1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.243
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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:  243
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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   30   28  TORREY         Nelson         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   30   28  TORREY         Maria          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   30   28  TORREY         Robert S.      2    M    W                                       IL
 4   31   29  BOLK           Yergen         36   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 5   31   29  BOLK           Ann            31   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 6   31   29  BOLK           John           5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   31   29  BOLK           Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   31   29  BOLK           Amelia         9mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Sep
 9   32   30  HECK           Dan            42   M    W    Farmer         200       500       Prussia            X      X
 10  32   30  HECK           Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 11  32   30  HECK           Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 12  32   30  HECK           Jennett        6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 13  32   30  HECK           Emma           3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  32   30  HECK           Caroline       6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 15  33   31  BAKER          Frederic       50   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,000     Hanover            X      X
 16  33   31  BAKER          Elizabeth      40   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X                                  X     X
 17  33   31  BAKER          John           16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  33   31  BAKER          George         15   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  33   31  BAKER          William        9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  33   31  BAKER          Matilda        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  33   31  BAKER          Rebecca        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  34   32  PANTIER        John M.        51   M    W    Farmer         1,500     600       OH                 X      X                                        X
 23  34   32  PANTIER        Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 24  34   32  PANTIER        David          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  34   32  PANTIER        Philip         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  34   32  PANTIER        Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  34   32  PANTIER        John           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  34   32  PANTIER        Jemima         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  34   32  PANTIER        James          7    M    W                                       IL
 30  34   32  PANTIER        Albert         1    M    W                                       IL
 31  35   33  PUTBURG        Fred           36   M    W    Farmer         1,500     500       Hessen             X      X
 32  35   33  PUTBURG        Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 33  35   33  PUTBURG        Louis          4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 34  35   33  PUTBURG        George         1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 35  36   34  POTTER         James          30   M    W    Farmer         3,000     800       IL
 36  36   34  POTTER         Matilda        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  36   34  POTTER         Mary E.        5    F    W                                       IL
 38  36   34  POTTER         John           2    M    W                                       IL
 39  36   34  POTTER         Sylvester      3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 40  37   35  LANGE          Frank          25   M    W    Farmer                             Germany            X      X


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