1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.90
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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:  90
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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   65   63  KETTERLY       Mildred        50   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 2   66   64  KOFFER         John           40   M    W    Farm Laborer   300       200       Hanover            X      X
 3   66   64  KOFFER         Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 4   66   64  KOFFER         Jacob          12   M    W                                       IL
 5   67   65  LEWIS          Sarah          40   F    W    Keeping House  300       200       IL                 X      X
 6   67   65  LEWIS          Reuben         21   M    W                                       IL
 7   67   65  LEWIS          Jesse          17   M    W                                       IL
 8   67   65  LEWIS          Ann            15   F    W                                       IL
 9   67   65  LEWIS          James          9    M    W                                       IL
 10  67   65  LEWIS          William        2    M    W                                       IL
 11  68   66  NICHOLAS       Reuben         37   M    W                   300       100       IL
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 12  68   66  NICHOLAS       Sarah          32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  68   66  NICHOLAS       John           10   M    W                                       IL
 14  68   66  NICHOLAS       Rebecca        6    F    W                                       IL
 15  68   66  NICHOLAS       Nancy          4    F    W                                       IL
 16  68   66  NICHOLAS       Annie          1    F    W                                       IL
 17  69   67  TURNER         Benjamin       34   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY                                                           X     X
 18  69   67  TURNER         Neoma          26   F    W    Keping House                       KY
 19  69   67  TURNER         Sarah          5    F    W                                       IL
 20  69   67  TURNER         Daniel         3    M    W                                       IL
 21  69   67  TURNER         Emily          5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 22  69   67  MILLER         Eliza          94   F    W                                       VA                                                           X     X
 23  70   68  CURRY          Henry P.       45   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     KY
 24  70   68  CURRY          Nancy          41   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 25  70   68  CURRY          Andrew         25   M    W                                       IL
 26  70   68  CURRY          Corsell        14   M    W                                       IL
 27  70   68  CURRY          Catharine      10   F    W                                       IL
 28  71   69  FOSTER         John           24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 29  71   69  PIPER          James          21   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL                 X                      May
 30  71   69  PIPER          Ellen          18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X                      May
 31  72   70  HERDER         John           50   M    W    Farmer         2,400     500       Hanover            X      X
 32  72   70  HERDER         Thanka         50   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 33  72   70  HERDER         John           27   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 34  72   70  HERDER         William        20   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 35  72   70  HERDER         Johnson        18   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 36  72   70  HERDER         Herman         15   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 37  72   70  HERDER         Tina           13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 38  73   71  SAMPSON        William        27   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 39  73   71  SAMPSON        Jane           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  74   72  SAMPSON        Carlton        62   M    W    Farmer         9,800     3,000     KY


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