1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.166
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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:  166
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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   156  148 MARTS          Thomas         25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 2   157  149 BELL           Henry          41   M    W    Farmer         7,000     2,500     IL
 3   157  149 BELL           Nancy          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   157  149 BELL           Thomas         19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   157  149 BELL           Robert         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   157  149 BELL           Fred           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   157  149 BELL           Charles        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   157  149 BELL           John           6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   157  149 FLETCHER       Anne           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  158  150 TRENARY        Barney         37   M    W    Farmer                             IN                                                           X     X
 11  158  150 TRENARY        Lucy           37   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 12  158  150 TRENARY        Henry          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  158  150 TRENARY        James          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  158  150 TRENARY        Ida            7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  158  150 TRENARY        Enos           4    M    W                                       IA
 16  158  150 TRENARY        Benjamin       1    M    W                                       IL
 17  159  151 TRENARY        Benjamin       45   M    W    Farmer         16,600    2,200     IN
 18  159  151 TRENARY        Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 19  159  151 TRENARY        George         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  159  151 TRENARY        Hardin         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  159  151 TRENARY        Jacob          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  159  151 TRENARY        Nancy          3    F    W                                       IL
 23  159  151 TRENARY        William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  159  151 TRENARY        Squire D.      1    M    W                                       IL
 25  159  151 TRENARY        Hiram          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN
 26  159  151 STRAWN         Nancy          16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IN
 27  161  152 GAGEN          Patrick        45   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 28  161  152 GAGEN          Mary           51   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 29  161  152 GAGEN          Kate           15   F    W                                       NY                 X      X
 30  161  152 GAGEN          Hughey         14   M    W                                       NY                 X      X                           X
 31  161  152 GAGEN          John           10   M    W                                       NY                 X      X                           X
 32  161  152 GAGEN          Jane           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  161  152 CONBOY         John           25   M    W    Farmer                   300       Ireland            X      X
 34  161  152 CONBOY         John           26   M    W    Farm Laborer             300       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 35  162  153 PURVIANCE      Greene         43   M    W    Farmer         7,500     5,300     IL
 36  162  153 PURVIANCE      Louisa         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  162  153 PURVIANCE      Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  162  153 PURVIANCE      Elija          6    M    W                                       IL
 39  162  153 SMITH          Bruce          35   F    W    Farm Laborer             100       TN
 40  163  154 MOSTELLER      Thomas         62   M    W    Farmer         7,000     500       OH


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