1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.120
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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:  120
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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   39   38  MEEKER         Homer          4    M    W                                       IL
 2   40   39  ALKIRE         William M.     71   M    W    Farmer         3,000     5,000     KY
 3   40   39  ALKIRE         Jemima         49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   40   39  ALKIRE         Newton         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   40   39  ALKIRE         Leonard        2    M    W                                       IL
 6   41   40  MANN           Martha         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   41   40  MANN           Robert H.      15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   41   40  MANN           Joseph         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   41   40  MANN           Edward         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  41   40  MANN           Hezekiah       8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  41   40  MANN           Elias          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  41   40  MANN           Clancy         1    M    W                                       IL
 13  42   41  ROSE           August         36   M    W    Railroad Laborer 500     100       Sweden             X      X
 14  42   41  ROSE           Dulta          34   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 15  42   41  ROSE           Axel           11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  42   41  ROSE           Annie          9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  43   42  SWAN           John           30   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Sweden             X      X
 18  43   42  SWAN           Christina      33   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 19  43   42  SWAN           Annie          1    F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 20  44   43  SANDERS        Andrew         44   M    W    Wagon Maker                        Sweden             X      X
 21  44   43  SANDERS        Laura          32   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 22  44   43  SANDERS        Lena           10   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 23  44   43  SANDERS        Peter          8    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 24  44   43  SANDERS        Charles        1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  44   43  ANDERSON       John           29   M    W    Blacksmith                         Sweden             X      X
 26  44   43  CHARLSON       Adam           32   M    W    Wagon Maker                        Sweden             X      X
 27  44   43  JOHNSON        Chris          30   M    W    Laborer                            Sweden             X      X
 28  44   43  JOHNSON        Louis          28   M    W    Laborer                            Sweden             X      X
 29  45   44  LOKENY         Thomas         35   M    W    Saloon Keeper  500       100       Ireland
 30  45   44  LOKENY         Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland
 31  46   45  FOSTER         James T.       34   M    W    Brick Mason    600       100       IN
 32  46   45  FOSTER         Martha         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 33  46   45  FOSTER         Bell           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  46   45  FOSTER         Ettie          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  46   45  FOSTER         Maggie         5    F    W                                       IL
 36  46   45  FOSTER         Leroy          5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 37  47   46  ATTERBERRY     Charles        45   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 3,000 800      MO
 38  47   46  ATTERBERRY     Sarah C.       36   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 39  47   46  ATTERBERRY     Alice          13   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      MO                                                    X
 40  47   46  ROBINSON       Felix          16   M    W    Servant                            KY                                                    X


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