1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.123
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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:  123
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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   66   64  WAGONER        Arrilla        14   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 2   66   64  WAGONER        Clinton        8    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 3   67   65  YOCUST         Louis          40   M    W    Tailor         300       100       Hanover            X      X
 4   67   65  YOCUST         Eliza          33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   67   65  GIBSON         James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   67   65  GIBSON         Brownlow       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   68   66  RULE           Henry          30   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       OH
 8   68   66  RULE           Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   68   66  RULE           Ettie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  68   66  RULE           Richard        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  68   66  RULE           Samuel         2    M    W                                       IL
 12  69   67  ROBERTS        James          38   M    W    Blacksmith     1,000     500       KY
 13  69   67  ROBERTS        Elvira         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 14  69   67  ROBERTS        Marcella       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  69   67  ROBERTS        George         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  70   68  PETRA          David          39   M    W    Carpenter      1,500     500       NY
 17  70   68  PETRA          Hannah         37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  70   68  PETRA          John           14   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 19  70   68  PETRA          Clarence       11   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 20  70   68  PETRA          Frank          9    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 21  70   68  PETRA          Lucy           7    F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 22  70   68  PETRA          Lydia          4    F    W                                       IL
 23  70   68  PETRA          Phebe          1    F    W                                       IL
 24  70   68  HUSTED         William        21   M    W    Carpenter                          NY
 25  71   69  BERRY          Henry          35   M    W    Laborer        600       200       OH
 26  71   69  BERRY          Anna           24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 27  72   70  FOSTER         Francis        30   M    W    Farmer         1,200     200       IN
 28  72   70  FOSTER         Jennie         31   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 29  73   71  WEST           Amos           57   M    W    Farmer         3,000     3,000     RI
 30  73   71  WEST           Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  73   71  WEST           Hattie         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  73   71  WEST           Frank          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  74   72  MEEKER         William        33   M    W    Farmer         3,000     600       KY
 34  74   72  MEEKER         Charlotte      32   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  74   72  MEEKER         Ettie          3    F    W                                       IL
 36  74   72  MEEKER         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  74   72  MEEKER         Martha         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  74   72  MEEKER         Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  75   73  WILLSON        Fred E.        42   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant       3,000     NY
 40  75   73  WILLSON        Permelia       28   F    W    Keeping House                      IN


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