1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.144
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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:  144
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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   227  215 BLANE          Catharine      12   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 2   227  215 BLANE          Rosanna        3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   228  216 BLANE          William        46   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 4   228  216 BLANE          Ann            50   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 5   228  216 BLANE          John           14   M    W                                       Canada             X      X
 6   228  216 BLANE          Annie          13   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 7   228  216 BLANE          George         10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   228  216 BLANE          Matilda        6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   229  217 BLANE          James          52   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     Ireland            X      X
 10  229  217 BLANE          Mary           52   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 11  229  217 BLANE          John           16   M    W                                       Canada             X      X
 12  229  217 BLANE          Edward         14   M    W                                       Canada             X      X
 13  229  217 BLANE          John           75   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 14  229  217 BLANE          Mary           75   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 15  230  218 YOWELL         William        29   M    W    Farmer         7,000     600       IN
 16  230  218 YOWELL         Susan          22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  230  218 YOWELL         Everett        1    M    W                                       IL
 18  231  219 JOHNSON        Jansen         56   M    W    Farmer                             Denmark            X      X
 19  231  219 JOHNSON        Carson         45   F    W    Keeping House                      Denmark            X      X
 20  231  219 JOHNSON        Martin         22   M    W    Farmer                             Denmark            X      X
 21  231  219 JOHNSON        Louis          25   M    W    Farmer                             Denmark            X      X
 22  231  219 JOHNSON        Sarah          35   F    W                                       Denmark            X      X
 23  231  219 JOHNSON        Mary           12   F    W                                       Denmark            X      X
 24  232  220 BLANE          George         33   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,500     IL
 25  232  220 BLANE          Harriet        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  232  220 BLANE          Minnie         5    F    W                                       IL
 27  232  220 BLANE          Jennie         3    F    W                                       IL
 28  232  220 BLANE          Lizzie         2    F    W                                       IL
 29  232  220 BLANE          Mary           6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 30  232  220 CLEVELAND      E.             64   F    W                   8,000     1,500     NH                 X
 31  232  220 LONDALORIS     Aug            29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 32  233  221 WATTS          Alonzo         40   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     NH
 33  233  221 WATTS          Rhoda          39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  233  221 WATTS          Albert         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  233  221 WATTS          George         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  233  221 WATTS          Roxanna        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  233  221 ALKIRE         Sarah          26   F    W                                       IL
 38  234  222 BLANE          John           25   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,500     IL
 39  234  222 BLANE          Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  235  223 BLANE          William        23   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,500     IL


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