1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.74
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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:  74
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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   151  150 PRIMM          Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   152  151 BROWN          Peter          46   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     England            X      X
 3   152  151 BROWN          Mary           43   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                 X      X
 4   152  151 BROWN          Bradshaw       21   M    W    Farmer                             PA                 X
 5   152  151 BROWN          Edwin          5    M    W                                       IL                 X
 6   152  151 BROWN          Sarah          17   F    W                                       IL                 X
 7   152  151 BROWN          Winfield       13   M    W                                       IL                 X
 8   152  151 BROWN          Amos           12   M    W                                       IL                 X
 9   152  151 BROWN          Robert         11   M    W                                       IL                 X
 10  152  151 BROWN          Irwin          10   M    W                                       IL                 X
 11  152  151 BROWN          Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                 X
 12  152  151 BROWN          George         7    M    W                                       IL                 X
 13  152  151 BROWN          Esther         6    F    W                                       IL                 X
 14  153  152 PRIMM          William        62   M    W    Farmer         12,000    2,200     IL
 15  153  152 PRIMM          Maria          57   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  153  152 PRIMM          John           19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  153  152 PRIMM          Carlisle       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  153  152 BESTELL        Emaline        19   F    W                                       IL
 19  153  152 BESTELL        Ann            13   F    W                                       IL
 20  153  152 WINGO          Lydia          6    F    W                                       IL
 21  154  153 PRIMM          Isaac          23   M    W    Farmer         2,500     450       IL
 22  154  153 PRIMM          Ann            18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  154  153 PRIMM          Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL
 24  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    C. S.          32   M    W    Stock Trader   6,000     200       Hessen             X      X
 25  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Rachel         25   F    W    Keeping House                      Bavaria            X      X
 26  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Sophie         4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Jennie         3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Solomon        2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Fannie         5mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Jan
 30  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Sophie         20   F    W                                       Hessen             X      X
 31  155  154 SALZENSTEIN    Aaron          26   M    W    Farmer                   100       Hessen             X      X
 32  156  155 SALZENSTEIN    Henrietta      62   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 33  156  155 SALZENSTEIN    Eli            28   M    W    Butcher                            Hessen             X      X
 34  156  155 SALZENSTEIN    Wolf           20   M    W    Butcher                            Hessen             X      X
 35  157  156 SALZENSTEIN    Charles        28   M    W    Ret.  Merchant           9,000     MD                 X      X
 36  157  156 SALZENSTEIN    Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      Hessen             X      X
 37  157  156 SALZENSTEIN    Morris         3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 38  157  156 SALZENSTEIN    Matilda        3mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Oct
 39  157  156 LANDAUER       Sarah          17   F    W    Domestic Servent                   Hessen             X      X
 40  157  156 LANDAUER       Myer           24   M    W    Clerk in Store                     Hessen             X      X


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