1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.115
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NOTE: This transcription is meant to be a guide only. It is the transcribers interpretation and subject to human error. Always refer to the original document (or microfilm) for your own interpretation.



Transcribed by: Shirley A. Aleguas, ©2002 from the National Archives and Records Administration Federal Population Schedules for the 9th Census of the United States in 1870.

Note: The Census taker consistently spelled names the way they sounded, so you will need to be creative when searching for your ancestor names. If you find corrections, please email me, recognizing that there were many many errors made by the census taker in preparing the schedules.


This is the 1870 federal census for Menard County, IL.

LN = Line Number Family appeared on
HN = Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME = The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1860, was in this family
RACE = Color (white, black or mulatto)
OCCUP. = Profession, Occupation,or Trade of each Male over 15 years of age
REAL VAL. = Value of Real Estate owned
PERS VAL. = Value of Personal Estate owned
BIRTHPLACE = Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
FOREIGN BIRTH - FATHER = Indicates whether the father was born in a foreign country
FOREIGN BIRTH - MOTHER = Indicates whether the mother was born in a foreign country
MONTH BORN = Birth month
MONTH MARRIED = Month Married if within the year
ATT. SCHOOL = Attended School within the year
CAN'T READ = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot read
CAN'T WRITE = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot write
DEAF = Whether deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.
M-21yrs = Male, twenty-one years of age or older.
VOTE-DENIED = Indicates whether the person has been denied the right to vote.

CENSUS YR:  1870  TERRITORY:  IL  COUNTY:  Menard  DIVISION:  Greenview  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  115
REFERENCE:  Township 19 Range 6 West
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 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.       REAL VAL. PERS VAL.   BIRTHPLACE       FOREIGN BIRTH  MONTH     MONTH     ATT.   CAN'T CAN'T DEAF M-21yrs VOTE-
                                                                                                               FATHER MOTHER  BORN      MARR.     SCHOOL READ  WRITE              DENIED
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 1   1    1   WILKINSON      John           64   M    W    Hotel Keeper   18,000    2,000     England            X      X
 2   1    1   WILKINSON      Sarah          50   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 3   1    1   WILKINSON      Charles        19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   1    1   WILKINSON      Frank          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   1    1   WILKINSON      Theodore       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   1    1   WILKINSON      Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   1    1   PAULSON        Sarah          19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Sweden             X      X
 8   1    1   LARSEN         Alfred         30   M    W    Hotel Waiter                       Sweden             X      X
 9   1    1   KENNEDY        Andrew         30   M    W    Railroad Foreman                   Ireland            X      X
 10  1    1   SMITH          John           39   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 11  1    1   WELTON         John           36   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 12  1    1   ONEAL          James          30   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 13  1    1   GRADY          Thomas         26   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 14  1    1   SONQUIST       Andris         28   M    W    Painter                            Sweden             X      X
 15  1    1   LUNDQUIST      Gust           30   M    W    Painter                            Sweden             X      X
 16  1    1   CLARK          William        30   M    W    Laborer                            England            X      X
 17  1    1   HARLIN         Alex           26   M    W    Painter                            Sweden             X      X
 18  1    1   WHITAKER       Fred           51   M    W    Tinner                             NY
 19  1    1   LEOPOLD        Anheim         30   M    W    Retail Merchant 700      3,500     Germany            X      X
 20  1    1   PALMQUIST      Peter          22   M    W    Jeweler                            Sweden             X      X
 21  1    1   LUNDQUIST      Mat            30   M    W    Wagon Maker                        Sweden             X      X
 22  2    2   DAVIDSON       George A.      59   M    W    Lumber Merchant 700      500       IL
 23  2    2   DAVIDSON       Eliza          45   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 24  2    2   DAVIDSON       George E.      7    M    W                                       IL
 25  3    3   CHAMPION       Henry          51   M    W    Posmaster      1,000     200       KY
 26  3    3   CHAMPION       Sarah          57   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 27  3    3   CHAMPION       Lucy           30   F    W                                       KY
 28  3    3   CHAMPION       Susan          24   F    W                                       KY
 29  3    3   CHAMPION       Henry          22   M    W    Railroad Agent                     KY
 30  4    4   MAXWELL        E. L.          32   M    W    Retail Merchant                    KY
 31  4    4   MAXWELL        Dory           32   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 32  4    4   MAXWELL        Albert         3    M    W                                       IL
 33  5    5   PIERCE         Christ R.      50   M    W    Stock Trader   11,000    2,000     TN
 34  5    5   PIERCE         Nancy          49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  5    5   PIERCE         George         27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 36  5    5   PIERCE         Amanda         20   F    W                                       IL
 37  5    5   PIERCE         Eliza          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  5    5   PIERCE         Elizabeth      15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  5    5   PIERCE         Laura          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  5    5   PIERCE         Capitonia      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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