1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.209
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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:  209
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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   340  334 ROBINS         James          30   M    W    Clerk in Bank  10,000    6,500     MO
 2   340  334 ROBINS         Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 3   340  334 ROBINS         Ettie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   340  334 ROBINS         Nancy          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   340  334 RIEKER         Fred           18   M    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 6   341  335 GOLT           Margaret S.    46   F    W    Keeping House  20,000    5,000     IL
 7   341  335 GOLT           Eliza          20   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   342  336 LEWIS          Charles T.     24   M    W    Clerk in Store           300       MO
 9   342  336 LEWIS          Annie          22   F    W                                       IL
 10  342  336 LEWIS          Effie          1    F    W                                       IL
 11  342  336 LEWIS          Treka          20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 12  342  336 DAVIS          Stella         18   F    W    Public Whore                       IN
 13  342  336 MCNEELY        Tilton         64   M    W    Police Magistrate 2,000  3,000     KY
 14  343  337 MAHON          Pat            35   M    W    Railroad Laborer         200       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 15  343  337 MAHON          Maria          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 16  343  337 MAHON          John           3    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 17  343  337 MAHON          Amanda         2    F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 18  344  338 SULLIVAN       Mike           32   M    W    Railroad Laborer 1,000   200       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 19  344  338 SULLIVAN       Hanora         29   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 20  344  338 SULLIVAN       Bridget        9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 21  344  338 SULLIVAN       Hanora         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 22  344  338 SULLIVAN       Ellen          7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  344  338 SULLIVAN       Catherine      4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  344  338 SULLIVAN       Mike           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  344  338 SULLIVAN       John           9mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Sep
 26  345  339 GALLIGAR       Hugh           30   M    W    Railroad Laborer 200               Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 27  345  339 GALLIGAR       Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 28  345  339 GALLIGAR       James          4    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 29  345  339 GALLIGAR       Bridget        3    F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 30  345  339 GALLIGAR       Charles        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  346  340 CRONAN         Pat            35   M    W    Laborer        1,000     200       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 32  346  340 CRONAN         Margaret       22   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X
 33  346  340 CRONAN         Jerry          10   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 34  346  340 CRONAN         Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 35  346  340 CRONAN         Elizabeth      6    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 36  347  341 GLEASON        Mike           26   M    W    Railroad Laborer 500     100       Ireland            X      X
 37  347  341 GLEASON        Bridget        23   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 38  347  341 GLEASON        Kate           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  347  341 GLEASON        Edward         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  347  341 GLEASON        William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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