1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.192
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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:  192
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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   196  194 SINGLETON      Benjamin       47   M    W    Merchant       2,500     1,000     KY
 2   196  194 SINGLETON      Lucinda        54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   196  194 SINGLETON      Margaret       20   F    W    Teaching School                    IL
 4   196  194 SINGLETON      Benjamin       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   196  194 SINGLETON      Winfield S.    10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   197  195 DOXTADER       Lorenzo        31   M    W    Railroad Engineer 600    150       NY
 7   197  195 DOXTADER       Elizabeth      26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   197  195 DOXTADER       Alva           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   197  195 DOXTADER       Louis          2    M    W                                       IL
 10  197  195 TAYLOR         Mariam         60   F    W                                       DE
 11  198  196 HICKMAN        Louis          30   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       Prussia            X      X
 12  198  196 HICKMAN        Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 13  198  196 HICKMAN        Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 14  198  196 HICKMAN        Lizzie         8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 15  198  196 HICKMAN        John           6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 16  198  196 HICKMAN        Nettie         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  198  196 HICKMAN        Lena           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  198  196 CLANE          Henry          28   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   IL                 X      X
 19  199  197 BURK           Harmon         26   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       Prussia            X      X
 20  199  197 BURK           Lena           24   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 21  199  197 BURK           Egge           25   M    W    Farmer                             Prussia            X      X
 22  199  197 ODEN           Zeroa          28   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Prussia            X      X
 23  199  197 ODEN           Tenia          28   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 24  199  197 ODEN           Dick           6    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 25  199  197 ODEN           Zeroa          3    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 26  200  198 CARY           James          50   M    W    Day Laborer    100                 Ireland            X      X
 27  200  198 CARY           Katie          40   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 28  200  198 CARY           William        12   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X                           X
 29  200  198 CARY           Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 30  200  198 CARY           James          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  200  198 CARY           Kate           6    F    W                                       IL
 32  200  198 CARY           Ellen          3    F    W                                       IL
 33  201  199 ELLIS          William        50   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 34  201  199 MARENBURY      John           53   M    W    Physician      3,000     500       Australia          X      X
 35  201  199 NEBEL          Lizzie         18   F    W                                       Switzerland        X      X
 36  201  199 BUCHER         Godfrey        24   M    W    Druggist                           Russia             X      X
 37  201  199 FAHRENHOLD     Rhinelove      27   M    W    Day Laborer                        Germany            X      X
 38  201  199 FAHRENHOLD     Rud            23   M    W    Day Laborer                        Germany            X      X
 39  202  200 MONTGOMERY     William        31   M    W    Carpenter                          IN
 40  202  200 MONTGOMERY     Nancy D.       24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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