1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.179
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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:  179
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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   86   85  RITTERBUSH     Amory          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   86   85  RITTERBUSH     Carolina       11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 3   86   85  FERGUSON       Thomas         36   M    W    Teamster                 300       KY                                                           X     X
 4   87   86  MALTBY         Oliver         38   M    W    Wheelright               100       IL
 5   87   86  MALTBY         Oliver J.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   87   86  MALTBY         Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   87   86  MALTBY         Joel E.        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   87   86  MALTBY         Albert F.      6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   87   86  MALTBY         Olia           1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 10  87   86  MCATTEE        Benjamin D.    18   M    W                                       IL
 11  88   87  BOLES          Lafayette      30   M    W    Brick Mason              300       IL
 12  88   87  BOLES          Eliza J.       27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  88   87  BOLES          Minnie B.      6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  88   87  BOLES          Retta          4    F    W                                       IL
 15  88   87  BOLES          Annie          2    F    W                                       IL
 16  88   87  LAWSON         William        86   M    W    Retired Farmer 10,000              KY
 17  88   87  LAWSON         Julia C.       21   F    W                                       IL
 18  89   88  FISHER         John           36   M    W    Druggist       6,000     10,000    Prussia            X      X               Sep
 19  89   88  FISHER         Berda          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Sep
 20  89   88  FISHER         Mary           26   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 21  89   88  ZANE           John M.        24   M    W    Teaching School                    NJ
 22  89   88  MCNEELY        John T.        29   M    W    Editor                   1,000     IL
 23  90   89  DAVIS          Kenyon B.      35   M    W    Dentist        1,500     500       IL
 24  90   89  DAVIS          Elizabeth      32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  90   89  DAVIS          Olive C.       8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  91   90  BRANSON        Nathaniel      33   M    W    Lawyer         7,000     3,000     IL
 27  91   90  BRANSON        Fannie         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  91   90  RAUYER         Annie          19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  92   91  MICK           Alfred E.      31   M    W    County Clerk   2,500     500       IN
 30  92   91  MICK           Mary E.        35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  92   91  MICK           Mollie C.      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  92   91  MICK           Lesley P.      4    M    W                                       IL
 33  92   91  MICK           Clarey         1    F    W                                       IL
 34  92   91  HOWLET         Fanney         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 35  92   91  WARD           Elizabeth      69   F    W                             1,200     TN
 36  93   92  KNOWLES        Samuel         30   M    W    Lawyer         5,000     500       IN
 37  93   92  KNOWLES        Grace          24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 38  93   92  KNOWLES        Carrie         3    F    W                                       IL
 39  93   92  KNOWLES        Emmie E.       1    F    W                                       IL
 40  94   93  CLARY          Robert         51   M    W    Farmer         4,560     800       IL


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