1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.197
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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:  197
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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   234  232 NILSON         Peter          28   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       Sweden             X      X
 2   234  232 NILSON         Hannah         30   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 3   234  232 NILSON         Nelson         10   M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 4   234  232 NILSON         August         4    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 5   234  232 NILSON         Bowls          3    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 6   235  233 CUSTER         Christ         40   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Germany            X      X
 7   235  233 CUSTER         Hannah         34   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 8   235  233 CUSTER         Mary           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   235  233 CUSTER         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  235  233 CUSTER         William        2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  236  234 MCCLELLEN      Julia          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  236  234 BOYD           Nannie         10   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 13  237  235 STEGMAN        J. H. W.       62   M    W    Carpenter      6,000     500       Hanover            X      X
 14  237  235 STEGMAN        Helen          70   F    W    Housekeeper                        Hanover            X      X
 15  238  236 SNOW           L.             35   M    W    Laborer                            Germany            X      X
 16  238  236 SNOW           Sophia         24   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 17  238  236 HATCHET        William        32   M    W    Engineer                 500       IN                 X
 18  238  236 HATCHET        Olive G.       34   F    W    Music Teacher                      Ireland            X      X
 19  239  237 WOOLRIDGE      William        38   M    W    Farmer         17,000    6,000     IL
 20  239  237 WOOLRIDGE      Samantha       41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  239  237 WOOLRIDGE      Jacob          8    M    W                                       IL
 22  239  237 WOOLRIDGE      Coplen M.      20   F    W                                       IL
 23  239  237 WOOLRIDGE      Not Named      3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 24  239  237 KLINE          Martin         40   M    W    Laborer                            Hanover            X      X
 25  239  237 BELL           Adaline        20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 26  240  238 HUGGENS        Benjamin       39   M    W    Plasterer      1,000     500       NY
 27  240  238 HUGGENS        Prudence       35   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 28  240  238 HUGGENS        Frank          13   M    W                                       IL
 29  240  238 HUGGENS        Isaac H.       8    M    W                                       IL
 30  240  238 HUGGENS        Ida M.         6    F    W                                       IL
 31  240  238 HUGGENS        Annie          1    F    W                                       IL
 32  240  238 BONINE         Elizabeth      33   F    W                                       TN                 X
 33  241  239 CRAWFORD       Thomas         41   M    W    Merchant       11,000    500       IL
 34  241  239 CRAWFORD       Elizabeth      41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                 X
 35  241  239 CRAWFORD       Ilvie C.       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  241  239 CRAWFORD       Mary E.        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  241  239 CRAWFORD       Sarah G.       9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  241  239 CRAWFORD       Oliver         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  241  239 CRAWFORD       John K.        4    M    W                                       IL
 40  241  239 CRAWFORD       Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL


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