1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.188
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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:  188
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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   161  160 MORRIS         Adelia         21   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                        Jan
 2   162  161 CONLEY         Harrison       31   M    W    Carpenter                300       IL
 3   162  161 CONLEY         Malinda        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   162  161 CONLEY         Emily          2    F    W                                       IL
 5   162  161 CONLEY         Mary F.        6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 6   163  162 HERRIN         Joseph         35   M    W    Coal Miner               100       IL                                                           X     X
 7   163  162 HERRIN         Amanda         36   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                                 X
 8   163  162 HERRIN         John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   163  162 HERRIN         Belle          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  163  162 HERRIN         Joseph W.      7    M    W                                       IL
 11  163  162 HERRIN         Mahala C.      5    F    W                                       IL
 12  163  162 HERRIN         Jacob M.       2    M    W                                       IL
 13  165  163 OKEEFE         James          50   M    W    Railroad Laborer         500       Ireland            X      X
 14  165  163 OKEEFE         Annie          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 15  165  163 LAWLER         Andrew         30   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 16  165  163 WREN           Umphrey        35   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 17  165  163 WREN           John           24   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   France             X      X
 18  165  163 GIBSON         Not Known      45   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   England            X      X
 19  166  164 HARM           Joseph         25   M    W    Coal Miner               100       England            X      X
 20  166  164 HARM           Mary C.        23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  166  164 HARM           Silas          2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 22  167  165 EDWARDS        Edward         30   M    W    Coal Miner     500       100       Wales              X      X
 23  167  165 EDWARDS        Elizabeth      23   F    W    Keeping House                      Wales              X      X
 24  167  165 EDWARDS        Thomas E.      2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  167  165 BOYLE          John           25   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 26  168  166 BAKER          Fred           54   M    W    Saloon Keeper  600       300       Germany            X      X
 27  168  166 BAKER          Fredericke     47   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 28  168  166 BAKER          Robert         19   M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 29  169  167 HARRIS         Mary T.        45   F    W    Keeping House  33,500    4,300     MD
 30  169  167 HARRIS         Harry          20   M    W    Lieut. in U.S. Army                MD                                                    X
 31  169  167 HARRIS         Ella E.        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  169  167 LANING         Barrett        30   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant       5,000     IL                                        Sep
 33  169  167 LANING         Mary           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Sep
 34  169  167 ECKER          Mary           17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Prussia            X      X
 35  169  167 LAUFMAN        Mort           24   M    W    Laborer                            Prussia            X      X
 36  170  168 CLARY          Abraham        36   M    W    Keeping Saloon           100       IL                                        Nov
 37  170  168 CLARY          Sylvia A.      25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Nov
 38  170  168 CLARY          Hattie         12   F    W                                       IL
 39  171  169 CANNON         James H.       31   M    W    Clerk in Store           300       IL
 40  171  169 CANNON         Mary           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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