1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.121
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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:  121
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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   48   47  KNOWLES        Joseph         43   M    W    Wagon Maker              100       IN
 2   48   47  KNOWLES        Nancy          28   F    W    Keeping House                      AL
 3   48   47  KNOWLES        Alby           9    M    W                                       TX
 4   48   47  KNOWLES        Wesley         7    M    W                                       TX
 5   48   47  KNOWLES        Eliza          4    F    W                                       IL
 6   48   47  KNOWLES        William        10mo M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 7   49   48  KNOWLES        Martin         26   M    W    Blacksmith     200       600       IN                                                                 X
 8   49   48  KNOWLES        Lena           19   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 9   49   48  KNOWLES        Jennie         1    F    W                                       IL
 10  50   49  KNOWLES        John           28   M    W    Blacksmith     600       500       IN
 11  50   49  KNOWLES        Lucy           30   M    W    Keeping House                      OH
 12  50   49  KNOWLES        General Sherman 4   M    W                                       IL
 13  50   49  KNOWLES        Charles        11mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 14  51   50  FAY            Philip         35   M    W    Grocer         1,500     500       Ireland            X      X
 15  51   50  FAY            Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 16  51   50  FAY            Mary A.        7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  51   50  FAY            Johanna        5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  51   50  FAY            Edward         3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  51   50  FAY            William        2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  51   50  WELCH          Mary           13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   MO                                                           X     X
 21  52   51  PROPST         Jacob          40   M    W    Blacksmith     500       500       VA
 22  52   51  PROPST         Mary A.        39   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 23  52   51  PROPST         John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  52   51  PROPST         Colby          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  52   51  PROPST         Ellen          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  52   51  PROPST         Charles        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  53   52  MEADOWS        James          78   M    W    Cooper                   500       PA                                                           X     X
 28  53   52  MEADOWS        Mary           62   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 29  53   52  RYAN           Thomas         20   M    W    Blacksmith                         Ireland            X      X
 30  54   53  JOHNSON        Charles        28   M    W    Railroad Laborer         200       Sweden             X      X
 31  54   53  JOHNSON        Carrie         28   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 32  54   53  JOHNSON        Louis          8    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X                           X
 33  55   54  JOHNSON        Peter          44   M    W    Laborer                            Sweden             X      X
 34  55   54  JOHNSON        Sophia         38   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 35  55   54  JOHNSON        Frank          13   M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 36  55   54  JOHNSON        Lottie         12   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 37  55   54  JOHNSON        Matilda        10   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 38  55   54  JOHNSON        Albert         6    M    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 39  56   55  SAMPSON        Joseph         39   M    W    Farmer         500       100       IL
 40  56   55  SAMPSON        Aletha         31   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X


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