1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.248
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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:  248
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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   70   66  WILKINS        Sarah          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   70   66  WILKINS        Charles        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   70   66  WILKINS        Laura          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   70   66  WILKINS        Kate           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   70   66  WILKINS        Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   70   66  WILKINS        George         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   70   66  WILKINS        Frances        2    F    W                                       IL
 8   70   66  HAINES         Johan          30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 9   70   66  GREENE         Felix          20   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 10  71   67  WILKIE         John           36   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Prussia            X      X
 11  71   67  WILKIE         Ellen          35   F    W    Keeping House                      England
 12  71   67  WILKIE         Nellie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  71   67  WILKIE         Lizzie         1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  72   68  SPILLIE        Diedrich       50   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 15  72   68  SPILLIE        Rachel         42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 16  72   68  SPILLIE        Gora           15   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 17  72   68  SPILLIE        Annie          13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 18  72   68  SPILLIE        Henry          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  72   68  SPILLIE        Albert         7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  72   68  SPILLIE        Lizzie         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  72   68  SPILLIE        Frances        1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     May
 22  72   68  FOSTING        John           60   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover
 23  73   69  THOMAS         James          29   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 24  73   69  THOMAS         Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  73   69  THOMAS         Ettie          4    F    W                                       IL
 26  73   69  THOMAS         Edward         3    M    W                                       IL
 27  73   69  THOMAS         Clara J.       8mo  F    W                                       IL                                        Oct
 28  74   70  BEAM           Mintna         45   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 29  74   70  BEAM           Jane           44   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 30  74   70  BEAM           Jennie         6    F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 31  74   70  BEAM           Berta          3    F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 32  75   71  SHORT          James L.       33   M    W    Farmer         3,600     3,000     IL
 33  75   71  SHORT          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  75   71  SHORT          Leslie         5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  75   71  SHORT          Naomie         1    F    W                                       IL
 36  75   71  POTTER         Williamson     15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  75   71  POTTER         Thomas         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  75   71  JONES          Rachel         25   F    W    Housekeeper                        IL
 39  75   71  FALKNER        Lucy A.        58   F    W                                       KY
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 40  76   72  COOPER         William        75   M    W    Farmer         13,500    3,000     NC


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