1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.246
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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:  246
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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   54   51  NANCE          Harriet        38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   54   51  NANCE          Mary J.        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   54   51  NANCE          Martha         14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   54   51  NANCE          Henry          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   54   51  NANCE          Matilda        6    F    W                                       IL
 6   54   51  NANCE          Elizabeth      4    F    W                                       IL
 7   54   51  NANCE          Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 8   54   51  JONES          Joseph         20   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 9   55   52  BAKER          Henry          54   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     Hessen             X      X
 10  55   52  BAKER          Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 11  55   52  BAKER          John           18   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 12  55   52  BAKER          Louisa         14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 13  55   52  BAKER          Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 14  55   52  BAKER          Henry          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 15  55   52  BAKER          Emma           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  55   52  BAKER          Albert         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  55   52  WORMAKER       Herman         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 18  56   53  BROWN          Angeline       39   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                                                           X     X
 19  57   54  SUMMERS        Levy           35   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 20  57   54  SUMMERS        Elizabeth      21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  57   54  SUMMERS        Alice          10mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 22  58   55  ROTH           John           50   M    W    Farmer         2,000     800       Hessen             X      X
 23  58   55  ROTH           Elizabeth      44   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 24  58   55  ROTH           Henry          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  58   55  ROTH           John           6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  58   55  ROTH           Fred           3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  58   55  ROTH           Peter F.       6mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 28  59   56  BETHEL         James          25   M    W    Farmer                   100       OH
 29  59   56  BETHEL         Mary A.        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 30  59   56  BETHEL         Wingate        2    M    W                                       IN
 31  60   57  WITT           Lincoln        34   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 32  60   57  WITT           Virginia       28   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 33  60   57  WITT           Jenkins        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  60   57  WITT           Henry          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  60   57  WITT           William        4    M    W                                       IL
 36  60   57  WITT           Margaret       3    F    W                                       IL
 37  61   58  ADEN           Henry          51   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 38  61   58  ADEN           Mary           49   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 39  61   58  ADEN           Ann            21   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  61   58  ADEN           John           20   M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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