORNER FRANKLIN AND FULTON STREET
44       Brown Eliza  4 F   left by order NY      
        Boyd Lulu 2 F   boarder NY      
        Babcock Floyd 10 M   left by order NY      
        Butcher Sarah 16 F   boarder NY      
        Bailey Otis 9 M     NY      
        Cramer William 7 M   left by order NY      
        Councilman Hattie 6 F   by order NY      
        Councilman Carrie 8 F   by order NY       
        Coltson Emma 9 F   boarder NY      
        Coltson Cora 8 F   boarder NY      
        Coltson Nellie 6 F   boarder NY      
        Coltson Frank 3 M   boarder NY      
        Dundas John 5 M   by order NY       
        Dewitt Edward 4 M   by order NY      
        Darrel Mandly 5 M   by order NY      
        Gates Willie 5 M   by order NY      
        Hopson Harry 8 M   by order NY      
        Incognito Charlie 7m M   by order NY      
        Incognito Dina 7m F   by order NY      
        Jackson John 11 M   by order NY       
        Marshall Emma 9 F   by order NY      
        Murphy Joseph 5 M   by order NY      
        Miller Sarah Bell 5 F     NY      
        McVa Edwin 5 M   by order NY      
        Nelson Kittie 4 F     NY      
        Parker Sarah E. 14 F   boarder NY      
        Parker Rosa 12 F   boarder NY      
        Rogers Allie 8 M   by order NY      
        Swift Frankie 10m  M   by order NY      
        Thompson Libbie 8 F   gift to home NY      
        Thompson William 8 M   by order NY      
        Lotten Gilbert 8 M   gift to home NY      
        Vanderlip Willie 5 M   boarder NY      
        Wilbur Frankie 2 M   by order NY      
                          OFFICE AND HELP
        Close Amy Jane 58     matron Can VT NY  
        Roth Elizabeth 35     dom.servant PA      
        Roth Mabel 16     chambermaid PA      
        Fitch Kate 21     assist.sec'y Can Can Can  
        Lush Louisa 50     cook NY      
        McDonald Mary 56     laundress NY      
        Roe Kate 45     nurse PA      
        Thompson Minnie 62     nurse NY      
44       Sly Lizzie 19 F   din.rm.girl NY      

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 4/1/2003
By Joyce M. Tice