1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.125
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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:  125
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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   82   80  REED           Francis        6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   82   80  REED           George         4    M    W                                       IL
 3   82   80  RIGGIN         A. K.          48   M    W    Farmer         80,000    30,000    IL
 4   83   81  HICKS          George         38   M    W    Farmer                   800       KY
 5   83   81  HICKS          Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   83   81  HICKS          Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   83   81  HICKS          George         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   83   81  HICKS          William        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   83   81  HICKS          Samuel         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 10  84   82  NORRIS         Henry          27   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     PA
 11  84   82  NORRIS         Melissa        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  84   82  NORRIS         Lou            2    F    W                                       IL
 13  84   82  NORRIS         Christopher    4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 14  85   83  HUGHES         Daniel         41   M    W    Minister       1,200     400       KY
 15  85   83  HUGHES         Martha         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  85   83  HUGHES         Ada            9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  85   83  HUGHES         Lula           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  85   83  HUGHES         Arthur         5    M    W                                       IL
 19  86   84  MARBOLD        Henry          40   M    W    Farmer         100,000   20,000    Hanover            X      X
 20  86   84  MARBOLD        Margaret       30   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 21  86   84  MARBOLD        Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  86   84  MARBOLD        Harmon         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  86   84  SANDERS        Mary           23   F    W    Housekeeper                        Hanover            X      X
 24  86   84  STERLING       Peter          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 25  86   84  LUNDQUIST      Charles        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 26  86   84  LUNDQUIST      August         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 27  86   84  LUNDQUIST      William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 28  86   84  LUNDQUIST      Henry          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 29  86   84  LUNDQUIST      Garrett        25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 30  87   85  HORNBACK       Robert         42   M    W    Farmer         25,000    3,000     IL
 31  87   85  HORNBACK       Margaret       32   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 32  87   85  HORNBACK       Samuel         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  87   85  HORNBACK       Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  87   85  HORNBACK       Abraham        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  87   85  HORNBACK       Abigail        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  87   85  HORNBACK       Clarence       1    M    W                                       IL
 37  87   85  CRAIG          John           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 38  88   86  TICE           Jerman         38   M    W    Farmer         28,500    3,000     IL
 39  88   86  TICE           Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  88   86  TICE           Homer          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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