1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.89
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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:  89
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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   56   54  WILLMOTT       Mary           9    F    W                                       IA                                                    X
 2   56   54  WILLMOTT       Ella           5    F    W                                       IL
 3   56   54  WILLMOTT       Boss           3    M    W                                       IL
 4   57   55  CASTILE        Jeremiah       36   M    W    Farmer         800       300       PA
 5   57   55  CASTILE        Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 6   57   55  CASTILE        Alice          8    F    W                                       IL
 7   57   55  CASTILE        Martha         6    F    W                                       IL
 8   58   56  BOLSTER        Henry          29   M    W    Farmer         100       500       Hanover            X      X
 9   58   56  BOLSTER        Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 10  58   56  BOLSTER        John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  58   56  LUKIN          John           60   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 12  58   56  BOLSTER        Mary           60   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 13  59   57  CAMPBELL       Louis          70   M    W    Farmer         3,000     800       PA
 14  59   57  CAMPBELL       Clarissa       56   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 15  59   57  CAMPBELL       Enos           21   M    W                                       IL
 16  59   57  CAMPBELL       Morris         16   M    W                                       IL
 17  60   58  CAMPBELL       Louis          27   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 18  60   58  CAMPBELL       Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  60   58  CAMPBELL       Jasper         3    M    W                                       IL
 20  60   58  CAMPBELL       James          1    M    W                                       IL
 21  61   59  CARNEY         James          55   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,500     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 22  61   59  CARNEY         Ellen          35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 23  61   59  CARNEY         James          12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 24  62   60  CAMPBELL       M. D.          25   M    W    Farmer         1,200     500       IL
 25  62   60  CAMPBELL       Sarah          23   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 26  62   60  CAMPBELL       Louisa         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  62   60  CAMPBELL       Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 28  62   60  CAMPBELL       Not Named      5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 29  63   61  RILEY          John           48   M    W    Farmer         3,600     1,600     PA                                                           X     X
 30  63   61  RILEY          Mariah         45   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 31  63   61  RILEY          Marion         18   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 32  63   61  RILEY          Marietta       16   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 33  63   61  RILEY          Ann E.         14   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 34  63   61  RILEY          Martha         12   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 35  64   62  JOHNSON        Breese         66   M    W    Farmer         4,000     800       VA
 36  64   62  JOHNSON        Elizabeth      50   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 37  64   62  JOHNSON        Felicia        16   F    W                                       OH
 38  64   62  JOHNSON        Virginia       14   F    W                                       OH
 39  64   62  JOHNSON        Thomas         12   M    W                                       IL
 40  65   63  KETTERLY       J. G.          50   M    W    Farmer                             MD


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