1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.126
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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:  126
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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   88   86  LEE            Peter          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 2   89   87  MEADOWS        Alonzo         23   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     IL                                        Feb
 3   89   87  MEADOWS        Mattie         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Feb
 4   90   88  MEADOWS        Francis        27   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     IL
 5   90   88  MEADOWS        Delila         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 6   90   88  MEADOWS        Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 7   91   89  ROURKE         Michael        60   M    W    Farmer         8,000     3,000     Ireland            X      X
 8   91   89  ROURKE         Maria          27   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 9   91   89  ROURKE         John           18   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  91   89  ROURKE         Mary           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  91   89  ROURKE         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  92   90  ROURKE         Charles        56   M    W    Farm Laborer   7,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 13  92   90  SCULLY         James          26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 14  92   90  MCNAMARA       Eliza          25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 15  93   91  DENTON         James          53   M    W    Farmer         10,000    2,000     KY
 16  93   91  DENTON         Georgiana      34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  93   91  DENTON         James          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  93   91  DENTON         Martha         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  93   91  DENTON         Clarinda       15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  93   91  DENTON         Bell           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  93   91  DENTON         Camber         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  93   91  DENTON         Aley           5    M    W                                       IL
 23  93   91  DENTON         Eva L.         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  93   91  DENTON         Calvy          3    M    W                                       IL
 25  93   91  MAIN           Robert         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 26  94   92  RULE           Daniel         35   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     OH
 27  94   92  RULE           Ellen          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  94   92  RULE           Harriet        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  94   92  RULE           Emma           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  94   92  RULE           Nellie         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  94   92  RULE           Charles D.     5    F    W                                       IL
 32  94   92  RULE           Richard        3    M    W                                       IL
 33  94   92  RULE           Not Named      1mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 34  94   92  BINGER         Harry          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 35  95   93  KNOWLES        Crawford       46   M    W    Farmer         12,000    3,000     IN
 36  95   93  KNOWLES        Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 37  95   93  KNOWLES        Maria          22   F    W                                       IL
 38  95   93  KNOWLES        Nancy          21   F    W                                       IL
 39  95   93  KNOWLES        Marion         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  95   93  KNOWLES        Ada            15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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