1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.13
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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:  13
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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   89   82  JACOBS         Mary           46   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 2   89   82  JACOBS         Jacob          16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 3   89   82  JACOBS         Margaret       8    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 4   90   83  CHESLY         Russell        57   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,500     ME
 5   90   83  CHESLY         Emily          43   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 6   90   83  CHESLY         George         17   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 7   90   83  CHESLY         Louis          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   90   83  CHESLY         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   90   83  CHESLY         Grace          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  90   83  CHESLY         Emily          2    F    W                                       IL
 11  91   84  GOFF           Allen          20   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL                                        Apr
 12  91   84  GOFF           Ellen          18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Apr
 13  92   85  HALEY          John           25   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY                                                           X     X
 14  92   85  HALEY          Dicy           24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 15  92   85  HALEY          Jonathan       12   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 16  93   86  EDEN           Jacob          30   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 17  93   86  EDEN           Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 18  93   86  ELLIS          Nannie         12   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 19  94   87  HUGHS          Frank          30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 20  94   87  HUGHS          Matilda        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  94   87  HUGHS          Lenard         7    M    W                                       IL
 22  94   87  HUGHS          John           3    M    W                                       IL
 23  94   87  HUGHS          Jacob          1    M    W                                       IL
 24  95   88  ALKIRE         David          45   M    W    Farmer         20,000    6,000     IL
 25  95   88  ALKIRE         Mary           29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  95   88  ALKIRE         Charles        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  95   88  ALKIRE         Benjamin       16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  95   88  ALKIRE         Chauncy        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  95   88  ALKIRE         Lydia          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  95   88  ALKIRE         William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  95   88  ALKIRE         Timothy        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  95   88  ALKIRE         Caroline       8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 33  95   88  ALKIRE         Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  95   88  COX            Mary           35   F    W    Domestic Servant                   England            X      X
 35  95   88  KEENE          Emmie          18   F    W                                       OH
 36  96   89  TURNER         Starling       55   M    W    Farmer         25,000    15,000    KY
 37  96   89  TURNER         Lydia          49   F    W                                       OH
 38  96   89  TURNER         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  96   89  QUINN          John           33   M    W    Farm Laborer             2,400     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 40  96   89  SMATIS         Henry          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IN                 X


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