1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.186
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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:  186
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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   143  142 ROBISON        Eliza          1    F    W                                       IL
 2   143  142 BREWER         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   143  142 BREWER         Nancy E.       11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   143  142 BREWER         Louiza J.      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   143  142 BREWER         Sarah M.       3    F    W                                       IL
 6   144  143 OTT            Henry          37   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     IN
 7   144  143 OTT            Nancy A.       33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 8   144  143 OTT            Allie J.       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   144  143 OTT            Prestina       12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  144  143 OTT            Stephen A.     10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  144  143 OTT            Nimrod         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  144  143 OTT            Pearl          4    F    W                                       IL
 13  145  144 SOLUSON        Gunda          36   M    W    Railroad Laborer 500     100       Norway             X      X                                        X
 14  145  144 SOLUSON        Rachel         38   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 15  145  144 SOLUSON        Samuel         11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 16  145  144 SOLUSON        Thomas         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  145  144 SOLUSON        George         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  146  145 FOOSHEE        William H.     39   M    W    Farmer                   300       TN
 19  146  145 FOOSHEE        Urbanna        39   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 20  146  145 MCKNIGHT       Mary           42   F    W    Teaching School                    VA
 21  147  146 DOLINAR        Hiemon         34   M    W    Barber         1,000     500       Prussia            X      X
 22  147  146 DOLINAR        Sophia         35   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 23  147  146 DOLINAR        Julius         8    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 24  147  146 DOLINAR        George         7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 25  147  146 DOLINAR        Hulda          3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  147  146 DOLINAR        Mary           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  147  146 MORTON         Sophia         68   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 28  147  146 MORTON         Sponkham       22   M    W    Barber                             Prussia            X      X
 29  148  147 GOULD          Robert         31   M    W    Day Laborer              300       PA
 30  148  147 GOULD          Martha         30   F    W    Keeping House                      Wales              X      X
 31  148  147 GOULD          Madora         11   F    W                                       OH                        X
 32  148  147 GOULD          Henrietta      5    F    W                                       OH                        X
 33  148  147 GOULD          Robert         2    M    W                                       OH                        X
 34  148  147 GOULD          Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                        X     May
 35  149  148 ELMORE         Gemina         62   F    W    Keeping House  200       100       KY                                                           X     X
 36  149  148 ELMORE         Travis         42   M    W    Day Laborer                        KY
 37  150  149 PEMBERTON      G. B.          39   M    W    Grocer         3,000     200       KY
 38  150  149 PEMBERTON      Nancy          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  150  149 PEMBERTON      Harry          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  150  149 PEMBERTON      Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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