1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.222
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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:  222
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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   425  417 OSBORN         Effie          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   425  417 OSBORN         George         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   425  417 OSBORN         Harrison       3    M    W                                       IL
 4   425  417 OSBORN         Not Named      1    F    W                                       IL
 5   425  417 PHILLIPS       William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       GA
 6   425  417 OSBORN         Harrison       70   M    W    Minister                           GA
 7   426  418 BUMGARDNER     James          66   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA
 8   426  418 BUMGARDNER     Mary C.        51   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 9   426  418 BUMGARDNER     Addison        22   M    W                                       IL
 10  426  418 BUMGARDNER     Matilda        8    F    W                                       IL
 11  426  418 BROCKET        Lou J.         33   F    W                                       OH
 12  426  418 BROCKET        Bell           8    F    W                                       IL
 13  427  419 HURD           Hiram          70   M    W    Farmer         25,000    1,000     NH
 14  427  419 HURD           Esther         65   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 15  428  419 HURD           Almon          31   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     NH
 16  428  419 HURD           Mary J.        21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  428  419 BERRY          James W.       16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 18  429  421 KELLEY         Michael        50   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     Ireland            X      X
 19  429  421 KELLEY         Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 20  429  421 KELLEY         Catherine      18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  429  421 KELLEY         Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  429  421 KELLEY         Winifred       16   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  429  421 KELLEY         Thomas         14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  429  421 KELLEY         Andrew         12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  429  421 KELLEY         Michael        10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  429  421 KELLEY         John           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  429  421 KELLEY         James          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  429  421 KELLEY         Owen           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  429  421 KELLEY         Nicholas       2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  429  421 KELLEY         Richard        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  429  421 SAMS           Andrew         35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 32  429  421 MILLER         Albert         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 33  429  421 COHE           Edward         55   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 34  430  422 RONEY          James          30   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 35  430  422 RONEY          Bridget        61   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 36  431  423 SHEPHARD       James          60   M    W    Farmer         9,600     2,000     Scotland           X      X
 37  431  423 SHEPHARD       Margaret       60   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 38  431  423 SHEPHARD       Ann            20   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  431  423 SHEPHARD       Jennett        18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  431  423 SHEPHARD       John           16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X


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