1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.118
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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:  Greenview  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  118
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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   24   24  BENNETT        Wilber         21   M    W    Laborer                            NY                                                           X     X
 2   24   24  BENNETT        Betsy          18   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 3   24   24  BENNETT        Amos           1    M    W                                       IA
 4   25   25  MYERS          Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House            100       TN
 5   25   25  MYERS          Ada            11   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 6   25   25  MYERS          Addie          11   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 7   25   25  MYERS          Jennie         7    F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 8   25   25  MYERS          Bertha         4    F    W                                       IL
 9   25   25  MYERS          Paul           1    M    W                                       IL
 10  26   26  NICHOLAS       Elija          26   M    W    Grocer                   1,000     IL
 11  26   26  NICHOLAS       Lavenia        27   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  26   26  NICHOLAS       John           8    M    W                                       IL
 13  26   26  NICHOLAS       Edward         6    M    W                                       IL
 14  26   26  NICHOLAS       Samuel         9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 15  27   27  WATTS          David          32   M    W    Laborer        1,600     300       Canada             X      X
 16  27   27  WATTS          Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 17  27   27  WATTS          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 18  27   27  SIKES          Julia          23   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 19  27   27  SIKES          Lillie         1    F    W                                       IL
 20  28   28  ENGLE          William N.     33   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 20,000 10,000   IL
 21  28   28  ENGLE          Annie          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 22  28   28  ENGLE          Miner          6    M    W                                       IL                        X
 23  28   28  ENGLE          Elizabeth      4    F    W                                       IL                        X
 24  28   28  ENGLE          Henry          8mo  M    W                                       IL                        X     Nov
 25  28   28  OLTEKLAUS      Minnie         25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 26  28   28  SCHOLLE        William        16   M    W    Clerk in store                     Hanover            X      X
 27  29   29  COLINWAY       A. S.          29   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     IL
 28  29   29  COLINWAY       Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  29   29  COLINWAY       Herbert        3    M    W                                       IL
 30  29   29  COLINWAY       Arthur         10mo M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 31  29   29  BRACKEN        James          50   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 32  29   29  BRACKEN        Melissa        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  30   30  HATCH          George W.      43   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 15,000 10,000   NJ
 34  30   30  HATCH          Amanda         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  30   30  HATCH          Margaret       13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  30   30  HATCH          Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  30   30  HATCH          Emma           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  30   30  HATCH          George W.      8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  30   30  HATCH          Laura          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  30   30  JEFFRIES       William        36   M    W    Carpenter                          IL


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