1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.145
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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:  145
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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   235  223 BLANE          Margaret       23   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 2   235  223 BLANE          Charles        8mo  M    W                                       IL                              Oct
 3   235  223 BLANE          Mary           66   F    W                                       KY
 4   235  223 ERICSON        Andrew         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 5   236  224 BEHER          Altman         54   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     Hanover            X      X
 6   236  224 BEHER          Racher         53   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 7   236  224 BEHER          George         29   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 8   236  224 BEHER          Altman         16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   236  224 BEHER          Oka            4    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 10  236  224 BEHER          Gretche        11   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 11  236  224 BEHER          John           8    M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 12  237  225 MEADOWS        Alex           55   M    W    Farmer         18,000    2,000     VA
 13  237  225 MEADOWS        Polly          51   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 14  237  225 MEADOWS        Cordelia       11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  237  226 MEADOWS        Richard        27   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 16  237  226 MEADOWS        Lou            18   F    W                                       KY
 17  238  227 BRACKEN        George W.      47   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     KY
 18  238  227 BRACKEN        Louisa         40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  238  227 BRACKEN        James          22   M    W                                       IL
 20  238  227 BRACKEN        Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       IL
 21  239  228 STONE          James          43   M    W    Brick Mason    400       100       IL                                                           X     X
 22  239  228 STONE          Louisa         35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  239  228 STONE          Elizabeth      11   F    W                                       IL
 24  239  228 STONE          John           9    M    W                                       IL
 25  239  228 STONE          Lucinda        7    F    W                                       IL
 26  239  228 STONE          James          5    M    W                                       IL
 27  239  228 STONE          Laura          2    F    W                                       IL
 28  240  229 BRACKEN        W. W.          45   M    W    Farmer         10,000    2,000     KY
 29  240  229 BRACKEN        Margaret       35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  240  229 BRACKEN        Walter         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  240  229 BRACKEN        William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  240  229 BRACKEN        Alonzo         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  240  229 BRACKEN        George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  240  229 BRACKEN        Eliza          7    F    W                                       IL
 35  240  229 BRACKEN        John           2    M    W                                       IL
 36  240  229 PATTERSON      T. B.          34   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY


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