1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.253
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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:  253
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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   106  101 HINE           John W.        4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   107  102 CALDWELL       Narve ?        49   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     OH
 3   107  102 CALDWELL       Eliza          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   107  102 CALDWELL       Fannie         18   F    W                                       IL
 5   107  102 CALDWELL       Anderson       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   107  102 CALDWELL       William        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   107  102 CALDWELL       Annie          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   107  102 CALDWELL       Lizzie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   108  103 STUBBLEFIELD   John           27   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 10  108  103 MATTINGER      Rebecca        55   F    W    Keeping House            200       VA
 11  108  103 MATTINGER      Rebecca        18   F    W                                       KY
 12  109  104 NANCE          Amanda         45   F    W    Keeping House  500       200       IL
 13  109  104 NANCE          Julia          20   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  109  104 NANCE          William        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  109  104 NANCE          Milo           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  109  104 NANCE          Robert         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  110  105 WALLACE        John           47   M    W    Farmer         700       500       TN                                                                 X
 18  110  105 WALLACE        Rebecca        36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 19  111  106 JOHN           Frederic       39   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       Prussia            X      X
 20  111  106 JOHN           May            28   F    W                                       Hessen             X      X
 21  111  106 JOHN           Emma           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 22  111  106 JOHN           Minnie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  112  107 COGDEL         Henry          48   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,500     KY
 24  112  107 COGDEL         Mary           48   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  112  107 COGDEL         John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  112  107 COGDEL         Frank          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  112  107 COGDEL         Edward         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  112  107 COGDEL         George         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  112  107 COGDEL         Minnie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  112  107 COGDEL         May            80   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 31  113  108 JOHN           Gottlieb       66   M    W    Farmer         600       200       Germany            X      X
 32  113  108 JOHN           Minnie         66   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 33  114  109 GORDEN         James E.       28   M    W    Farmer         800       500       IL                                                                 X
 34  114  109 GORDEN         Rosa           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  114  109 GORDEN         George         2    M    W                                       IL
 36  114  109 GORDEN         Mary           6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 37  114  109 COOMBS         Elizabeth      68   F    W                   1,000               VA                                                                 X
 38  115  110 KING           Walter W.      47   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 39  115  110 KING           Hester         41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  115  110 KING           William        19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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