1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.208
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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:  208
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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   331  325 LANKFORD       Alice A.       11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   331  325 LANKFORD       Laura          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   331  325 LANKFORD       Olive          4    M    W                                       IL
 4   332  326 BONTE          John           31   M    W    Painter                  100       Switzerland        X      X
 5   332  326 BONTE          Mena           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 6   332  326 BONTE          Mena           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   332  326 BONTE          Hannah         5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   332  326 BONTE          Lena           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   332  326 COTS           Henry          29   M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 10  333  327 BRYANT         William        45   M    W    Brick Mason    1,000     200       KY
 11  333  327 BRYANT         Margaret       35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  333  327 BRYANT         Frank          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  333  327 BRYANT         Harry          10   M    W                                       IL
 14  333  327 BRYANT         Albert         8    M    W                                       IL
 15  333  327 BRYANT         William        6    M    W                                       IL
 16  333  327 BRYANT         Greene         3    M    W                                       IL
 17  333  327 BRYANT         May            7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 18  334  328 WOOLRIDGE      John           36   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                                                                 X
 19  334  328 WOOLRIDGE      Eliza          26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 20  334  328 WOOLRIDGE      Nora           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  334  328 WOOLRIDGE      Eliza          4    F    W                                       IL
 22  335  329 BOWAN          Robert         23   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     100       MD
 23  336  330 JOHNSON        George M.      47   M    W    Wagoner Maker  1,500     300       VT
 24  336  330 JOHNSON        Eliza J.       41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  336  330 JOHNSON        Almira         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  336  330 JOHNSON        Agran          10   M    W                                       IL
 27  336  330 JOHNSON        George         8    M    W                                       IL
 28  337  331 COPLES         Thomas         28   M    W    Railroad Laborer 200     100       Ireland            X      X
 29  337  331 COPLES         Ann            22   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 30  337  331 COPLES         Alice          7mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Nov
 31  338  332 SIMMONS        Oliver         36   M    W    Farmer                   500       NH
 32  338  332 SIMMONS        Serepta        34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  338  332 BELL           Maria E.       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  338  332 SIMMONS        William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  338  332 SIMMONS        Lillie         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  338  332 SIMMONS        Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 37  338  332 SIMMONS        Harriet        10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 38  339  333 ZELLY          Charles        28   M    W    Clerk in Bank  1,200     200       Switzerland        X      X
 39  339  333 ZELLY          Emily          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  339  333 ZELLY          Carroll        4    M    W                                       IA                 X


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