1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.242
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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:  242
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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   24   22  GERDES         Herman         38   M    W    Farmer         700       600       Hanover            X      X
 2   24   22  GERDES         Anka           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 3   24   22  GERDES         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   24   22  GERDES         Thoda          9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   24   22  GERDES         Gerd           5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   25   23  BOLK           Dick           45   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X
 7   25   23  BOLK           Homka          39   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 8   25   23  BOLK           John           16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   25   23  BOLK           Henry          12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  25   23  BOLK           Samuel         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  25   23  BOLK           Inkie          9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  25   23  BOLK           Benjamin       7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  25   23  BOLK           Amelia         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  25   23  BOLK           Dick           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  25   23  BOLK           Minka          3mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Mar
 16  26   24  MILLER         Minkie         36   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,200     Hanover            X      X
 17  26   24  MILLER         Frankie        46   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 18  26   24  MILLER         Frankie        7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  26   24  GERDES         Jane           69   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 20  27   25  LANGE          Adam           56   M    W    Farmer         2,000     600       Hessen             X      X
 21  27   25  LANGE          Helena         55   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 22  27   25  LANGE          Helena         7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  28   26  BELL           Robert         52   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,500     KY                                                                 X
 24  28   26  BELL           Lydia          48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 25  28   26  BELL           George         25   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 26  28   26  BELL           William        21   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 27  28   26  BELL           Jacob          19   M    W                                       IL
 28  28   26  BELL           John           16   M    W                                       IL
 29  28   26  BELL           Eli            8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  28   26  YARNELL        Elizabeth      24   F    W                                       IL
 31  28   26  YARNELL        Jane           4    F    W                                       IL
 32  28   26  YARNELL        Sarah A.       1    F    W                                       IL
 33  29   27  CLARY          Absolom        45   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL                                                           X     X
 34  29   27  CLARY          Hepsible       39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 35  29   27  CLARY          John T.        15   M    W                                       IL
 36  29   27  CLARY          David Z.       8    M    W                                       IL
 37  29   27  CLARY          Elizabeth      5    F    W                                       IL
 38  29   27  CLARY          Robert         3    M    W                                       IL
 39  30   28  TORREY         Charles        34   M    W                             300       IL
 40  30   28  TORREY         Polly          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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