1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.232
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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:  232
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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   500  492 HIGGINS        James R.       31   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 2   500  492 HIGGINS        Martha         34   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 3   500  492 HIGGINS        Amelia         6    F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 4   500  492 HIGGINS        Marion         5    M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 5   500  492 HIGGINS        Joel           2    M    W                                       MO
 6   500  492 HIGGINS        Newton         16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 7   501  493 HEFLIN         William        30   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY                                                           X     X
 8   501  493 HEFLIN         Catherine      23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 9   501  493 HEFLIN         William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  501  493 HEFLIN         Salena         4    F    W                                       IL
 11  501  493 HEFLIN         Marion         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 12  502  494 BEARD          Augustus       45   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NH
 13  502  494 BEARD          Almira         35   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 14  502  494 BEARD          Herman         13   M    W                                       NH                                                    X
 15  502  494 BEARD          Irvin          10   M    W                                       NH                                                    X
 16  503  495 FINLEY         William        33   M    W    Farmer                   500       Scotland           X      X
 17  503  495 FINLEY         Rebecca        27   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 18  503  495 FINLEY         Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  503  495 FINLEY         Anna           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  503  495 FINLEY         Malcomb        38   M    W    Farmer                   400       Scotland           X      X
 21  504  496 PARK           Mathew         55   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,000     Scotland           X      X
 22  504  496 PARK           Ellen          48   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 23  504  496 PARK           Margaret       13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 24  504  496 PARK           Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 25  504  496 PARK           Catherine      7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 26  504  496 YOUNG          Elizabeth      21   F    W                             2,000     IL                        X
 27  504  496 OLSTON         John L.        10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 28  504  496 BERRY          Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 29  504  496 BONDOREN       Robert         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 30  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Robert         54   M    W    Farmer         29,000    6,000     OH
 31  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Margaret       50   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 32  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Maria          27   F    W                                       OH
 33  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Annie          25   F    W                                       OH
 34  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Solomon        23   M    W                                       OH
 35  505  497 WORTHINGTON    William        21   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 36  505  497 WORTHINGTON    David          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Harriet        17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Joseph         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Robert         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  505  497 WORTHINGTON    Emily          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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