1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.3
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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:  Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  3
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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   13   13  BRANNAN        Thomas         2    M    W                                       OH
 2   13   13  FISKY          Milton         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 3   14   14  CAMPBELL       D.             58   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     Scotland           X      X                                  X     X
 4   14   14  CAMPBELL       Sarah          50   F    W    Keeping House                      Scotland           X      X
 5   14   14  CAMPBELL       James          20   M    W    Farmer         1,000               Canada             X      X
 6   14   14  CAMPBELL       John           25   M    W    Farmer                             Canada             X      X
 7   14   14  CAMPBELL       Alex           23   M    W    Farmer                             Canada             X      X
 8   14   14  CAMPBELL       Sarah          21   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 9   14   14  CAMPBELL       Catherine      18   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 10  14   14  CAMPBELL       Agnes          16   M    W                                       Canada             X      X
 11  14   14  CAMPBELL       Jennett        14   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 12  14   14  CAMPBELL       Margaret       11   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 13  14   14  CAMPBELL       Mary           9    F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 14  14   14  CAMPBELL       Hughy          6    M    W                                       MI                 X      X
 15  15   15  NYBRAVE        Jergan         47   M    W    Farmer         5,000     2,000     Norway             X      X                                  X     X
 16  15   15  NYBRAVE        Larbord        47   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 17  15   15  NYBRAVE        Annie          6    F    W                                       Norway             X      X
 18  15   15  NYBRAVE        Olend          16   F    W                                       Norway             X      X                                  X     X
 19  15   15  MIDDL          Asa            24   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Norway             X      X
 20  15   15  MIDDL          Fred           4    M                                            IL                 X      X
 21  15   15  CUNER          Elson          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Norway             X      X
 22  16   16  GRAHAM         Henry          37   M    W    Farmer         27,000    14,500    IL
 23  16   16  GRAHAM         Fannie         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  16   16  GRAHAM         Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  16   16  GRAHAM         William        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  16   16  GRAHAM         Annetta        1    F    W                                       IL
 27  16   16  GRAHAM         Newton         19   M    W                                       IL
 28  16   16  HEART          William        32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 29  16   16  WINTERS        John           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 30  17   17  PRIMM          James D        25   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     IL
 31  17   17  PRIMM          Jane           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  17   17  PRIMM          Daniel         4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 33  17   17  HURT           Abner          24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 34  18   18  PRIMM          Elizabeth      47   F    W    Keeping House  40,000    5,000     VA                                                                 X
 35  18   18  PRIMM          Clara          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  18   18  PRIMM          Thomas         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  18   18  PRIMM          Violet         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  18   18  PRIMM          Ninnan         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  19   19  CANTRALL       McDonald       37   M    W    Farmer         2,400               IL
 40  19   19  CANTRALL       Narsis         36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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