1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.172
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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:  172
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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   35   35  HARDEN         James W.       36   M    W    Day Laborer    300       100       KY
 2   35   35  HARDEN         Mickey S.      34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   35   35  HARDEN         James W.       16   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 4   35   35  HARDEN         George B.      15   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 5   35   35  HARDEN         Clara F.       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   35   35  HARDEN         Robert E.      6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   35   35  HARDEN         Charles A.     4    M    W                                       IL
 8   35   35  HARDEN         Lula A.        1    F    W                                       IL
 9   36   36  BALL           Isaac          53   M    W    Wagon Maker    300       100       NY
 10  36   36  BALL           Clara          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  36   36  BALL           Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  36   36  BALL           Evvie          2    F    W                                       IL
 13  37   37  GOODMAN        Newton         24   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                           X     X
 14  37   37  GOODMAN        Anna           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  37   37  GOODMAN        Jasper         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  37   37  GOODMAN        Samuel         4    M    W                                       IL
 17  37   37  GOODMAN        Dora           2    F    W                                       IL
 18  38   38  MYERS          Ellen          39   F    W    Keeping House            100       TN
 19  38   38  MYERS          John           20   M    W    Works in Livery Stable             TN
 20  38   38  MYERS          Robert H.      3    M    W                                       IL
 21  40   39  FAITH          Jacob W.       36   M    W    Brick Mason              600       IN
 22  40   39  FAITH          Amanda         31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  40   39  FAITH          James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  40   39  FAITH          Emma           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  40   39  FAITH          James          30   M    W                                       IN
 26  40   39  KYLE           Samuel         19   M    W    Brick Mason                        IL
 27  41   40  MALTBY         George W.      48   M    W    Farmer         5,000     600       NY
 28  41   40  MALTBY         Susanna        46   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 29  41   40  MALTBY         Sarah C.       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  41   40  MALTBY         Amanda         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  41   40  MALTBY         Charles E.     7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  42   41  PRICE          John T.        24   M    W    Farmer         5,000     600       IL
 33  42   41  PRICE          Lydia A.       23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  42   41  PRICE          Lydia A.       4    F    W                                       IL
 35  43   42  RITTERBUSH     Andrew         30   M    W    Saloon Keeper  2,000     200       Hanover            X      X
 36  43   42  RITTERBUSH     Sarah F.       20   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 37  43   42  RITTERBUSH     William H.     5    M    W                                       IL                 X
 38  43   42  RITTERBUSH     Jacob          2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 39  43   42  RITTERBUSH     Nellie         4mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Jan
 40  44   43  BRYANT         James          41   M    W    Blacksmith     3,000     500       IL


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