1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.180
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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:  180
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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   94   93  CLARY          Mary J.        46   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   94   93  CLARY          Mary A.        17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   94   93  CLARY          Charles R.     13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   94   93  CLARY          Mary E.        19   F    W                                       IL
 5   94   93  PRICE          Jacob S.       30   M    W    Day Laborer              400       IL
 6   95   94  TICE           John           46   M    W    Lumberman      25,000    15,000    VA
 7   95   94  TICE           Lydia          46   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 8   95   94  BEVIS          Hannah         72   F    W                             2,800     VA                                                                 X
 9   95   94  FLICK          Nannie         22   F    W                                       VA
 10  95   94  BURKHOLDER     Lydia          14   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 11  95   94  BURKHOLDER     John           12   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 12  95   94  BURKHOLDER     Mary E.        7    F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 13  95   94  PARVIN         John F.        34   M    W    Grover                   4,000     KY
 14  95   94  HEIGOLD        Louis          18   M    W    Day Laborer                        Germany            X      X
 15  96   95  KELLY          Andrew         31   M    W    County Surveyor 150                MD
 16  96   95  KELLY          Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 17  96   95  KELLY          Clara S.       4    F    W                                       VA                        X
 18  96   95  KELLY          Dora           2    F    W                                       IL                        X
 19  96   95  WOOD           William        20   M    W    Harness Maker                      IL                                                    X
 20  97   96  BENNETT        Theo C.        32   M    W    Deputy Circuit Clerk     200       IL
 21  97   96  BENNETT        Martha         28   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 22  97   96  BENNETT        William J.     10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 23  97   96  BENNETT        Maria          62   F    W    Keeping House  5,000     300       VA
 24  97   96  BENNETT        Raney M.       55   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 25  97   96  THOMPSON       Anson          28   M    W    Clerk in Dry Goods Store           IL
 26  98   97  CHANEY         James W.       40   M    W    County Assessor 3,000    2,000     KY
 27  98   97  CHANEY         Sarah C.       32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  98   97  CHANEY         Edward         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  98   97  CHANEY         Mary B.        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  98   97  ENGLE          Clara          18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 31  99   98  ESTILL         William        43   M    W    Farmer         25,000    10,000    IL
 32  99   98  ESTILL         Laura L.       38   F    W    Keeping House                      VT
 33  99   98  ESTILL         William C.     18   M    W                                       IL
 34  99   98  ESTILL         Alonzo E.      12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  99   98  ESTILL         Laura L.       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  99   98  ESTILL         Ella M.        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  99   98  ESTILL         Joseph         5    M    W                                       IL
 38  99   98  SHRODER        Nannie         21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X
 39  99   98  JOHNSON        Davie          26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VT
 40  99   98  MOORE          Isaac F.       35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL


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