1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.129
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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 P.O.  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  129
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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   111  107 HICKS          Debby          49   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 2   111  107 HICKS          William        14   M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 3   111  107 HICKS          Aaron          9    M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 4   112  108 DOCKUM         John           36   M    W    Farmer         500       400       OH                                                                 X
 5   112  108 DOCKUM         Elizabeth      36   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 6   112  108 DOCKUM         Flora          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   112  108 DOCKUM         John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   112  108 DOCKUM         Nettie         6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   112  108 DOCKUM         Russell        5    M    W                                       IL
 10  112  108 DOCKUM         Rosy           2    F    W                                       IL
 11  112  108 DOCKUM         Hezekiah       2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 12  113  109 DOCKUM         Nancy          69   F    W    Keeping House            100       OH                                                                 X
 13  113  109 MALTBY         Caroline       45   F    W                                       OH
 14  113  109 MALTBY         Josephine      16   F    W                                       IL
 15  114  110 CLARK          Milton         39   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,000     IL
 16  114  110 CLARK          Martha         38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  114  110 CLARK          Maria          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  114  110 CLARK          William        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  114  110 CLARK          Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  114  110 CLARK          Jasper         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  114  110 CLARK          Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  114  110 CLARK          Harly          8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Sep
 23  115  111 DOWNING        Pat            30   M    W    Railroad Laborer 600     200       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 24  115  111 DOWNING        Ellen          28   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 25  115  111 DOWNING        Mary           6    F    W                                       PA                 X      X
 26  115  111 DOWNING        Maggie         3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  115  111 DOWNING        Susan          1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  116  112 CROKE          Pat            38   M    W    Farmer         1,000     100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 29  116  112 CROKE          Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 30  116  112 CROKE          Hannah         10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  116  112 CROKE          Thomas         8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  116  112 CROKE          Margaret       7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  116  112 CROKE          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  116  112 CROKE          Bridget        2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 35  117  113 NEFF           Jacob          59   M    W    Railroad Watchman        100       VA
 36  117  113 NEFF           Susan          49   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 37  117  113 NEFF           William        15   M    W                                       IN
 38  118  114 FAITH          John           40   M    W    Farmer                   100       IN
 39  118  114 FAITH          Laurenna       29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 40  118  114 FAITH          Edward         5    M    W                                       IL


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