1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.219
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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:  219
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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   404  398 ARMSTRONG      May            5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   404  398 ARMSTRONG      Berda          3    F    W                                       IL
 3   404  398 ARMSTRONG      Julia          1    F    W                                       IL
 4   404  398 ECUS           Henry          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 5   404  398 GUST           Christ         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 6   405  399 THOMPSON       James          55   M    W    Farmer         42,000    10,000    NJ
 7   405  399 THOMPSON       Mary J.        33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   405  399 THOMPSON       Mary E.        21   F    W                                       IL
 9   405  399 THOMPSON       Aaron          19   M    W                                       IL
 10  405  399 THOMPSON       James          16   M    W                                       IL
 11  405  399 THOMPSON       Olivia         14   F    W                                       IL
 12  405  399 THOMPSON       Edgar          10   M    W                                       IL
 13  405  399 THOMPSON       Katie          1    F    W                                       IL
 14  405  399 PECK           William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 15  406  400 WATKINS        Sam            28   M    W    Farmer         18,000    2,000     IL                                                           X     X
 16  406  400 WATKINS        Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  406  400 WATKINS        Genett         6    F    W                                       IL
 18  406  400 WATKINS        Elizabeth      4    F    W                                       IL
 19  406  400 WATKINS        Evans          3    M    W                                       IL
 20  406  400 ANDRISE        Carson         19   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 21  406  400 BOND           Marion         14   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 22  406  400 BOND           John           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 23  406  400 HIBBS          Sarah          20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 24  407  401 DAVIS          William        41   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 25  407  401 DAVIS          Harriet        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 26  407  401 DAVIS          George         18   M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 27  407  401 DAVIS          Andrew         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  408  402 ENGLAND        W. J.          60   F    W    Keeping House  5,000     1,000     NC                                                           X     X
 29  408  402 ENGLAND        Louis          30   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 30  408  402 ENGLAND        Marinda        24   F    W                                       IL
 31  408  402 ENGLAND        Samuel         21   M    W                                       IL
 32  408  402 MILSTED        John           35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 33  409  403 GUMM           Jessie         33   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 34  409  403 GUMM           Martha         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  409  403 GUMM           John           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  409  403 GUMM           William        5    M    W                                       IL
 37  409  403 GUMM           Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 38  409  403 DODSON         Jane           14   F    W    Domestic Servant                   TN                                                           X     X
 39  409  403 CASLIN         Jasper         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 40  410  404 MURPHY         James          30   M    W    Farmer                   800       LA


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