1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.148
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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:  148
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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   18   18  RUHE           Richard        5    M    W                                       NY
 2   18   18  RUHE           Lillian        3    F    W                                       IL
 3   18   18  RUHE           Mary           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 4   18   18  RUHE           Julia          16   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NY                                                    X
 5   18   18  BRAKESTONE     William        16   M    W    Apprentice Brick Mason             NY                                                    X
 6   18   18  GREENE         Benjamin       35   M    W    Brick Mason                        NJ
 7   19   19  RANDALL        Nelson         40   M    W    Wagon Maker    2,500     300       OH
 8   19   19  RANDALL        Martha         27   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 9   19   19  RANDALL        Fannie         3    F    W                                       IL
 10  19   19  RANDALL        Edward         1    M    W                                       IL
 11  19   19  RANDALL        Eliza          54   F    W                                       NJ
 12  19   19  HIGGINS        Amanda         13   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 13  20   20  JOHNSON        Richard        35   M    W    Minister       500       400       IL
 14  20   20  JOHNSON        Susan          30   F    W    Keeping House                      VT
 15  20   20  JOHNSON        William        5    M    W                                       VT
 16  20   20  JOHNSON        George         3    M    W                                       PA
 17  21   21  SIMONSON       Thor           33   M    W    Lumber Merchant 2,500    1,600     Norway             X      X
 18  21   21  SIMONSON       Jane           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  21   21  KNUDSON        Augusta        18   F    W    Attending School                   IL                                                    X
 20  22   22  COACHMAN       Caleb          38   M    W    Blacksmith     1,000     300       IL
 21  22   22  COACHMAN       Margaret       30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 22  22   22  COACHMAN       Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  22   22  COACHMAN       Lula           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  22   22  COACHMAN       George         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  23   23  BROOK          Elizabeth      34   F    W    Keeping House  800       300       Ireland            X      X
 26  23   23  BROOK          Fred           6    M    W                                       Canada             X      X                           X
 27  23   23  BROOK          Elizabeth      3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  23   23  FAITH          Annie          17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 29  23   23  BURLEY         George         20   M    W    Carpenter                          IL
 30  23   23  MCKINSEY       John           62   M    W    Carpenter                          MD
 31  23   23  WEST           Robert         19   M    W    Saloon Keeper            50        Canada             X
 32  23   23  FLYNN          Michael        23   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 33  24   24  NANCE          Elias          23   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       IL
 34  24   24  NANCE          Nancy          26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 35  24   24  NANCE          Norama         3    F    W                                       IL
 36  24   24  NANCE          William        11mo M    W                                       IL                              Jul
 37  25   25  BULACH         Gottlieb       40   M    W    Day Laborer    800       200       Sweden             X      X
 38  25   25  BULACH         Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 39  25   25  BULACH         Gottlieb       14   M    W                                       NY                 X      X                           X
 40  25   25  BULACH         Rebecca        12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X


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