THE COUNTY HOME
aka- THE POOR HOUSE
The following information is *not* a complete
listing from the above listed Register.
There are almost 50 columns on each page of this register, of which I will list
below. For the transcription of the register pages, I will only be listing
the information which is filled in for each entry.
Register#; Ward or District; Name; Age; Sex; Color (White,
Mulatto, Black); Date of Admission; If committed, by whom; Place of Settlement;
Nativity; If Foreigners (Time in U.S., At what port landed); Occupation;
Education (Unable to read or write, Could write their name); Civil Condition
(Was never married, Married, Widowed); Habits (Abstinent, Moderate Drinker,
Intemperate); Moral Condition (No. times had been in jail, Had frequented house
of Prositution) Beginning of 2nd Page. Re-Admissions (No. of times
received, Former Register #'s); Physical Condition (Able-bodied, Not
able-bodied); Classification (Sane, Insane, Idiotic, Blind, Deaf and Dumb,
Hospital Case, Vagrants); Inmates of Hospital (Disease, Result); Date of
Discharge; How Discharged; Number of Days Supported; Cause of Pauperism;
#527: Harry Snyder, child of "Alce Miller"; male; white;
born Aug. 21, 1889; District; Penna.; Unable to read/write; Was Never Married;
Abstinent; Able-bodied; Sane; Feb. 5, 1892; Indentured.
#528: Mary Deheiser; 7y; Female; white; Nov. 11, 1889; District; Penna.;
unable to read/write; Was Never Married; Abstinent; Able-bodied; Sane; Dec. 12,
1889; Out on trial; No Home.