1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.101
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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:  101
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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   147  139 CLARK          Susan          39   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 2   147  139 CLARK          Melvin         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   148  140 CLARK          Colman         44   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     KY
 4   148  140 CLARK          Lizzie         35   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 5   148  140 CLARK          Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   148  140 CLARK          Allen          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   148  140 CLARK          Belle          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   149  141 CLARK          Willson        32   M    W    Farmer         2,280     1,000     IL
 9   149  141 CLARK          Chloe          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  149  141 CLARK          Temperance     11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  149  141 CLARK          Warren         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  150  142 DERRETT        William        24   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 13  150  142 DERRETT        Susan          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  150  142 DERRETT        Anne           4    F    W                                       IL
 15  150  142 DERRETT        Viola          3    F    W                                       IL
 16  150  142 DERRETT        Laura          7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 17  151  143 MARTIN         John           62   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 18  151  144 RHOADES        Alex           35   M    W    Farmer         1,500     800       KY
 19  151  144 RHOADES        Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  151  144 RHOADES        John           10   M    W                                       IL
 21  151  144 RHOADES        David          8    M    W                                       IL
 22  151  144 RHOADES        Charles        6    M    W                                       IL
 23  151  144 RHOADES        Alice          4    F    W                                       IL
 24  151  144 RHOADES        William        2    M    W                                       IL
 25  152  145 KINNEY         Thomas         51   M    W    Farmer         300       100       Ky                                                           X     X
 26  152  145 KINNEY         Sarah          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 27  152  145 KINNEY         John           17   M    W                                       IL
 28  152  145 KINNEY         Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL
 29  152  145 KINNEY         Rachel         14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  152  145 KINNEY         Ellen          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  152  145 KINNEY         Emaline        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  152  145 KINNEY         Martha         8    F    W                                       IL
 33  152  145 KINNEY         James          6    M    W                                       IL
 34  152  145 KINNEY         Alice          3    F    W                                       IL
 35  153  146 REITZ          Henry          47   M    W    Farmer         1,000     800       Hessen             X      X
 36  153  146 REITZ          Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 37  153  146 REITZ          Carrie         12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  153  146 REITZ          Herman         9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  154  147 HANNERS        James          66   M    W    Farmer         2,600     500       MD
 40  154  147 HANNERS        Nancy          63   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                                 X


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