1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.111
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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:  111
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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   222  215 VANNATTAN      William        8    M    W                                       KY
 2   222  215 VANNATTAN      Ann            3    F    W                                       KY
 3   222  215 VANNATTAN      Mary           2    F    W                                       KY
 4   222  215 VANNATTAN      James          1    M    W                                       IL
 5   223  216 VICE           Edmund         26   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 6   223  216 VICE           Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   223  216 GRIMSBY        John           12   M    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 8   224  217 SHREVES        Robert         30   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     IL
 9   224  217 SHREVES        Patience       37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  224  217 SHREVES        William        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  224  217 SHREVES        Harriet        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  224  217 SHREVES        Martha         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  224  217 SHREVES        Francis        4    F    W                                       IL
 14  224  217 KILLIAN        Henry          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  224  217 KILLIAN        Mary           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  224  217 KILLIAN        Sarah          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  224  217 ROE            Hugh           59   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 18  225  218 KINNEY         James A.       57   M    W    Farmer                   500       NY
 19  225  218 KINNEY         Laurenna       52   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 20  225  218 KINNEY         Robert         27   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 21  225  218 KINNEY         Calvin         25   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 22  225  218 KINNEY         Charles        22   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 23  225  218 KINNEY         Martin         19   M    W                                       NY
 24  225  218 KINNEY         Mary           16   F    W                                       NY
 25  225  218 JOICE          John           50   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 26  225  218 HUTCHIS        Jane           15   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 27  226  219 KINNEY         Elizabeth      23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 28  226  219 KINNEY         Carrie         3    F    W                                       NY
 29  226  219 KINNEY         William        1    M    W                                       NY
 30  227  220 SMITH          Charles        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 31  227  220 SMITH          Kate           25   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 32  227  220 SMITH          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 33  228  221 SCHNEIDER      Henry          28   M    W    Farmer                             OH
 34  228  221 SCHNEIDER      Elizabeth      25   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 35  228  221 SCHNEIDER      Albert         2    M    W                                       IL
 36  229  222 POWER          Edmund         66   M    W    Farmer         22,000    3,000     KY
 37  229  222 POWER          Martha         62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 38  229  222 POWER          John           24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 39  230  223 THOMPSON       D. S.          56   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY
 40  230  223 THOMPSON       Genett         54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY


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