1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.190
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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:  190
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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   180  178 BUSHON         Rachel         32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 2   180  178 BUSHON         Jackson        11   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 3   180  178 BUSHON         Garrett        9    M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 4   180  178 BUSHON         Lydia A.       7    F    W                                       OH
 5   180  178 BUSHON         John L.        4    M    W                                       OH
 6   181  179 BELL           Isaac          30   M    W    Carpenter                100       IL
 7   181  179 BELL           Catherine      26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 8   181  179 BELL           Nora L.        4    F    W                                       IL
 9   181  179 BELL           William        9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 10  182  180 RAGAN          Mary A.        50   F    W    Keeping House  500       100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 11  182  180 RAGAN          Margaret       10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  182  180 RAGAN          Martin         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  183  181 GREENOCH       Mat            52   M    W    Coal Miner               100       England            X      X                                  X     X
 14  183  181 GREENOCH       Ann            31   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X                                        X
 15  183  181 GREENOCH       Ellen          8    F    W                                       England            X      X
 16  183  181 GREENOCH       William        5    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 17  183  181 GREENOCH       Jacob          3    M    W                                       OH                 X      X
 18  183  181 GREENOCH       Mary A.        1    F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 19  184  182 MORRIS         David          24   M    W    Brick Mason    1,000     500       OH
 20  184  182 MORRIS         Ruth           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  185  183 MORRIS         William        48   M    W    Carpenter      4,000     2,000     KY
 22  185  183 MORRIS         Gemima         45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 23  185  183 MORRIS         John F.        20   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 24  185  183 MORRIS         Edward M.      17   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 25  185  183 MORRIS         Emma           15   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 26  185  183 MORRIS         Lillie         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  185  183 MORRIS         Florence       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  185  183 MORRIS         Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 29  186  184 FREEZE         George W.      65   M    W    Day Laborer              500       PA
 30  186  184 FREEZE         Elizabeth      57   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 31  186  184 FREEZE         George         20   M    W    Carpenter                          PA
 32  186  184 FREEZE         Lizzie         17   F    W                                       PA                                                    X
 33  187  185 MARTIN         Martha         45   F    W    Keeping House  2,000     500       OH
 34  187  185 MARTIN         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  188  186 MARKS          Harmon         41   M    W    Farmer                   100       Prussia            X      X
 36  188  186 MARKS          Elizabeth      31   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 37  188  186 MARKS          Harmon         7    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 38  188  186 MARKS          Barnard        5    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 39  188  186 MARKS          Dena           1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     May
 40  189  187 COONROD        Peter          42   M    W    Supt. Coal Mine 1,500    800       NY


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