1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.93
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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:  93
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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   88   85  HOHIMER        Ida            2    F    W                                       IL
 2   89   86  RIDDLE         Charles        40   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY                                                           X     X
 3   89   86  RIDDLE         Elizabeth      36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 4   89   86  RIDDLE         Mary E.        15   F    W                                       KY
 5   89   86  RIDDLE         Chris          16   M    W                                       KY
 6   89   86  RIDDLE         Dicy           10   F    W                                       KY
 7   89   86  RIDDLE         James          9    M    W                                       IL
 8   89   86  RIDDLE         Amanda         3    F    W                                       IL
 9   90   87  MILLER         Alex           48   M    W    Keeper County House      1,800     IL
 10  90   87  MILLER         Tredna         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  90   87  MILLER         James          18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  90   87  MILLER         Francis        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  90   87  MILLER         William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  90   87  MILLER         Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  90   87  MILLER         Albert         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  90   87  MILLER         Edward         8    M    W                                       IL
 17  90   87  MILLER         Elizabeth      5    F    W                                       IL
 18  90   87  MILLER         Cordie         1    F    W                                       IL
 19  90   87  BARNELL        Lee            60   M    W    Pauper                             TN                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 20  90   87  WELCH          Daniel         30   M    W    Pauper                             Ireland                                                      X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 21  90   87  PEARCE         Esther         46   F    W    Pauper                             IL                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 22  90   87  FOLEY          Amanda         24   F    W    Pauper                             KY                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Insane
 23  90   87  TRUST          Christian      25   M    W    Laborer                            IN
 24  91   88  TURNER         William        44   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     KY                                                                 X
 25  91   88  TURNER         Nancy          32   F    W                                       IL
 26  91   88  TURNER         Evaline        18   F    W                                       IL
 27  91   88  TURNER         Anderson       17   M    W                                       IL
 28  91   88  TURNER         Genet          15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  91   88  TURNER         Roscoe         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  91   88  TURNER         Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  91   88  TURNER         Almira         4    F    W                                       IL
 32  91   88  TURNER         Marion         1    F    W                                       IL
 33  92   89  TURNER         John           78   M    W    Farmer         200       200       VA                                                           X     X
 34  92   89  TURNER         Temple         75   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 35  93   90  WILLCOX        William        59   M    W    Farmer         15,000    3,000     KY
 36  93   90  WILLCOX        Luisa          47   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 37  93   90  WILLCOX        Mary E.        7    F    W                                       IL
 38  93   90  WILLCOX        William        5    M    W                                       IL
 39  93   90  WILLCOX        Louisa         2    F    W                                       IL
 40  93   90  MARTIN         William        18   M    W                                       KY


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