1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.146
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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:  146
REFERENCE:  Township 17, Range 7 West
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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   1    1   THRAPP         Frank          33   M    W    Druggist       4,000     4,000     IL
 2   1    1   THRAPP         Emily          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 3   1    1   THRAPP         Martha         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   1    1   THRAPP         Annie          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   2    2   JONES          George         54   M    W    Grocer         1,200     1,200     KY
 6   2    2   JONES          Elizabeth      52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   2    2   JONES          Carrie         21   F    W                                       KY
 8   3    3   IRWIN          Thomas         32   M    W    Lumber Merchant          8,000     IL
 9   3    3   IRWIN          Annie          23   F    W    Keepin gHouse                      KY
 10  3    3   IRWIN          Edgar          1    M    W                                       IL
 11  4    4   METCALF        Edwin          26   M    W    Physician & Surgeon      100       IL
 12  4    4   METCALF        Charity        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  4    4   METCALF        E. Milton      4    M    W                                       IL
 14  4    4   METCALF        Mary           50   F    W    Milliner       1,000     200       PA
 15  4    4   METCALF        John           15   M    W    Teaching School                    IL                                                    X
 16  5    5   MCGLASSON      Henry          32   F    W    Farmer         1,700     3,000     IL
 17  5    5   MCGLASSON      Mary           22   F    W                                       IL
 18  5    5   MCGLASSON      Virginia       2    F    W                                       IL
 19  5    5   MCGLASSON      Not Named      2mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 20  6    6   LUCK           William        38   M    W    Farmer                   100       Germany            X      X
 21  6    6   LUCK           Elizabeth      28   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                 X
 22  6    6   LUCK           William        6    M    W                                       IL                 X
 23  6    6   LUCK           Charles        3    M    W                                       IL                 X
 24  7    7   KLEFUR         Henry          23   M    W    Grocer         600       500       Germany            X      X
 25  7    7   KLEFUR         Mary           19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 26  8    8   MULLER         Richard        31   M    W    Tailor         600       150       PA                 X      X
 27  8    8   MULLER         Mary           31   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X
 28  9    9   IRWIN          Henry          30   M    W    Farmer         8,900     250       IL
 29  9    9   IRWIN          Frances        23   F    W                                       IL
 30  9    9   IRWIN          Priscilla      53   F    W                                       OH
 31  9    9   IRWIN          Anna           18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  9    9   IRWIN          Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  9    9   BOLAR          Frederick      35   M    W    Farm Laborer   3,000               Ireland            X      X
 34  10   10  DINKEL         John           32   M    W    Cabinet Maker  1,400     500       Germany            X      X
 35  10   10  DINKEL         Elizabeth      23   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 36  10   10  DINKEL         Lizzie         3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 37  10   10  DINKEL         Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            May
 38  10   10  HINMAN         Louis          51   M    W    Railroad Laborer         200       Germany            X      X
 39  10   10  FLYNN          James          26   M    W    Shoemaker      150       100       Ireland            X      X
 40  11   11  BELL           William        31   M    W    Dry Goods Merchant 800   5,000     IL


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