1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.267
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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:  267
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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   26   24  HOUCK          Catherine      45   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NY                                                           X     X
 2   27   25  AYERS          David          27   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 3   27   25  AYERS          Samuel         22   M    W    Farmer         4,000     500       NY                                                    X
 4   27   25  AYERS          Alvin          21   M    W    Farmer                             NY                                                    X
 5   28   26  FROGBY         Israel         50   M    W    Farmer         9,000     12,000    England                                                      X     X
 6   28   26  FROGBY         Susan          40   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 7   28   26  FROGBY         Israel         14   M    W                                       NY                 X                                  X
 8   28   26  FROGBY         George         12   M    W                                       NY                 X                                  X
 9   28   26  FROGBY         Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 10  28   26  FROGBY         Amelia         6    F    W                                       IL                 X
 11  28   26  FROGBY         Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 12  28   26  MURDOCH        Andrew         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 13  28   26  HUTCHENS       William        46   M    W    Farmer                             England            X      X
 14  28   26  HUTCHENS       Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 15  28   26  HUTCHENS       Sophia         11   F    W                                       IL
 16  29   27  HEWETT         Summers        44   M    W    Farmer         6,000     600       NJ
 17  29   27  HEWETT         Maria          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  29   27  HEWETT         Louis          21   M    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 19  29   27  HEWETT         Emma           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  29   27  HEWETT         Abigail        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  29   27  HEWETT         William        6    M    W                                       IL
 22  29   27  HEWETT         Reuben         4    M    W                                       IL
 23  29   27  HEWETT         Nonna          3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 24  30   28  EASTEN         Casper         35   M    W    Farmer                   300       Switzerland        X      X
 25  30   28  EASTEN         Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 26  30   28  EASTEN         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 27  30   28  EASTEN         Hattie         1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 28  31   29  SELLS          James          37   M    W    Farmer                             KY                                                           X     X
 29  31   29  SELLS          Catherine      29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                 X
 30  31   29  SELLS          Francis        13   M    W                                       IN                                                           X     X
 31  31   29  SELLS          Mary L.        9    F    W                                       IN
 32  31   29  SELLS          Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 33  32   30  REDING         William        41   M    W    Farmer         2,500     800       IL
 34  32   30  REDING         Malinda L.     40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  32   30  REDING         Isaac N.       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  32   30  REDING         James A.       12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  32   31  KLEIN          Phil           31   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 38  32   31  KLEIN          Sarah          24   F    W                                       NY                 X      X
 39  32   31  KLEIN          Mary E.        5    F    W                                       IL                 X
 40  32   31  KLEIN          Peter          3    M    W                                       IL                 X


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