1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.215
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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:  215
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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   373  368 HOLLIS         George         25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 2   373  368 CURRY          James          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       PA
 3   373  368 DECKER         John           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 4   373  368 MYERS          Margaret       22   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 5   374  369 THOMPSON       Aaron          60   M    W    Farmer         25,000    8,000     NJ
 6   374  369 THOMPSON       Amanda         42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   374  369 THOMPSON       Cintha         20   F    W                                       IL
 8   374  369 THOMPSON       Aaron          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   374  369 THOMPSON       Zedoch         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  374  369 THOMPSON       Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  374  369 THOMPSON       Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  374  369 THOMPSON       Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  375  370 JOHNSON        James          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 14  375  370 JOHNSON        Martha         20   F    W                                       IL
 15  375  370 JOHNSON        Annie          3    F    W                                       IL
 16  375  370 JOHNSON        Elizabeth      6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 17  376  371 BARCLAY        Annie          70   F    W    Keeping House  13,000    3,000     Scotland           X      X
 18  376  371 BARCLAY        Elizabeth      44   F    W                                       Scotland           X      X
 19  376  371 PARK           Thomas         53   M    W    Farmer         10,000              Scotland           X      X
 20  376  371 PARK           Annie          24   F    W                                       Scotland           X      X
 21  376  371 HIGGINS        William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 22  376  371 BERRY          William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  377  372 HARRIS         John B.        72   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     TN                                                                 X
 24  377  372 HARRIS         Mary           72   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 25  378  373 GARMON         J.             50   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN                 X
 26  378  373 GARMON         Evaline        47   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 27  378  373 GARMON         Fannie         15   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 28  378  373 GARMON         John           10   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 29  378  373 GARMON         Edward         9    M    W                                       MO
 30  378  373 GARMON         Henry          5    M    W                                       IL
 31  379  374 MILES          James          47   M    W    Farmer         12,000    3,000     IL
 32  379  374 MILES          Annie          46   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 33  379  374 MILES          George W.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  379  374 MILES          James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  379  374 MILES          Kate           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  379  374 WOOD           Harriet        27   M    W    Agent for Nursery                  NY                              Jan       Jan
 37  379  374 WOOD           Lizzie         20   F    W                                       IL                                        Jan
 38  379  374 GARMON         Louis          18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 39  380  375 BROOKS         John T.        38   M    W    Tinner         3,000     500       KY
 40  380  375 BROOKS         Nancy          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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