1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.189
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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:  189
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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   171  169 CANNON         Harry          5    M    W                                       IL
 2   172  170 FOUCHE         Daniel         48   M    W    Grocer         15,000    10,000    VA
 3   172  170 FOUCHE         Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 4   172  170 FOUCHE         Leven          18   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 5   172  170 FOUCHE         Nellie         14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   172  170 FOUCHE         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   172  170 FOUCHE         John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   172  170 FOUCHE         Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   172  170 FOUCHE         Isaac          4    M    W                                       IL
 10  172  170 FOUCHE         Arthur         1    M    W                                       IL
 11  172  170 BORKS          Elizabeth      14   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NY
 12  172  170 HOFF           Mary           78   F    W                                       VA
 13  173  171 TEAK           Luther L.      42   M    W    Painter        500       500       NH
 14  173  171 TEAK           Mary L.        38   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 15  173  171 TEAK           Mary L.        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  173  171 TEAK           Ethaleen       7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  173  171 TEAK           Luther         5    M    W                                       IL
 18  174  172 HARPER         Albert         35   M    W    Painter        300       100       IL
 19  174  172 HARPER         Annie          15   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  174  172 HARPER         Emma B.        10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 21  175  173 HAACKE         William        26   M    W    Barber                   400       Prussia            X      X
 22  175  173 HAACKE         Mary           19   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 23  175  173 HAACKE         Rudolph        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  176  174 BELL           Anderson       35   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     500       IL
 25  176  174 BELL           Leah A.        25   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 26  176  174 BELL           Nettie         4    F    W                                       IL
 27  176  174 COOSEE         Charles        20   M    W    Carpenter                          Germany            X      X
 28  177  175 SAUR           Adam           44   M    W    Shoemaker      400       100       Germany            X      X
 29  177  175 SAUR           Barbara        50   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 30  177  175 SAUR           Sofie          9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  177  175 SAUR           Annie          5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  177  175 YENK           Adam           23   M    W    Shoemaker                          Germany            X      X
 33  178  176 KNOWLES        James          42   M    W    Minister       1,100     500       IN
 34  178  176 KNOWLES        Hannah         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  178  176 KNOWLES        Robert         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  178  176 KNOWLES        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 37  178  176 KNOWLES        Benton         3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 38  179  177 YERS           Silas          22   M    W    Day Laborer              100       OH
 39  179  177 YERS           Martha         25   F    W    Keeping House                      MO                                                           X     X
 40  180  178 BUSHON         Jefferson      35   M    W    Day Laborer              100       OH


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