1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.15
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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:  15
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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   101  94  COPPE          Joseph         9    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 2   101  94  COPPE          Frank          7    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 3   101  94  COPPE          David          5    M    W                                       IL
 4   101  94  COPPE          James          4    M    W                                       IL
 5   102  95  HALL           Augustus       39   M    W    Farmer         7,000     100       IN
 6   102  95  HALL           Jane           36   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 7   103  96  HALL           Wesley         57   M    W    Farmer         14,000    4,000     VA
 8   103  96  HALL           Nancy          47   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   103  96  HALL           John           18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  103  96  HALL           Amanda         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  103  96  HALL           Anna           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  103  96  HALL           Thomas         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  103  96  HALL           Laura          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  103  96  MCCLURE        Charles        30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       VA
 15  104  97  GRAHAM         James          28   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 16  104  97  GRAHAM         Amanda         24   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 17  104  97  GRAHAM         William        2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 18  104  97  GRAHAM         John           33   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 19  105  98  GRAHAM         Robert         40   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 20  105  98  GRAHAM         Sarrah         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  105  98  GRAHAM         Lizzie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 22  105  98  GRAHAM         May            6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Nov
 23  105  98  GOODPASTURE    Fran           23   F    W                                       IL
 24  106  99  OLSON          Peter          45   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Norway             X      X
 25  106  99  OLSON          Martha         45   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 26  106  99  OLSON          Maria          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  106  99  OLSON          Henry          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  106  99  OLSON          John           3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  106  99  HOLBER         Bank           27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 30  107  100 MASTERS        Madison        32   M    W    Farmer                   400       TN
 31  107  100 MASTERS        Nancy          26   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 32  107  100 MASTERS        Margaret       4    F    W                                       IL
 33  107  100 GOODPASTURE    Mary           21   F    W                                       IL
 34  108  101 ENGLAND        Jesse          56   M    W    Farmer         15,000    2,000     OH
 35  108  101 ENGLAND        Mahala         55   F    W                                       OH
 36  108  101 ENGLAND        Perry          21   M    W    Farmer         7,000               IL
 37  108  101 SCHENEMAN      John           14   M    W                                       IL
 38  109  102 SHENEMAN       Cyrus          36   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,000     OH
 39  109  102 SHENEMAN       Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  109  102 SHENEMAN       Ellen          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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