1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.143
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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:  143
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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   221  209 ADEN           Gasca          42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 2   221  209 ADEN           Annie          10   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 3   221  209 ADEN           Harmon         5    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 4   221  209 ADEN           Mary           1    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 5   222  210 WOLFORD        Harmon         42   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 6   222  210 WOLFORD        Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 7   222  210 WOLFORD        Annie          13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 8   222  210 WOLFORD        Henry          8    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   222  210 WOLFORD        Kate           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  222  210 DEARSY         Harmon         25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 11  223  211 BLANE          Abner          33   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL
 12  223  211 BLANE          Luvica         27   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 13  223  211 BLANE          John           10   M    W                                       IL                 X
 14  223  211 BLANE          Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                 X
 15  223  211 BLANE          Martha         7    F    W                                       IL                 X
 16  223  211 BLANE          Edward         4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 17  223  211 BLANE          Melinda        5mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Jan
 18  224  212 AMERKAMP       D.             52   M    W    Farmer         14,000    5,000     Hanover            X      X
 19  224  212 AMERKAMP       Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 20  224  212 AMERKAMP       Ann            25   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 21  224  212 AMERKAMP       Kate           22   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 22  224  212 AMERKAMP       Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 23  224  212 AMERKAMP       Adaline        13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 24  224  212 AMERKAMP       Harmon         27   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 25  224  212 ELSTRADL       Henry          28   M    W    Farmer                             Prussia            X      X
 26  225  213 GESSER         Amelia         50   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 27  225  213 STROWBRING     Herman         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 28  225  213 DEVERMAN       Henry          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 29  226  214 WARNSING       Herman         33   M    W    Farmer         40,000    10,000    Hanover            X      X
 30  226  214 WARNSING       Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 31  226  214 WARNSING       Amelia         7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  226  214 WARNSING       George         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  226  214 DEVERMAN       Herman         27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 34  226  214 MYER           Herman         40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 35  226  214 DOPE           Ernst          27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Prussia            X      X
 36  226  214 WIEMER         Eliza          26   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 37  227  215 BLANE          George         49   M    W    Farmer                   100       Ireland            X      X
 38  227  215 BLANE          Agnes          49   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 39  227  215 BLANE          Mary J.        16   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 40  227  215 BLANE          John           15   M    W                                       Canada             X      X


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