1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.258
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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:  258
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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   142  136 EBKA           William        42   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       Prussia            X      X
 2   142  136 EBKA           Maria          38   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      Prussia            X      X
 3   142  136 EBKA           Ann            9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 4   142  136 EBKA           Caroline       7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 5   142  136 EBKA           Henry          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   142  136 EBKA           Johannah       2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   143  137 WILKINS        Albert         42   M    W    Farmer                   100       Hanover            X      X
 8   143  137 WILKINS        Annie          25   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 9   143  137 WILKINS        John           19   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 10  143  137 WILKINS        Christ         17   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 11  143  137 WILKINS        Albert         16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 12  144  138 HINES          John           38   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 13  144  138 HINES          Folka          38   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 14  144  138 HINES          Rachel         13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 15  144  138 HINES          Margaret       7    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X                           X
 16  144  138 HINES          Meta           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  144  138 HINES          Henry          2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  144  138 HINES          Malinda        1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  145  139 BECKER         Charles        51   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     Hessen             X      X
 20  145  139 BECKER         Louisa         36   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 21  145  139 BECKER         Augusta        12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 22  145  139 BECKER         Minnie         7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 23  145  139 BECKER         Lewis          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 24  145  139 BECKER         William        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  146  140 ROCK           Michael        35   M    W    Farmer                   800       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 26  146  140 ROCK           Mary A.        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  146  140 ROCK           James          11   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 28  146  140 ROCK           John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 29  146  140 ROCK           Henry          3mo  M    W                                       IL                 X            Mar
 30  146  140 WHITNEY        Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 31  147  141 WILLSON        William        42   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,500     IL
 32  147  141 WILLSON        Jane           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  147  141 WILLSON        Elija          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  148  142 WILLSON        Elizabeth      32   F    W    Keeping House  4,500     1,000     IL
 35  148  142 WILLSON        William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  148  142 WILLSON        Martin         9    M    W                                       IL                  X                                  X
 37  148  142 WILLSON        Henry          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  148  142 WILLSON        Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 39  148  142 COLSON         Ann            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  149  143 KIRBY          George         56   M    W    Farmer         40,000    10,000    IL


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