1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.183
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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:  183
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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   120  119 GOINS          Eddie          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   120  119 GOINS          Tonie          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   120  119 GOINS          Dickey         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   121  120 BECK           Nancy          49   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     500       IL
 5   121  120 BECK           McCray         19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   121  120 BECK           Harry          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   121  120 BECK           Anne           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   121  120 BECK           Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   122  121 BARTLEY        John           47   M    W    Carpenter                100       PA
 10  122  121 BARTLEY        Lavina         29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 11  123  122 MEYLING        John H.        66   M    W    Farmer         2,000     4,000     Hanover            X      X
 12  123  122 MEYLING        Margaret       65   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 13  123  122 MEYLING        Mary           26   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 14  123  122 MEYLING        Dina           22   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 15  124  123 ERNEST         Manuel         31   M    W    peddler                  500       Prussia            X      X               Nov
 16  124  123 ERNEST         Rebecca        22   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X               Nov
 17  125  124 STEWART        John           39   M    W    Blacksmith                         TN
 18  125  124 STEWART        Laura J.       35   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 19  125  124 STEWART        Elizabeth      14   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 20  125  124 STEWART        Samuel         12   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 21  125  124 STEWART        John F.        4    M    W                                       IL
 22  125  124 STEWART        James W.       2    M    W                                       IL
 23  126  125 PILLSBURY      Joseph         39   M    W    Grocer         3,500     10,000    NH
 24  126  125 PILLSBURY      Susan M.       30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  126  125 PILLSBURY      Joseph B.      3    M    W                                       IL
 26  126  125 PILLSBURY      Mary H.        6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 27  127  126 BELL           Martha         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  127  126 BELL           Laura          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  127  126 BELL           William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  127  126 BELL           Benjamin       5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  127  126 BELL           Jennie         3    F    W                                       IL
 32  128  127 WALKER         Angeline       49   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     300       KY
 33  128  127 WALKER         Rufus          17   M    W    Harness Maker                      MO
 34  128  127 MATHEWS        Mary           79   F    W                             150       NJ
 35  129  128 SHIP           Columbus       34   M    W    Grocer         2,000     1,000     KY
 36  129  128 SHIP           Jennie         24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  129  128 SHIP           Eli            6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  129  128 SHIP           Jennie         3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 39  130  129 BUNCH          Oscar          36   M    W    Painter        800       400       NY                 X      X
 40  130  129 BUNCH          Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X


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