1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.274
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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:  274
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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   70   69  RICHEY         Mary E.        5mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Jan
 2   71   70  MARTIN         Martha         45   F    W                   2,500     100       IL
 3   71   70  MARTIN         Mary E.        22   F    W                             600       IL
 4   71   70  MARTIN         Lincoln        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   73   71  BRITTON        Louis          45   M    W    Farmer                   200       PA
 6   73   71  BRITTON        Eggart         35   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 7   73   71  BRITTON        Albert         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   73   71  BRITTON        William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   73   71  BRITTON        Charles R.     3    M    W                                       IL
 10  73   71  BRITTON        Frank          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 11  74   72  JONES          Charles T.     30   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 12  74   72  JONES          Lou            23   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  74   72  JONES          Lee            5    M    W                                       KY
 14  74   72  JONES          George         3    M    W                                       KY
 15  74   72  JONES          Edwin          8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 16  75   73  WILLSON        John F.        40   M    W    Grocer         13,500    15,600    IL
 17  75   73  WILLSON        Sarah A.       32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  75   73  WILLSON        James O.       9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  75   73  WILLSON        George F.      7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  75   73  WILLSON        Clara B.       4    F    W                                       IL
 21  75   73  WILLSON        Howard T.      2    M    W                                       IL
 22  75   73  WILLSON        Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 23  75   73  HOFF           Nellie F.      3    F    W                                       IL
 24  75   73  HOFF           Ollie          11mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 25  76   74  TATE           William        54   M    W    Railroad Laborer                   Ireland            X      X
 26  76   74  TATE           Elizabeth      53   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 27  76   74  DAVIS          David          28   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     PA
 28  77   75  WELCH          George B.      35   M    W    Farmer                   3,000     Canada             X      X
 29  77   75  WELCH          Catherine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 30  77   75  WELCH          James          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  77   75  WELCH          Nellie         5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  77   75  WELCH          Not Named      2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X


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