1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.201
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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:  201
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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   270  265 PAULSON        Olof           36   M    W    Works in Wagon Shop                Sweden             X      X
 2   270  265 PAULSON        Bettie         35   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 3   270  265 PAULSON        Fritz          9    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 4   270  265 PAULSON        Emma           7    F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 5   270  265 PAULSON        Eda            3    F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 6   271  266 EALEM          William        46   M    W    Wagon Maker    6,000     2,000     IL
 7   271  266 EALEM          Martha J.      43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   271  266 EALEM          Isabella       18   F    W                                       IL
 9   271  266 EALEM          William        15   M    W                                       IL
 10  271  266 HUGGENS        Jennie         19   F    W    Teaching School                    IL
 11  272  267 MONTGOMERY     Benjamin       74   M    W    Farmer         1,000     600       KY
 12  272  267 MONTGOMERY     Percilla       70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  272  267 MONTGOMERY     Mary J.        34   F    W    Seamstress                         IN
 14  272  267 KNOWLES        Laura          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  273  268 BRYANT         William        44   M    W    Blacksmith                         IL
 16  273  268 BRYANT         Maria          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X                                         X     X
 17  273  268 BRYANT         William        13   M    W                                       IL
 18  273  268 BRYANT         Dora K.        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  273  268 BRYANT         Eliza J.       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  273  268 BRYANT         Emaline        10   F    W                                       IL
 21  274  269 SMITH          Nancy          44   F    W    Keeping House  1,500     500       KY
 22  274  269 SMITH          Emily          19   F    W                                       IL
 23  274  269 SMITH          Fannie         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  274  270 RICE           William        23   M    W    Coal Miner               500       NY
 25  274  270 RICE           Maria          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  274  270 EPPERSON       William        21   M    W    Coal Miner                         MO
 27  274  270 PHILLIPS       Frank          22   M    W    Coal Miner                         IL
 28  274  270 PHILLIPS       Jeff           19   M    W    Coal Miner                         IL
 29  275  271 BOLES          Hiram          52   M    W    Miller         36,000    500       KY
 30  275  271 BOLES          Esther         51   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  275  271 BOLES          Douglas        25   M    W    Works in Mill                      IL
 32  275  271 BOLES          Mary E.        21   F    W                                       IL
 33  275  271 BOLES          John           18   M    W                                       IL
 34  275  271 BOLES          Kate           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  275  271 BOLES          Lydia          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  275  271 BOLES          Harden         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  275  271 BOLES          Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  275  271 PEAK           Thomas         65   M    W    Clerk in Mill  1,100               VA
 39  276  272 RANDALL        Walter         47   M    W    Teamster                 100       KY
 40  276  272 RANDALL        Mary J.        26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X


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