1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.140
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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:  140
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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   197  186 KILLION        Emma           1    F    W                                       IL
 2   199  187 BRAYER         Herman         21   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X
 3   199  187 BRAYER         Ettie          20   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 4   200  188 MOTINGER       Samuel         33   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       KY
 5   200  188 MOTINGER       Ann            21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 6   200  188 MOTINGER       Samuel         3    M    W                                       KY
 7   201  189 MOTINGER       Henry          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 8   201  189 MOTINGER       James          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                        May
 9   201  189 MOTINGER       Sarah          16   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        May
 10  201  189 NANCE          William        16   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 11  202  190 MYER           Henry          32   M    W    Farmer                   100       Hanover            X      X
 12  202  190 MYER           Folkas         24   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 13  202  190 BLERS          Alyet          29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 14  202  190 BLERS          Margaret       32   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 15  202  190 BLERS          Tettie         8    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 16  202  190 BLERS          Robert         5    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 17  202  190 BLERS          John           1    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 18  202  190 BUSH           Robert         77   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 19  202  190 BUSH           Wobka          71   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 20  203  191 SCULLY         Jerry          40   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 21  203  191 SCULLY         James          16   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 22  203  191 SCULLY         Mary           11   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 23  203  191 SCULLY         Denis          9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  203  191 SCULLY         Mickey         7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  203  191 SCULLY         Jerry          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  204  192 SCULLY         James          38   M    W    Farmer         2,000     500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 27  205  193 ONEAL          Martin         35   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 28  205  193 ONEAL          Annie          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 29  205  193 ONEAL          John           10   M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 30  205  193 ONEAL          Andrew         8    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 31  205  193 ONEAL          James          5    M    W                                       PA                 X      X
 32  205  193 ONEAL          Jeremiah       3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  205  193 ONEAL          Martin         5mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 34  206  194 DENTON         Edward         19   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL                                        Mar
 35  206  194 DENTON         Louisa         18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Mar
 36  207  195 KILLION        Jacob          42   M    W    Farmer         13,000    2,500     IN
 37  207  195 KILLION        Lucinda        45   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 38  207  195 KILLION        Mary           20   F    W                                       IL
 39  207  195 KILLION        Catharine      18   F    W                                       IL
 40  207  195 KILLION        Rachel         14   F    W                                       IL


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