1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.204
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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:  204
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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   292  289 LLOYD          Lilly          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   292  289 LLOYD          Jack           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   292  289 LLOYD          Annie          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   293  290 HUGGENS        Edward         23   M    W    Day Laborer                        OH
 5   293  290 HUGGENS        Anna           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   293  290 HUGGENS        George         1    M    W                                       IL
 7   294  291 KENMANN        Mike           36   M    W    Marble Cutter  2,000     300       NY                 X      X
 8   294  291 KENMANN        Ellen          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   294  291 KENMANN        Edward         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  295  292 HUMPHREY       John           43   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IN
 11  295  292 HUMPHREY       Sarah          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 12  295  292 HUMPHREY       Martha         1    F    W                                       IL
 13  296  293 NICHOLAS       Hogan          44   M    W    Day Laborer              100       Ireland            X      X
 14  296  293 NICHOLAS       Henrietta      46   F    W    Keeping House                      MD                                                           X     X
 15  296  293 NICHOLAS       Nora           15   F    W                                       IL
 16  296  293 NICHOLAS       Mike           12   M    W                                       IL
 17  296  293 NICHOLAS       Kate           10   F    W                                       IL
 18  296  293 NICHOLAS       Annie          6    F    W                                       IL
 19  296  293 NICHOLAS       Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 20  297  294 WHIP           Lenard         26   M    W    Druggist       850       4,000     IL
 21  297  294 WHIP           Sarah B.       21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  298  295 REGNIER        Mary           28   M    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  298  295 RANEY          Mary           17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  298  295 RANEY          Frank          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  298  295 RANEY          Annie          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  299  296 GLEASON        Edward         60   M    W    Day Laborer    300       100       Ireland            X      X
 27  299  296 GLEASON        Margaret       32   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland
 28  299  296 GLEASON        William        16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                                  X     X
 29  300  297 HOAGLAND       Louisa         50   F    W    Keeping House  15,000    400       KY
 30  300  297 NANCE          Fannie         21   F    W                   700       100       IL
 31  300  297 NANCE          Louis          3    M    W                                       IL
 32  300  297 NANCE          Tilton         1    M    W                                       IL
 33  301  298 PEAK           William        67   M    W    Ret. Merchant  5,000     2,000     VA
 34  301  298 PEAK           Jane           52   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 35  301  298 PEAK           Rosey          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  301  298 PEAK           Alice          9    F    W                                       IL
 37  301  298 PEAK           Cora           3    F    W                                       IL
 38  301  298 WILLSON        Margaret       14   F    W                                       IL
 39  301  298 WILLSON        Mary           9    F    W                                       IL
 40  302  299 DAVIS          Stephen        24   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     500       IL


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