1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.119
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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:  119
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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   30   30  O'RYAN         James          17   M    W    Laborer                            Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 2   31   31  CHAMPION       S. W.          25   M    W    Railroad Agent 1,000     300       KY
 3   31   31  CHAMPION       Lucy           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   31   31  CHAMPION       Lalla          1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 5   32   32  ROACH          John H.        43   M    W    Farmer         9,000     500       TN
 6   32   32  ROACH          Artelissa      44   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   32   32  ROACH          Charles        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   33   33  ALKIRE         Silas          35   M    W    Stock Trader   3,000     2,000     IL
 9   33   33  ALKIRE         Ellen          30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  33   33  ALKIRE         Albert         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  33   33  ALKIRE         Alfred         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  33   33  ALKIRE         Samuel         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  33   33  ALKIRE         Lula           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  34   34  GENTRY         Sylvester      30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 15  34   34  GENTRY         Eliza          25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  34   34  GENTRY         Mary           8    F    W                                       IL
 17  34   34  GENTRY         George         4    M    W                                       IL
 18  34   34  GENTRY         Dora           2    F    W                                       IL
 19  34   34  GENTRY         Eddie          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 20  34   34  PARKHURST      Sam            24   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 21  34   34  PARKHURST      Charles B.     21   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 22  36   35  SCANLAN        Bryan          33   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 23  36   35  SCANLAN        Abbie          27   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 24  36   35  SCANLAN        Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 25  37   36  MYERS          Ferdinand      29   M    W    Retail Merchant          500       Hessen             X      X
 26  37   36  MYERS          Hannah         21   F    W    Keeping House                      Waldeck            X      X
 27  37   36  MYERS          Morris         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  37   36  MYERS          Louis          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  37   36  YELKINS        Mate           18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 30  38   37  MYERS          Emanuel        31   M    W    Merchant                 300       Hessen             X      X
 31  38   37  MYERS          Johannah       30   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 32  38   37  MYERS          Louis          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  38   37  MYERS          Fannie         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  38   37  MYERS          Simon          2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 35  38   37  RALPHS         Mary           20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Germany            X      X
 36  39   38  MEEKER         Lydia          37   F    W    Keeping House            200       IL
 37  39   38  MEEKER         Harriett       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  39   38  MEEKER         Louiza         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  39   38  MEEKER         Mary E.        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  39   38  MEEKER         Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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