1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.266
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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:  266
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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   20   18  HAND           Martha         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   20   18  HAND           Emily          33   F    W                                       NJ
 3   21   19  ONEAL          Mary A.        38   F    W    Keeping House            100       NJ
 4   21   19  ONEAL          Enoch          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   21   19  ONEAL          Rachel         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   21   19  ONEAL          Martha         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   21   19  ONEAL          Elizabeth      7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   21   19  ONEAL          Albert         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   21   19  ONEAL          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 10  21   19  ONEAL          Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL
 11  22   20  DYE            Enoch          70   M    W    Farmer         6,400     600       NJ
 12  22   20  DYE            Rachel         66   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 13  22   20  DYE            Ezekiel        30   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 14  22   20  DYE            John           26   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 15  22   20  DYE            Elizabeth      23   F    W                                       IL
 16  23   21  KELLER         James          45   M    W    Farmer         2,000     600       NJ
 17  23   21  KELLER         Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 18  23   21  KELLER         Carrie         14   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 19  23   21  KELLER         William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  23   21  SUIDAM         John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 21  24   22  AGERT          William        34   M    W    Farmer         8,000     800       Germany            X      X
 22  24   22  AGERT          Adaline        26   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X                                  X     X
 23  24   22  AGERT          Sophia         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  24   22  AGERT          Nancy          2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  24   22  SATTER         B.             44   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA                 X
 26  24   22  ALLEN          Logan          24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 27  25   23  HUNTER         Henrietta      56   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     500       NJ
 28  25   23  HUNTER         Charles        31   M    W    Farmer         2,500     500       IL
 29  25   23  HUNTER         Annie          24   F    W                             1,000     IL
 30  25   23  SUTTON         Martha         29   F    W    Serving M. Agent 1,500             IL
 31  25   23  SUTTON         Laura          8    F    W                                       IL
 32  25   23  SUTTON         Everett        5    M    W                                       IL
 33  26   24  AYERS          Samuel         58   M    W    Minister       10,000    2,000     PA
 34  26   24  AYERS          Fannie         48   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 35  26   24  AYERS          Martha         24   F    W    Teaching School                    NY                                                    X
 36  26   24  AYERS          Depue          15   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 37  26   24  AYERS          William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  26   24  AYERS          Sadie          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  26   24  AYERS          Gilbert        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  26   24  AYERS          Eugene         2    M    W                                       IL


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