1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.167
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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:  167
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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   163  154 MOSTELLER      Martin         27   M    W    Physician & Surgeon      300       IL
 2   163  154 MOSTELLER      Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   163  154 MOSTELLER      Fred           3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 4   163  154 ROSS           George         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 5   164  155 MCGILLIN       Ashbel         30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 6   164  155 MCGILLIN       Ann            20   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 7   164  155 MCGILLIN       Andrew         1    M    W                                       IL
 8   165  156 HORNSBARGER    Jacob          22   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL                                        Feb
 9   165  156 HORNSBARGER    Catharine      18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  166  157 COOMBS         Nelson         37   M    W    Farming                            IL
 11  166  157 COOMBS         Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  166  157 COOMBS         Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  166  157 COOMBS         Laura          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  166  157 COOMBS         Norah          2    F    W                                       IL
 15  168  157 SMITH          William        30   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL                                                                 X
 16  168  157 SMITH          Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 17  168  157 SMITH          Louisa         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  168  157 SMITH          Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  168  157 SMITH          William        5    M    W                                       IL
 20  168  157 SMITH          George         3    M    W                                       IL
 21  168  157 SMITH          Arminda        1    F    W                                       IL
 22  168  157 BARNES         Edward         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 23  169  158 HOLMES         Thomas         36   M    W    Farmer                   800       TN
 24  169  158 HOLMES         Susan          40   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 25  169  158 HOLMES         Albert         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  169  158 HOLMES         James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  169  158 HOLMES         Fandora        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  169  158 HOLMES         Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  169  158 HOLMES         Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 30  169  158 HOLMES         Henry          1    M    W                                       IL
 31  170  159 TAYLOR         John           28   M    W    Farmer         2,400               NJ
 32  170  159 TAYLOR         Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 33  170  159 TAYLOR         Sarah          4    F    W                                       IL
 34  170  159 TAYLOR         Samuel         2    M    W                                       IL
 35  172  160 POTTER         Thomas         40   M    W    Minister       2,500     500       IL
 36  172  160 POTTER         Catharine      25   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 37  172  160 POTTER         Edward         3    M    W                                       IL
 38  172  160 POTTER         Jennie         1    F    W                                       IL
 39  172  160 PRICE          Elizabeth      54   F    W                                       KY


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