1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.152
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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:  152
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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   43   44  SPEARS         Louisa         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   43   44  SPEARS         Louisa         17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   43   44  SPEARS         Robert         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   43   44  SPEARS         Elizabeth      12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   43   44  SPEARS         Joseph         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   43   44  SPEARS         Martha         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   43   44  SPEARS         Abraham        5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   43   44  SPEARS         Julia          1    F    W                                       IL
 9   43   44  BURNETT        Louis          21   M    W    Herdsman                           OH
 10  43   44  CHARLES        Alex           21   M    W    Herdsman                 400       Scotland           X      X
 11  44   45  CALDWELL       Sam            53   M    W    Farmer         2,600     4,000     KY
 12  44   45  CALDWELL       Martha         55   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  44   45  CALDWELL       Malvina        23   F    W                                       IL
 14  44   45  CALDWELL       Winfield       21   M    W                                       IL
 15  44   45  CALDWELL       James          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  46   47  COCKERELL      James          32   M    W    House Carpenter 1,200    200       Canada
 17  46   47  COCKERELL      Lucy           32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  46   47  COCKERELL      Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  47   48  BAST           Andrew         40   M    W    Day Laborer    500       100       Prussia            X      X
 20  47   48  BAST           Catharine      43   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 21  47   48  BAST           Adam           10   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 22  47   48  BAST           William        8    M    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 23  47   48  BAST           Peter          6    M    W                                       OH                 X      X
 24  47   48  BAST           Jacob          4    M    W                                       OH                 X      X
 25  47   48  BAST           Carroll        2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  47   48  BAST           Lucy           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  47   48  HORNER         Charles        27   M    W    House Painter  300                 NJ
 28  48   49  FOLARD         Thomas         27   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 29  48   49  FOLARD         Lucinda        18   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  48   49  FOLARD         John           70   M    W    Shoemaker      500                 KY
 31  48   49  WEGENER        Henry F.       25   M    W    Teacher                  1,000     NY                 X      X
 32  49   50  SCHENPSHER     Marie          33   F    W    Keeping House  500       100       IL
 33  49   50  SCHENPSHER     Julia          11   F    W                                       IL
 34  49   50  SCHENPSHER     Louisa         9    F    W                                       IL
 35  49   50  SCHENPSHER     Amsince        7    F    W                                       NE
 36  49   50  SCHENPSHER     Anna           4    F    W                                       NE
 37  49   50  SCHENPSHER     John           4    M    W                                       NE
 38  51   51  BELL           Isaac          34   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     KY
 39  51   51  BELL           Hannah         46   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  51   51  BELL           Isaac N.       14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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