1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.210
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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:  210
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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   347  341 GLEASON        Thomas         2mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 2   348  342 FOX            Ptrick         30   M    W    Day Laborer    500       100       Ireland            X      X
 3   348  342 FOX            Ann            24   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 4   348  342 FOX            Ellen          5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   348  342 FOX            Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   349  343 SMITH          John           42   M    W    Carpenter      1,500     300       OH
 7   349  343 SMITH          Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   349  343 SMITH          Susan          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   349  343 SMITH          Anna           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  349  343 SMITH          James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  349  343 SMITH          Emma           4    F    W                                       IL
 12  350  344 HEIGOLD        Fred           54   M    W    Railroad Laborer 2,000   1,000     Wurtemberg         X      X
 13  350  344 HEIGOLD        Christiana     50   F    W    Keeping House                      Wurtemberg         X      X
 14  350  344 HEIGOLD        Louis          18   M    W    Works in Brick Yard                Wurtemberg         X      X                           X
 15  350  344 HEIGOLD        Fred           12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 16  350  344 HEIGOLD        Henry          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 17  350  344 HEIGOLD        Emmie          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  350  344 HEIGOLD        Pauline        8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  350  344 HEIGOLD        Kate           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  350  344 HEIGOLD        John           4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  351  345 LUKES          John           49   M    W    Day Laborer    2,000     500       Bavaria            X      X
 22  351  345 LUKES          Josephine      36   F    W    Keeping House                      Wurtemberg         X      X
 23  352  346 WOODS          William        30   M    W    Works in Coal Mine 400   200       England            X      X               May
 24  352  346 WOODS          Nancy          23   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                        May
 25  352  346 WOODS          Emma B.        3    F    W                                       IN                 X
 26  353  347 MCDONALD       Daniel         42   M    W    Coal Miner     650       200       Scotland           X      X
 27  353  347 MCDONALD       Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 28  353  347 MCDONALD       Jane           17   F    W                                       Scotland           X      X
 29  353  347 MCDONALD       Daniel         14   M    W                                       PA                 X      X                           X
 30  353  347 MCDONALD       David          12   M    W                                       PA                 X      X                           X
 31  353  347 MCDONALD       Alexander      10   M    W                                       PA                 X      X                           X
 32  353  347 MCDONALD       Elizabeth      1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  354  348 BRADLEY        James          31   M    W    Coal Miner               100       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 34  354  348 BRADLEY        Ann            19   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 35  354  348 BRADLEY        Maria          1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 36  355  349 HAMILTON       Andrew         62   M    W    Coal Miner               100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 37  355  349 HAMILTON       Jane           45   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 38  355  349 HAMILTON       John           13   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 39  355  349 HAMILTON       James          5    M    W                                       Scotland           X      X
 40  356  350 SAMMS          Warren         28   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL


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