1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.185
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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:  185
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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   137  136 PIERCE         Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   137  136 PIERCE         Eugene         3    M    W                                       IL
 3   137  136 PIERCE         George         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 4   137  136 BONTIES        Jerry          45   M    W    Grocer         8,000     2,800     Prussia            X      X
 5   137  136 BONTIES        Anna           41   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 6   137  136 BONTIES        Jane           14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   137  136 BONTIES        Harry          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   137  136 BONTIES        John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   138  137 LITHERING      Frank          39   M    W    Saloon Keeper  14,500    1,000     France             X      X
 10  138  137 LITHERING      Barbara        30   F    W    Keeping House                      Bavaria            X      X
 11  138  137 LITHERING      Emanuel        11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 12  138  137 LITHERING      George         10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 13  138  137 LITHERING      Frank          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 14  138  137 LITHERING      Flora          4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  138  137 LITHERING      John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  138  137 DOBERSSEN      John           22   M    W    Bartender                          Prussia            X      X
 17  139  138 LEVERIN        Courvis        58   M    W    Grocer         4,000     1,200     VA
 18  139  138 LEVERIN        Catherine      44   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 19  139  138 LEVERIN        Aaron          19   M    W    Grocery Clerk                      IL                 X      X                           X
 20  139  138 LEVERIN        Thomas         16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 21  139  138 LEVERIN        Cavie          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 22  139  138 LEVERIN        Charles        5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 23  139  138 LEVERIN        Harry M.       3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  139  138 LEVERIN        Margaret       11mo F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jul
 25  139  138 ENGLE          Barbara        21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 26  140  139 DAWSON         William        53   M    W    Harness Maker  2,000     1,500     OH
 27  140  139 DAWSON         Alice          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  140  139 DAWSON         Prentice ?     13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  140  139 DAWSON         Barbara        70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  141  140 BUSHON         Louis          46   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     200       OH
 31  141  140 BUSHON         Susan          48   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 32  141  140 BUSHON         Jefferson      23   M    W                                       OH                                                                 X
 33  141  140 BUSHON         Effie          16   F    W                                       OH                                                                 X
 34  141  140 BUSHON         George         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 35  141  140 BUSHON         Lincoln        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  141  140 BURNS          Henry          43   M    W    Day Laborer                        NJ
 37  142  141 DOWELL         William        27   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,000     IL
 38  142  141 DOWELL         Lydia          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  142  141 DOWELL         Mary E.        1    F    W                                       IL
 40  143  142 ROBISON        Jane           37   F    W    Keeping House            100       KY                                                           X     X


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