1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.100
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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:  100
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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   140  131 MILLER         Philip         11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   140  131 MILLER         Margaret       8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   140  131 MILLER         Frank          6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   140  131 MILLER         William        4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   140  131 MILLER         Emma           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   141  132 CLARK          Henry          65   M    W    Farmer         12,000    500       KY
 7   141  132 CLARK          Mary           70   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 8   141  133 BRICKY         Martha         26   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 9   141  133 HALL           Alla           3    F    W                                       IL
 10  142  134 CLARK          Joel           31   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     IL
 11  142  134 CLARK          Gertrude       25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  142  134 CLARK          Eleanor        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  142  134 CLARK          Homer          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  142  134 CLARK          Alice          2    F    W                                       IL
 15  143  135 STRADER        Isham          41   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,500     KY
 16  143  135 STRADER        Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  143  135 STRADER        Emma           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  143  135 STRADER        Frances        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  143  135 STRADER        Alice          5    F    W                                       IL
 20  143  135 STRADER        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 21  143  135 STRADER        Laura          2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 22  143  135 RIKER          John           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  143  135 YARDLEY        Hannah         32   F    W                                       IL
 24  143  135 CASTINE        Elisha         16   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                           X     X
 25  144  136 IRWIN          Jasper         45   M    W    Farmer         600       500       KY
 26  144  136 IRWIN          Martha         41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 27  144  136 IRWIN          Emma           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  144  136 IRWIN          Luella         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  144  136 IRWIN          Ida            6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  144  136 IRWIN          Minnie         5    F    W                                       IL
 31  144  136 IRWIN          Harriet        3    F    W                                       IL
 32  145  137 POWERS         John W.        29   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY                                        Mar
 33  145  137 POWERS         Nancy          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Mar
 34  145  137 POWERS         Jacob          24   M    W    Carpenter                          KY
 35  146  138 TURNER         James          38   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY                                                           X     X
 36  146  138 TURNER         Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  146  138 TURNER         Ettie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  146  138 TURNER         Rebecca        6    F    W                                       IL
 39  146  138 TURNER         Corda          4    F    W                                       IL
 40  147  139 CLARK          Nathan         39   M    W    Farmer         2,040     600       IL


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