1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.191
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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:  191
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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   189  187 COONROD        Maria          38   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 2   189  187 COONROD        Edgar          5    M    W                                       IL
 3   189  187 DOXTADER       David          65   M    W    Ret. Farmer                        NY
 4   189  187 DOXTADER       Margaret       60   F    W    Ret. Housekeeper                   NY
 5   190  188 BROWN          George         28   M    W    Carpenter                100       Canada             X      X
 6   190  188 BROWN          Jane           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   190  188 BROWN          Harry          3    M    W                                       IL
 8   190  188 BROWN          George         1    M    W                                       IL
 9   190  188 WILLIAMS       Nettie         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 10  191  189 BENNETT        Thomas         37   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 58,000 10,000   VA
 11  191  189 BENNETT        Lucy M.        32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  191  189 BENNETT        William A.     14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  191  189 BENNETT        Lucy A.        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  191  189 BENNETT        John A.        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  191  189 BENNETT        Sandy B.       5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  191  189 BENNETT        Kate           3    F    W                                       IL
 17  191  189 BENNETT        Lee            5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 18  191  189 BECHTOLD       Barbara        18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X
 19  191  189 CARVER         Henry          16   M    B    Domestic Servant                   VA                                                           X     X
 20  192  190 DEGGS          John A.        50   M    W    Harness Maker            150       MD
 21  192  190 DEGGS          Mary F.        38   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 22  192  190 DEGGS          Robert         19   M    W    Painter                            IL                                                    X
 23  192  190 DEGGS          Fannie         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  192  190 DEGGS          James          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  192  190 DEGGS          Kate           11   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 26  192  190 DEGGS          Jennie         8    F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 27  192  190 DEGGS          Corda A.       5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  192  190 DEGGS          Minnie E.      3    F    W                                       IL
 29  193  191 HATFIELD       Frank          36   M    W    Cabinet Workman 600      200       OH
 30  193  191 HATFIELD       Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  193  191 HATFIELD       William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  193  191 HATFIELD       Laura          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  193  191 HATFIELD       John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  194  192 OLER           Charles        37   M    W    Carpenter      1,200     200       DE
 35  194  192 OLER           Maria          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  194  192 OLER           Emma L.        4    F    W                                       IL
 37  195  193 OGDEN          Isaac          42   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,500     NY
 38  195  193 OGDEN          Jane           32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  195  193 OGDEN          Catherine F.   15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  195  193 OGDEN          Cordelia       7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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