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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:  227
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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   463  454 MERRET         Dora           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   463  454 MERRET         Thomas         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   463  454 MERRET         Homer          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   463  454 HEIMES         Samuel         33   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 5   464  455 KING           John W.        27   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 6   464  455 KING           Lucinda        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   464  455 KING           Lucinda        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   464  455 KING           George W.      6    M    W                                       KY
 9   464  455 KING           Nora           10mo F    W                                       KY                              Aug
 10  465  456 MERRET         Jacob          65   M    W    Farmer         15,000    3,000     KY
 11  465  456 MERRET         Elizabeth      54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  465  456 MERRET         Virginia       21   F    W                                       IL
 13  465  456 MERRET         Catherine      18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  465  456 ROLIN          Millard        14   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 15  465  456 CRAVEN         Sarah          26   F    W    Teacher of School                  IL
 16  466  457 COLEMAN        Martin         30   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 17  466  457 COLEMAN        Mary           25   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 18  466  457 COLEMAN        Winifred       4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  466  457 COLEMAN        Bridget        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  466  457 COLEMAN        Thomas         1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  467  458 GUMM           Charles        47   M    W    Farmer         15,000    3,000     IL
 22  467  458 GUMM           Martha         40   F    W    Keepin House                       IL                                                           X     X
 23  467  458 GUMM           Jesse          20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  467  458 GUMM           Caroline       15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  467  458 GUMM           Elizabeth      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  467  458 GUMM           Lyman          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  467  458 GUMM           Dora           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  467  458 GUMM           Jacob          3    M    W                                       IL
 29  467  458 GUMM           Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 30  457  458 GODBY          Black          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 31  468  460 PRATT          Samuel         46   M    W    Farmer         15,000    2,000     KY
 32  468  460 PRATT          Eliza          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 33  468  460 PIERSON        John           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 34  468  460 PRATT          Thomas         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  468  460 POTTER         Ettie          2    F    W                                       IL
 36  469  461 CONLEY         Michael        21   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X               Dec                X     X
 37  469  461 CONLEY         Maggie         22   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X               Dec                X     X
 38  470  462 HUMPHREY       Samuel         39   M    W    Farmer         7,200     3,000     IN
 39  470  462 HUMPHREY       Emma           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  470  462 HUMPHREY       Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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