1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.193
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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:  193
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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   202  200 MONTGOMERY     Kittie         4    F    W                                       IL
 2   202  200 MONTGOMERY     Lizzie         2    F    W                                       IL
 3   202  200 MONTGOMERY     Mary J.        5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 4   202  200 CRIDER         Elizabeth      69   F    W                   2,000     1,500     VA
 5   203  201 DRAKE          John           45   M    W    Plasterer      2,000     500       VA
 6   203  201 DRAKE          Ann C.         41   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 7   203  201 DRAKE          Edmonia        19   F    W                                       VA
 8   203  201 DRAKE          Edward         18   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 9   203  201 DRAKE          Pholof         14   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 10  203  201 DRAKE          Hall           10   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 11  203  201 DRAKE          Clay           8    M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 12  203  201 DRAKE          Luther         3    M    W                                       IL
 13  204  202 DEARWESTER     Sam            40   M    W    Blacksmith     2,000     1,000     OH
 14  204  202 DEARWESTER     Catherine      34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  204  202 DEARWESTER     Elenor         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  204  202 DEARWESTER     Ann            11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  205  203 WAGONER        Alfred         58   M    W    Grocer         4,000     1,000     OH
 18  205  203 WAGONER        Harrison       25   M    W    Painter                            IL                                                    X
 19  205  203 WAGONER        Alfred         23   M    W                                       IL
 20  205  203 WAGONER        Emma           16   F    W                                       IL
 21  205  203 WAGONER        Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  206  204 PERKINS        Annie          68   F    W    Keeping House  300       100       SC                                                           X     X
 23  206  204 PERKINS        Richard        21   M    W    Brick Mason                        IL
 24  207  205 VANBUREN       John           42   M    W    Grocer         500       100       Germany            X      X
 25  207  205 VANBUREN       Alice          34   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 26  207  205 VANBUREN       Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 27  207  205 VANBUREN       Minnie         10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 28  207  205 VANBUREN       Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 29  207  205 VANBUREN       Ida            5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  207  205 VANBUREN       Lena           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  208  206 JACOBS         Rebecca        37   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     400       Prussia            X      X
 32  208  206 JACOBS         Julius         16   M    W    Clerk                              IL                 X      X                           X
 33  208  206 JACOBS         Albert         13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 34  208  206 JACOBS         Matilda        10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 35  209  207 PHILBRIGHT     Charles        37   M    W    Shoemaker                          Prussia            X      X
 36  209  207 PHILBRIGHT     Loueza         22   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 37  209  207 PHILBRIGHT     Louis          2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  209  207 PHILBRIGHT     Charles        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  209  207 NEWAL          Frederic       50   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 40  210  208 KEEN           William        30   M    W    Baker          1,500     2,000     Germany            X      X


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