1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.182
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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:  182
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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   111  110 ALLEN          Charles        34   M    W    Painter        1,400     500       NJ
 2   111  110 ALLEN          Susan          34   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 3   111  110 ALLEN          John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   111  110 ALLEN          Sarah J.       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   111  110 ALLEN          James          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   111  110 ALLEN          Florence       5    F    W                                       IL
 7   111  110 ALLEN          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 8   112  111 ADAMS          John G.        36   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 9   112  111 ADAMS          Nancy          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  112  111 ADAMS          Mary E.        3    F    W                                       KY
 11  112  111 ADAMS          Charles A.     1    M    W                                       IL
 12  112  111 WOODMAN        Ed             19   M    W    Brick Mason                        IL                                                    X
 13  113  112 ROBERTSON      John W.        30   M    W    School Teacher           300       IL                                        Jan
 14  113  112 ROBERTSON      Hattie A.      26   F    W    Keeping House            400       IL                                        Jan
 15  113  112 ROBERTSON      John D.        80   M    W                             1,200     VA
 16  113  112 ROBERTSON      Lucretia E.    34   F    W    Milliner                           KY
 17  114  113 BUNTEAS        Henry          50   M    W    Ret. Merchant  6,000     500       Prussia            X      X
 18  114  113 BUNTEAS        Johanna        42   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 19  115  114 SHIP           Roby           42   M    W    Farmer         1,000     800       KY
 20  115  114 SHIP           Jane           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  115  114 SHIP           Alice A.       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  115  114 SHIP           Edwin          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  115  114 SHIP           Laura          3    F    W                                       IL
 24  116  115 ARNOLD         Robert C.      70   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 25  116  115 ARNOLD         Rebecca        68   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 26  117  116 ARNOLD         Levi           54   M    W    Carpenter      800       300       NC                                                           X     X
 27  117  116 ARNOLD         Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  117  116 ARNOLD         Benjamin F.    18   M    W    Carpenter                          IL                                                    X
 29  117  116 ARNOLD         Thomas H.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  117  116 ARNOLD         Alfred J. C.   6    M    W                                       IL
 31  118  117 HENSLEY        Lucy           68   F    W    Keeping House  400       200       NC                                                           X     X
 32  118  117 HENSLEY        John           19   M    W    Clerk in store                     IL
 33  119  118 BERRY          Samuel         41   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     IL
 34  119  118 MAYDALY        Lucy           36   F    W    Housekeeper                        PA
 35  119  118 MAYDALY        Alice          13   F    W                                       VA                                                    X
 36  119  118 MAYDALY        Greeley        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  119  118 BERRY          James H.       16   M    W    Day Laborer                        IL
 38  119  118 BERRY          Elizabeth      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  120  119 GOINS          Joseph         33   M    W    Wagon Maker    2,500     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 40  120  119 GOINS          Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X


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