1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.251
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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:  251
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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   92   88  BERRY          Argile         30   M    W    Farmer         11,500    2,000     IL
 2   92   88  BERRY          Nancy H.       23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   92   88  BERRY          George         5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   92   88  BERRY          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 5   92   88  ELLINGTON      John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       SC                                                                 X
 6   92   88  BRACKEN        Lou            40   F    W                                       KY
 7   93   89  PANTIER        David M.       61   M    W    Farmer         32,000    4,000     OH
 8   93   89  PANTIER        Maria          47   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 9   93   89  PANTIER        Francis        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  93   89  PANTIER        Manervy        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  93   89  COLSON         Lincoln        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  94   90  COMB           Joseph         66   M    W    Farmer                             ME
 13  94   90  PANTIER        John B.        35   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 14  94   90  PANTIER        Melinda        34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  94   90  PANTIER        Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X            X
 16  94   90  PANTIER        Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  94   90  PANTIER        Francis        3    M    W                                       IL
 18  94   90  PANTIER        Eliza          6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 19  95   91  ROBINSON       Jesse          48   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 20  95   91  PANTIER        Robert         29   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 21  95   91  PANTIER        Elizabeth      27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  95   91  PANTIER        David          2    M    W                                       IL
 23  95   91  PANTIER        William        10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 24  95   91  TRAILOR        Elizabeth      70   F    W                                       VA
 25  95   91  KANE           Thomas         14   M    W                                       IL
 26  95   91  THOMPSON       Charles        17   M    W    Domestic Servant                   IL                 X      X
 27  96   92  BERRY          George         28   M    W    Farmer         3,200     1,000     IL
 28  96   92  BERRY          Jane           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  96   92  BERRY          Marion         7    M    W                                       IL
 30  96   92  BERRY          Robert S.      4    M    W                                       IL
 31  96   92  BERRY          Dulcina        2    F    W                                       IL
 32  96   92  BERRY          Joseph         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 33  96   92  NANCE          William        16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 34  97   93  SEAY           Jesse E.       30   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 35  97   93  SEAY           Rhoda          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  97   93  SEAY           William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  97   93  SEAY           James          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  97   93  SEAY           Mary           8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 39  98   94  SEAMAN         Morris         31   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 40  98   94  SEAMAN         Nancy          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X


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