1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.287
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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:  287
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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   1    1   NIMEN          Bard           32   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X
 2   1    1   NIMEN          Mato           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 3   1    1   NIMEN          Abarat ?       5    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 4   1    1   NIMEN          John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   2    2   DUNCHEN        Charles        50   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 6   2    2   DUNCHEN        Annie          40   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 7   2    2   DUNCHEN        Mina           12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   2    2   DUNCHEN        John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 9   2    2   DUNCHEN        Charles        8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  2    2   DUNCHEN        Toney          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  2    2   DUNCHEN        Fannie         6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  2    2   DUNCHEN        Lizzie         5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  2    2   DUNCHEN        Mary           20   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  3    3   HENK           Adam           40   M    W    Farmer                             Germany            X      X
 15  3    3   HENK           Alreka         30   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 16  3    3   HENK           Margaret       6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  3    3   HENK           John           4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  3    3   HENK           Magdaline      3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  3    3   HENK           Antonie        2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  3    3   TOMILSON       Nach           42   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 21  4    4   VOGT           Milo           40   M    W    Farmer         1,200     400       Germany            X      X
 22  4    4   VOGT           Christine      35   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X                                  X     X
 23  4    4   VOGT           Minnie         11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  4    4   VOGT           Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  4    4   VOGT           Trogg          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  4    4   VOGT           Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  4    4   VOGT           Caroline       4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  4    4   VOGT           John           6mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 29  5    5   PAGE           Evan           73   M    W    Farmer         1,800               KY
 30  5    5   PAGE           Charles E.     29   M    W    Farmer         3,000     500       IL
 31  5    5   PAGE           Sarah          33   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 32  5    5   PAGE           Harriet        13   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 33  5    5   PAGE           Barbara E.     6    F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 34  5    5   PAGE           Joseph         5    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 35  5    5   PAGE           Julia A.       3    F    W                                       IN
 36  5    5   PAGE           Alcy M.        2    F    W                                       IN
 37  5    5   PAGE           Mary           2mo  F    W                                       IN                              Apr
 38  6    6   MCDOWELL       John           74   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 39  6    6   MCDOWELL       Eliza A.       48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 40  6    6   THOMAS         Joseph         27   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                                                                 X


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