1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.293
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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:  293
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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   43   42  SCAGGS         Annie          1    F    W                                       IL
 2   44   43  ROBERTS        William C.     31   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 3   44   43  ROBERTS        Nelson         65   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     KY                                                           X     X
 4   44   43  ROBERTS        Margaret       62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 5   44   43  ROBERTS        James R.       20   M    W                                       KY
 6   44   43  ROBERTS        Linsey         25   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 7   44   43  ROBERTS        Milton         22   M    W    Farmer         300                 KY
 8   45   44  MCKEE          Calvin         42   M    W    Farmer         500                 OH                                                           X     X
 9   45   44  MCKEE          Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 10  45   44  MCKEE          Laura A.       8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  45   44  MCKEE          Daniel         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  45   44  MCKEE          Altie A.       2    F    W                                       IL
 13  46   45  BROWN          Margaret       49   F    W    Keeping House  8,000     1,000     NY                                                           X     X
 14  46   45  BROWN          Sarah M.       18   F    W                                       IL
 15  46   45  BROWN          Julia M.       12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  46   45  BROWN          Betsy A.       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  46   45  COHEE          Henry          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 18  47   46  SCAGGS         Cyrus          22   M    W    Farmer                   900       IL
 19  47   46  SCAGGS         Martha         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  47   46  SCAGGS         Mary C.        5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 21  48   47  OGDEN          John           47   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     NY
 22  48   47  OGDEN          Louisa         40   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada
 23  48   47  OGDEN          Mary           15   F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 24  48   47  OGDEN          Newton         12   M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 25  48   47  OGDEN          Isaac          10   M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 26  48   47  OGDEN          John           7    M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 27  48   47  OGDEN          Andrew         5    M    W                                       IL                        X
 28  48   47  OGDEN          Emma           1    F    W                                       IL                        X
 29  48   47  OGDEN          Abigail        75   F    W                                       NY                                                                 X
 30  49   48  BROWN          Ward           30   M    W    Farmer         100       600       IL                                                           X     X
 31  49   48  BROWN          Eliza          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 32  49   48  BROWN          Emily          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  49   48  BROWN          Margaret       3    F    W                                       IL
 34  49   48  BAILEY         George         26   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 35  49   48  COLSON         John           70   M    W    Farm Laborer                       ME                                                           X     X
 36  50   49  STEINKRUGER    Charles        36   M    W    Farmer         4,000     6,000     Prussia            X      X
 37  50   49  STEINKRUGER    John           11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  50   49  STEINKRUGER    William        8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 39  51   50  KIRBY          Elias          36   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA                                                           X     X
 40  51   50  KIRBY          Elizabeth      46   F    W    Keeping House                      OH


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