1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.181
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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:  181
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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   100  99  GRIFFIN        William        40   M    W    Day Laborer    600       200       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 2   100  99  GRIFFIN        Bridget        42   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 3   100  99  GRIFFIN        Martin         8    M    W                                       NY                 X      X
 4   100  99  GRIFFIN        Christ         6    M    W                                       NY                 X      X
 5   101  100 CLARK          Milton         45   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     500       PA
 6   101  100 CLARK          Harriet        42   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 7   101  100 CLARK          Henry          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   101  100 CLARK          Jackson        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   101  100 CLARK          Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  101  100 CLARK          Maggie         5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  101  100 CLARK          Emma           3    F    W                                       IL
 12  101  100 SHEPHARD       Mary           60   F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 13  102  101 BUCKLEY        James          22   M    W    Grocer                   400       IL
 14  103  102 SAUL           Bernhard       40   M    W    Tailor         1,000     500       Bavaria            X      X
 15  103  102 SAUL           Mary           37   F    W                                       KY
 16  103  102 SAUL           Josephine      11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  104  103 BIGGS          Henry H.       28   M    W    Carpenter                400       OH
 18  104  103 BIGGS          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  104  103 BIGGS          Warren H.      7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 20  105  104 KEPLER         August         38   M    W    Saloon Keeper  500       500       Frances            X      X
 21  105  104 KEPLER         Barbara        32   F    W    Keeping House                      Bavaria            X      X
 22  105  104 KEPLER         Dora           12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 23  105  104 KEPLER         Frank          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 24  105  104 KEPLER         Fannie         8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 25  105  104 KEPLER         Celestine      3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  105  104 KEPLER         Genovie        10mo F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jul
 27  105  104 YERKIN         Rhine ?        18   M    W    Bartender                          Prussia            X      X
 28  106  105 MILES          George W.      75   M    W    Postmaster     1,000     500       MD
 29  106  105 MILES          Catherine      59   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 30  106  105 MILES          Charles        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  107  106 CARVER         John W.        29   M    W    Carpenter      2,500     600       VA                                        Feb
 32  107  106 CARVER         Mary           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Feb
 33  108  107 CLARK          Thomas E.      24   M    W    Lumberman                3,000     IL
 34  108  107 CLARK          Hannah         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  109  108 PURCELL        Michael        35   M    W    Day Laborer    1,200     200       Ireland            X      X
 36  109  108 PURCELL        Catherine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 37  109  108 PURCELL        Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  110  109 HATFIELD       Cornelius      24   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant       300       IL                 X      X
 39  110  109 HATFIELD       Martha         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  110  109 HATFIELD       Lydia M.       10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug


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