1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.211
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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:  211
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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   356  350 SAMMS          Ellen          17   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                 X
 2   357  351 SAMMS          George         22   M    W    Coal Miner               100       IL                                                           X     X
 3   357  351 SAMMS          Mary           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   357  351 SAMMS          John           1    M    W                                       IL
 5   358  352 SAMMS          John D.        42   M    W    Blacksmith                         IL
 6   358  352 SAMMS          Leothy         46   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 7   358  352 SAMMS          George         22   M    W                                       IL
 8   358  352 SAMMS          Jackson        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   358  352 SAMMS          Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  359  353 SULLIVAN       William        22   M    W    Farming                  100       IN
 11  359  353 SULLIVAN       Mary J.        22   F    W                                       IN                                                           X     X
 12  359  353 SPICE          Fred           22   M    W    Laborer                            England            X      X
 13  360  354 MARTIN         Jacob          29   M    W    Farmer                   800       MO
 14  360  354 MARTIN         Sarah A.       23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  360  354 MARTIN         Annie          3    F    W                                       IL
 16  360  354 MARTIN         Harry          2    M    W                                       IL
 17  360  354 MARTIN         Josephine      9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 18  361  355 MCDONALD       Peter          29   M    W    Coal Miner     225       100       Scotland           X      X
 19  361  355 MCDONALD       Agnes          26   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 20  361  355 MCDONALD       John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  362  356 LENNON         Harmon         30   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Germany            X      X
 22  362  356 LENNON         Tutie          25   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 23  362  356 LENNON         Thomas         9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  362  356 LENNON         John           6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  362  356 LENNON         Meta           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  362  356 BUMCUS         Tronton        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 27  363  357 RADEMAKER      John           49   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 28  363  357 RADEMAKER      Margaret       16   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 29  363  357 RADEMAKER      Rachel         14   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 30  363  357 RADEMAKER      Harmon         12   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 31  363  357 RADEMAKER      Gerd           10   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 32  363  357 RADEMAKER      Mart           8    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 33  363  357 RADEMAKER      John           6    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 34  364  358 ARMSTRONG      S. Hull        37   M    W    Farmer         900       4,500     IL
 35  364  358 ARMSTRONG      Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  364  358 ARMSTRONG      Frances        62   F    W                   12,000    15,000    TN                                                           X     X
 37  364  358 ARMSTRONG      Nemiah         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 38  364  358 CASTEEL        Marshal        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 39  365  359 GREENE         Nult           27   M    W    Farmer         40,680    12,500    MS
 40  365  359 GREENE         Lou            22   F    W    Keeping House                      TN


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