Who lived in New York City’s 18th and 21st Wards in the 1850s?

The records of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank yielded 285 discrete account holders with  confirmed addresses in New York’s 18th and 21st Wards. The data from these accounts provide the source of the following analyses and can provide some insight into the composition of the City’s middle East Side, especially its Irish residents, in the mid-nineteenth century.

SOURCE: Database created Spring 2018 at New York University from the records of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, 1850-1860. Chart by James B. Teague, based on 285 account holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The majority of this EISB East Side sample were married but a large number (123) of single men and women were saving too.  Of those reporting nativity, 88% were born in Ireland (245 of 285).

Source: Database created Spring 2018 at New York University from the records of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, 1850-1860. Chart by Kelly Anne Reynolds, based on 434 account holders, with only 355 of the 371 Irish-born  providing a year of arrival.

 

 

Source: Database created Spring 2018 at New York University from the records of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, 1850-1860. Chart by Ted Smyth based on 434 account holders.