1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.194
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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:  194
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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   210  208 KEEN           Sophia         28   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 2   210  208 KEEN           William        8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 3   210  208 KEEN           Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 4   210  208 KEEN           Frank          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   210  208 KEEN           John           3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   210  208 KEEN           George         5mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 7   211  209 GORMAN         John           52   M    W    Shoemaker      1,000     500       Ireland            X      X
 8   211  209 GORMAN         Julia          40   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 9   211  209 GORMAN         Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  211  209 GORMAN         John           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 11  211  209 GORMAN         Pat            1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  212  210 RICHARDSON     Ellis          44   M    W    Teamster       800       500       KY                                                           X     X
 13  212  210 RICHARDSON     Nancy          34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 14  212  210 RICHARDSON     Stephen        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  212  210 RICHARDSON     Harris         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  212  210 RICHARDSON     Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  212  210 RICHARDSON     Beverly        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  212  210 RICHARDSON     Annie          4    F    W                                       IL
 19  212  210 SAWYER         Josiah M.      24   M    W    Railroad Agent 1,200     300       IL
 20  212  210 SAWYER         Lizzie M.      20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  213  211 NEWBORN        Abraham        43   M    W    Ret. Merchant  2,000     5,000     Bavaria            X      X
 22  213  211 NEWBORN        Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 23  213  211 NEWBORN        Moses          16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 24  213  211 NEWBORN        Charles        10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 25  214  212 WRIGHT         B. D.          28   M    W    Ret. Merchant  500                 IL
 26  214  212 WRIGHT         Ellen          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  215  213 HEIL           John           28   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       Prussia            X      X
 28  215  213 HEIL           Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 29  216  214 PRATT          Joseph         50   M    W    Farmer         2,400     600       KY
 30  216  214 PRATT          Minerva        58   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 31  217  215 CASTLETINE     Mike           38   M    W    Farmer         2,500     2,000     Dormstadt          X      X
 32  217  215 CASTLETINE     Augusta        26   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia
 33  217  215 CASTLETINE     Minnie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  217  215 CASTLETINE     Julius         7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 35  217  215 CASTLETINE     Caroline       23   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 36  218  216 RAY            William        44   M    W    Brick Maker    2,000     500       OH
 37  218  216 RAY            Caroline       38   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 38  218  216 RAY            Samuel         21   M    W                                       OH
 39  218  216 RAY            Lillie         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  218  216 RAY            Cora           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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