1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.178
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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:  178
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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   78   77  OSBORN         Aellan S.      29   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 2   78   77  OSBORN         Charles M.     9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   78   77  OSBORN         Mina M.        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   78   77  OSBORN         William        4    M    W                                       IL
 5   78   77  OSBORN         Thomas E.      9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 6   78   77  FOWLER         Mary A.        73   F    W                                       MD                 X      X
 7   79   78  MORGAN         John           31   M    W    Harness Maker  500       300       IL
 8   79   78  MORGAN         Isabella       21   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 9   79   78  MORRIS         George         23   M    W    Carpenter      1,500               OH
 10  80   79  PLUNKET        Joseph         52   M    W    Saloon Keeper  1,500     600       NC
 11  80   79  PLUNKET        Lucy A.        45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 12  80   79  PLUNKET        Roscoe H.      16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  81   80  MAAS           Joseph C.      30   M    W    Baker                    1,200     Baden              X      X
 14  81   80  MAAS           Caroline       31   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 15  81   80  MAAS           Sophia E.      6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  81   80  MAAS           Mary A.        2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  82   81  DAVIS          James G.       63   M    W    Farmer         2,500     600       KY
 18  82   81  DAVIS          Louisa         59   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  82   81  DAVIS          James E.       19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  83   82  MCHENRY        Henry          61   M    W    Landlord       15,000    600       KY
 21  83   82  MCHENRY        Nancy          60   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 22  83   82  HEELIN         Annie          21   F    W                                       IL
 23  83   82  HEELIN         Kate           4    F    W                                       IL
 24  83   82  HEELIN         Not Named      3mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 25  83   82  HEELIN         Lawrence       30   M    W    Harness Maker                      NY                 X      X
 26  84   83  BATES          Nelson         43   M    W    Day Laborer    500       500       NY
 27  84   83  BATES          Malinda        30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 28  84   83  BATES          Minnie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  84   83  BATES          William        1    M    W                                       IL
 30  85   84  FRICKIE        Charles        45   M    W    Barber         3,500     300       Prussia            X      X
 31  85   84  FRICKIE        Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      SC
 32  85   84  FRICKIE        Pauline        15   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 33  85   84  FRICKIE        Martha         1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 34  85   84  FRICKIE        Antonie        10   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 35  85   84  FRICKIE        Carl           8    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 36  85   84  FRICKIE        Mildath        5    F    W                                       IL                 X
 37  85   84  FRICKIE        Gohart         3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 38  85   84  FRICKIE        Malinda        3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 39  86   85  RITTERBUSH     Jacob          25   M    W    Saloon Keeper  900                 Prussia            X      X
 40  86   85  RITTERBUSH     Martha         22   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X


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