1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.147
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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:  147
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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   11   11  BELL           Delia          30   F    W    Keeping House                      NH
 2   11   11  BELL           Carlton        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   11   11  BELL           Arthur         5    M    W                                       IL
 4   12   12  THRAPP         Russell R.     28   M    W    Druggist       1,200     2,000     PA
 5   12   12  THRAPP         Clementine     24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 6   12   12  THRAPP         Finley         3    M    W                                       IL
 7   12   12  THRAPP         Harry          2    M    W                                       IL
 8   12   12  THRAPP         Not Named      4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 9   13   13  SIGMAN         Tharow         32   M    W    Butcher                  300       IL
 10  13   13  SIGMAN         Acenath        31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  13   13  SIGMAN         Harry          5    M    W                                       IL
 12  13   13  SIGMAN         Fred           3    M    W                                       IL
 13  13   13  SIGMAN         Richard        2    M    W                                       IL
 14  13   13  MUNDAY         Mary           19   F    W                                       NJ
 15  14   14  WUTHER         Joseph         32   M    W    Grocer         3,500     4,000     IL
 16  14   14  WUTHER         Nancy          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  14   14  WUTHER         Minnie         3    F    W                                       IL
 18  15   15  SPEER          Franklin       34   M    W    Hotel Keeper   4,000     500       IL
 19  15   15  SPEER          Lucinda        31   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 20  15   15  SPEER          John           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  15   15  SPEER          Theresa        3    F    W                                       IL
 22  15   15  WORTH          Richard        24   M    W    Day Laborer              600       NH                                        Apr
 23  15   15  WORTH          Lucinda        17   F    W    Cook in Hotel                      KY                                        Apr
 24  15   15  SPEER          Jane           79   F    W                                       KY
 25  15   15  ALLEN          John           22   M    W    Day Laborer                        IL ?
 26  16   16  HORTON         Samuel         36   M    W    Carpenter                200       KY
 27  16   16  HORTON         Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  16   16  HORTON         Jennett        15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  16   16  HORTON         Joseph         13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  16   16  HORTON         Riley          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  16   16  HORTON         Samuel         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  16   16  HORTON         Ulysses        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  16   16  HORTON         Frances        4    F    W                                       IL
 34  17   17  GROSS          Andrew         34   M    W    Carpenter      600       150       IN
 35  17   17  GROSS          Angeline       31   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 36  17   17  GROSS          Mary           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 37  18   18  RUHE           Jacob          35   M    W    Brick Mason    600       150       NY                 X      X
 38  18   18  RUHE           Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      NY                 X      X
 39  18   18  RUHE           Alvin          10   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 40  18   18  RUHE           Edwin          8    M    W                                       NY                                                    X


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