1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.109
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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:  109
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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   210  204 RODGERS        Joann          18   F    W                                       IL
 2   211  205 SAMPLE         Ezekiel        39   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 3   211  205 SAMPLE         Rachel         38   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 4   211  205 SAMPLE         John           16   M    W                                       KY
 5   211  205 SAMPLE         George         116  M    W                                       KY
 6   211  205 SAMPLE         Mary           9    F    W                                       KY
 7   211  205 SAMPLE         Sherman        5    M    W                                       KY
 8   212  206 BARNETT        John           65   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       TN
 9   212  206 BARNETT        Paulina        62   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 10  212  206 BARNETT        Mary           45   F    W                                       TN
 11  212  206 ROCK           Mary           9    F    W                                       IL
 12  212  206 CLEMENS        Bettie         26   F    W                                       IL
 13  212  206 CLEMENS        William        4    M    W                                       IL
 14  213  207 ROGERS         Samuel         39   M    W    Farmer         15,000    3,000     IL
 15  213  207 ROGERS         Nancy          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  213  207 ROGERS         Laura          9    F    W                                       IL
 17  213  207 ROGERS         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 18  213  207 ROGERS         Nora           1    F    W                                       IL
 19  213  207 ROGERS         William        27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 20  213  207 DEVERMAN       H.             22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 21  214  208 FRANCE         John           51   M    W    Farmer                   800       Hessen             X      X
 22  214  208 FRANCE         Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      Wurtemburg         X      X
 23  214  208 FRANCE         John           16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 24  214  208 FRANCE         William        15   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 25  214  208 FRANCE         Louis          12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 26  214  208 FRANCE         Frank          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 27  214  208 FRANCE         George         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 28  214  208 FRANCE         Anna           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  214  208 FRANCE         August         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  214  208 FRANCE         Henry          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  214  208 FRANCE         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  215  209 CROSBY         Martha         46   F    W    Keeping House  1,600     800       KY                                                                 X
 33  215  209 CROSBY         Buna Vista     20   M    W                                       IL
 34  215  209 CROSBY         Stephen        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  216  210 HARDIN         Isaac          34   M    W    Farmer         600       200       VA
 36  216  210 HARDIN         Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 37  216  210 HARDIN         William        8    M    W                                       VA
 38  216  210 HARDIN         Jackson        7    M    W                                       VA
 39  216  210 HARDIN         Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL
 40  216  210 HARDIN         Not Named      1    M    W                                       IL


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