1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.195
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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:  195
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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   218  216 RAY            John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   218  216 RAY            William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   219  217 ANTLE          Francis        46   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 10,000 1,500   IL
 4   219  217 ANTLE          Dorcas         34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   219  217 ANTLE          Thomas         112  M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   219  217 ANTLE          Iona           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   219  217 ANTLE          Harriet        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   219  217 ANTLE          Ella           2    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   219  217 CONLEY         Roxy A.        30   F    W                                       IL
 10  219  217 MOSTELLON      Willmet        16   F    W                                       IL
 11  220  218 SPEARS         Eliza C.       53   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     1,000     IL
 12  220  218 SPEARS         Kate           22   F    W                             800       IL
 13  220  218 SPEARS         Jennie         16   F    W                             600       IL                                                    X
 14  220  218 BETTERS        Sarah          12   F    W                                       IL
 15  221  219 FOSDICK        John           38   M    W    Day Laborer              100       IN
 16  221  219 FOSDICK        Hannah         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  221  219 FOSDICK        Albert A.      14   M    W                                       IL
 18  221  219 FOSDICK        Alice          12   F    W                                       IL
 19  221  219 FOSDICK        Robert         10   M    W                                       IL
 20  221  219 REED           Martha         36   F    W    Keeping House  600       100       IL
 21  222  220 RUTLEDGE       Susan          77   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     1,000     GA                                                           X     X
 22  222  220 RUTLEDGE       Matilda        17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  223  221 DUBOICE        Francis        24   M    W    Printer                  100       FL
 24  223  221 DUBOICE        Roella         18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  224  222 BELL           Abraham        44   M    W    Carpenter                100       IL
 26  224  222 BELL           Lizzie H.      37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  224  222 BELL           John M.        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  224  222 BELL           Minnie         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  224  222 BELL           Mattie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  224  222 BELL           Mallard        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  224  222 BELL           Almira         4    F    W                                       IL
 32  224  222 BELL           Cora           2    F    W                                       IL
 33  224  222 BELL           Berton         9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 34  225  223 STEGMAN        Henry          28   M    W    Grocer         1,500     1,500     Baden              X      X
 35  225  223 STEGMAN        Mary E.        26   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 36  225  223 STEGMAN        Herman         1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  225  223 MYERS          Emma           13   F    W                                       IL
 38  226  224 QUINN          James M.       46   M    W    Carpenter      7,000     1,000     KY
 39  226  224 QUINN          Mary E.        42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 40  226  224 QUINN          James          18   M    W    Carpenter                          KY


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