1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.196
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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:  196
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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   226  224 QUINN          William        15   M    W    Carpenter                          KY                                                    X
 2   226  224 QUINN          Milard         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   226  224 QUINN          Mary E.        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   226  224 QUINN          Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 5   226  224 GOLDSMITH      John           28   M    W    Minister                           Canada
 6   226  224 MATHEWS        Mary           77   F    W                                       NJ
 7   227  225 CARVER         James R.       31   M    W    Carpenter      2,000     500       VA
 8   227  225 CARVER         Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   227  225 CARVER         Kate           1    F    W                                       IL
 10  227  225 HINES          Mary           12   F    W                                       IL
 11  228  226 WATKINS        Beverly        47   M    W    Livery Stable Keeper 36,000 4,500  IL                                                           X     X
 12  228  226 WATKINS        Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  228  226 WATKINS        Curtis         21   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  228  226 WATKINS        Douglas        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  228  226 WATKINS        Eliza          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  228  226 WATKINS        Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  228  226 WATKINS        Critenden      8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  228  226 CASTEEL        Mary           17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   PA                                                    X
 19  228  226 BUTLER         Charles        22   M    W    Blacksmith                         Germany            X      X
 20  229  227 LANNING        Jacob H.       70   M    W    Ret. Merchant            500       NJ
 21  229  227 LANNING        Hannah         56   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 22  229  227 LANNING        Fred           16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Moses          48   M    W    Ret. Merchant  2,500     12,000    Germany            X      X
 24  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Henrietta      34   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 25  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Julius         16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 26  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Anna           13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 27  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Louis          9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 28  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 29  230  228 ROTHCHILD      Flora          5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  231  229 FANEBRGER      Fred           47   M    W    Butcher        1,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 31  231  229 FANEBRGER      Nancy          39   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 32  231  229 FANEBRGER      Julia A.       8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 33  231  229 KISER          Frank          50   M    W    Day Laborer                        Prussia            X      X
 34  232  230 COLLIER        Sophia         55   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     300       PA
 35  232  230 COLLIER        Georgena       19   F    W                                       IL
 36  232  230 COLLIER        Frank          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  232  230 COLLIER        Richard        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  233  231 COLLIER        Daniel         30   M    W    Carpenter      500       200       PA
 39  233  231 COLLIER        Marinda        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  233  231 COLLIER        William        1    M    W                                       IL


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