1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.233
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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:  233
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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   505  497 WORTHINGTON    Margaret       4    F    W                                       IL
 2   507  498 BURGEN         John M.        37   M    W    Farmer         17,000    3,000     IL
 3   507  498 BURGEN         Malinda        33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   507  498 BURGEN         Edward         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   507  498 BURGEN         Harry          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   507  498 BURGEN         Thomas         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   507  498 BURGEN         Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 8   507  498 BURGEN         Evaline        2    M    W                                       IL
 9   507  498 OLBERT         Sadie          15   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 10  507  498 HIGGINS        Jasper         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 11  508  499 BURGEN         Jacob          26   M    W    Farmer                   4,000     IL
 12  508  499 HIGGINS        George         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 13  508  499 OLICON         Henry          24   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Hanover            X      X                                  X     X
 14  509  500 KELLY          James          27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 15  509  500 KELLY          Bridget        25   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 16  509  500 KELLY          Andrew         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  509  500 KELLY          William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  510  501 FRUITS         Henry          34   M    W    Farmer                   800       IN
 19  510  501 FRUITS         Frances        21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  510  501 FRUITS         Mathis         2    M    W                                       IL
 21  511  502 NEVIN          William        50   M    W    Farmer         3,000     500       Ireland            X      X
 22  511  502 NEVIN          Annie          27   F    W    Keeping House                      DE                 X      X
 23  511  502 NEVIN          James          8    M    W                                       DE                 X      X                           X
 24  511  502 NEVIN          William        4    M    W                                       DE                 X      X
 25  511  502 NEVIN          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  512  503 HANSAL         Henry          55   M    W    Farmer         600       300       Prussia            X      X
 27  512  503 HANSAL         Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 28  512  503 HANSAL         Lena           17   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 29  512  503 HANSAL         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 30  512  503 HANSAL         Francis        12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  512  503 HANSAL         Anna           7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 32  512  503 HANSAL         John           4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  513  504 DETWILER       Samuel         44   M    W    Farmer         600       500       PA
 34  513  504 DETWILER       Maria          33   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 35  513  504 DETWILER       John           7    M    W                                       OH
 36  513  504 DETWILER       Emma           4    F    W                                       MO
 37  513  504 DETWILER       Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 38  514  505 MACKELVAIN     Gideon         36   M    W    Farmer         1,500     500       KY
 39  514  505 MACKELVAIN     Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  514  505 MACKELVAIN     Nancy          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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