1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.10
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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:  Tallula  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  10
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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   64   60  PARKS          Catherine      19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IA
 2   64   60  WOOD           Elizabeth      73   F    W                                       TN
 3   65   61  MILLS          Frederick      52   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NY
 4   65   61  MILLS          Mary           47   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 5   65   61  MILLS          Augustus       14   F    W                                       NY                                                    X
 6   65   61  MILLS          Beverly        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   65   61  MILLS          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   66   62  LEMON          William        41   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 9   66   62  LEMON          Elizabeth      30   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 10  66   62  LEMON          Oran           12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  66   62  LEMON          Ophelia        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  66   62  LEMON          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  66   62  LEMON          Olander        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  66   62  LEMON          Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 15  66   62  LEMON          Orval          10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 16  67   63  FULTON         Isaac          71   M    W    Farmer         23,520    500       KY
 17  67   63  FULTON         Jane           66   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  67   63  FULTON         Mary           26   F    W                                       IL
 19  67   63  FULTON         James          35   M    W                             400       IL
 20  67   63  COLIN          William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 21  68   64  FULTON         Thomas         33   M    W    Farmer                   4,000     IL
 22  68   64  FULTON         Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  68   64  FULTON         Harry          3    M    W                                       IL
 24  68   64  FULTON         Nellie         3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 25  68   64  FOSTER         George         30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 26  69   65  DOCKUM         Russell        47   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     OH
 27  69   65  DOCKUM         Rebecca        47   F    W                                       VA
 28  69   65  DOCKUM         Margaret       15   F    W                                       IL
 29  70   66  BUSH           Albert         45   M    W                             800       Hanover            X      X
 30  70   66  BUSH           Mato           45   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 31  70   66  BUSH           Henry          16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 32  70   66  BUSH           Dick           15   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 33  70   66  BUSH           John           11   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 34  70   66  BUSH           Annie          9    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 35  70   66  BUSH           Antonie        6    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 36  70   66  BUSH           Emmie          4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  70   66  BUSH           Martha         1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  71   67  CULVER         John           50   M    W    Farmer         25,000    16,000    NY
 39  71   67  CULVER         Elizabeth      46   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 40  71   67  CULVER         Ellen          21   F    W                                       IL


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