1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.255
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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:  255
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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   121  116 SPURGEON       Tif G.         30   M    W    Farmer         4,800     2,000     OH
 2   121  116 SPURGEON       Elizabeth      41   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 3   121  116 SPURGEON       George         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   121  116 SPURGEON       Manerva        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   121  116 SPURGEON       Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   121  116 SHRADER        Christ         26   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 7   121  116 SHRADER        Henry          2    M    W                                       IL
 8   121  116 SHRADER        John           1    M    W                                       IL
 9   121  116 SHRADER        Lizzie         5    F    W                                       IL
 10  123  117 KIRBY          John           35   M    W    Farmer         9,000     3,000     IL
 11  123  117 KIRBY          Louisa         32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  123  117 KIRBY          William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  123  117 KIRBY          George         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  123  117 KIRBY          James          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  123  117 KIRBY          Ellie          3    F    W                                       IL
 16  123  117 KIRBY          Charles        1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 17  123  117 CLARY          Martha         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  123  117 RANDALL        Bettie         23   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 19  123  117 GERDES         Hanna          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 20  124  118 PARIS          William        46   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     KY
 21  124  118 PARIS          Emily          41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 22  124  118 PARIS          Sarah E.       22   F    W                                       IL
 23  124  118 PARIS          Seth W.        21   M    W                                       IL
 24  125  119 MCNAMER        Andrew         26   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 25  125  119 MCNAMER        Gertrude       1    F    W                                       IL
 26  125  119 PARIS          Robert         11   M    W                                       IL
 27  126  120 SEAY           William        35   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 28  126  120 SEAY           Elizabeth      28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 29  126  120 SEAY           John           6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  126  120 SEAY           Martha         2    F    W                                       IL
 31  126  120 KIRBY          Samuel         29   M    W    Farmer         9,000     2,000     IL
 32  127  121 OHARON         John           55   M    W    Farmer         8,500     1,500     Hanover            X      X
 33  127  121 OHARON         Tolka          53   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 34  127  121 OHARON         John           19   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 35  127  121 OHARON         Ilet           11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 36  127  121 RADAMAKER      Tilda          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  128  122 BARNETT        William        35   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     Hessen             X      X
 38  128  122 BARNETT        Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 39  128  122 BARNETT        John E.        8    M    W                                       IL                 X
 40  128  122 BARNETT        Anna E.        6    F    W                                       IL                 X


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