1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.108
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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:  108
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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   204  198 BREWER         Nancy          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   204  198 BREWER         John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   204  198 BREWER         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   204  198 BREWER         Jane           68   F    W                                       VA
 5   204  198 MARTIN         John           39   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 6   204  198 TRENT          Russell        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 7   204  198 BLAIR          Gilham         40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 8   204  198 JOHN           Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 9   204  198 JOHN           Edward         14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  205  199 LAYEN          Marion         30   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 11  205  199 LAYEN          Annie          29   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                                                           X     X
 12  205  199 LAYEN          Tara           4    F    W                                       IL
 13  205  199 LAYEN          Alfaretta      3    F    W                                       IL
 14  206  200 ECUS           George         23   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA
 15  206  200 ECUS           Lina           17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  206  200 ECUS           Annie          6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 17  207  201 MOSER          Christian      52   M    W    Farmer         500       200       VA
 18  207  201 MOSER          Eliza          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 19  207  201 MOSER          John           12   M    W                                       IL
 20  207  201 MOSER          Charles        6    M    W                                       IL
 21  208  202 KELLY          Pat            42   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 22  208  202 KELLY          Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 23  208  202 KELLY          James          15   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  208  202 KELLY          Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  209  203 KETZ           Barnett        55   M    W    Blacksmith     600       100       PA
 26  209  203 KETZ           Elizabeth      48   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 27  209  203 KETZ           Isabella       15   F    W                                       IL
 28  209  203 KETZ           Daniel         14   M    W                                       IL
 29  209  203 KELLY          Samuel         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ                                                           X     X
 30  210  204 CLEMENS        David          40   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       KY
 31  210  204 CLEMENS        Louisa         26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  210  204 CLEMENS        William        19   M    W                                       IL
 33  210  204 CLEMENS        Mary           16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  210  204 CLEMENS        George         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  210  204 CLEMENS        Sarah          9    F    W                                       IL
 36  210  204 CLEMENS        Eliza          2    F    W                                       IL
 37  210  204 CLEMENS        John           8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 38  210  204 BARNETT        James          11   M    W                                       IL
 39  210  204 BARNETT        Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  210  204 BUCKMAN        Annie          23   F    W                                       IL


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