1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.228
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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:  228
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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   470  462 HUMPHREY       Harry          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   470  462 HUMPHREY       Utica          4    F    W                                       IL
 3   470  462 HUMPHREY       Leroy          3    M    W                                       IL
 4   471  463 MONTGOMERY     William        40   M    W    Farmer         2,000     300       IN                                                                 X
 5   471  463 MONTGOMERY     Nancy          33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   471  463 MONTGOMERY     Joanna         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   471  463 MONTGOMERY     Nancy          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   471  463 MONTGOMERY     James          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   471  463 MONTGOMERY     Frances        4    F    W                                       IA
 10  471  463 MONTGOMERY     William        2    M    W                                       KS
 11  471  463 MONTGOMERY     George         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  472  464 BELL           John J.        42   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,000     KY
 13  472  464 BELL           Nancy          42   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 14  472  464 ELMORE         John           28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 15  472  464 WORDEN         Smith          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       PA
 16  473  465 HASH           Alfred         61   M    W    Farmer         8,500     1,500     KY
 17  473  465 HASH           Ellen          60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 18  473  465 HASH           John           21   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  473  465 HASH           William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 20  473  465 HASH           Sarah          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  474  466 WARING         Albert         25   M    W    Farmer                   7,000     OH                                        Jun
 22  474  466 WARING         Martha         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jun
 23  474  466 WARING         Harry          2mo  M    W                                       L                               Nov
 24  474  466 WARING         Henry          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 25  475  467 WHITE          John           33   M    W    Farmer         500       500       IL                                                           X     X
 26  475  467 WHITE          Elizabeth      35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 27  475  467 WHITE          John           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  475  467 WHITE          Casey          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  475  467 WHITE          Sylvia         4    F    W                                       IL
 30  475  467 WHITE          James          5    M    W                                       IL
 31  475  467 WHITE          Robert         6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 32  475  467 WHITE          Genett         6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 33  476  468 BROWN          John           56   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 34  476  468 BROWN          Roda           49   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 35  477  469 SMITH          John           44   M    W    Farmer         1,800     1,500     Ireland            X      X
 36  477  469 SMITH          Sarah          49   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 37  477  469 HOBBS          John           19   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                                 X
 38  477  469 HOBBS          William        25   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 39  477  469 SMITH          John           20   M    W    Farmer                             NY                 X      X
 40  477  469 SMITH          Samuel         16   M    W                                       PA


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