1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.99
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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:  99
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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   129  122 SHORT          Eliza          54   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 2   129  122 SHORT          Mary           18   F    W                                       IL
 3   129  122 LANE           Abraham        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 4   129  122 PETERSON       Peter          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 5   130  123 WHITE          Ann E.         47   F    W    Keeping House  5,000     1,000     MD
 6   130  123 WHITE          Laura          13   F    W                                       IL
 7   130  123 WHITE          Charles        11   M    W                                       IL
 8   130  123 WHITE          William        10   M    W                                       IL
 9   130  123 SEWAL          Henry          20   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 10  132  124 MCGARY         John           28   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 11  132  124 MCGARY         Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  132  124 MCGARY         Robert         3    M    W                                       IL
 13  132  124 MCGARY         Cora           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 14  133  125 HORNBACK       William        30   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       IL
 15  133  125 HORNBACK       Nancy          30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 16  133  125 HORNBACK       Abigail        11   F    W                                       IA
 17  133  125 HORNBACK       John           9    M    W                                       IL
 18  133  125 HORNBACK       Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 19  133  125 HORNBACK       Charles        1    M    W                                       IL
 20  134  126 JOHNSON        John           24   M    W    Farmer                   100       OH
 21  134  126 JOHNSON        Sarah          20   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 22  134  126 JOHNSON        Dora           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 23  134  126 CARVIN ?       H.             25   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 24  135  127 TASTE          Bennett        36   M    W    Farmer                   100       Hanover            X      X
 25  135  127 TASTE          Barbara        25   F    W    Keeping House                      PA                                                           X     X
 26  135  127 TASTE          John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 27  136  128 MCDOUGAL       William        41   M    W    Sawyer         2,000     1,500     IL
 28  136  128 MCDOUGAL       George         36   M    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 29  138  129 GOLDSBY        John           22   M    W    Farmer         600       200       IL
 30  138  129 GOLDSBY        Rosa B.        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X      X
 31  139  130 MCNABB         Eliza          49   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 32  139  130 MCNABB         Samuel         19   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 33  139  130 MCNABB         Ephraim        18   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 34  139  130 MCNABB         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL
 35  139  130 MCNABB         Samuel         84   M    W    Farmer         4,200     500       KY
 36  140  131 MILLER         Philip         49   M    W    Farmer         2,400     500       Bavaria            X      X
 37  140  131 MILLER         May            43   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 38  140  131 MILLER         Albert         18   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  140  131 MILLER         Mary           16   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  140  131 MILLER         Joseph         14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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