1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.44
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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:  44
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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   184  179 MCCOLBE        Jack           25   M    W    Farmer                   500       MD                 X
 2   184  179 MCCOLBE        Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   185  180 KNOWLES        P.             25   M    W    Farmer                   600       IN
 4   185  180 KNOWLES        Malinda        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   186  181 MARTIN         John           50   M    W    Farmer         10,000    2,000     IN
 6   186  181 MARTIN         Eliza          47   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 7   186  181 MARTIN         Philip         23   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 8   186  181 MARTIN         Sarilda        14   F    W                                       IL
 9   186  181 MARTIN         Patsy          11   F    W                                       IL
 10  186  181 MARTIN         Eddie          8    M    W                                       IL
 11  186  181 MARTIN         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 12  186  181 MARTIN         Nelson         ??   M    M    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 13  187  182 RIERSON        Amon           30   M    W    Laborer                  100       Norway             X      X
 14  187  182 RIERSON        Catherine      65   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 15  188  183 LUND           Jacob          37   M    W    Carpenter                          Norway             X      X
 16  188  183 LUND           Emma           70   F    W    Keeping House  3,500     400       Norway             X      X
 17  189  184 MCLAMAR        Rachel         36   M    W    Farmer         5,000     400       KY
 18  189  184 MCLAMAR        James          26   M    W                                       IL
 19  189  184 MCLAMAR        William        21   M    W                                       IL
 20  189  184 MCLAMAR        Jerome         10   M    W                                       IL
 21  189  184 CANTRAL        Clay           35   F    W                                       IL
 22  190  185 SHROYER        Hiram          27   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 23  190  185 SHROYER        Malinda        23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 24  190  185 SHROYER        Annie          3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 25  191  186 MCGEE          James M.       34   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 26  191  186 MCGEE          Elizabeth      27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 27  192  187 YOUNG          James          32   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 28  192  187 YOUNG          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 29  192  187 YOUNG          Addie          7mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 30  192  187 YOUNG          Rachel         28   F    W                                       IL
 31  193  188 MILLER         David          48   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     PA
 32  193  188 MILLER         Mary A.        40   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 33  193  188 MILLER         Martin         18   M    W                                       IL
 34  193  188 MILLER         Mary           15   F    W                                       IL
 35  193  188 MILLER         Frank          12   M    W                                       IL
 36  193  188 MILLER         Charles        9    M    W                                       IL
 37  193  188 MILLER         John           6    M    W                                       IL
 38  193  188 MILLER         Edward         5    M    W                                       IL
 39  193  189 ROBBIN         Ed             50   M    W    Farmer         36,500    10,000    Holland            X      X
 40  193  189 ROBBIN         Ann            47   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                 X      X


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