1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.58
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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:  58
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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   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 2   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Marion         23   M    W                                       IL
 3   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Louisa         22   F    W                                       IL
 4   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Jennett        19   F    W                                       IL
 5   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Martha         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Hulda          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Almira         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Newton         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   35   35  WILLIAMSON     Ella           5    F    W                                       IL
 10  35   35  WILLIAMSON     Dora           10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 11  36   36  WISEMAN        Frank          37   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     IL                                                           X     X
 12  36   36  WISEMAN        Maria          34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 13  36   36  WISEMAN        James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 14  36   36  WISEMAN        Isaac          9    M    W                                       IL
 15  36   36  WISEMAN        Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL
 16  36   36  WISEMAN        William        6    M    W                                       IL
 17  36   36  WISEMAN        Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 18  36   36  WISEMAN        Thomas         1    M    W                                       IL
 19  36   36  PEDIGO         Charles        26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 20  37   37  LUKEN          High           42   M    W    Farmer         3,000     800       Hanover            X      X
 21  37   37  LUKEN          Anna           50   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 22  38   38  GEBHARDT       Benton         33   M    W    Farmer         6,000     3,000     Hanover            X      X
 23  38   38  GEBHARDT       Gascha         26   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 24  38   38  GEBHARDT       Hilka          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  38   38  GASKA          Maria          13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 26  38   38  GEBHARDT       Herman         21   M    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 27  38   38  GEBHARDT       Conrad         30   M    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 28  38   38  GEBHARDT       John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  39   39  MILLER         William        29   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 30  39   39  MILLER         Rachel         21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  39   39  MILLER         Walter         4    M    W                                       IL
 32  39   39  MILLER         Nellie         1    F    W                                       IL
 33  40   40  MILLER         Anderson       38   M    W    Farmer                   700       IL
 34  40   40  MILLER         Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  40   40  MILLER         Robert         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  40   40  MILLER         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL
 37  40   40  MILLER         Jasper         7    M    W                                       IL
 38  40   40  MILLER         John           4    M    W                                       IL
 39  40   40  MILLER         William        2    M    W                                       IL
 40  40   40  MILLER         Rachel         9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep


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