1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.244
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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:  244
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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   37   35  LANGE          Elizabeth      22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 2   37   35  SMITH          Mary J.        14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   38   36  ARMSTRONG      Elija          29   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     IL
 4   38   36  ARMSTRONG      Susan          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   38   36  ARMSTRONG      Samuel         6    M    W                                       IL
 6   38   36  ARMSTRONG      Rial           2    M    W                                       IL
 7   38   36  ARMSTRONG      John D.        6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 8   38   36  WATKINS        Jane           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 9   38   36  WATKINS        Mary E.        4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 10  38   36  DICKMAN        Johnson        28   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 11  38   36  DICKMAN        Sophie         28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 12  38   36  DICKMAN        William        5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  38   36  DICKMAN        Henry          3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  38   36  DICKMAN        Herman         1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  41   37  MILLHOUSEN     Albert         54   M    W    Farmer         2,000     6,000     Hanover            X      X
 16  41   37  MILLHOUSEN     Mary           53   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X                                  X     X
 17  41   37  MILLHOUSEN     Dick           16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  41   37  MILLHOUSEN     William        13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  42   38  BURGET         James          29   M    W    Farmer                   600       IA                                                                 X
 20  42   38  BURGET         Mary E.        27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  42   38  BURGET         William        5    M    W                                       IL
 22  42   38  WHITLOW        William        17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 23  43   39  DECKER         Peter          43   M    W    Farmer         7,500     1,500     PA
 24  43   39  DECKER         Helen          40   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X
 25  43   39  MYERS          Margaret       13   F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 26  43   39  BERRY          John           14   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 27  43   39  INLAND         George         71   M    W    Farmer         8,000     500       PA                 X      X
 28  44   40  CARTER         David          32   M    W    Clerk in Store           200       OH
 29  44   40  CARTER         Jane           19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  45   41  WARREN         Benjamin F.    39   M    W    Engineer       200       300       OH
 31  45   41  WARREN         Sarah A.       37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  45   41  WARREN         Martha J.      14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  45   41  WARREN         Daniel M.      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  45   41  WARREN         Charles D.     11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  45   41  WARREN         Ann E.         4    F    W                                       IL
 36  45   41  WARREN         William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  46   42  WALKER         Jesse          31   M    W    Blacksmith               300       OH
 38  46   42  WALKER         Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 39  46   42  WALKER         Ephraim        2    M    W                                       IL
 40  46   42  CARTER         Jacob          16   M    W    Apprentice Blacksmith              OH                                                                 X


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