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Winnebago County Asylum

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Addition/Correction to Janet's messsage

Posted: 28 Apr 2004 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2005 12:47PM GMT
The Northern Hospital for the Insane, founded in 1873 and operated by the state of Wisconsin, is now called the Winnebago Mental Health Institute. Don't be scared off by the name, they sent folks to "the Northern" for everything from postpartum depression to Alzheimer's, etc. They DO have records all the way back, but you have to write and explain how you are related etc. Even long deceased patients have a right to privacy.

Across the road to the west are the Winnebago County poor farm, hospital, asylum, Sunnyview TB sanatarium, varying names for varying configurations at varying dates from the early 1870s on. This is the cemetery whch is being researched at present. Although this was run by the county, at some times they took patients from other counties nearby on a contract basis.

So how do you know they were there, and when was it?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
clicksons 27 Apr 2004 8:08PM GMT 
Janet Eiler 28 Apr 2004 12:02AM GMT 
MaraMunroe 28 Apr 2004 7:42PM GMT 
clicksons191 29 Apr 2004 2:32AM GMT 
ggmdam59 2 May 2004 5:11PM GMT 
Janet Eiler 3 May 2004 2:02AM GMT 
kelly1895 19 Sep 2005 2:41PM GMT 
Janet Eiler 29 Apr 2004 5:53PM GMT 
clicksons191 30 Apr 2004 12:37AM GMT 
MaryJeanneMon... 1 Jun 2013 10:54AM GMT 
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