1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.5
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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:  5
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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   26   26  COUNCIL        Rosanna        38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   26   26  COUNCIL        Fannie         18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   26   26  COUNCIL        William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   26   26  COUNCIL        Florence       19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   26   26  COUNCIL        David          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   26   26  COUNCIL        George         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   26   26  COUNCIL        Nora           4    F    W                                       IL
 8   26   26  COUNCIL        Eusa           1    M    W                                       IL
 9   26   26  WHALEY         Richmond       19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 10  26   26  WHALEY         Thomas         42   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 11  27   27  GODFREY        John           50   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 12  27   27  GODFREY        Sarah          38   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 13  27   27  GODFREY        Annie          17   F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 14  27   27  GODFREY        Sarah          14   F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 15  27   27  GODFREY        William        13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  27   27  GODFREY        Margaret       10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  27   27  GODFREY        Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 18  27   27  GODFREY        Jane           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 19  27   27  GODFREY        Josephine      1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 20  27   27  GIBBINS        Horace         27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY                 X      X
 21  28   28  WOTTERS        Alfred         25   M    W    Farmer         3,300     1,000     OH
 22  28   28  WOTTERS        Lucy           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  28   28  WOTTERS        Henry          2    M    W                                       IL
 24  29   29  HARTMAN        John           36   M    W    Farmer                   600       MD                                        Dec
 25  29   29  HARTMAN        Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                        Dec
 26  29   29  COUNCIL        William        37   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     IL
 27  29   29  CRAIG          Eli            17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 28  30   30  COUNCIL        Lafe           30   M    W    Farm Laborer   8,000     2,000     IL
 29  30   30  COUNCIL        Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  30   30  COUNCIL        Ervie          9    F    W                                       IL
 31  30   30  COUNCIL        Endora         7    M    W                                       IL
 32  30   30  COUNCIL        Eugene         5    M    W                                       IL
 33  30   30  COUNCIL        Ada            3    F    W                                       IL
 34  30   30  COUNCIL        Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 35  30   30  COUNCIL        William        2mo  M    W                                       KY                              Apr
 36  30   30  MILLER         Stephen        25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 37  31   31  VANMETER       James B.       22   M    W    Farm Laborer             500       IL                                        Dec
 38  31   31  VANMETER       Mary           18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Dec
 39  31   31  VANMETER       Edward         19   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 40  32   32  SIMS           James          30   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X


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