1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.79
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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:  79
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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   193  191 ROBISON        Adam           6    M    W                                       IL
 2   193  191 ROBISON        Shield         2    M    W                                       IL
 3   193  191 ROBISON        Lizzie         2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 4   194  192 HULSZIGER      William        39   M    W    Farmer         1,000     1,000     Baden              X      X
 5   194  192 HULSZIGER      Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 6   194  192 HULSZIGER      Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   194  192 HULSZIGER      John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   195  193 SWARINGUIN     James          35   M    W    Grover         1,500     1,200     IL
 9   195  193 SWARINGUIN     Jemima         29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  195  193 SWARINGUIN     Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  195  193 SWARINGUIN     James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  195  193 SWARINGUIN     Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  196  194 HAROVER        Jones          60   M    W    Carpenter      300       100       IL
 14  197  195 LARKIN         James          57   M    W    Laborer                  100       MD
 15  197  195 LARKIN         Hannah         57   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 16  198  196 HARRIS         Smith          33   M    W    Brick Maker    1,600     500       OH
 17  198  196 HARRIS         Jane           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  198  196 HARRIS         Emma           4    F    W                                       IL
 19  199  197 HESS           George         44   M    W    Shoe Maker     500       200       Baden              X      X
 20  199  197 HESS           Agnes          48   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 21  199  197 HESS           Ida            13   F    W                                       Baden              X      X                           X
 22  200  198 TOWN           Ebenezer       67   M    W    Farmer         1,000     600       PA
 23  200  198 TOWN           Mary           69   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 24  201  199 GOODMAN        William        35   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                                                           X     X
 25  201  199 GOODMAN        Abigail        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  201  199 GOODMAN        George         5    M    W                                       IL
 27  201  199 GOODMAN        James          3    M    W                                       IL
 28  201  199 GOODMAN        Rosa           2    F    W                                       IL
 29  201  199 GOODMAN        William        1mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 30  202  200 CLARK          Coridon        50   M    W    Brock Maker    5,500     2,500     OH
 31  202  200 CLARK          Matilda        43   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 32  202  200 CLARK          Mary           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  202  200 CLARK          William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  202  200 CLARK          Marcus         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  202  200 CLARK          Ann            10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  202  200 CLARK          Andy           6    M    W                                       IL
 37  202  200 CLARK          Catharine      5    F    W                                       IL
 38  202  200 CLARK          John           3    M    W                                       IL
 39  202  200 CLARK          Nellie         1    F    W                                       IL
 40  203  201 WINES          Henry          27   M    W    Laborer                  100       OH                                                           X     X


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