1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.207
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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:  207
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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   322  316 HOHIMER        Elias          22   M    W                                       IL
 2   323  317 BROWN          James          59   M    W    Works in Woolen Mill 1,500 500     Scotland           X      X
 3   323  317 BROWN          Elspath        54   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 4   323  317 BROWN          Grace          16   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   323  317 BROWN          Annie          11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   324  318 THOMAS         Richard        31   M    W    Day Laborer    600       200       KY
 7   324  318 THOMAS         Eliza          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 8   324  318 THOMAS         William        3    M    W                                       IL
 9   324  318 THOMAS         Genett         1    F    W                                       IL
 10  324  318 BELL           Mary E.        13   F    W                                       IL
 11  325  319 BALE           Arthur         29   M    W    Works in Woolen Mill 1,000 500     IL
 12  325  319 BALE           Eliza          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  325  319 BALE           Laura          5    F    W                                       IL
 14  325  319 BALE           Corda          2    F    W                                       IL
 15  326  320 REASON         James          22   M    W    Day Laborer              100       IL
 16  326  320 REASON         Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  326  320 REASON         Minnie         6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 18  326  320 REASON         Margaret       58   F    W                                       OH                                                           X     X
 19  327  321 DEARWESTER     Mary           45   F    W    Keeping House  300       100       OH                                                           X     X
 20  327  321 DEARWESTER     William        20   M    W                                       OH
 21  327  321 WARD           Frances        47   F    W                                       OH                                                           X     X
 22  328  322 ROBINSON       Emily          49   F    W    Keeping House            100       NY
 23  328  322 ROBINSON       Emily W.       16   F    W                                       OH
 24  328  322 ROBINSON       Lou S.         13   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 25  328  322 ROBINSON       Carrie         9    F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 26  329  323 MCCONNELL      Henry          23   M    W    Harness Maker                      OH
 27  329  323 MCCONNELL      Lizzie         18   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 28  329  323 MCCONNELL      Frank B.       8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 29  330  324 CARMAN         Caleb          66   M    W    Shoemaker      800       300       Canada             X      X
 30  330  324 CARMAN         Melissa        42   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 31  330  324 CARMAN         Martha         19   F    W                                       IL                 X
 32  330  324 CARMAN         Edwin          16   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 33  330  324 CARMAN         James          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  330  324 CARMAN         Lafayette      11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  330  324 CARMAN         Alice          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  331  325 LANKFORD       Willie         46   M    W    Miller         1,500     500       TN
 37  331  325 LANKFORD       Sarah J.       44   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 38  331  325 LANKFORD       Alfred         20   M    W                                       IL
 39  331  325 LANKFORD       Charles        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  331  325 LANKFORD       William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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