1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.249
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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:  249
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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   76   72  COOPER         Sarah A.       45   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   76   72  COOPER         Thena          38   F    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 3   76   72  COOPER         Albert         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   76   72  COOPER         Emma           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   76   72  COOPER         Georgiana      10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   76   72  COOPER         Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   76   72  COOPER         Ellie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   77   73  KINCAID        John           56   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     KY
 9   77   73  KINCAID        Julia A.       52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  77   73  KINCAID        Wesley         24   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 11  77   73  WILLSON        Marion         21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 12  77   74  KINCAID        Eliza          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  77   74  KINCAID        Clark          1    M    W                                       IL
 14  77   74  KINCAID        James          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 15  77   74  KING           Maria          16   F    W                                       IL
 16  79   75  SCHROEDER      John           28   M    W    Farmer                   400       England            X      X                                  X     X
 17  79   75  SCHROEDER      Ann            57   F    W    Keeping house  3,000     400       England            X      X                                  X     X
 18  79   75  SCHROEDER      Henry          26   M         Farmer                             England            X      X                                  X     X
 19  79   75  SCHROEDER      Mary A.        17   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                                  X     X
 20  79   75  ADAMS          Robert         57   M    W                                       IL
 21  80   76  POTTER         Rial           58   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IL                                                           X     X
 22  80   76  POTTER         Tursey         51   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 23  80   76  HIGGINBOTHAM   William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  81   77  CLARY          William        49   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                                           X     X
 25  81   77  CLARY          Susan          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  81   77  CLARY          David          10 ? M    W                                       IL
 27  81   77  CLARY          Elzy C.        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  81   77  CLARY          Marion         6 ?  M    W                                       IL
 29  81   77  CLARY          Maria          5    F    W                                       IL
 30  82   78  KINCAID        Leander        28   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 31  82   78  KINCAID        Abigail        21 ? F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  82   78  KINCAID        Julia          9mo  F    W                                       IA                              Aug
 33  83   79  STITH          William        24   M    W    Farmer         5,400               MO
 34  83   79  STITH          Cordelia S.    24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  83   79  STITH          Roscoe         10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 36  83   79  COLSON         James          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  84   80  NANCE          Frank          37   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     KY
 38  84   80  NANCE          Jane           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  84   80  NANCE          Saugna         10   M    W                                       IL
 40  84   80  NANCE          Harden         8    M    W                                       IL


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