1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.212
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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:  212
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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   365  359 GREENE         Lillie         1    F    W                                       IL
 2   365  359 SPERRY         Sam            8    M    B    Domestic Servant                   TN
 3   365  359 STANLEY        John           64   M    W    Laborer                            Ireland            X      X
 4   366  360 STITH          Thomas         49   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,000     KY                                                                 X
 5   366  360 STITH          Susan          43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   366  360 STITH          Isaac          22   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 7   366  360 STITH          Thomas         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   366  360 STITH          Ann            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   366  360 STITH          Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  366  360 STITH          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  358  352 CLARY          Zachariah      73   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     TN
 12  358  352 CLARY          Mary           63   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 13  358  352 CLARY          Thomas         35   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 14  358  352 CLARY          Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 15  358  352 COLER          John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  358  352 CLARY          Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  359  353 CLARY          John           40   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 18  359  353 CLARY          Ann            40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  359  353 CLARY          Emma           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  359  353 CLARY          Alex           6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  359  353 CLARY          Lucy           5    F    W                                       IL
 22  359  353 CLARY          Lena           3    F    W                                       IL
 23  359  353 CLARY          Sarah          1    F    W                                       IL
 24  360  354 DALMON         Chris          45   M    W    Farmer                   500       Prussia            X      X
 25  360  354 DALMON         Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 26  360  354 DALMON         Lena           15   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 27  360  354 DALMON         William        14   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 28  360  354 DALMON         Harmon         12   M    W                                       WI                 X      X                           X
 29  360  354 DALMON         Frederick      10   M    W                                       WI                 X      X                           X
 30  360  354 DALMON         Andrew         8    M    W                                       WI                 X      X                           X
 31  360  354 DALMON         Amelia         6    F    W                                       WI                 X      X
 32  360  354 DALMON         Matilda        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  361  355 SHERDING       Henry          75   M    W    Farmer         25,000    2,000     Hanover            X      X
 34  361  355 SHERDING       Margaret       65   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover
 35  361  355 SHERDING       Harman         42   M    W                                       Hanover
 36  361  356 SHERDING       Henry          36   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 37  361  356 SHERDING       Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 38  361  356 SHERDING       John           5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  361  356 SHERDING       Harry          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  361  356 JOHNSON        Hugh           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X


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