1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.286
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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:  286
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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   80   80  HOLLAND        Nancy          3    F    W                                       IL
 2   80   80  HOLLAND        Temple         1    M    W                                       IL
 3   81   81  MINKE          Charles        40   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 4   81   81  MINKE          Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 5   81   81  MINKE          Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 6   81   81  MINKE          Harvey         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   81   81  MINKE          Mary E.        5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   81   81  MINKE          Johannah       1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   81   81  MINKE          Anna           3mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Mar
 10  82   82  SUTTON         Hannah         50   F    W    Keeping House  3,600     100       IN
 11  82   82  SUTTON         Sarah          35   F    W                                       IN
 12  83   83  KIRBY          Elias          36   M    W    Farmer         7,500     1,500     IL
 13  83   83  KIRBY          Lettie         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  83   83  KIRBY          Sophie         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  83   83  KIRBY          Andrew         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  83   83  KIRBY          Christian      6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  83   83  KIRBY          Eben           2    M    W                                       IL
 18  83   83  KIRBY          Frank          7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 19  83   83  JOHNSON        William B.     21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 20  84   84  REGAN          William        28   M    W    Farmer                   400       Ireland            X      X
 21  84   84  REGAN          Margaret       27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  84   84  REGAN          John           4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 23  84   84  REGAN          Martha         2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 24  84   84  REGAN          Mary E.        1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 25  84   84  MCKEES         Martha         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IN
 26  84   84  MCKEES         David          6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 27  85   85  BURTON         William        29   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN
 28  85   85  BURTON         Sophie         23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  85   85  BURTON         Jacob          3    M    W                                       IL
 30  85   85  BURTON         Eliza          1    F    W                                       IL
 31  85   85  MINKE          Louisa         12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  85   85  BURTON         Midian         35   M    W    Farmer                   500       IN


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