1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.199
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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:  199
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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   250  248 CARMON         Mary           55   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 2   250  248 CARMON         Sarah          20   F    W    School Teacher                     IL
 3   251  249 WALKER         Albert         37   M    W    Hardware Merchant 12,000 4,000     NY
 4   251  249 WALKER         Marion         37   M    W    Keeping House                      NH
 5   251  249 WALKER         Flora          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   252  250 BOLNER         Charles        26   M    W    Blacksmith                         Germany            X      X
 7   252  250 BOLNER         Mary           56   F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 8   253  251 MCDOUGLE       Charles E.     31   M    W    Clerk          1,000     100       NY
 9   253  251 MCDOUGLE       Elizabeth      26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  253  251 MCDOUGLE       Clarrie        2    F    W                                       IL
 11  253  251 MCDOUGLE       Hattie G.      5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 12  254  252 DAILY          Thomas         50   M    W    Laborer        300       100       Ireland            X      X
 13  254  252 DAILY          Jane           35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 14  254  252 DAILY          Thomas         13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  254  252 DAILY          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  255  253 MONTGOMERY     Benjamin F.    47   M    W    Stock Trader   5,000     15,000    KY
 17  255  253 MONTGOMERY     Martha         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  255  253 MONTGOMERY     Samuel         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  255  253 MONTGOMERY     Mary L.        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  255  253 MONTGOMERY     Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  255  253 KELLY          Kate           18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 22  256  254 FISHER         Derrick        48   M    W    Carpenter      40,000    4,000     Hanover            X      X
 23  256  254 FISHER         Manerva        48   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 24  256  254 FISHER         Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  256  254 FISHER         William        6    M    W                                       KY
 26  256  254 SHEPHARD       Minnie         18   F    W                                       IL
 27  256  254 SMITH          William        20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  256  254 CRISTALINE     Henry          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X                           X
 29  256  254 SLACK          James          25   M    W    Carpenter                          VA
 30  256  254 PATTERSON      Sarah          73   F    W                                       KY
 31  257  255 BENNETT        John           64   M    W    Ret. Merchant  20,000    10,000    VA
 32  257  255 BENNETT        Mary J.        42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 33  257  255 CURRAY         Elizabeth      13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X                                        X
 34  258  256 WRIGHT         Asa D.         55   M    W    Ret. Merchant  45,000    52,000    NY
 35  258  256 WRIGHT         Lucy W.        51   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 36  258  256 WRIGHT         Edward         25   M    W    Miller                             IL
 37  258  256 WRIGHT         Ella           22   F    W                                       IL
 38  258  256 WRIGHT         Charles        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  258  256 MEHAN          Nora           18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 40  258  256 DAILY          Thomas         19   M    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X                                        X


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