1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.203
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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:  203
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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   284  280 MATHEWS        Charles        50   M    W    gunsmith       3,200     600       SC
 2   284  280 MATHEWS        Matilda        4    F    W                                       OH
 3   284  280 MATHEWS        Elizabeth      18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                    X
 4   285  281 JOHNS          Adam           48   M    W    Keeps Boarding House 1,800 500     Bavaria            X      X
 5   285  281 JOHNS          Frances        57   F    W    Keeping House                      Bavaria            X      X
 6   285  281 JOHNS          Emmie          18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   285  281 JOHNS          Maggie         16   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   285  281 PETERSON       Edward         19   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Prussia            X      X
 9   285  281 LONG           Jacob          36   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Prussia            X      X
 10  285  281 AMSTI          Fred           30   M    W    Day Laborer                        Hessen             X      X
 11  285  281 KLEIN          Thomas         40   M    W    Coal Miner     200                 Ireland            X      X
 12  285  281 KLEIN          John           17   M    W    Laborer                            IL                 X      X
 13  286  282 MITTENDORF     Cora           26   F    W    House Keeper                       Hanover            X      X
 14  286  282 CLURE          William        26   M    W    Priest                             Prussia            X      X
 15  286  282 KELLY          Mike           22   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 16  287  283 SMITH          George         25   M    W    Engineer in MIll                   IL                                        Jun
 17  287  283 SMITH          Melissa        17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jun
 18  287  284 SMITH          Benjamin       64   M    W    Millwright     1,400     100       NJ
 19  287  284 SMITH          Margaret       62   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                                           X     X
 20  288  285 MCGLASSON      Trond          39   M    W    Laborer        1,000     400       IL
 21  288  285 MCGLASSON      William        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  288  285 MCGLASSON      Mary J.        11   F    W                                       IA                                                    X
 23  289  286 BOGGS          Wilber F.      36   M    W    Farmer         1,000     400       PA
 24  289  286 BOGGS          Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 25  289  286 BOGGS          Olive B.       13   F    W                                       MO
 26  289  286 BOGGS          Lillian        10   F    W                                       MO
 27  289  286 BOGGS          Ida S.         9    F    W                                       MO
 28  289  286 BOGGS          Mary E.        7    F    W                                       MO
 29  289  286 BOGGS          Annie          6    F    W                                       MO
 30  290  287 STEPHENSON     Sarah          33   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     300       PA
 31  290  287 STEPHENSON     Thomas         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  291  288 HALL           William        35   M    W    Railroad Laborer 550     100       Ireland            X      X
 33  291  288 HALL           Ellen          36   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 34  291  288 PANE           Mary           45   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 35  291  288 DRURY          Otis           26   M    W                                       OH
 36  292  289 LLOYD          William        44   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     600       IL
 37  292  289 LLOYD          Narsis         42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 38  292  289 LLOYD          Almeda         19   F    W                                       IL
 39  292  289 LLOYD          Frank          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  292  289 LLOYD          Kate           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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