1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.14
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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  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  14
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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   97   90  GOFF           Eli M.         57   M    W    Farmer         38,400    15,000    KY
 2   97   90  GOFF           Lina           48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 3   97   90  GOFF           Mathew         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   97   90  GOFF           Augustus       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   97   90  GOFF           Eddie          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   97   90  GOFF           Ida            10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   97   90  GOFF           David          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   97   90  GOFF           Vickie         4    F    W                                       IL
 9   98   91  STAGNER        Thomas         40   M    W    Farmer                   100       KY                                                                 X
 10  98   91  STAGNER        Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      MO                                                           X     X
 11  98   91  STAGNER        Nancy          12   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 12  98   91  STAGNER        William        10   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 13  98   91  STAGNER        Ellen          5    F    W                                       KY
 14  98   91  STAGNER        Clary          13   F    W                                       KY
 15  99   92  GOFF           William        48   M    W    Farmer         14,000    2,000     NY
 16  99   92  GOFF           Mary           46   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 17  99   92  GOFF           Perry          20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  99   92  GOFF           Lenard         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  99   92  GOFF           Louiza         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  99   92  GOFF           Fredric        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  99   92  GOFF           Murry          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  99   92  GOFF           Emmie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  99   92  GOFF           Ellen          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  100  93  KEEN           Thomas         51   M    W    Farmer                   500       England            X      X
 25  100  93  KEEN           Martha         49   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 26  100  93  KEEN           Emmie          16   F    W                                       OH                 X      X                           X
 27  100  93  KEEN           Rovenia        15   F    W                                       OH                 X      X                           X
 28  100  93  KEEN           Eliza          14   F    W                                       OH                 X      X                           X
 29  100  93  GOFF           T.             23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 30  100  93  KERR           Charles        28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 31  100  93  BRASFIELD      Thomas         40   M    W    Farmer         30,000    10,000    KY
 32  101  94  COPPE          Nat            57   M    W    Farmer                   600       OH
 33  101  94  COPPE          Elizabeth      46   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 34  101  94  COPPE          Aloy           24   M    W    Farmer                             OH
 35  101  94  COPPE          John           22   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 36  101  94  COPPE          Charles        20   M    W                                       IN
 37  101  94  COPPE          Maria          16   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 38  101  94  COPPE          Samuel         15   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 39  101  94  COPPE          Sarah          12   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 40  101  94  COPPE          Melissia       10   F    W                                       IN                                                    X


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