1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.168
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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:  Petersburg  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  168
REFERENCE:  Township 18, Range 7 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   MOSS           Manuel         33   M    W    Jeweller                 300       Baden              X      X
 2   1    1   MOSS           Rosa           27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                 X      X
 3   1    1   MOSS           Nettie         5    F    W                                       OH                 X
 4   1    1   MOSS           Lillie         4    F    W                                       OH                 X
 5   1    1   MOSS           Hannah         3    F    W                                       OH                 X
 6   1    1   MOSS           Florence       9mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Aug
 7   1    1   LEWISTINE      Theresse       20   F    W                                       OH                 X      X
 8   1    1   LEWISTINE      Rebecca        19   F    W                                       OH                 X      X
 9   2    2   BISHOP         Robert         55   M    W    Gunsmith       5,000     1,000     England            X
 10  2    2   BISHOP         Sarah          45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                 X
 11  2    2   BISHOP         Annie          20   F    W                                       IL                 X
 12  2    2   BISHOP         Louis W.       18   M    W                                       IL                 X
 13  2    2   BISHOP         Olive          16   F    W                                       IL                 X
 14  2    2   BISHOP         James L.       14   M    W                                       IL                 X
 15  3    3   HEIGOLD        George         59   M    W    Shoemaker      3,000     1,000     Germany            X      X
 16  3    3   HEIGOLD        Mary           54   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 17  4    4   CONANT         William        44   M    W    Cabinet Maker  9,000     1,000     MA
 18  4    4   CONANT         Eliza          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  4    4   CONANT         James W.       18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  4    4   DEGGS          James          16   M    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 21  4    4   CONANT         Kate L.        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  5    5   ENGLE          Mathias        59   M    W    Cabinet Workman 1,000    100       OH
 23  5    5   ENGLE          Samantha       59   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 24  6    6   MOORE          Milton         36   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 2,400 3,800     IL
 25  6    6   MOORE          Amandy         40   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 26  6    6   LAMAR          Martha         16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 27  7    7   JOHNSON        John           74   M    W    Retired Farmer 4,800     4,000     NY
 28  7    7   JOHNSON        Frances        50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 29  7    8   DOWELL         William        30   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 30  7    8   DOWELL         Lydia          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  7    8   DOWELL         Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 32  7    8   GREEN          Wing           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 33  7    8   SUMMERS        Logan          22   M    W    Teamster                           IL
 34  7    8   HARRISON       Milton         41   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 25,000 10,000   IL
 35  8    9   STEWART        Homer          40   M    W    Druggist       9,000     5,000     OH
 36  8    9   STEWART        Melissa        37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  8    9   LEATSON        Tom            33   M    W    Brick Mason                        Hanover            X      X
 38  8    9   ENGLE          Mary           29   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 39  9    10  WALKER         James          27   M    W    Harness Maker            1,500     KY
 40  9    10  WALKER         Clementine     20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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