1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.205
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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:  205
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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   302  299 DAVIS          Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 2   303  300 SYKES          Henry          39   M    W    Coal Miner     800       100       England            X      X
 3   303  300 SYKES          Sarah          39   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 4   303  300 SYKES          Lydia          16   F    W                                       England            X      X                           X
 5   303  300 SYKES          James H.       11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 6   303  300 SYKES          Abraham        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   303  300 SYKES          Eva            6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   303  300 SYKES          Thomas         2mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 9   304  301 ALFORD         William        40   M    W    Cooper         600       100       OH                 X      X
 10  304  301 ALFORD         Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 11  304  301 ALFORD         John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  304  301 ALFORD         Oliver         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  304  301 ALFORD         Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  304  301 ALFORD         Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL
 15  304  301 ALFORD         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 16  304  301 ALFORD         Elizabeth      6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 17  305  302 LERNOR         David          42   M    W    Railroad Laborer 1,000   300       IN
 18  305  302 LERNOR         Hester         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  305  302 LERNOR         Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       IN
 20  305  302 LERNOR         Martha         16   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 21  305  302 LERNOR         Louisa         13   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 22  306  303 HEIGOLD        William        25   M    W    Shoemaker                          Germany            X      X
 23  306  303 HEIGOLD        Matilda        23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  306  303 HEIGOLD        Harriet        3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 25  306  303 HEIGOLD        George N.      1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 26  306  303 MCDONALD       Emma           19   F    W                                       IL
 27  309  304 CLARK          Martha J.      32   F    W    Keeping House  4,500     1,000     IL
 28  309  304 CLARK          Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                 X
 29  309  304 CLARK          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X
 30  310  305 WHITNEY        George         27   M    W    Saloon Keeper  1,000     500       KY
 31  310  305 WHITNEY        Annie          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  310  305 WHITNEY        Emmie J.       3    F    W                                       IL
 33  310  305 WHITNEY        Winfield       2    M    W                                       IL
 34  311  306 BALES          Harris         23   M    W    Works in Mill            100       IL                                        Jun
 35  311  306 BALES          Josephine      19   F    W    Keeping House                      Va                                        Jun
 36  312  307 WILLCOX        Henry          35   M    W    Policeman      600       300       IL
 37  312  307 WILLCOX        Cilloh         29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 38  312  307 WILLCOX        Charles        11   M    W                                       IL
 39  314  308 BALES          America        33   F    W    Keeping House  800       200       IL                                                                 X
 40  314  308 BALES          Winfield       21   M    W    Brick Mason                        IL


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