1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.97
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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:  97
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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   117  110 DERRY          Anna           3    F                                            IL
 2   117  110 DERRY          Anson          1    M    W                                       IL
 3   118  111 SAMPLE         Jacob          73   M    W    Farmer         7,200     2,000     Farmer
 4   118  111 SAMPLE         Adaline        55   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 5   118  111 SAMPLE         William        27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 6   118  111 BEECHLER       John           13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   119  112 SAMPLE         Luther         29   M    W    Farmer                   200       IL
 8   119  112 SAMPLE         Lucinda        24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 9   119  112 BEECHLER       George         12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  120  113 GLENN          George W.      37   M    W    Blacksmith     1,000     400       KY
 11  120  113 GLENN          Susan          36   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 12  120  113 GLENN          William        15   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 13  120  113 GLENN          George         13   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 14  120  113 GLENN          Thomas         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  120  113 GLENN          Robert         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  120  113 GLENN          Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  120  113 GLENN          Jeff           5    M    W                                       IL
 18  120  113 GLENN          Ettie          4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 19  121  114 WALKER         William D.     35   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 20  121  114 WALKER         Margaret       35   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 21  121  114 WALKER         Robert         10   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 22  121  114 WALKER         William        9    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 23  121  114 WALKER         Thomas         1    M    W                                       IN
 24  121  114 GAINES         Thomas         45   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY
 25  122  115 MONTGOMERY     Martha         43   F    W    Keeping House  2,500     3,000     OH
 26  122  115 MONTGOMERY     Alice          16   F    W                                       IL
 27  122  115 MONTGOMERY     William        14   M    W                                       IL
 28  122  115 MONTGOMERY     Harry          11   M    W                                       IL
 29  122  115 MONTGOMERY     Charles        10   M    W                                       IL
 30  122  115 MONTGOMERY     Julia          7    F    W                                       IL
 31  123  116 NEBO           John           50   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Norway             X      X
 32  123  116 NEBO           Caroline       45   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 33  123  116 NEBO           Olige          13   M    W                                       Norway             X      X
 34  123  116 NEBO           Joanna         10   F    W                                       Norway             X      X
 35  123  116 NEBO           Christiana     8    F    W                                       Norway             X      X
 36  123  116 NEBO           Acy            3    F    W                                       Norway             X      X
 37  124  117 KINCAID        John           62   M    W    Farmer         45,000    16,000    KY
 38  124  117 KINCAID        Viana          53   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 39  124  117 KINCAID        Ann            24   F    W                                       IL
 40  124  117 KINCAID        John           22   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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