1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.213
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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:  213
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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   361  356 HOMERS         Cassen         36   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 2   362  357 JOHNSON        John H.        42   M    W    Painter        2,000     1,000     NJ
 3   362  357 JOHNSON        Mary           46   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 4   362  357 JOHNSON        Emma           17   F    W                                       NY
 5   362  357 JOHNSON        Marques        15   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 6   362  357 JOHNSON        Auguste        19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   362  357 TAYLOR         George         23   M    W    Farmer                             PA
 8   363  358 TACKET         John           57   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 9   363  358 TACKET         Mary           45   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 10  363  358 TACKET         Nora           6    F    W                                       IL
 11  363  358 TACKET         Henry          1    M    W                                       IL
 12  364  359 BENEDICT       John           38   M    W    Farmer                   200       IN
 13  364  359 BENEDICT       Sarah          29   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 14  364  359 BENEDICT       John           10   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 15  364  359 BENEDICT       Mary           8    F    W                                       IN
 16  364  359 BENEDICT       Pamelia        2    F    W                                       IL
 17  365  360 DEGROTE        Yokem          52   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 18  365  360 DEGROTE        Anna           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 19  365  360 DEGROTE        John           14   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 20  365  360 DEGROTE        Henry          9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 21  365  360 DEGROTE        Minnie         6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  365  360 DEGROTE        Herman         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  365  360 DEGROTE        Jerry          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  365  360 DEGROTE        Lena           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  365  360 SCHENEWIS      George         40   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X
 26  366  361 GIBBS          John           35   M    W    Farmer         13,000    1,500     IL
 27  366  361 GIBBS          Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  366  361 GIBBS          Nancy          1    F    W                                       IL
 29  366  361 CHASE          Elizabeth      4    F    W                                       IL
 30  366  361 CHASE          Luisa          11   F    W                                       IL
 31  366  361 GAMMON         Phil           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 32  367  363 GIBBS          Thomas         24   M    W    Farmer                   3,000     IL
 33  367  363 GIBBS          George         27   M    W    Farmer                   3,000     IL
 34  367  363 GIBBS          Sarah          19   F    W    Keeping House                      IA
 35  368  363 HUDSPEATH      George         54   M    W    Farmer         29,000    4,000     AL
 36  368  363 HUDSPEATH      Peggie         46   F    W    Keeping House                      AL
 37  368  363 HUDSPEATH      Mathis         27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 38  368  363 HUDSPEATH      Lucy A.        19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  368  363 HUDSPEATH      John           16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  368  363 HUDSPEATH      George         7    M    W                                       IL


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