1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.85
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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:  City of Athens  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  85
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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   19   19  HURT           Annie          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   19   19  HURT           George         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   19   19  HURT           Laura          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   19   19  HURT           Joseph         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   20   20  HURT           Sarah          23   F    W    Keeping House  5,000     100       IL
 6   20   20  HURT           Nellie         5    F    W                                       IL
 7   20   20  HURT           Annie          3    F    W                                       IL
 8   21   21  HEADRICK       Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House  300       100       OH                                                           X     X
 9   21   21  HEADRICK       William        23   M    W                                       IL
 10  21   21  HEADRICK       Thomas         19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  21   21  HEADRICK       Ellen          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  22   22  MILLER         Jonathan       56   M    W    Farmer         43,000    13,000    NJ
 13  22   22  MILLER         Elizabeth      46   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 14  22   22  MILLER         Casinda        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  22   22  LARKIN         Martha         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   OH
 16  23   23  KESLER         Charles        41   M    W    Shoe Maker     1,000     500       Bavaria            X      X
 17  23   23  KESLER         Barbara        40   F    W    Keeping House                      Bavaria            X      X
 18  23   23  KESLER         Peter          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  23   23  KESLER         Rosa           7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  24   24  SELIGMAN       Daniel         36   M    W    Merchant       4,000     10,000    Hessen             X      X
 21  24   24  SELIGMAN       Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 22  24   24  SELIGMAN       Rosa           4    F    W                                       IL                 X
 23  24   24  SELIGMAN       Sophie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 24  24   24  SELIGMAN       David          1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 25  25   25  KURST          Julius         32   M    W    Carpenter                          Prussia            X      X
 26  25   25  KURST          Minnie         22   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      Wurtenberg         X      X
 27  25   25  KURST          Charles        6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 28  25   25  SELIGMAN       Hense          18   F    W                                       Hessen             X      X
 29  26   26  VONDEGRAFF     Rebecca        39   F    W    Keeping House  300       100       Mexico             X      X                                  X     X
 30  26   26  VONDEGRAFF     Emily          16   F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 31  26   26  VONDEGRAFF     Anna           13   F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 32  26   26  VONDEGRAFF     William        11   M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 33  26   26  VONDEGRAFF     Hattie         8    F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 34  27   27  WILLCOXEN      Turinda        46   F    W    Keeping House  300       200       OH
 35  27   27  WILLCOXEN      Levy           20   M    W                                       IL
 36  27   27  WILLCOXEN      Thomas         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  27   27  WILLCOXEN      John           16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  27   27  WILLCOXEN      Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  28   28  SHEPHERD       Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 40  28   28  SHEPHERD       Lily S.        7    F    W                                       IN                                                    X


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