1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.279
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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:  279
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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   31   30  RAYMAN         Herman         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   31   30  RAYMAN         Albert         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   31   30  RAYMAN         Lizzie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   31   30  FALKON         Falket         35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 5   31   30  GETUES ?       John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 6   31   30  RAYMAN         Mary           70   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 7   32   31  TACKET         Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 8   32   31  TACKET         Henry          2    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   33   32  SCHEFER        Gilt           50   M    W    Farmer                             Prussia            X      X
 10  33   32  SCHEFER        Hana           55   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 11  33   32  SCHEFER        Margaret       9    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 12  33   32  SCHEFER        Herman         6    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 13  33   32  SCHEFER        Anna           4    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 14  33   32  SCHEFER        Mary           1    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 15  34   33  HABRICHT       William        32   M    W    Farmer         3,200     600       Hanover            X      X
 16  34   33  HABRICHT       Malissa        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  34   33  HABRICHT       Alice          1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 18  34   33  HABRICHT       Gerd           60   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 19  35   34  HORSEMAN       Charles        30   M    W    Farmer         3,500     800       Prussia            X      X
 20  35   34  HORSEMAN       Cyntha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 21  35   34  HORSEMAN       Fredeica       6mop F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 22  35   34  SWOPE          Michael        45   M    W    Farmer         4,500     600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 23  36   35  DOUGLAS        Michael        45   M    W    Farmer         4,500     600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 24  36   35  DOUGLAS        Bridget        30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  36   35  DOUGLAS        James          10   M    W                                       IL
 26  36   35  DOUGLAS        John           8    M    W                                       IL
 27  36   35  DOUGLAS        Mary A.        5    F    W                                       IL
 28  36   35  DOUGLAS        William        3    M    W                                       IL
 29  36   35  DOUGLAS        Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 30  36   35  DOUGLAS        Ann            4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 31  36   35  ROCK           Patrick        28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 32  36   35  KELLY          John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X
 33  37   36  HEWS           Perry          24   M    W    Laborer                            IN                                        Feb                X     X
 34  37   36  HEWS           Carrie A.      18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Feb                X     X
 35  37   36  GOBLE          James          22   M    W    Laborer                  100       IL                                                                 X
 36  38   37  KELLY          Patrick        27   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X
 37  38   37  KELLY          Mary A.        17   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 38  38   37  KELLY          Bridget        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  38   37  KELLY          Michael        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  40   38  MONGERHAUSEN   Herman         35   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X


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