1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.295
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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:  295
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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   58   57  HAVENS         Edward         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 2   58   57  WHITE          Robert         21   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 3   59   58  ZIMMERMAN      John           33   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X
 4   59   58  ZIMMERMAN      Frank          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 5   59   58  ZIMMERMAN      John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   60   59  HENNING        William        55   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 7   60   59  HENNING        Frederica      36   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 8   60   59  HENNING        Lizzie         13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   60   59  HENNING        Matilda        12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  60   59  HENNING        Herman         11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  60   59  HENNING        William        9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  60   59  HENNING        Paulina        7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  60   59  HENNING        Amelia         6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  60   59  HENNING        Louisa         5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  60   59  HENNING        Gusta          2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  60   59  HENNING        Henry          5mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 17  62   60  DUFF           John           56   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,500     TN
 18  62   60  DUFF           Anna           51   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  62   60  DUFF           James          23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 20  62   61  DUFF           Joseph         35   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 21  62   61  DUFF           Sophronia      29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  62   61  DUFF           Joseph         9    M    W                                       IL
 23  62   61  DUFF           Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 24  62   61  DUFF           Mary           3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 25  62   61  ANDERSON       George         8    M    W                                       IL
 26  62   61  COOPER         Elias          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 27  62   61  DUFF           Stephen A.     24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 28  63   62  OGDEN          Morris         44   M    W    Farmer         2,400     1,000     NY
 29  63   62  OGDEN          Malinda        49   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 30  63   62  OGDEN          Ina            16   F    W                                       IL
 31  63   62  PATCHEN        Roda           5    F    W                                       IL
 32  63   62  LEE            David          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 33  64   63  COLSON         Samuel         40   M    W    Farmer         18,000    2,000     IL
 34  64   63  COLSON         Maria          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  64   63  COLSON         Charles        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  64   63  COLSON         Calvin         13   M    W                                       IL                                                                       X
 37  64   63  COLSON         Joseph         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  64   63  COLSON         Sarah A.       5    F    W                                       IL
 39  64   63  COLSON         Nancy J.       5    F    W                                       IL
 40  64   63  COLSON         Not Named      3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar


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