1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.241
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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:  241
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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   15   14  HUDSPETH       Newton         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   15   14  HUDSPETH       Martha         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   15   14  HUDSPETH       Sarah          20   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 4   15   14  HUDSPETH       Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 5   15   14  COLSON         Abraham        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 6   16   15  DAVIS          William        27   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 7   16   15  DAVIS          Eliza J.       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   16   15  DAVIS          Alice          2    F    W                                       IL
 9   16   15  DAVIS          Charles        6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 10  17   16  WATKINS        Samuel         57   M    W    Farmer         30,000    3,000     IN
 11  17   16  WATKINS        Matilda        42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 12  17   16  WATKINS        William        24   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 13  17   16  WATKINS        Eli            21   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 14  17   16  WATKINS        Samuel         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  17   16  THOMAS         Catherine      14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  17   16  TURNER         Enoch          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 17  17   16  PELINE         Abraham        32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 18  17   16  BERRY          Albert         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 19  18   17  DAVIS          James          24   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 20  18   17  DAVIS          Sarah          19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 21  18   17  DAVIS          Mary J.        2    F    W                                       IL
 22  18   17  DAVIS          William        1    M    W                                       IL
 23  19   18  REIMER         William        40   M    W    Farmer                   500       Prussia            X      X
 24  19   18  REIMER         Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 25  19   18  REIMER         Emma           14   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 26  19   18  REIMER         Matilda        12   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 27  19   18  REIMER         Augusta        10   F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 28  19   18  REIMER         Henry          2    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 29  20   19  JENNINGS       John           28   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 30  20   19  JENNINGS       Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 31  20   19  JENNINGS       Lucinda        9    F    W                                       IL
 32  20   19  JENNINGS       Robert         6    M    W                                       IL
 33  20   19  JENNINGS       Amanda         4    F    W                                       IL
 34  20   19  ROBINSON       Elizabeth      52   F    W                                       KY
 35  22   20  JELKEN         Herman         31   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     Hanover            X      X
 36  22   20  JELKEN         Jane           19   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 37  22   20  JELKEN         Jerod          28   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 38  22   20  JENNINGS       Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 39  23   21  JOHNSON        Thomas         25   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X               Mar
 40  23   21  JOHNSON        Helka          22   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X               Mar


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