1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.122
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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:  122
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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   56   55  SAMPSON        Malvina        11   F    W                                       IL
 2   56   55  SAMPSON        Stephen        9    M    W                                       IL
 3   56   55  SAMPSON        John           4    M    W                                       IL
 4   56   55  SAMPSON        Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 5   56   55  BUCKMAN        Silas          42   M    W    Merchant       1,000     300       NY
 6   57   56  DEMMONE        Rus            30   M    W    Teamster                 300       IL
 7   57   56  DEMMONE        Sarah          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   58   57  CRITES         Jacob          30   M    W    Plasterer      400       100       OH
 9   58   57  CRITES         Eliza          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 10  58   57  CRITES         Margaret       4    F    W                                       IL
 11  58   57  CRITES         William        1    M    W                                       IL
 12  58   57  BLAIN          Mary J.        17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Canada             X      X                                  X     X
 13  59   58  CRITES         William        29   M    W    Laborer                  100       OH
 14  59   58  CRITES         Phebe          20   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 15  59   58  CRITES         Emma           1    F    W                                       IL
 16  59   58  CRITES         John           21   M    W    Laborer                            OH
 17  61   59  HANEY          John           38   M    W    Clerk in store 600       500       IL
 18  61   59  HANEY          Lydia          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  61   59  HANEY          Laura          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  61   59  HANEY          Halleck        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  61   59  HANEY          Agnes          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  61   59  HANEY          William        1    M    W                                       IL
 23  62   60  RUDDER         David          38   M    W    Clerk in store           100       IL
 24  62   60  RUDDER         Georgiann      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  62   60  RUDDER         Lizzie         6    F    W                                       IL
 26  63   61  SIKES          George         37   M    W    Farmer         800       200       OH
 27  63   61  SIKES          Harriet        30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  63   61  SIKES          Sarah          58   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 29  64   62  WILKINSON      Fred           30   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     IL
 30  64   62  WILKINSON      Evie           21   F    W    Keeping House                      Ky
 31  65   63  MCDOUGAL       James          34   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     IL
 32  65   63  MCDOUGAL       Louiza         34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  65   63  MCDOUGAL       William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  65   63  MCDOUGAL       Ann            7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  65   63  MCDOUGAL       Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 36  65   63  MCDOUGAL       Frank          2    M    W                                       IL
 37  65   63  CHASE          Hiram          16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 38  66   64  WAGONER        Elizabeth      58   F    W    Keeping House            100       VA                                                                 X
 39  66   64  WAGONER        Laura          19   F    W                                       IN
 40  66   64  WAGONER        Henry          24   M    W    Farmer                             IN


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