1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.234
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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:  Petersburg  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  234
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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   514  505 MACKELVAIN     Alice          10   F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 2   514  505 MACKELVAIN     Samuel         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   514  505 MACKELVAIN     Elsworth       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   514  505 MACKELVAIN     Hellen         5    F    W                                       IL
 5   514  505 COLLINS        Hannah         16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Prussia            X      X                                  X     X
 6   515  506 MARTIN         Redd           38   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Prussia            X      X
 7   515  506 MARTIN         Sophie         40   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 8   515  506 MARTIN         Hamman         9    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 9   515  506 MARTIN         Amelia         7    F    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 10  515  506 MARTIN         Philip         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  515  506 MARTIN         Augusta        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  516  507 STEPHENS       Harmon         50   M    W    Laborer                            Ireland            X      X
 13  516  507 STEPHENS       Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X                                  X     X
 14  516  507 STEPHENS       Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  516  507 STEPHENS       Kittie         5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  516  507 STEPHENS       Ammond         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  517  508 HARMS          William        27   M    W    Brick Maker    2,000     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 18  517  508 HARMS          Rickey         24   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 19  517  508 HARMS          Fred           6mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 20  517  508 WARD           William        14   M    W    Laborer                            IL                                                           X     X
 21  517  508 WARD           Eddie          12   M    W    Laborer                            IL                                                           X     X
 22  517  508 WILKIN         Johnson        19   M    W    Laborer                            Hanover            X      X
 23  517  508 WILKIN         John           17   M    W    Laborer                            Hanover            X      X
 24  517  508 FINKBORN       George         34   M    W    Laborer                            Wurtemberg         X      X
 25  518  509 FAITH          Silas          30   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 26  518  509 FAITH          Narssis        38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 27  518  509 FAITH          Francis        16   M    W                                       IL
 28  518  509 FAITH          Martha         14   F    W                                       IL
 29  518  509 FAITH          James          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  518  509 FAITH          Robert         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  518  509 FAITH          Henry          3    M    W                                       IL
 32  518  509 FAITH          Not Named      1    F    W                                       IL
 33  519  510 MCNEELY        William        61   M    W    Farmer         24,500    5,500     KY
 34  519  510 MCNEELY        Eliza          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  519  510 MCNEELY        James          21   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 36  519  510 MCNEELY        Rachel         8    F    W                                       IL
 37  520  511 HUTCHINSON     William        40   M    W    Farmer         6,400     1,500     KY
 38  520  511 HUTCHINSON     Emily          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  520  511 HUTCHINSON     Kate           17   F    W                                       IL
 40  520  511 HUTCHINSON     Annie          15   F    W                                       IL


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