1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.164
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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:  164
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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   142  135 PRIMM          Lucinda        49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   142  135 PRIMM          Mary           30   F    W                                       IL
 3   142  135 PRIMM          Amanda         19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   142  135 PRIMM          Robert         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   142  135 PRIMM          John           15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   142  135 PRIMM          Elvira         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   142  135 PRIMM          Theophilus     11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   142  135 PRIMM          William        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   142  135 BLAIR          Thomas         27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 10  143  136 AMOS           Albert         25   M    W    Farmer                   600       England            X      X                                  X     X
 11  143  136 AMOS           Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 12  143  136 AMOS           Carrie         1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 13  144  137 COGDAL         Isaac          52   M    W    Farmer         9,000     4,000     KY
 14  144  137 COGDAL         Sarah          43   F    W    Keeping House                      NC                                                           X     X
 15  144  137 COGDAL         Thomas         20   M    W                                       IL
 16  144  137 WHITLOW        Jesse          70   M    W    Farmer                   300       NC
 17  144  137 SHAVER         James          47   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 18  144  137 RAGEN          Patrick        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 19  144  137 WHITLOW        Eliza          41   F    W    Housekeeper                        NC                                                           X     X
 20  146  138 GREENE         William        32   M    W    Quarryman                100       IL
 21  146  138 GREENE         Sarah          32   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 22  146  138 GREENE         William        6    M    W                                       MS
 23  146  138 GREENE         Elizabeth      2    F    W                                       IL
 24  147  139 RANKIN         Daniel         28   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 25  147  139 RANKIN         Margaret       24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  147  139 RANKIN         John W.        5    M    W                                       IL
 27  147  139 RANKIN         Mary E.        3    F    W                                       IL
 28  147  139 RANKIN         Oda            8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 29  148  140 HOUGHTON       Andrew         43   M    W    Farmer         6,000               IL
 30  148  140 HOUGHTON       Nina           40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  148  140 HOUGHTON       Annie          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  148  140 HOUGHTON       Catharine      72   F    W                                       NJ
 33  148  140 EBERSALL       John           27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       France             X      X
 34  148  140 BRIDGES        William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 35  149  141 COOMBS         Jona           75   M    W    Farmer         20,000    3,000     KY                                                                 X
 36  149  141 COOMBS         Sarah          63   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 37  149  142 COOMBS         Amos           19   M    W    Farming                  1,000     IL
 38  149  142 COOMBS         Virginia       20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  149  142 COOMBS         Enock          1    M    W                                       IL
 40  149  142 STOLTZ         Joseph         51   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X


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