1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.256
Continued from Page 255
Continued on Page 257

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:  256
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 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
========================================================================================================================================================================================
 1   128  122 BARNETT        Louis          17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hessen             X      X
 2   129  123 YESTING        Heinst         42   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 3   129  123 YESTING        Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 4   129  123 YESTING        John           15   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 5   129  123 YESTING        Ellen          13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 6   129  123 YESTING        Lucina         11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   129  123 YESTING        Matilda        8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   129  123 YESTING        Harry          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 9   129  123 YESTING        George         4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  129  123 YESTING        Louis          2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  130  124 LUCK           Charles        45   M    W    Farmer         3,500     800       Hessen             X      X
 12  130  124 LUCK           Augustua       45   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 13  130  124 LUCK           Henry          20   M    W    Farmer                             IL                 X      X
 14  130  124 LUCK           Lizzie         17   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  131  125 SCHONEWEISER   Fred           51   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,500     Prussia            X      X
 16  131  125 SCHONEWEISER   Catharine      51   F    W    Keeping house                      Prussia            X      X
 17  131  125 SCHONEWEISER   Henry          12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  131  125 BOLK           Mary           14   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 19  132  126 SCHONEWEISER   William        34   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Prussia            X      X
 20  132  126 SCHONEWEISER   Eda            32   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 21  132  126 SCHONEWEISER   August         9    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 22  132  126 SCHONEWEISER   Anna           7    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 23  132  126 SCHONEWEISER   Eda            3    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 24  133  127 MILLER         Jacob          55   M    W    Minister                 100       France             X      X
 25  133  127 MILLER         Magdaline      56   F    W    Keeping House                      France             X      X
 26  133  127 RODGERS        Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Chris          30   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     Prussia            X      X
 28  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Sophie         32   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 29  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Louis          12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 30  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Henry          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Frederic       8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 32  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   George         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  134  128 SCHONEWEISER   Emma           6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Feb
 34  135  129 WIDERMAN       Louis          30   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 35  135  129 WIDERMAN       Catherine      21   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 36  135  129 WIDERMAN       Henry          3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  135  129 WIDERMAN       Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  136  130 BLOOM          George         32   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     Hessen             X      X
 39  136  130 BLOOM          Elizabeth      21   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 40  136  130 BLOOM          Lizzie         8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X


Continued from Page 255
Continued on Page 257


Back to Census Index