1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.92
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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:  92
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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   80   78  HARMS          Herman         36   M    W    Farmer         1,500     1,000     Hanover            X      X
 2   80   78  HARMS          Lena           28   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 3   80   78  HARMS          Catharine      5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   80   78  HARMS          Annie          3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 5   80   78  HARMS          Mary           3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 6   80   78  HARMS          John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   80   78  ALDRIDGE       Ada            25   F    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 8   81   79  ANKROM         Jacob          26   M    W    Farmer         500       200       IL                                                           X     X
 9   81   79  ANKROM         Sarah          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 10  81   79  ANKROM         Arnnles        10   M    W                                       IL
 11  81   79  ANKROM         Julius         9    M    W                                       IL
 12  82   80  HOHIMER        Isaac          47   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 13  82   80  HOHIMER        Avy            47   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 14  82   80  HOHIMER        William        20   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 15  82   80  HOHIMER        John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 16  83   81  WATKINS        Silas          34   M    W    Farmer         2,000     2,000     IL
 17  83   81  WATKINS        Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 18  83   81  WATKINS        Mary           7    F    W                                       IL
 19  83   81  WATKINS        Jane           6    F    W                                       IL
 20  83   81  ELMORE         Tim            23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 21  83   81  BIRD           Millie         18   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 22  84   82  HAMILTON       James          36   M    W    Farmer                   900       IN                                                           X     X
 23  84   82  HAMILTON       Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 24  84   82  HAMILTON       John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 25  84   82  HAMILTON       Nancy          14   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 26  84   82  HAMILTON       Margaret       12   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 27  84   82  HAMILTON       Elizabeth      10   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 28  84   82  HAMILTON       Stephen        8    M    W                                       IL
 29  84   82  HAMILTON       James          6    M    W                                       IL
 30  85   83  TURNER         Charles        36   M    W    Farmer         1,800     1,000     KY
 31  85   83  TURNER         Mary                F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  85   83  TURNER         Isabella       9    F    W                                       IL
 33  85   83  TURNER         John B.        7    M    W                                       IL
 34  87   84  CLARK          Albert         34   M    W    Farmer         7,880     1,500     IL
 35  87   84  CLARK          Ellen          30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  87   84  CLARK          Isaac          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  87   84  CLARK          Henry          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  87   84  CLARK          Elsie          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  88   85  HOHIMER        Henry          36   M    W    Farmer         600       600       IL
 40  88   85  HOHIMER        Susan          23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH


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