1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.107
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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:  107
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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   197  191 MILLER         Sebastian      17   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 2   197  191 MILLER         Charles        13   M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 3   197  191 MILLER         Coenlius       11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   197  191 MILLER         Sherman        4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 5   197  191 MILLER         Annie          2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 6   198  192 ENNIS          William A.     36   M    W    Farmer         1,500     600       MD
 7   198  192 ENNIS          Martha         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 8   198  192 ENNIS          James          6    M    W                                       IL
 9   198  192 ENNIS          William        4    M    W                                       IL
 10  198  192 ENNIS          Sarah          2    F    W                                       IL
 11  198  192 ENNIS          Thomas         2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 12  198  192 HOUK           May            58   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 13  199  193 DEWITT         Peter          44   M    W    Farmer         1,000     800       MD
 14  199  193 DEWITT         Celia          35   F    W    Keeping House                      MD                                                                 X
 15  199  193 DEWITT         Henry          18   M    W                                       MD                                                           X     X
 16  199  193 DEWITT         Elmie          15   F    W                                       MD
 17  200  194 KELLY          Henry          55   M    W    Farmer         1,000     600       MD
 18  200  194 KELLY          Margaret       55   F    W    Keeping House                      MD                                                                 X
 19  200  194 KELLY          Lucinda        25   F    W                                       MD
 20  200  194 KELLY          William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MD
 21  200  194 KELLY          Marshal        20   M    W                                       MD
 22  200  194 FARON          Frances        10   F    W                                       VA                                                    X
 23  201  195 ROBINSON       Thomas         56   M    W    Farmer         300       100       VA                                                           X     X
 24  201  195 ROBINSON       Elizabeth      56   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 25  201  195 ROBINSON       Andrew         30   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 26  201  195 ROBINSON       William        23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 27  201  195 ROBINSON       Thomas         19   M    W                                       MO
 28  201  195 ROBINSON       Valentine      15   M    W                                       IL
 29  201  195 ROBINSON       Mary           14   F    W                                       IL
 30  201  195 ROBINSON       Louis          9    M    W                                       IL
 31  202  196 CARTIFF        William        70   M    W    Farmer         300       100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 32  202  196 CARTIFF        Elizabeth      55   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 33  202  196 CARTIFF        Lish           15   M    W                                       PA                 X                                         X     X
 34  202  196 CARTIFF        Josh           12   M    W                                       PA                 X                                         X     X
 35  203  197 COLEMAN        Thomas         64   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 36  203  197 COLEMAN        Cathrine       50   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 37  203  197 KELLY          Kate           14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  203  197 KELLY          Thomas         64   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 39  203  197 SANDS          Jack           35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN                                                                 X
 40  204  198 BREWER         William        37   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,700     IL


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