1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.259
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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:  259
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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   149  143 KIRBY          Dorcas         54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 2   149  143 KIRBY          George         20   M    W                                       IL
 3   149  143 CLARY          Ann            15   F    W                                       IL
 4   149  143 BURNS          Ann            16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover            X      X
 5   149  143 PESTER         Henry          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 6   149  143 RANDALLS       John           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 7   150  144 COOMBS         Milton         35   M    W    Farmer         10,000    5,000     IL
 8   150  144 COOMBS         Nancy          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   150  144 COOMBS         Samuel         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  150  144 COOMBS         Laura          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  150  144 COOMBS         Dorkas         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  150  144 COOMBS         Hannah         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  150  144 COOMBS         Jones          4    M    W                                       IL
 14  150  144 COOMBS         Francis        1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 15  150  144 HODGINS        Henry          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IA
 16  151  145 TRENARY        Richard        41   M    W    Farmer         3,500     4,000     IN
 17  151  145 TRENARY        Elizabeth      40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  151  145 TRENARY        Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  151  145 TRENARY        Fannie         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  151  145 TRENARY        Tiney          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  151  145 TRENARY        Lizzie         4    F    W                                       IL
 22  151  145 TRENARY        Prior          38   M    W    Farmer         1,000     1,000     IN
 23  151  145 SHEET          Frederic       26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 24  151  145 MASON          Martin         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 25  152  146 ALTIG          James          48   M    W    Farmer         20,000    4,000     OH
 26  152  146 ALTIG          Sarah          44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 27  152  146 ALTIG          Nancy          19   F    W                                       IL
 28  152  146 ALTIG          Edward         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  152  146 ALTIG          Franklin       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  152  146 ALTIG          Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  152  146 ALTIG          Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  152  146 ALTIG          Thomas         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  152  146 ALTIG          David          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  152  146 ALTIG          Ella           4    F    W                                       IL
 35  152  146 ALTIG          James          2    M    W                                       IL
 36  153  147 ADEN           John           20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 37  153  147 ALBY           Frank          33   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN
 38  153  147 ALBY           Harriet        30 ? F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 39  153  147 ALBY           Prior          10   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 40  153  147 ALBY           Elis           5    M    W                                       IN


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