1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.132
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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:  132
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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   136  132 TERHUNE        Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jul
 2   137  133 HART           Margaret       37   F    W    Keeping House            100       KY
 3   137  133 HART           Laura          14   F    W                                       IL
 4   137  133 HART           Eddie          12   M    W                                       IL
 5   137  133 HART           William        10   M    W                                       IL
 6   137  133 HART           Emma           6    F    W                                       IL
 7   137  133 HART           Hannah         95   F    W                                       KY
 8   138  134 TERHUNE        James          39   M    W    Farmer         9,000     3,000     KY
 9   138  134 TERHUNE        Ann            41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 10  138  134 TERHUNE        Samuel         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  138  134 TERHUNE        Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  138  134 TERHUNE        Henry          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  138  134 TERHUNE        Corda          3    F    W                                       IL
 14  138  134 TERHUNE        Franklin       1    M    W                                       IL
 15  139  135 QUANTANCE      George N.      45   M    W    Farmer         500       500       KY
 16  139  135 QUANTANCE      Ann            40   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  139  135 QUANTANCE      Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  139  135 QUANTANCE      Annie          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  139  135 QUANTANCE      Hannah         4    F    W                                       IL
 20  140  136 CRAWFORD       Greene         47   M    W    Farmer         5,500     2,000     IL
 21  140  136 CRAWFORD       Violet         44   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 22  140  136 CRAWFORD       John           22   M    W                                       IL
 23  140  136 CRAWFORD       William        20   M    W                                       IL
 24  140  136 CRAWFORD       Jacob          17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  140  136 CRAWFORD       Richard        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  140  136 CRAWFORD       Charles        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  140  136 CRAWFORD       Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  141  137 JOHNSON        John           48   M    W    Farmer                   300       Hanover            X      X
 29  141  137 JOHNSON        Sophia         28   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  141  137 JOHNSON        John           21   M    W    Farmer                             MO                 X
 31  141  137 JOHNSON        Harmon         16   M    W                                       IL                 X
 32  141  137 JOHNSON        Henry          14   M    W                                       IL                 X
 33  141  137 MARQUEL        Laura          8    F    W                                       IL                 X
 34  141  137 JOHNSON        Jacob          5    M    W                                       IL                 X
 35  141  137 JOHNSON        William        3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 36  142  138 TERHUNE        Lucian         35   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     KY
 37  142  138 TERHUNE        Betsy          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  142  138 TERHUNE        Catharine      8    F    W                                       IL
 39  142  138 TERHUNE        Charles        5    M    W                                       IL
 40  142  138 TERHUNE        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL


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