1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.257
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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:  257
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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   136  130 BLOOM          Harry          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 2   136  130 BLOOM          Mary           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   136  130 BLOOM          Rosy           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   136  130 BLOOM          Charley        3mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Mar
 5   136  130 BLOOM          Goteld         72   M    W                                       Hessen             X      X
 6   137  131 ELLIOT         George         51   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       NY
 7   137  131 ELLIOT         Mary           37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 8   137  131 ELLIOT         Alice          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   137  131 ELLIOT         Ettie          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  137  131 ELLIOT         Sarah          3    F    W                                       IL
 11  137  131 ELLIOT         William        11   M    W                                       IL
 12  137  131 ELLIOT         Edward         1    M    W                                       IL
 13  138  132 DEPPE          Frederick      51   M    W    Farmer         2,400     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 14  138  132 DEPPE          Rebecca        37   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 15  138  132 DEPPE          Annie          12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 16  138  132 DEPPE          Caroline       10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 17  138  132 DEPPE          Matilda        8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  138  132 DEPPE          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  138  132 DEPPE          Amelia         3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  139  133 WALLACE        James          39   M    W    Farmer         800       100       NY
 21  139  133 WALLACE        Rebecca        32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  139  133 WALLACE        James          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  139  133 WALLACE        Anna           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  139  133 WALLACE        William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  139  133 WALLACE        Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  139  133 WALLACE        John           5    M    W                                       IL
 27  139  133 WALLACE        George         9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 28  140  134 STEINMANN      High           51   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       Hanover            X      X
 29  140  134 STEINMANN      Frankie        51   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X                                        X
 30  140  134 STEINMANN      aNN            22   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 31  140  134 STEINMANN      Henry          15   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  140  134 STEINMANN      John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 33  140  134 KIRBY          George         2    M    W                                       IL                        X
 34  140  134 RAYMAN         Not Named      4mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Feb
 35  141  135 HUMMELS        Harmon         31   M    W    Farmer         3,000     600       Oldenburg
 36  141  135 HUMMELS        Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 37  141  135 SPRINKLE       George         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  141  135 SPRINKLE       Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 39  141  135 SPRINKLE       Mary           3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 40  141  135 HINES          Bera           26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X


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