1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.106
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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:  106
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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   188  183 HUTCHIN        Matilda        19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jan
 2   189  184 POWER          Woodson        30   M    W    Farmer         6,000     2,000     IL
 3   189  184 POWER          Hannah         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   189  184 POWER          George         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   189  184 POWER          Fannie         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   189  184 POWER          Mittie         4    F    W                                       IL
 7   189  184 POWER          Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 8   189  184 POWER          William        5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 9   191  185 FARINA         John           36   M    W    Farmer                   300       MO                                        Apr                X     X
 10  191  185 FARINA         Lizzie         26   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                                        Apr                X     X
 11  192  186 COLLINS        Henry          44   M    W    Brick Maker              500       OH
 12  192  186 COLLINS        Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 13  192  186 COLLINS        Hannah         16   F    W                                       IL
 14  192  186 COLLINS        Laura          14   F    W                                       IL
 15  192  186 COLLINS        Mary           9    F    W                                       IL
 16  192  186 COLLINS        Henry          6    M    W                                       IL
 17  192  186 COLLINS        Jonathan       3    M    W                                       IL
 18  192  186 COLLINS        Charles        8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 19  193  187 PAGE           John R.        26   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                           X     X
 20  193  187 PAGE           Rachel         27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 21  193  187 PAGE           Jesse          1    M    W                                       IL
 22  194  188 REEVES         Abraham        35   M    W    Laborer                  100       NJ
 23  194  188 REEVES         Martha         27   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 24  194  188 REEVES         Oscar          10   M    W                                       IL
 25  194  188 REEVES         Lycurgas       6    M    W                                       IL
 26  194  188 REEVES         Idella         4    F    W                                       IL
 27  194  188 REEVES         Ulysses        2    M    W                                       IL
 28  195  189 ENNIS          Joshaway       40   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     MD
 29  195  189 ENNIS          Elizabeth      37   F    W    Keeping House                      MD                                                           X     X
 30  195  189 ENNIS          John           15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  195  189 ENNIS          Martha         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  195  189 ENNIS          Samuel         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  195  189 ENNIS          George         5    M    W                                       IL
 34  195  189 ENNIS          Annie          2    F    W                                       IL
 35  196  190 BRADLEY        William        31   M    W    Farmer         500       100       KY
 36  196  190 BRADLEY        Delia          26   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 37  196  190 BRADLEY        William        3    M    W                                       IL                        X
 38  196  190 BRADLEY        Joseph         1mo  M    W                                       IL                        X     May
 39  197  191 MILLER         Andrew         40   M    W    Farmer         800       500       Hanover            X      X
 40  197  191 MILLER         Elizabeth      37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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