1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.247
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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:  247
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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   61   58  ADEN           Herman         16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 2   61   58  ADEN           Catherine      15   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 3   61   58  ADEN           Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 4   61   58  ADEN           Martha         11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 5   61   58  ADEN           Minnie         6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 6   62   59  SPURGEON       Urias          70   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA                                                                 X
 7   62   59  SPURGEON       Nancy          65   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                                                           X     X
 8   62   59  SPURGEON       John           28   M    W                                       OH
 9   63   60  RANDALL        Sarah          53   F    W    Keeping House  3,000     600       KY
 10  63   60  RANDALL        Nancy          25   F    W                                       KY
 11  63   60  RANDALL        Elizabeth      23   F    W                                       KY
 12  63   60  RANDALL        John E.        21   M    W                                       KY
 13  63   60  RANDALL        Samuel         19   M    W                                       KY
 14  63   60  RANDALL        Malissa        17   F    W                                       KY
 15  63   60  RANDALL        Emily          14   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 16  63   60  RANDALL        Adera T.       9    F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 17  63   60  RANDALL        Rosa           7    F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 18  64   61  CLOSE          Susan C.       30   F    W    Keeping House            1,200     OH
 19  64   61  CLOSE          Mary F.        12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  64   61  CLOSE          Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  64   61  CLOSE          George         3    M    W                                       IA
 22  66   62  ELMORE         James          38   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       KY                                                                 X
 23  66   62  ELMORE         Parthena       30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 24  66   62  ELMORE         Robert         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  66   62  ELMORE         Nancy          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  66   62  ELMORE         Mary A.        5    F    W                                       IL
 27  66   62  ELMORE         Eliza          2    F    W                                       IL
 28  67   63  SENTER         James          28   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     IL
 29  67   63  SENTER         Mary J.        23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  67   63  SENTER         Mercy          69   F    W                                       VA                                                                 X
 31  67   63  BROWN          David          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 32  68   64  PATEN          Elinor         58   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     NC
 33  68   64  PATEN          Nancy          54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 34  69   65  SMITH          Jacob R.       40   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NY
 35  69   65  SMITH          Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 36  69   65  SMITH          William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  69   65  SMITH          Rebecca        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  69   65  SMITH          Stephen A.     11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  69   65  SMITH          Sarah E.       6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  70   66  WILKINS        William        48   M    W    Farmer         20,000    5,000     IL                                                           X     X


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