1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.170
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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:  170
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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   18   19  WILLIAMSON     Lou            25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 2   19   20  NORTON         Ethen A.       36   M    W    Harness Maker  400       300       NY
 3   19   20  NORTON         Mary A.        22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   19   20  NORTON         Cordelia       4    F    W                                       IL
 5   19   20  NORTON         Opal           2    F    W                                       IL
 6   19   20  NORTON         Rufus H.       2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 7   20   20  MCCAMBRIGE     Frank          25   M    W    Works in Harness Shop              Ireland            X      X
 8   21   21  MILLER         John F.        32   M    W    Shoemaker      1,500     200       Germany            X      X
 9   21   21  MILLER         Nellie         21   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 10  22   22  SHOFER         Albert         33   M    W    Works Shoe Shop 200      100       Wurtemburg         X      X
 11  22   22  SHOFER         Kate           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 12  22   22  SHOFER         Barbra         19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH                 X      X
 13  22   22  SHOFER         Louisa         13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH                 X      X
 14  23   23  PHILBIE        Louis          30   M    W    Works Shoe Shop          100       Prussia            X      X
 15  23   23  PHILBIE        Lenemiah       32   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 16  23   23  PHILBIE        Louisa         7    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 17  23   23  PHILBIE        Emma           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  23   23  PHILBIE        Louis          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  23   23  PHILBIE        Louis          69   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 20  23   23  PHILBIE        August         23   M    W    Cigar Maker              400       Prussia            X      X
 21  24   24  HOFFING        Jacob          30   M    W    Hotel Keeper   6,000     2,000     Hanover            X      X
 22  24   24  HOFFING        Clara          41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 23  24   24  HOFFING        Alice          6    F    W                                       IL                 X
 24  24   24  HOFFING        Cora B.        2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 25  24   24  WARYHMAN       John           50   M    W    Farmer         100                 Hanover            X      X
 26  24   24  DEDRA          Henry          40   M    W    Shoemaker                          Hanover            X      X
 27  24   24  BACKUS         John           42   M    W    Harness Maker                      Germany            X      X
 28  24   24  DUVIER         William        19   M    W    Printer                            Prussia            X      X
 29  24   24  HOFFING        John           24   M    W    Hotel Clerk                        Hanover            X      X
 30  24   24  DAVID          John T.        19   M    W    Teamster                           IL
 31  24   24  BLISS          Andrew J.      25   M    W    Baggage Man                        Hanover            X      X
 32  24   24  GLASS          Louis          21   M    W    Stage Driver                       IL
 33  24   24  CONICE         Thomas         24   M    W    Farmer                             MA
 34  25   25  LANNING        Edward         33   M    W    Lawyer         5,000     3,000     OH
 35  25   25  LANNING        Lydia          24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  25   25  MORRISSY       Mary           18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 37  25   25  HENRUS         Bert           25   M    W    Day Laborer                        Hanover            X      X
 38  25   25  HOFFING        Annie          20   F    W    Hotel Waiter                       Hanover            X      X
 39  25   25  OWENS          Mary           16   F    W    Hotel Waiter                       Hanover            X      X
 40  25   25  OWENS          Finney         18   F    W    Hotel Waiter                       Hanover            X      X


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