1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.94
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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:  94
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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   93   90  MARTIN         Sarah          15   F    W                                       KY
 2   93   90  WILLCOX        Wilbert        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 3   94   91  MILLER         Henry          35   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hessen             X      X
 4   94   91  MILLER         Martha         24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   94   91  MILLER         Louisa         1    F    W                                       IL
 6   95   92  OHARA          Thomas         47   M    W    Farmer         1,350     600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 7   95   92  OHARA          Catharine      35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 8   95   92  OHARA          Charles        18   M    W                                       NJ                 X      X
 9   95   92  OHARA          Mary           16   F    W                                       NJ                 X      X
 10  95   92  OHARA          George         13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  95   92  OHARA          Lizzie         11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  95   92  OHARA          Thomas         9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  95   92  OHARA          Homer          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  95   92  OHARA          James          6    M    W                                       IL
 15  95   92  OHARA          Clara          18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  96   93  WALTERS        William        42   M    W    Farmer         600       600       IL
 17  96   93  WALTERS        Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  96   93  WALTERS        Laura          15   F    W                                       IL
 19  96   93  WALTERS        John           12   M    W                                       IL
 20  96   93  WALTERS        Rozetta        9    F    W                                       IL
 21  96   93  WALTERS        James          3    M    W                                       IL
 22  97   94  FERGUSON       Eliza          65   F    W    Farmer         600       100       SC                                                           X     X
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 23  97   94  FERGUSON       Mary           50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 24  97   94  FERGUSON       John           24   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                           X     X
 25  97   94  FERGUSON       Wesley         14   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 26  97   94  FERGUSON       Susan          16   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 27  97   94  FERGUSON       Martha         13   F    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 28  98   95  WINTERS        Seneca         53   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     NY
 29  98   95  WINTERS        Louisa         53   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 30  98   95  WINTERS        Ada            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  98   95  WINTERS        Eddie          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  99   96  BACKLEY        John           23   M    W    Farmer         500       600       IL
 33  99   96  BACKLEY        Ala            18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  100  97  BROOKS         Marion         22   M    W    Farmer                   500       IA
 35  100  97  BROOKS         Ida            21   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 36  100  97  BROOKS         Seneca         3    M    W                                       IL
 37  100  97  BROOKS         Oliver         8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 38  101  98  BUCKLEY        A.             53   M    W    Carpenter                1,500     NY
 39  101  98  BUCKLEY        Rachel         43   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 40  101  98  BUCKLEY        Franklin       18   M    W                                       IL


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