Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1880 Federal Census Records for  Chemung County NY 
Town of Elmira (Including Reformatory)

1880 Town of Elmira Census

State Reformatory, Elmira NY
Postcard from Collection of Joyce M. Tice 
Over 1900 People in this Census Transcription
For Town of Elmira
Do NOT Confuse with City of Elmira which is a separate political unit
Comments and "Corrections" to 1880 Transcription for Town of Elmira
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Town of Elmira
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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
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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. 
New York State Reformatory at Elmira
34     Hall Malcolm 23 S hotel waiter N.Scotia Scotld    
      Hughes Edward 24 S bartender NY Irish    
      Hoffman Christopher 18 S moulder NY Germ    
      Harris  John L. 25 S oyster openr NY Amer    
      Hulse Charles 21 S cook NY Amer    
      Hewitt W. H. 29 S salesman NY Amer    
      Hees Frederick 17 S butcher Germ Germ    
      Hannivan Bernard 27 S painter  NY Irish    
      Hart William F. 23 S farmer PA Amer    
      Hart August 30 S baker Prussia Germ    
      Harrington James 18 S cigar maker NY Amer    
      Hill Joseph 29 S shoemaker Germ Hebrew    
      Hymes Edward 19 S varnisher Ireld Irish    
      Hart Henry 19 S printer NY Germ    
      Handley J.  19 S waiter NY Irish    
      Hawley Jason 23 S laborer PA Amer    
      Harris Charles M. 27 S painter  NY Amer    
      Hauley J. J. 19 S porter  NY Irish    
      Harris James 25 S carpenter NY Amer    
      Hamilton Charles 19 S painter  NY Irish    
      Hubbert William 18 S carpenter SingSing Amer    
      Houghtaling F. 23 S farmer Yorkshire,Eng Amer    
      Hannon Michael  21 S laborer Rochester Irish    
      Hannon James 22 S waiter Rochester Irish    
      Hefferman Henry 26 S messenger NY Irish    
      Hebbard E. L. 22 S clerk NY Amer    
      Hayden William 23 S cigar maker NewOrleans Amer    
      Hughes William 22 S peddler NY Irish    
      Hanlon Thomas 16 S painter  NY Irish    
      Henry Joseph 24 S restaurant NY Irish    
      Hallock Henry 28 S book keeper NY Amer    
      Haley Michael  18 S waiter Rochester Irish    
      Harper George 29 M bricklayer Ohio Amer    
      Hatheway Louis 18 S clerk Can Amer    
      Hagemeyer William 18 S silk weaver NY Germ    
      Horan Francis  19 S plumber NY Irish    
      Hall George W. 18 S laborer Corning Amer    
      Hanlon Timothy 18 S teamster NewLondon Irish    
      Irving I. W. 19 S type setter NY Irish    
      James T. H. 25 M bricklayer NY Welch    
      Johnson H. L. 24 S salesman GA Amer    
      Jenius Charles 27 S hackdriver NY Africa    
      Johnson A. 20 S miller NY Amer    
      Johnson Joseph 22 S clerk NY Amer    
      Jones Charles 24 S tailor NY Amer    
      Jacobson Meyer 21 S salesman NY Hebrew    
      Johnson George 20 S whitewasher Watertown Africa    
      Jones Frederic  21 S barber Eng Eng.    
      Knapp Francis 18 S farm laborer NY Amer/Scot    
      Koester William 20 S none NY Eng.    
34     Kennedy R. 21 S file cutter NY Irish    
35     Key George 20 S farmer NY Amer    
      Kollmer John 24 S jeweller NY Germ    
      Klippell Ph. 18 S barber NY Germ    
      Keyser John 20 S cook NY Africa    
      Kneisley John 21 S broom makr. PA Amer    
      Jones Ed 21 S laborer NY Amer    
      King James 21 S butcher NY Irish    
      Kelly Patrick 17 S butcher NY Irish    
      Koegal John 19 S miller Munchen Germ    
      Keasseally William 17 S rivet-heater NY Irish    
      Kenney L. 25 S laborer Augusta, ME Amer    
      Kerrigan J. 24 S cooper NY Irish    
      Kennedy Laurence 17 S book-binder NY Irish    
      Keeler George 23 S boatman Yonkers, NY Eng.    
      Koebel George 19 S butcher NY Germ    
      Kase Max 20 S baker Wurtenburg Germ    
      Kennedy Alfred 18 S driver NY Amer    
      Keegan Peter 20 S laborer NY Ireld    
      Laurring George 21 S upholsterer Buffalo, NY Irish    
      Lehman William 18 S shoemaker Wilksbury,PA Germ    
      Leonard Charles 22 S engineer OH Fr/Irish    
      Long Charles 22 S farmer Germ Germ    
      Lynn Crawford 22 S boilermaker Ireld Ireld    
      Laflesh Joseph 18 S laborer NY French    
      Levy Ernest 19 S barber NY Amer    
      Leidermann H. 17 S none NY Germ    
      Lewis G. W. 25 farmer/carp. NY Amer    
      Lewis Warren E. 17 S farmer NY Amer    
      Leonard Frank 21 S laborer NY Amer    
      Lincoln Henry 17 S telegr. mess NY Germ    
      Lake George 25 S laborer NJ Amer    
      Lyons William 21 S carriagemak NY Irish    
      Lyons Daniel 20 S fireman NY Irish    
      Lees Samuel 30 S book-keeper Eng Eng.    
      Lawns J. E. 20 S cigarmaker Deposit, NY Germ    
      Lloyd Michael  21 S shoemaker Ireld Ireld    
      Leipziger Max 23 S book-keeper NY Germ    
      Leonard Charles 26 S laddler Brockport,NY Amer    
      Levy William 19 S clerk NY Eng.    
      Legras Louis 16 S errand boy NY French    
      McCarthy Tim  27 S butcher NY Irish    
      McNally Thomas 21 S baker NY Irish    
      McMasters Byron 19 S laborer Ontario,NY Scot/Irish    
      McDonald John 22 S laborer Missouri Irish/Amer.    
      M'Gee William 20 S laborer NY Irish    
      Martin Peter 19 S laborer VT French    
      McCord Ed  23 M butcher NY Amer    
      Murphy J. E. 19 S laborer NY Irish    
      McDonald Dan  19 S clerk NY Amer     
      Mulryan James 19 S painter Ireld Ireld    
      McFarland James 21 S clerk/tailor NY Irish/Scot    
35     Mainwaring W. 29 salesman NY Amer    

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03/14/2002
By Joyce M. Tice