1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.139
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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:  Tallula P.O.  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  139
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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   191  180 BERRA          John           45   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,500     TN
 2   191  180 BERRA          Annie          45   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 3   191  180 BERRA          Charles        18   M    W                                       IL
 4   191  180 BERRA          Adaline        13   F    W                                       IL
 5   192  181 MCFARLAND      John           39   M    W    Farmer                   300       VA                                                           X     X
 6   192  181 MCFARLAND      Martha         31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 7   192  181 MCFARLAND      Mary           14   F    W                                       IL
 8   192  181 MCFARLAND      John           9    M    W                                       IL
 9   192  181 MCFARLAND      Henry          6    M    W                                       IL
 10  192  181 MCFARLAND      Jefferson      3    M    W                                       IL
 11  192  181 ROE            Hugh D.        59   M    W    Farmer         2,000     100       KY
 12  193  182 PARRY          John           54   M    W    Farmer         4,000     600       OH
 13  193  182 PARRY          Sarah          54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 14  194  183 KILLION        Elija          53   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     IN
 15  194  183 KILLION        Sarah          52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  194  183 KILLION        Jacob          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  194  183 KILLION        Sarah          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  194  183 KILLION        Martha         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  194  183 KILLION        Margaret       11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  194  183 KILLION        Robert L.      9    M    W                                       IL
 21  195  184 SNODGRASS      Sef            29   M    W    Farmer         2,000     600       VA                                                           X     X
 22  195  184 SNODGRASS      Acilla         25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  195  184 SNODGRASS      Hiram          5    M    W                                       IL
 24  195  184 SNODGRASS      Luther         4    M    W                                       IL
 25  195  184 SNODGRASS      Alvy           8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 26  195  184 SNODGRASS      Holby          19   M    W                                       IL
 27  196  185 BLANK          Harm           28   M    W    Farmer                   400       Hanover            X      X
 28  196  185 BLANK          Troka          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 29  196  185 BLANK          Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  196  185 BLANK          Henry          9mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Sep
 31  196  185 BLANK          Thomas         19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 32  197  186 KILLION        Samuel         41   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 33  197  186 KILLION        Ellen          35   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 34  197  186 KILLION        Andrew         21   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                    X
 35  197  186 KILLION        Franklin       13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  197  186 KILLION        Charles        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  197  186 KILLION        John M.        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  197  186 KILLION        Joseph         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  197  186 KILLION        Robert         4    M    W                                       IL
 40  197  186 KILLION        Sarah          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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