1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.171
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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:  171
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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   25   25  TIBBS          Annie          21   F    W    Hotel Waiter                       IL
 2   26   26  CARDINAL       Fred           31   M    W    Wagon Maker    4,500     3,000     Germany            X      X
 3   26   26  WILLCOX        Elizabeth      28   F    W    Seamstress                         MD
 4   27   27  FRACKELTON     Ellis          75   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 5   27   27  FRACKELTON     Robert         42   M    W    Banker         12,800    30,000    Ireland            X      X
 6   27   27  FRACKELTON     Eliza          28   F    W    At Home                  5,000     Ireland            X      X
 7   27   27  MCKINLEY       Ellen          19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 8   28   28  SAUL           Christ         45   M    W    Day Laborer              100       Germany            X      X
 9   28   28  SAUL           Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 10  28   28  SAUL           Mike           7    M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 11  28   28  SAUL           Annie          5    F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 12  28   28  SAUL           John           9    M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 13  28   28  SAUL           George         3    M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 14  28   28  SAUL           Barbara        1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  29   29  BREZINA        Francis        46   M    W    Tailor         3,800     1,000     Germany            X      X
 16  29   29  BREZINA        Reubecca       38   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 17  29   29  BREZINA        Clara          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  29   29  STARICAR       August         24   M    W    Tailor                             Germany            X      X
 19  30   30  CAPPS          William        45   M    W    Carpenter      1,500     300       TN
 20  30   30  CAPPS          Martha A.      43   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  30   30  CAPPS          Henry D.       15   M    W    Carpenter                          MO
 22  30   30  TRIPLET        Julia          35   F    W    Milliner                           KY                                                                 X
 23  30   30  TRIPLET        Emma           8    F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 24  30   30  ROE            Lucy           72   F    W                                       VA
 25  31   31  FRIEND         Miles B.       33   M    W    Printer        600       300       KY
 26  31   31  FRIEND         Isabella       27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  31   31  FRIEND         Dector E.      6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  31   31  WILSON         Martha         19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 29  32   32  COOPER         Thomas         39   M    W    Stock Trader   700       500       IL
 30  32   32  COOPER         Margaret       39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 31  32   32  COOPER         Margaret       8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 32  33   33  GOODMAN        James          32   M    W    Teamster                 350       IL
 33  33   33  GOODMAN        Amelia         26   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 34  33   33  GOODMAN        Margaret       4    F    W                                       IL
 35  33   33  GOODMAN        John           1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 36  33   33  GOODMAN        John           26   M    W    Day Laborer                        IL
 37  34   34  GOODMAN        Jehu           64   M    W    Farm Laborer   400       600       KY                                        Nov                X     X
 38  34   34  GOODMAN        Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Nov
 39  34   34  HARDEN         Mary           12   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 40  34   34  EVANS          Jennie         16   F    W                                       KY                                                    X


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