1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.250
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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:  250
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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   84   80  NANCE          Laura          7    F    W                                       IL
 2   84   80  NANCE          Cary           6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 3   84   80  WILLEM         Isham          27   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 4   85   81  PICKET         Robert         22   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL                                                                 X
 5   85   81  PICKET         Amanda         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   85   81  PICKET         Oscar          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 7   86   82  MCNAMER        John           69   M    W    Farmer         15,000    2,000     NY
 8   86   82  MCNAMER        Eliza          49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 9   86   82  MCNAMER        William        30   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 10  86   82  MCNEIL         katie          18   F    W    School Teacher                     IL
 11  87   83  MCNAMER        Isaac          45   M    W    Merchant                 600       NY
 12  87   83  MCNAMER        Elizabeth      45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 13  87   83  MCNAMER        Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Boler          45   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 15  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Martha         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  88   84  ARMSTRONG      William        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Eliza          4    F    W                                       IL
 18  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Annie          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Fannie         3    F    W                                       IL
 20  88   84  ARMSTRONG      Mary           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 21  89   85  HATFIELD       Aaron          51   M    W    Farmer                             OH
 22  89   85  HATFIELD       Martha         44   F    W    Keeping House  46,000    15,000    OH                                                                 X
 23  89   85  HATFIELD       Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  89   85  HATFIELD       William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  89   85  SHUTZ          Elizabeth      19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH
 26  89   85  SHORT          Henry          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 27  89   85  HOHIMER        William        17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 28  90   86  HUDSPETH       James          29   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 29  90   86  HUDSPETH       Mary J.        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  90   86  HUDSPETH       Harry          3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 31  90   86  COX            Charles        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 32  90   86  COX            James          16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 33  90   86  CONEY          Thomas         29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 34  91   87  DOWELL         Thomas         33   M    W    Farmer         12,000    5,000     IL
 35  91   87  DOWELL         Mary A.        26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  91   87  DOWELL         Luella         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  91   87  DOWELL         John B.        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  91   87  DOWELL         Joseph T.      2    M    W                                       IL
 39  91   87  DOWELL         Louisa         5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 40  92   88  HEITEN         Eli            21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X


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