1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.220
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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:  220
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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   410  404 MURPHY         Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   410  404 MURPHY         William        4    M    W                                       IL
 3   410  404 MURPHY         Not Named      5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 4   411  405 CASSEN         John           37   M    W    Farmer         500       500       Hanover            X      X
 5   411  405 CASSEN         Lucinda        23   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                    X
 6   411  405 CASSEN         John           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   411  405 CASSEN         Frank          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   411  405 CASSEN         Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 9   412  406 MOORE          John           28   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 10  412  406 MOORE          Mary A.        23   F    W                                       IL
 11  412  406 MOORE          Ellen          1    F    W                                       IL
 12  413  407 GUMM           Jemima         53   F    W    Keeping House  25,000    6,000     KY                                                           X     X
 13  413  407 GUMM           George         20   M    W                                       IL
 14  413  407 GUMM           William        18   M    W                                       IL
 15  413  407 GUMM           Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  413  407 GUMM           Frank          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  413  407 DAVIS          Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  413  407 ELMORE         Rene           16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 19  413  407 CARTER         Leann          73   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 20  414  408 UPDIKE         Samuel         38   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     NJ
 21  414  408 UPDIKE         Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  414  408 UPDIKE         John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  414  408 UPDIKE         Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  414  408 UPDIKE         Liscomb        4    M    W                                       IL
 25  414  408 ATTERBERRY     Dick           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                        May
 26  414  408 ATTERBERRY     Sarah          18   F    W                                       IL                                        May
 27  414  408 ELMORE         Hester         12   F    W                                       IL
 28  415  409 GOLDSBY        William        51   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     KY
 29  415  409 GOLDSBY        Eliza          51   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  415  409 GOLDSBY        Addie          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  415  409 GOODE          John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 32  416  410 OTT            Martin         27   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,500     IN
 33  416  410 OTT            Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 34  416  410 OTT            Marion         9    M    W                                       IL
 35  416  410 OTT            William        5    M    W                                       IL
 36  416  410 OTT            Joseph         3    M    W                                       IL
 37  417  411 PATTEN         Abiga          29   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 38  417  411 PATTEN         Christianna    27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 39  417  411 PATTEN         William        3    M    W                                       IL
 40  418  412 BEEKMAN        William        55   M    W    Farmer         52,000    21,000    NJ


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