1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.149
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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:  149
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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   25   25  BULACH         Amelia         10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 2   25   25  BULACH         Mary           8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   25   25  BULACH         George         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 4   25   25  FROHNER        Stephen        6    M    W                                       Baden              X      X
 5   26   26  SIMPSON        Mary           45   F    W    Keeping House  5,500     1,000     KY
 6   26   26  SIMPSON        John           31   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     IL
 7   26   26  SIMPSON        William        29   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     IL
 8   26   26  SIMPSON        Georgett       23   F    W                             17,000    IL
 9   26   26  HERRON         William        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 10  26   26  HERRON         Johnson        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 11  26   26  SPEARS         Rebecca        76   F    W                                       KY
 12  27   27  WHITE          William        42   M    W    Farmer         20,000    2,000     IL
 13  27   27  WHITE          Matilda        37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 14  27   27  WHITE          Hattie         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  27   27  WHITE          Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  27   27  WHITE          William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  27   27  WHITE          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 18  27   27  ROY            Elizabeth      21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NJ
 19  27   27  STALEY         John           17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 20  27   27  CURE           A. C.          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 21  27   27  WHITE          James          19   M    W    Farm Laborer   1,000               IL                                                    X
 22  28   28  REDING         Isaac          62   M    W    Farmer         15,000    4,000     KY
 23  28   28  REDING         Charie         45   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  28   28  REDING         Emma           17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  28   28  REDING         Franklin       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  28   28  REDING         Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  28   28  REDING         Nettie         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  28   28  REDING         Charles        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  28   28  REDING         Sarah          3    F    W                                       IL
 30  28   28  LENINGTON      James          26   M    W    Farm Laborer             800       IN
 31  28   28  LENINGTON      Mande          24   F    W    Teacher                            IN
 32  28   28  ROSENBERG      James          25   M    W    House Painter            1,000     Switzerland
 33  28   28  COLSON         Alex           36   M    W    House Painter                      Switzerland
 34  29   29  KEEFE          Edward         29   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X
 35  29   29  KEEFE          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 36  29   29  KEEFE          Margaret       4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  29   29  KEEFE          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  29   29  KEEFE          Mary           4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 39  29   29  WHITE          Hannah         84   F    W                             2,000     KY                 X
 40  30   30  SHOOK          Jacob          42   M    W    Day Laborer                        IN                 X


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