1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.177
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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:  177
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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   70   69  PETERSON       Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   70   69  PETERSON       Delia          2    F    W                                       IL
 3   70   69  PETERSON       Frederick      3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 4   71   70  GARBER         Jacob          68   M    W    Bookkeeper               500       VA
 5   71   70  GARBER         Sarah J.       46   F         Keeping House                      ME
 6   71   70  GARBER         Jacob          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   71   70  GARBER         Ida M.         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   71   70  DOWNS          Lucinda        34   F    W                                       ME
 9   72   71  HICKS          Judson S.      34   M    W    Grocer                   500       PA
 10  72   71  HICKS          Louisa C.      20   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 11  73   72  DUNCAN         James B.       30   M    W    Express Agent  3,600     400       IL
 12  73   72  DUNCAN         Maggie         23   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 13  73   72  DUNCAN         Frank C.       3    M    W                                       IL
 14  73   72  DUNCAN         George E.      1    M    W                                       IL
 15  73   72  LUDWIG         Wilfred        23   M    W    Postmaster                         NY
 16  74   73  SEESE          Jacob          39   M    W    Hardware Dealer 5,000    4,000     PA
 17  74   73  SEESE          Barbra J.      34   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 18  74   73  SEESE          Caroline       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  74   73  SEESE          William H.     12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  74   73  SEESE          Charles A.     10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  74   73  SEESE          Ella M.        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  74   73  SEESE          John           5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  75   74  ROURKE         Cornelius      49   M    W    Lumberman      18,000    1,000     Ireland            X      X
 24  75   74  ROURKE         Anna           36   F    W                                       NY                 X      X
 25  75   74  ROURKE         Sarah E.       18   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 26  75   74  ROURKE         Elizabeth      10   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 27  75   74  ROURKE         Charles        8    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 28  75   74  ROURKE         Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 29  75   74  ROURKE         Maggie         4    F    W                                       IL                 X
 30  75   74  ROURKE         Kate           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 31  76   75  BELA           John P.        55   M    W    Grocer         7,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 32  76   75  BELA           Ida            53   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 33  76   75  BELA           George         12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  76   75  BELA           Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 35  76   75  BELA           Minnie         9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 36  76   75  BELA           John           7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  76   75  MAY            George         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 38  77   76  SCHMITT        Fred T.        24   M    W    Grocer                   650       Prussia            X      X
 39  77   76  SCHMITT        Lena           18   F    W    Keeping House                      MO                 X      X
 40  78   77  OSBORN         Thomas         58   M    W    Druggist       3,000     3,000     VA


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