1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.226
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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:  226
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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   456  447 ELMORE         Joseph         17   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 2   457  448 ROTHCHILD      Adolph         39   M    W    Farmer                   500       Prussia            X      X
 3   457  448 ROTHCHILD      Catherine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 4   457  448 ROTHCHILD      Almira         8    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 5   457  448 ROTHCHILD      August         6    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 6   457  448 ROTHCHILD      Richard        5    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 7   458  449 ARMSTRONG      Andrew         54   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     TN
 8   458  449 ARMSTRONG      Eliza          36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 9   458  449 ARMSTRONG      Sarah          18   F    W                                       IL
 10  458  449 WATKINS        Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 11  459  450 MONTGOMERY     John           40   M    W    Farmer         4,800     500       IL
 12  459  450 MONTGOMERY     Ellen          45   F    W                                       IL
 13  459  450 MONTGOMERY     David          11   M    W                                       IL
 14  459  450 MONTGOMERY     George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  459  450 MONTGOMERY     William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  459  450 MONTGOMERY     Alice          7    F    W                                       IL
 17  459  450 MONTGOMERY     Margaret       6    F    W                                       IL
 18  459  450 MONTGOMERY     Carrie         3    F    W                                       IA
 19  460  451 WATKINS        William        66   M    W    Farmer         30,000    4,000     KY
 20  460  451 WATKINS        Ala            61   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 21  460  451 WATKINS        William G.     20   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 22  460  451 WATKINS        Eliza          20   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 23  460  451 POTTER         Albert         17   M    W                                       IL
 24  460  451 DAVIS          Lucinda        14   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 25  460  451 ELMORE         Lydia          16   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 26  460  451 SHEETS         Rozetta        9    F    W                                       IL
 27  460  451 MORRIS         Cyrus          35   M    B    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                           X     X
 28  461  452 CARTER         Bolen          35   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 29  461  452 CARTER         Susan          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 30  461  452 CARTER         Jefferson      8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  461  452 CARTER         Ellen          4    F    W                                       IL
 32  461  452 CARTER         Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL
 33  462  453 MICHEL         Ragan          32   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 34  462  453 MICHEL         Annie          25   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 35  462  453 MICHEL         Nancy          2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 36  462  453 MICHEL         William        9mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Sep
 37  463  454 MERRET         Spencer        61   M    W    Farmer         11,500    3,000     KY
 38  463  454 MERRET         Sarah          47   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 39  463  454 MERRET         Alice          21   F    W    Teaching School                    IL                                                    X
 40  463  454 MERRET         Annie          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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