1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.6
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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:  Petersburg  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  6
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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   32   32  SIMS           Alota          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 2   32   32  SIMS           Ida            3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 3   32   32  SIMS           Fannie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 4   33   33  DOTY           William        36   M    W    Farmer                   600       NY
 5   33   33  DOTY           Mary A.        24   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 6   33   33  DOTY           Smith          7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 7   33   33  LERENA         Micle          58   M    W    Farmer                             PA
 8   34   34  SHAFER         William        55   M    W    Farmer         43,000    30,000    VA
 9   34   34  SHAFER         Jane           53   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 10  34   34  SHAFER         John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  34   34  BURKHOLD       Pat            16   M    W    Domestic Servant                   VA
 12  34   34  WELCH          Eliza          17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 13  34   34  KEY            Richard        25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA                                                           X     X
 14  35   35  LANGSTON       James B.       35   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     IL
 15  35   35  LANGSTON       Eliza          35   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 16  35   35  LANGSTON       Sarah          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  35   35  LANGSTON       Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  35   35  LANGSTON       John           6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  35   35  LANGSTON       Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 20  35   35  LANGSTON       Betoh          1    F    W                                       IL
 21  35   35  WALLACE        James          20   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 22  36   36  BATES          Asip           38   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     NY
 23  36   36  BATES          Emily          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  36   36  BATES          Thursey        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  36   36  BATES          John           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  36   36  BATES          Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  36   36  BATES          Emily          2    F    W                                       IL
 28  36   36  BATES          Alvin          18   M    W                                       IL
 29  36   36  TAYLOR         Mary Worth     25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 30  37   37  LANGSTON       James D.       64   M    W    Farmer         9,500     1,000     TN
 31  37   37  LANGSTON       Elizabeth      61   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 32  37   37  MATHIS         Alex           14   M    W                                       AR                                                    X            X
 33  38   38  WOOD           Jessee         58   M    W                             1,000     OH                                                           X     X
 34  38   38  WOOD           Martha         54   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 35  38   38  WOOD           William        24   M    W                             1,000     OH
 36  38   38  WOOD           Dana           21   M    W    Farmer                             OH
 37  38   38  WOOD           Henrietta      16   F    W                                       IL
 38  38   38  WOOD           Cornelia       14   F    W                                       IL
 39  38   38  WOOD           Emett          12   M    W                                       IL
 40  39   39  HEWITT         Ebigo          44   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,500     NJ


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