1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.75
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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:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  75
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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   157  156 GERSTLE        Gustav         27   M    W    Clerk in Store                     Hessen             X      X
 2   158  157 MOTT           James          63   M    W    Cabinet Maker  3,000               England            X      X
 3   158  157 MOTT           Maria          50   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 4   158  157 ENGLAND        Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   158  157 ENGLAND        Maria          4    F    W                                       IL
 6   159  158 MOTT           James W.       37   M    W    Cabinet Maker  1,500     800       NY
 7   159  158 MOTT           Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   159  158 MOTT           Allen          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   159  158 MOTT           Edgar          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  159  158 MOTT           Agnes          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  159  158 MOTT           Margaret       5    F    W                                       IL
 12  159  158 MOTT           James          3    M    W                                       IL
 13  159  158 MOTT           Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 14  161  159 MCCOY          George         26   M    W    Engineer       1,000     200       PA
 15  161  159 MCCOY          Emaline        30   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 16  161  159 MCCOY          Martha         20   F    W    Teaching School                    OH
 17  162  160 BIGLER         Elnora         34   F    W    Keeping House  500       100       Hessen             X      X
 18  162  160 BIGLER         John           13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  162  160 BIGLER         George         12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  162  160 BIGLER         Fannie         9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 21  162  160 BIGLER         lOUIS          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  162  160 BIGLER         Edward         4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  162  160 BIGLER         Not Named      2mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 24  162  160 HESSEMAN       Louis          61   M    W    Cigar Maker                        Hanover            X      X
 25  163  161 POLLOCK        John           61   M    W    Farmer         6,000     600       PA
 26  163  161 POLLOCK        Druzilla       56   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                                 X
 27  163  161 POLLOCK        May            22   F    W                                       OH
 28  164  162 POLLOCK        James          26   M    W    Day Laborer              100       OH
 29  164  162 POLLOCK        Lucinda        21   F    W    Keeping House                      IA
 30  164  162 POLLOCK        Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 31  164  162 POLLOCK        Druzilla       10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 32  165  163 SWARINGUIN     Thom           37   M    W    Painter        2,000     1,000     IL
 33  165  163 SWARINGUIN     Martha         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  165  163 SWARINGUIN     John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  165  163 SWARINGUIN     Clarentine     15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  165  163 SWARINGUIN     Chauncy        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  165  163 ENGLAND        Laura          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  165  163 ENGLAND        Hettie         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  165  163 ENGLAND        William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  165  163 HALL           Charles        24   M    W    Coal Miner                         IL


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