1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.175
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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:  175
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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   53   52  BELA           Elizabeth      20   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 2   53   52  BELA           William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   53   52  BELA           Ida            5mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 4   53   52  KNOOP          Adam           21   M    W    Bookkeeper                         Germany            X      X
 5   53   52  KNOOP          Emma           15   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Germany            X      X
 6   54   53  WHITE          Isaac          50   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 17,000 15,000   NY
 7   54   53  WHITE          Matilda        48   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 8   54   53  WHITE          Weslon H.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   54   53  WHITE          Effie P.       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  54   53  WHITE          Ida M.         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  55   54  NEWCOMER       James          31   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 3,200 1,000    PA
 12  55   54  NEWCOMER       Eliza J.       24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  55   54  NEWCOMER       Isaac A.       1    M    W                                       IL
 14  56   55  CLEMENS        George         35   M    W    Grocery Clerk  1,500     500       IL
 15  56   55  CLEMENS        Margaret E.    35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  56   55  CLEMENS        George L.      7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  56   55  CLEMENS        Charles B.     5    M    W                                       IL
 18  56   55  CLEMENS        Ella           2    F    W                                       IL
 19  56   55  HOHIMER        Annie          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  57   56  HAMILTON       Hobart         37   M    W    Civil Engineer 2,500     7,000     VT
 21  57   56  HAMILTON       Clara          35   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 22  57   56  HAMILTON       Edwin H.       6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  57   56  HAMILTON       Jennie         4    F    W                                       IL
 24  57   56  HAMILTON       William        2    M    W                                       IL
 25  57   56  HAMILTON       Frank          9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 26  57   56  CARTER         Martha         28   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 27  58   57  GARBER         Samuel         31   M    W    Daguersman At. 400       400       IL
 28  58   57  GARBER         Mary R.        27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 29  58   57  GARBER         Carrie         3    F    W                                       IL
 30  58   57  GARBER         William        1    M    W                                       IL
 31  59   58  MCHENRY        Anna           63   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 32  59   58  MCHENRY        Franklin       26   M    W    Day Laborer                        IL
 33  59   58  MCHENRY        Eliza          19   F    W                                       IL
 34  60   59  COLYER         Sarah          39   F    W    Keeping House  1,500     400       NJ
 35  60   59  COLYER         Charles        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  60   59  COLYER         John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  60   59  COLYER         Edgar          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  60   59  COLYER         Ellen          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  61   60  WALKER         James          24   M    W    Pasterur                           KY                                        May
 40  61   60  WALKER         Laura          19   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        May


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