1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.187
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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:  187
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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   151  150 LORD           Peter          35   M    W    Carpenter      600       200       Denmark            X      X
 2   151  150 LORD           Elizabeth      28   F    W    Keeping House                      Denmark            X      X
 3   151  150 LORD           Frederick      4mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 4   151  150 LORD           Mary           28   F    W                                       Denmark            X      X
 5   152  151 KELLY          James          32   M    W    Works in S. Yard 800     200       PA                 X      X
 6   152  151 KELLY          Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 7   153  152 HOLLAND        John J.        40   M    W    Carpenter      100       100       MD
 8   153  152 HOLLAND        Sarah          18   F    W                                       MO                                                                 X
 9   153  152 HOLLAND        John           2    M    W                                       IL
 10  153  152 HOLLAND        Mary           10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 11  154  153 EICHER         Daniel         40   M    W    Butcher                  500       PA
 12  154  153 EICHER         Kate           36   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 13  154  153 EICHER         Sarah          16   F    W                                       PA                                                    X
 14  154  153 EICHER         Carry          5    F    W                                       IA
 15  155  154 TISON          John A.        50   M    W    Day Laborer    400       100       Prussia            X      X
 16  155  154 TISON          Sarah A.       44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 17  155  154 TISON          Adaline        14   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 18  155  154 TISON          Jarves D.      4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 19  156  155 CARTER         Elizabeth      40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 20  156  155 CARTER         Cynthia        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  156  155 CARTER         Robert         10   M    W                                       MO
 22  156  155 CARTER         George         5    M    W                                       IL
 23  157  156 SHORT          John           36   M    W    Works in Coal Mine 200             England            X      X               May
 24  157  156 SHORT          Elizabeth      25   F    W    Keeping House                      IA                                        May                      X
 25  157  156 SHORT          Thomas         13   M    W                                       England            X      X                           X
 26  157  156 SHORT          Sarah          8    F    W                                       England            X      X                           X
 27  157  156 SHORT          Jones          5    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 28  157  156 MEAD           Susan          4    F    W                                       IL
 29  158  157 DEARWESTER     James          28   M    W    Works in Brick Yard      300       OH
 30  158  157 DEARWESTER     Lucy           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  158  157 DEARWESTER     Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 32  158  157 DEARWESTER     William        9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 33  159  158 DEARWESTER     Joseph         72   M    W    Laborer        800       200       PA                                                           X     X
 34  159  158 DEARWESTER     Ellen P.       69   F    W    Keeping House                      MA
 35  159  158 HALL           Ellen          15   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 36  160  159 DEARWESTER     Theo           25   M    W    Laborer                  100       OH                                                                 X
 37  160  159 DEARWESTER     Francis C.     23   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 38  160  159 DEARWESTER     Jefferson      4    M    W                                       IL
 39  160  159 DEARWESTER     Emma J.        1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 40  161  160 MORRIS         Joseph H.      27   M    W    Brick Moulder  800       100       OH                                        Jan


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