1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.174
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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:  174
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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   51   50  MCHENRY        William        5    M    W                                       IL
 2   51   50  MCHENRY        Edward         3    M    W                                       IL
 3   51   50  MONTGOMERY     Martha         27   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 4   51   50  HINSLEY        Mary           28   F    W    Seamstress                         IL
 5   51   50  COLLIER        Louisa         21   F    W    Seamstress                         PA
 6   52   51  HARMS          Harmon         24   M    W    Keeping Hotel            2,000     Prussia            X      X
 7   52   51  HARMS          Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 8   52   51  HARMS          Minnie         1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   52   51  BOGGE          John           24   M    W    Shoemaker                          Prussia            X      X
 10  52   51  NICHOLI        Martin         22   M    W    Clark in Grocery                   Hanover            X      X
 11  52   51  HARMS          Heoke          20   M    W    School Teacher                     Prussia            X      X
 12  52   51  FISHER         Henry          50   M    W    School Teacher                     Prussia            X      X
 13  52   51  STRATTMAN      Gerhard        30   M    W    Dry Goods Clerk                    Prussia            X      X
 14  52   51  LOWANTHOE      B.             31   M    W    Clothing Merchant                  Germany            X      X
 15  52   51  FRANK          Louis          25   M    W    Clerk in Store                     Prussia            X      X
 16  52   51  GRAMLICH       Louis          18   M    W    Clerk in Hardware Store            Prussia            X      X
 17  52   51  SCHONERSOESS   Christ         20   M    W    Tailor                             Prussia            X      X
 18  52   51  OELTJEN        Albert         21   M    W    Clerk in store                     Hanover            X      X
 19  52   51  SCHMIDT        Henry W.       53   M    W    Minister                           Prussia            X      X
 20  52   51  BIXBY          Richard        22   M    W    Machinist                          NY                 X      X
 21  52   51  HALL           James H.       21   M    W    Drug Store Clerk                   IL
 22  52   51  CARTER         Miles A.       45   M    W    Grocer         3,500     2,000     TN
 23  52   51  WORTH          Richard        58   M    W    Shoemaker                          OH
 24  52   51  ALBERS         Henry          20   M    W    Shoemaker                          Prussia            X      X
 25  52   51  RICKELS        Gerd           26   M    W    Tailor                             Prussia            X      X
 26  52   51  OTT            William        22   M    W    Keeping Hotel                      IN
 27  52   51  LLOYD          John           21   M    W    Hack Driver                        IL
 28  52   51  MCATEE         Benjamin       18   M    W    Hack Driver                        IL
 29  52   51  STORES         Thomas         32   M    W    Carpenter                          OH
 30  52   51  STORES         Susan          32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 31  52   51  STORES         Charles        9    M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 32  52   51  STEINMAN       Kittie         12   F    W    Waiter in Hotel                    IL                 X      X
 33  52   51  HOLSCHOE       Charles        24   M    W    Dry Goods Clerk 600                PA
 34  52   51  JURGENS        John           19   M    W    Clerk in store                     Prussia            X      X
 35  52   51  SWIFT          Eugene         26   M    W    Jeweller                 300       MO
 36  52   51  KNOWLES        Louisa         16   F    W                                       IL
 37  52   51  KEAN           George         22   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 38  52   51  MCGOWAN        Pat            40   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 39  52   51  STARK          John           35   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 40  53   52  BELA           Paul           27   M    W    Saloon Keeper  800       1,000     Germany            X      X


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