1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.91
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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:  91
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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   74   72  SAMPSON        Delaney        46   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   74   72  SAMPSON        John           29   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 3   74   72  SAMPSON        Darienda       24   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 4   74   72  SAMPSON        Melvin         22   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   74   72  SAMPSON        Mary           19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   74   72  SAMPSON        Laura          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   74   72  SAMPSON        Josephine      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   74   72  SAMPSON        Curtis         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   74   72  SAMPSON        Amanda         5    F    W                                       IL
 10  74   72  SAMPSON        Emma           2    F    W                                       IL
 11  74   72  JOHNSON        Breese         20   M    W                                       IL
 12  75   73  OVERBY         Matilda        37   F    W    Keeping House            100       KY                                                           X     X
 13  75   73  OVERBY         Cinda          10   F    W                                       KY
 14  75   73  OVERBY         Thomas         8    M    W                                       KY
 15  75   73  OVERBY         Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 16  76   74  TERRY          James          46   M    W    Farmer         900       800       VA
 17  76   74  TERRY          Mary           36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  76   74  TERRY          Mary E.        18   F    W                                       IL
 19  76   74  TERRY          Tarezetta      16   F    W                                       IL
 20  76   74  TERRY          Virginia       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  76   74  TERRY          Thomas         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  76   74  TERRY          Azel           9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  76   74  TERRY          Olvester       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  76   74  TERRY          Charles        7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 25  77   75  HENDERSON      R. H.          50   M    W    Farmer         800       400       VA
 26  77   75  HENDERSON      Nancy          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 27  77   75  HENDERSON      William        16   M    W                                       IL
 28  77   75  HENDERSON      John           14   M    W                                       IL
 29  77   75  HENDERSON      Macie ?        10   F    W                                       IL
 30  78   76  YAMEL          Mary           62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  78   76  YAMEL          William        32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 32  79   77  RITTERBUSH     John           42   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 33  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Annie          39   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 34  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Ingle          16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 35  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Caroline       12   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 36  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Mary           9    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 37  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Dinah          4    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 38  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Henry          5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  79   77  RITTERBUSH     Annie          1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  79   77  BORSEMAN       John           27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Oldenburg          X      X


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