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
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
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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
38     Robinson Thomas 18 S silver plater Can Irish     
      Reich Louis 29 S book-keeper Olenotz,Germ Hebrew    
      Ryan F. P. 17 S farmer Cortland Amer    
      Revere William 24 S painter NY Scot/French    
      Reilley Thomas 21 S driver NY Irish     
      Rockford John 26 S butcher NY Irish     
      Reed Edward 20 S maulter Zollhausen Germ    
      Ranken John 20 S farmer NY Germ    
      Robinson Dan 19 S farmer Masonville Amer    
      Riley James 2nd 23 S office boy NY Irish     
      Riley James 3rd 28 S laborer NY Irish     
      Rutter William C. 23 S book binder NY Germ    
      Rooney Ed 17 S hair factory Washington Irish     
      Siler George 20 S cooper NY Germ    
      St. Clair Charles 26 S herdsman France French    
      Scott A. 23 S laborer NY Amer    
      Sellback Joe 21 S box nailer Buffalo  Germ    
      Showers George 22 S farmer NY Germ    
      Scott Henry 23 S farmer KY Africa    
      Sheridan Owen 19 S laborer NY Irish     
      Stiles Ed 23 M machinist MA Amer    
      Smith Joe 24 S laborer NY Germ    
      Swartout Dan 27 S laborer NY Amer    
      Smith Rich 19 S farmer Can Irish     
      Stone Alpheus 29 S machinist NY Amer    
      Schultz Albert 19 S baker NY Germ    
      Smiller William V. 22 S porter NY Amer    
      Smith John 24 S silk weaver NJ Irish     
      Sloan John 20 S boilermaker NY Amer    
      Snow James 21 S farmer NY Amer    
      Soal George 24 S laborer NY Amer    
      See E. 23 S farmer NY Amer    
      Simons Ed 20 S none NY Irish     
      Simington Robert 26 S bar tender Ireld Irish     
      Stevens George 26 S painter NY Amer    
      Stark Bryan 22 S farmer VT Eng    
      Sickler John 28 S cartman Germ Germ    
      Stern James 28 M jewelry std. Eng Hebrew    
      Smith Thomas L. 24 M clerk NY Amer    
      Smith Andrew 23 S waiter SC mulatto    
      Snell William 19 S box factor NY Amer    
      St. Clair M. 22 S peddler NY Irish     
      Simmons John 18 S bell boy NY Africa    
      Smith John 2nd 18 S paper factry NY Irish     
      Smith Pat 26 S laborer NY Irish     
      Snell Louis 19 S clerk NY Amer    
      Smith John 3rd 16 S driver Ireld Irish     
      Shea James 17 S shoemaker Eng Irish     
      Sanford John 23 S blockcutter Manchester Amer    
38               NH      
39     Schuster Joe 21 S book-keeper NY Germ/Jew    
      Smith James 30 S teamster Sharon, PA Irish     
      Strader Dan 23 S molder Davenport Amer    
      Squires Frank 26 S law stud. Davenport Amer    
      Stewart William 17 S laborer Boston Amer    
      Shroder Ludwig 19 S book-keeper Germ Germ    
      Sherger E. 23 S none Lansing, MI Amer    
      Schumacker Charles 18 S varnisher Germ Germ    
      Smith Perrie 21 S tailor Batavia Spanish    
      Sullivan Dennis 17 S tincker Ireld Irish     
      Scovil William 24 S laborer Hornsville Amer    
      Simmons Charles 23 S mason Arron Amer    
      Starr Albert 17 S butcher HoneoyeFalls Amer    
      Smith Michael  16 S shoemaker Brooklyn Irish     
      Smith John 4th 19 S varnisher NY Germ    
      Sherman E. 23 S baker St.Butler, NY Amer    
      Shirley W.  18 S laborer Rochester Amer    
      Smith Thomas 19 S waiter Buffalo  Irish     
      Lane John 29 S laborer NY Irish     
      Twoddles A. 23 S blacksmith NY Scotch    
      Tibbitts A. 25 S salt boiler NY Irish     
      Toffing J. E. 18 S engineer NY Amer    
      Taylor W. H. 29 M hostler NY Irish     
      Taylor W. L. 24 S sailor Eng Eng    
      Tauber M. L. 21 S salesman Austria Austrian    
      Taylor W. S. 33 M merchant Albany Amer    
      Toff  Henry 18 S pinaforte mk NY Germ    
      Thompson Robert 22 M cook NY Germ    
      Taylor J. F. 20 S printer IL Amer    
      Utter Charles 23 S farmer NY Germ    
      VanCott A. J. 23 M salesman NY Amer    
      VanDervort George 29 S sailor NY Amer    
      VanVort William 28 S laborer NY Amer    
      VerPlank Henry 20 S farmer NY Amer    
      Walace Michael  31 S butcher Ireld Irish     
      Watson George 19 S painter NY Amer    
      Wheeler John 18 S blacksmith NY Amer    
      O'Dell Frank 23 S clerk Patterson,NJ Germ    
      Williams A. 24 S farmer NY Amer    
      Williams Frank 27 M ship. clerk NY Amer    
      Wells Thomas 2nd 21 S tile cutter NJ Irish     
      Williams John 2nd 21 S laborer NY Welch    
      Wickwire Charles 18 S farmer NY Amer    
      Wendleburg H. 21 S laborer Sweden Sweden    
      White Lincoln 20 S laborer NY Africa    
      Wilson William 19 S laborer NY Irish     
      Willis William 19 S none NY Amer    
      Warring Charles 19 S farmer NY Amer    
      Weal Jacob 20 S salesman Germ Germ    
39     Webb Isaac 21 S clerk NY Amer    

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