1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.216
Continued from Page 215
Continued on Page 217

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:  216
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 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
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 1   380  375 BROOKS         Ira            12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   380  375 BROOKS         Luella         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   380  375 BROOKS         Harry          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 4   381  376 ARNOLD         Solomon        37   M    W    Farmer         600       300       IL                                                           X     X
 5   381  376 ARNOLD         Elizabeth      35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   381  376 ARNOLD         James          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   381  376 WHITE          William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   382  377 WEST           Isaac M.       38   M    W    Farmer         500       400       TN
 9   382  377 WEST           Laura J.       38   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 10  382  377 WEST           John J.        15   M    W                                       MO
 11  382  377 WEST           William F.     13   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 12  382  377 WEST           George W.      11   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 13  382  377 WEST           Lillian        10   F    W                                       MO
 14  383  378 MILLER         William        31   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL
 15  383  378 MILLER         Mahala         24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  383  378 MILLER         Alay           4    M    W                                       IL
 17  383  378 MILLER         Jennie         2    F    W                                       IL
 18  383  378 MILLER         Franklin       7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 19  383  378 PEDIGO         Chris          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 20  384  379 MILLER         Milton         28   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL
 21  384  379 MILLER         Sarah          58   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 22  384  379 MILLER         Susan          33   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 23  384  379 MILLER         Catherine      24   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 24  385  380 FLETCHER       Nancy          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 25  385  380 FLETCHER       Lydia          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  385  380 FLETCHER       Elizabeth      4    F    W                                       IL
 27  385  380 FLETCHER       Emmie          3    F    W                                       IL
 28  385  380 FLETCHER       Elisha         24   M    W                             200       IL
 29  386  381 GREENE         Carroll        43   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     IL
 30  386  381 GREENE         Charity        33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 31  386  381 GREENE         Elijah         5    M    W                                       IL
 32  386  381 GREENE         Sylvia         5    F    W                                       IL
 33  386  381 GREENE         William        3    M    W                                       IL
 34  386  381 GREENE         Not Named      1    M    W                                       IL
 35  386  381 BRTON          John           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 36  386  381 POTTER         Mary           23   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 37  387  382 BALE           James L.       36   M    2    Miller         5,000     600       KY
 38  387  382 BALE           Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      NC
 39  387  382 BALE           Ida            6    F    W                                       IL
 40  387  382 BALE           Cabines        4    M    W                                       IL


Continued from Page 215
Continued on Page 217


Back to Census Index