1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.198
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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:  198
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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   242  240 PINKERTON      John A.        42   M    W    Minister                 3,500     PA
 2   242  240 PINKERTON      Mary M.        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   242  240 PINKERTON      Annie M.       3    F    W                                       IL
 4   242  240 HILL           Parthena       55   F    W                   7,000     2,500     KY
 5   243  241 WHEELER        Oliver         28   M    W    Laborer                  100       IN                                                           X     X
 6   243  241 WHEELER        Sarah A.       26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   243  241 WHEELER        Iva D.         2    F    W                                       IL
 8   243  241 WHEELER        Ida B.         4mo  F    W                                       NY                              Feb
 9   243  241 BUNN           George M.      52   M    W    Carpenter                          England            X      X
 10  244  242 SNAPE          Jarvis         51   M    W    Miller         700       300       England            X      X
 11  244  242 SNAPE          Caroline       49   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 12  244  242 SNAPE          Elizabeth      22   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 13  244  242 SNAPE          Caroline       21   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 14  244  242 SNAPE          Rebecca        18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 15  244  242 SNAPE          Jarvis A.      11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 16  244  242 SNAPE          John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 17  244  242 SNAPE          Berta L.       2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  244  242 MONTGOMERY     James          32   M    W    Brick Mason                        IL
 19  245  243 MORGAN         John           35   M    W    Brick Mason    300       500       OH
 20  245  243 MORGAN         Nancy          30   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 21  245  243 MORGAN         Addie          9    F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 22  246  244 DAVIS          William        65   M    W    Harness Maker  2,000     600       KY
 23  246  244 DAVIS          John           23   M    W    Laborer                            IL
 24  246  244 DAVIS          David B.       20   M    W    Harness Maker                      IL
 25  247  245 FRACKELTON     Robert         26   M    W    Clerk in Store           200       IL                 X      X
 26  247  245 FRACKELTON     Agnes          27   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 27  248  246 BRAKE          Charles H.     52   M    W    Day Laborer    500       200       VA
 28  248  246 BRAKE          Rebecca        36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 29  248  246 BRAKE          Charles        5    M    W                                       IL
 30  248  246 BRAKE          Francis        2    M    W                                       IL
 31  248  246 HOMER          George         16   M    W                                       IL
 32  248  246 HOMER          John           13   M    W                                       IL
 33  248  246 HOMER          Robert         13   M    W                                       IL
 34  248  246 HOMER          William        12   M    W                                       IL
 35  248  246 HOMER          Thomas         10   M    W                                       IL
 36  249  247 BURGEN         George S.      60   M    W    Retired Farmer 25,000    7,000     NJ
 37  249  247 BURGEN         Charles H.     19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  249  247 BURGEN         Lizzie         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  249  247 BECHTOLD       Luiza          16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH                 X      X
 40  250  248 CARMON         Jacob          84   M    W    Retired Merchant 1,500   500       NY


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