1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.161
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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:  161
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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   114  110 HOUGHTON       Catharine      16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   114  110 HOUGHTON       Truman         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   114  110 CRESSY         Albert         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 4   115  111 HITCHCOCK      Aziel          57   M    W    Farmer                   700       NC
 5   115  111 HITCHCOCK      Ewilentine     56   F    W    Keeping House                      NC                                                           X     X
 6   115  111 HITCHCOCK      John           25   M    W    Farmer                             NC
 7   115  111 HITCHCOCK      Eliza          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   115  111 HITCHCOCK      Isaac          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   116  112 GREENE         McHenry        34   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 10  116  112 GREENE         Henrietta      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 11  116  112 GREENE         Harriet        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  116  112 GREENE         Almeda         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  116  112 GREENE         Harry          2    M    W                                       IL
 14  116  112 POTTER         William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       IL
 15  117  113 MCNEIL         William        30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 16  117  113 MCNEIL         Almira         26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  117  113 MCNEIL         Mary           6    F    W                                       IL
 18  117  113 MCNEIL         Nancy          4    F    W                                       IL
 19  117  113 MCNEIL         Charley        2    M    W                                       IL
 20  117  113 MCNEIL         William        9mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 21  118  114 COOK           Riley          24   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 22  118  114 COOK           Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 23  118  114 COOK           John           3    M    W                                       IL
 24  118  114 COOK           Alice          9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 25  119  115 PARIS          Henry          24   M    W    Farmer         350       500       KY                                        Sep
 26  119  115 PARIS          Frances        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Sep
 27  119  115 MARTIN         Alvin          12   M    W                                       IL                                                                 X
 28  120  116 FULLER         Daniel         65   M    W    Farmer         12,000              VA
 29  120  116 FULLER         Ruth Ann       56   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 30  120  116 FULLER         Sarah J.       22   F    W                                       IL
 31  120  116 FULLER         Robert         19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  120  116 FULLER         Emma           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  121  117 CORDERY        John           30   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       NJ
 34  121  117 CORDERY        Caroline       25   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 35  121  117 CORDERY        Nelson         1    M    W                                       IL
 36  122  118 POTTER         Elija          51   M    W    Farmer         40,000    20,000    IL
 37  122  118 POTTER         Elizabeth      51   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  122  118 WATKINS        Ellen          16   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                    X
 39  122  118 WATKINS        Alice          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  122  118 CASPER         Jasper         19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X


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