1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.154
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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:  154
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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   60   58  PATTERSON      Caroline       28   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 2   60   58  PATTERSON      Lucy           7    F    W                                       IL
 3   60   58  PATTERSON      Clara          6    F    W                                       IL
 4   60   58  PATTERSON      Harriet        4    F    W                                       IL
 5   60   58  PATTERSON      Phebe          1    F    W                                       IL
 6   61   59  GREENE         William A.     51   M    W    Farmer         34,000    3,380     NJ
 7   61   59  GREENE         Martha         51   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 8   61   59  GREENE         George         23   M    W    Farmer                             NJ
 9   61   59  GREENE         Ephraim        18   M    W                                       NJ
 10  61   59  GREENE         Martha         16   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 11  61   59  BYERS          Mead           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 12  62   60  GREENE         Charles        27   M    W    Stock Shipper  8,000     3,000     NJ                                        Oct
 13  62   60  GREENE         Rachel         24   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                        Oct
 14  62   60  FOLEY          Patrick        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 15  63   61  RYAN           Patrick        38   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       Ireland            X      X
 16  63   61  RYAN           Mary           26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 17  63   61  RYAN           Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 18  63   61  RYAN           Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 19  63   61  RYAN           Martin         5    M    W                                       IL                 X
 20  63   61  RYAN           Ambrose        4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 21  63   61  RYAN           John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 22  63   61  LONGWORTH      James          26   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 23  63   61  LONGWORTH      Frank          21   M    W    Farmer                   500       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 24  64   62  MAHONY         Martin         32   M    W    Farmer         16,000    1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 25  64   62  MAHONY         Bridget        21   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 26  64   62  MAHONY         Lyman          2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  64   62  MAHONY         Mary           1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     May
 28  64   62  FINN           Kate           13   F    W    Domestic Servant                   MO                 X      X                                  X     X
 29  64   62  FAGAN          Henry          50   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 30  65   63  RUSSELL        John           33   M    W    Farmer                   1,500     NY                                                           X     X
 31  65   63  RUSSELL        Joanna         16   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 32  65   63  RUSSELL        James          1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  65   63  GAGHE          Mony           17   F    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 34  65   63  HALL           Robert         26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 35  66   64  CRESSY         Charles        57   M    W    Farmer         12,800    4,225     NJ
 36  66   64  CRESSY         Kecholiah      47   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 37  66   64  CRESSY         Margaret       18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  66   64  CRESSY         Anthony        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  66   64  CRESSY         Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 40  66   64  PARSONS        Phebe          14   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X            X


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