1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.169
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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:  169
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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   10   11  MESSMAN        Henry          44   M    W    Tailor         8,000     2,000     Prussia            X      X
 2   10   11  MESSMAN        Catherine      28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 3   10   11  MESSMAN        Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 4   10   11  MESSMAN        William        7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 5   10   11  MESSMAN        Mary           3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   10   11  NOCHOLI        Mary           28   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 7   10   11  RAYMOND        Mary           70   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 8   11   12  DUFFER         William        35   M    W    Tailor                             OH
 9   12   13  RANEY          Phil           41   M    W    Miller         13,000    800       VA
 10  12   13  RANEY          Hellen         18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 11  12   13  RANEY          Phillip        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 12  12   13  RANEY          Agnes          20   F    B    Domestic Servant                   VA                                                           X     X
 13  13   14  BREHM          John A.        41   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 55,000 2,500    IL
 14  13   14  BREHM          Elizabeth B.   37   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 15  13   14  BREHM          Elizabeth A.   12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  13   14  BREHM          Nannie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  13   14  BREHM          John A.        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  13   14  BREHM          Raney          2    F    W                                       IL
 19  13   14  BREHM          Sylvia R.      28   F    B    Domestic Servant                   VA                                                           X     X
 20  13   14  BREHM          Charles E.     15   M    B    Domestic Servant                   VA                                                           X     X
 21  14   15  CARTER         William        62   M    W    Cabinet Maker  1,000     2,000     VA
 22  14   15  CARTER         Martha         43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  14   15  CARTER         Lucy           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  14   15  CARTER         Kate           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  14   15  CARTER         Thomas         23   M    W    Carpenter                          IL
 26  15   16  CARTER         William        33   M    W    Carpenter Worker         100       KY
 27  15   16  CARTER         Annie          17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  15   16  CARTER         Mary           6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 29  16   17  BEEMET         Wolte          27   M    W    Policeman                600       IL
 30  16   17  BEEMET         Jennett        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 31  16   17  BEEMET         Claudia        1    F    W                                       IL
 32  16   17  BROWN          James          30   M    W    Teamster                           Canada             X      X
 33  16   17  HOUSLER        Lene           17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X
 34  17   18  OTT            Nimrod         61   M    W    Libery Stable Keeper 2,700 3,000   KY
 35  17   18  OTT            Perlina        58   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  17   18  OTT            Jesse          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  18   19  ARNOLD         Howard         48   M    W    Grocer         6,000     2,000     KY
 38  18   19  ARNOLD         Adaline        38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  18   19  ARNOLD         John           19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  18   19  ARNOLD         James          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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