1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.260
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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:  260
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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   153  147 ALBY           Fannie         3    F    W                                       IL
 2   153  147 ALBY           Eliza          1    F    W                                       IL
 3   153  147 TRENARY        Prior          65   M    W                                       IL
 4   153  147 TRENARY        Lina           16   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 5   154  148 SHULTZ         John           24   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 6   154  148 SHULTZ         Rachel         45   F    W                                       OH
 7   154  148 SHULTZ         Elizabeth      20   F    W                                       OH
 8   154  148 SHULTZ         Sarah          12   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 9   154  148 SHULTZ         William        29   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 10  155  149 HOLINGMAN      Daniel         34   M    W    Farmer                   400       Bavaria            X      X
 11  155  149 HOLINGMAN      Elizabeth      24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 12  155  149 HOLINGMAN      Prince         10mo M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 13  155  149 BELL           William        6    M    W                                       IL
 14  156  150 NANCE          Doctor M.      38   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 15  156  150 NANCE          Ursula         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  156  150 NANCE          Milton         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  156  150 NANCE          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  156  150 NANCE          Charles        5    M    W                                       IL
 19  156  150 NANCE          Mary           1    F    W                                       IL
 20  157  151 TRENARY        William        47   M    W    Farmer         12,000    1,000     IN
 21  157  151 TRENARY        Jane           47   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      VA                                                                 X
 22  157  151 TRENARY        William        24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 23  157  151 TRENARY        Joseph         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  157  151 TRENARY        Minnie         5    F    W                                       IL
 25  157  151 CLEMENS        Amanda         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  158  152 NICHOLS        Daniel         20   M    W    Farmer                   400       IN                                        Aug                      X
 27  158  152 NICHOLS        Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Aug                X     X
 28  158  152 NICHOLS        Jane           1    F    W                                       IL
 29  159  153 DEGAN          Thomas         28   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 30  159  153 DEGAN          Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 31  159  153 DEGAN          Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  160  154 ALLISON        James          35   M    W    Farmer                   200       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 33  160  154 ALLISON        Ann            35   M    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 34  160  154 ALLISON        James          9    M    W                                       DE
 35  160  154 ALLISON        William        5    M    W                                       DE
 36  160  154 ALLISON        Elizabeth      3    F    W                                       DE
 37  160  154 ALLISON        Sarah          1    F    W                                       DE
 38  161  155 ROBINSON       Samuel         34   M    W    Farmer                   700       KY
 39  161  155 ROBINSON       Lucy           34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 40  161  155 ROBINSON       Nancy          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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