1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.245
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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:  245
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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   47   43  BENNETT        Richard        63   M    W    Physician                500       VA
 2   47   43  BENNETT        Margaret       40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   47   43  BENNETT        Elenora        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   47   43  BENNETT        Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   47   43  BENNETT        John           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   47   43  BENNETT        Margaret       5    F    W                                       IL
 7   47   43  BENNETT        Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 8   48   44  HOHIMER        Elias          53   M    W    Farmer         16,200    3,500     KY                                                           X     X
 9   48   44  HOHIMER        Sarah          61   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  48   44  HOHIMER        Ellen          21   F    W                                       IL
 11  48   44  HOHIMER        Ann E.         18   F    W                                       IL
 12  48   44  COLSON         Robert         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 13  48   44  SPURGEON       John           29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 14  49   46  STITH          William        63   M    W    Farmer         1,500     1,000     VA
 15  49   46  STITH          Margaret       57   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 16  49   46  STITH          William        18   M    W                                       TN
 17  49   46  STITH          Lucinda        16   F    W                                       TN
 18  49   46  STITH          William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  50   47  MOLEL          Carl           58   M    W    Wagon Maker    500       400       Hessen             X      X
 20  50   47  MOLEL          Helen          60   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 21  51   48  MYERCOTH       Fred           52   M    W    Shoemaker                400       Hanover            X      X
 22  51   48  MYERCOTH       Geska          51   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 23  51   48  MYERCOTH       Henry          17   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 24  51   48  MYERCOTH       Jane           9    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 25  51   48  MYERCOTH       John           5    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 26  52   49  WALLACE        William        35   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL                                                           X     X
 27  52   49  WALLACE        Caroline       30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  52   49  WALLACE        Ella           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  52   49  WALLACE        William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  52   49  WALLACE        Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  52   49  WALLACE        Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 32  52   49  WALLACE        Frank          8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 33  53   50  WATKINS        George K.      33   M    W    Farmer         47,000    5,000     IL
 34  53   50  KIRBY          Elizabeth      56   F    W    Housekeeper                        KY                                                           X     X
 35  53   50  DEARDORF       Emma           13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IN
 36  53   50  WATKINS        Amos           25   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 37  53   50  STOLE          David          27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 38  53   50  SELTS          Joseph         23   M    W    Farm Laborer             600       IL
 39  53   50  DEARDORF       William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 40  54   51  NANCE          Joshaway       40   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY                                                           X     X


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