1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.153
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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:  153
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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   51   51  SWATZ          Mary A.        19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   MD
 2   52   52  REDING         Eli W.         26   M    W    Farmer                   600       IL
 3   52   52  REDING         Laurenna       23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   52   52  REDING         Annie          11mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 5   52   52  THORP          Barney         52   M    W    Day Laborer                        Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 6   52   52  MILLER         Thomas         36   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada             X      X                                        X
 7   53   53  RUSSELL        James          42   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 8   53   53  MCGUIRE        Mitchel        49   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland                   X                                        X
 9   53   53  JEWEL          William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       AL                                                           X     X
 10  53   53  TEEPLE         George         23   M    W    Grocer                   200       IL
 11  55   54  HENDERSON      Francis        37   M    W    Day Laborer              100       IN                                                                 X
 12  55   54  HENDERSON      Catharine      26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 13  55   54  HENDERSON      Minerva        11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  55   54  HENDERSON      William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  55   54  HENDERSON      Martha         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  55   54  HENDERSON      Mary           6    F    W                                       IL
 17  55   54  HENDERSON      Laura          3    F    W                                       IL
 18  55   54  HENDERSON      Rosey          8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 19  57   55  GREENE         William G.     58   M    W    Farmer         129,000   116,000   TN
 20  57   55  GREENE         Louisa         52   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 21  57   55  GREENE         Vance          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  57   55  GREENE         Gaines         17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  57   55  GREENE         Kittie         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  57   55  GROSS          Hannah         20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 25  57   55  HOBBY          John           24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 26  57   55  PIERCE         William        44   M    W    Stone Mason                        NH
 27  58   56  BRENNAN        Andrew         42   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                        X
 28  58   56  BRENNAN        Catharine      38   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 29  58   56  BRENNAN        Julia          14   F    W                                       MO                 X      X                           X
 30  58   56  BRENNAN        James          11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  58   56  BRENNAN        Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 32  58   56  BRENNAN        William        6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  58   56  BRENNAN        Kittie         2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  59   57  POTTER         George         20   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL                                                           X     X
 35  59   57  POTTER         Harriet        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 36  59   57  GREENE         Bird           30   M    W    Farmer                   500       TN
 37  59   57  GREENE         Sarah          21   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 38  59   57  GREENE         Scott          9mo  M    W                                       TN                              Sep
 39  59   57  GREENE         Frank          23   M    W    Farmer                   500       TN
 40  60   58  PATTERSON      Joseph         38   M    W    Farmer                   500       NJ


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