1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.237
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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:  237
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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   535  526 BELL           Harriet        10   F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 2   535  526 BELL           Jacob          8    M    W                                       IL                        X
 3   535  526 BELL           Annie          6    F    W                                       IL                        X
 4   535  526 KINCAID        Millie         43   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 5   536  527 PLUNKET        Eliza          39   F    W    Keeping House  1,950     600       OH
 6   536  527 PLUNKET        Alfred         19   M    W                                       IL
 7   536  527 PLUNKET        Riley          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   536  527 PLUNKET        Emma           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   536  527 PLUNKET        Robert L.      10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  536  527 PLUNKET        Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  536  527 PLUNKET        Benjamin       2    M    W                                       IL
 12  536  527 HOBBS          Thomas         24   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 13  537  528 RATHERS        Henry          38   M    W    Farmer         3,000     700       Hanover            X      X
 14  537  528 RATHERS        Catherine      28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 15  537  528 RATHERS        Catherine      8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  537  528 RATHERS        Annie          6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  537  528 RATHERS        Randolph       3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  537  528 RATHERS        Mary           2mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 19  538  529 JONES          James          25   M    W    Farmer         1,900     600       IL                                                           X     X
 20  538  529 JONES          Annie          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  538  529 JONES          Eliza          3    M    W                                       IL
 22  538  529 JONES          Lucinda        2    F    W                                       IL
 23  539  530 RAYMON         Henry          45   M    W    Farmer         800       500       Hanover            X      X
 24  539  530 RAYMON         Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 25  539  530 RAYMON         William        13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  539  530 RAYMON         Annie          9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  539  530 RAYMON         Mary           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  539  530 RAYMON         Harmon         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  540  531 PEARSON        Henry          32   M    W    Farmer         2,400     600       TN                                                           X     X
 30  540  531 PEARSON        Adaline        29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 31  540  531 PEARSON        Wagoner        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  540  531 PEARSON        Annie          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  540  531 PEARSON        Matilda        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  540  531 PEARSON        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 35  541  532 PETERS         William        43   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 36  541  532 PETERS         Mary           31   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 37  541  532 PETERS         John           7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  541  532 PETERS         Margaret       3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  541  532 PETERS         James          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  542  533 POTTER         Rial           29   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,500     IL


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