1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.206
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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:  206
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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   314  308 BALES          Frank          19   M    W                                       IL
 2   314  308 BALES          John           17   M    W                                       IL
 3   314  308 BALES          Mary J.        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   314  308 BALES          Lucinda        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   314  308 BALES          Jacob          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   314  308 BALES          James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   315  309 BELL           John           14   M    W    Drayman        1,000     600       KY                                                    X            X
 8   315  309 BELL           Emmie          21   F    W                                       IL
 9   316  310 BURCHETT       James          43   M    W    Coal Miner               100       England            X      X                                  X     X
 10  316  310 BURCHETT       Harriet        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  316  310 BURCHETT       Agnes          3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 12  316  310 BURCHETT       John           10mo M    W                                       IL                 X            Aug
 13  317  311 MCHENRY        Martin         42   M    W    Railroad Foreman 800     300       IL
 14  317  311 MCHENRY        Emma E.        42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  317  311 MCHENRY        Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  317  311 MCHENRY        Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  318  312 SMEDLEY        Lucy           37   F    W    Keeping House  800       200       KY
 18  318  312 MARSH          Charles        18   M    W                                       IL
 19  318  312 MARSH          George         14   M    W                                       IL
 20  319  313 WOOD           David          53   M    W    Day Laborer    100                 England            X      X
 21  319  313 WOOD           Martha         43   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 22  319  313 WOOD           Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  319  313 WOOD           George         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  319  313 WOOD           Thomas         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  319  313 WOOD           Winfield       8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  319  313 WOOD           Eve E.         1    F    W                                       IL
 27  320  314 CARMAN         James L.       49   M    W    Plasterer      500       100       IL
 28  320  314 CARMAN         Cinda          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  320  314 CARMAN         James H.       18   M    W                                       OH
 30  320  314 CARMAN         Adalaska       16   M    W                                       IL
 31  320  314 CARMAN         Oliver         13   M    W                                       IL
 32  320  314 CARMAN         Harry B.       7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 33  320  314 MYERS          Eda            17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 34  321  315 BROOKS         Permelia       65   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     500       KY
 35  321  315 BROOKS         Charles        39   M    W    Harness Maker                      KY                                                                       X
                   REMARKS:  Deaf & Dumb
 36  321  315 BROOKS         Jesse          30   M    W    Painter                            IL                                                                       X
                   REMARKS:  Deaf & Dumb
 37  321  315 BROOKS         Elizabeth      24   F    W                                       IL
 38  321  315 BROOKS         Lynch          21   M    W    Teamster                           IL
 39  322  316 HOHIMER        William        71   M    W    Justice of the Peace 2,000 300     KY
 40  322  316 HOHIMER        Mickey         65   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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