1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.277
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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:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  277
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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   17   16  BECK           Cicero         24   M    W    Farmer                   200       NC
 2   17   16  DRAKE          Edward         83   M    W    Farmer                             NJ
 3   18   17  GOAR           Joshaway       41   M    W    Farmer         5,400     1,500     KY
 4   18   17  GOAR           Perscilla      36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   18   17  GOAR           George H.      11   M    W                                       IL
 6   18   17  GOAR           William E.     7    M    W                                       IL
 7   18   17  GOAR           Loui           4    F    W                                       IL
 8   18   17  GOAR           Edwin V.       8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 9   19   18  STITZ          Henry          47   M    W    Farmer         8,500     1,800     OH
 10  19   18  STITZ          Melinda        35   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 11  19   18  STITZ          Henry          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  19   18  STITZ          Abraham        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  19   18  STITZ          Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  19   18  STITZ          George         6    M    W                                       IL
 15  19   18  STITZ          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 16  20   19  CODDINGTON     Joseph         30   M    W    Farmer         9,000     1,200     IL
 17  20   19  CODDINGTON     Charlotte      28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 18  20   19  CODDINGTON     George         1    M    W                                       IL
 19  20   19  DIX            John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 20  20   19  SAPP           Smith          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 21  21   20  WIDERMAN       Henry          26   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X
 22  21   20  WIDERMAN       Margaret       20   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X                                        X
 23  21   20  WIDERMAN       Harmon         15   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 24  21   20  BURNS          Henry          30   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X
 25  22   21  CODDINGTON     William        28   M    W    Farmer         9,000     1,500     IL
 26  22   21  CODDINGTON     Elizabeth      21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  22   21  CODDINGTON     Joseph L.      4    M    W                                       IL
 28  22   21  CODDINGTON     Eliza A.       2    F    W                                       IL
 29  22   21  CODDINGTON     John H.        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 30  22   21  GREENE         Ellen          22   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 31  22   21  WIDERMAN       Lizzie         8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 32  23   22  HUGGINS        John           30   M    W    Farm Laborer             400       VA
 33  23   22  HUGGINS        Julia          20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  23   22  HUGGINS        Quincy         3    M    W                                       KS
 35  24   23  BUCKLEY        Cornelius      35   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 36  24   23  BUCKLEY        Nancy J.       26   F    W                                       IL
 37  24   23  BUCKLEY        Louisa E.      9    F    W                                       IL
 38  24   23  BUCKLEY        Mary E.        8    F    W                                       IL
 39  24   23  BUCKLEY        Susan A.       7    F    W                                       IL
 40  24   23  BUCKLEY        Hester J.      3    F    W                                       IL


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