1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.8
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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:  8
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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   50   47  WILLSON        Joseph         24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 2   50   47  WILLSON        Lucinda        23   F    W    Keeping House            100       NC
 3   50   47  WILLSON        Fannie         1    F    W                                       IL
 4   50   47  WILLSON        Charles        1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 5   51   48  KING           Thomas         37   M    W    Farmer         15,500    8,000     OH
 6   51   48  KING           Sarrah         32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 7   51   48  KING           John           6    M    W                                       IL
 8   51   48  KING           James          4    M    W                                       IL
 9   51   48  KING           Lena           1    F    W                                       IL
 10  51   48  PATTISSON      John           35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 11  51   48  KING           Matilda        70   F    W                                       PA
 12  51   48  KING           Jane           39   F    W                                       OH
 13  52   49  PAINE          John           63   M    W    Farmer         28,000    1,500     England            X      X
 14  52   49  PAINE          Maria          61   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 15  52   49  PAINE          Charles        29   M    W    Farmer                             England            X      X
 16  52   49  PAINE          Emily          25   F    W                                       England            X      X
 17  52   49  PAINE          Sarah          23   F    W                                       England            X      X
 18  53   50  WELCH          John           75   M    W    Farmer                   300       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 19  53   50  WELCH          Sarah          65   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 20  53   50  WELCH          William        29   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 21  53   50  WELCH          John           27   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 22  53   50  WELCH          Richard        25   M    W    Farmer                             Ireland            X      X
 23  53   50  WELCH          Elizabeth      23   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 24  53   50  WELCH          Robert         20   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 25  53   50  WELCH          Edward         18   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 26  54   51  KAGAN          Pat            50   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland                                                      X     X
 27  54   51  KAGAN          Elizabeth      45   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 28  54   51  KAGAN          John           14   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 29  54   51  KAGAN          Thomas         12   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 30  54   51  KAGAN          William        10   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 31  54   51  KAGAN          Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 32  54   51  KAGAN          Bridget        5    F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 33  54   51  KAGAN          Margaret       17   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 34  55   52  PAINE          Walter J.      27   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     England            X      X
 35  55   52  PAINE          Mary           23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 36  55   52  PAINE          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 37  55   52  PAINE          Mary           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 38  55   52  STOFFENBURGH   John           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada             X      X
 39  56   53  TAYLOR         Robert Y.      27   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     OH
 40  56   53  TAYLOR         D.             23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY


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