1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.155
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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:  155
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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   66   64  HARRIS         J. H.          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       WI
 2   67   65  GETZ           Samuel         47   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     VA
 3   67   65  GETZ           Hannah         57   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      VA
 4   67   65  GETZ           Elizabeth      19   F    W                                       VA
 5   67   65  GETZ           Jeremiah       16   M    W                                       VA
 6   68   66  BONE           Robert         24   M    W    Farmer         32,525    3,440     TN
 7   68   66  BONE           Nancy          45   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   68   66  BONE           Harriet        18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   68   66  BONE           Fines          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  68   66  BONE           James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  68   66  BONE           Robert         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  68   66  COOLEY         Charles        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 13  68   66  HAMILTON       James          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Scotland           X      X
 14  69   67  STEWART        Nancy          57   F    W    Keeping House  400       200       TN
 15  69   67  STEWART        Elias          24   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 16  69   67  STEWART        Mary           19   F    W                                       IL
 17  69   67  RICHARDSON     Thomas         24   M    W    Farmer         2,500     500       IL
 18  69   67  RICHARDSON     Henry          27   M    W    Farmer         2,500     500       IL
 19  70   68  HILL           William        63   M    W    Farmer                   800       NC                                                                 X
 20  70   68  HILL           Margaret       63   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                                 X
 21  70   68  HILL           John           31   M    W    Farmer                             TN
 22  70   68  HILL           Nancy          19   F    W                                       TN
 23  70   68  HILL           Alonao         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  70   68  WATTS          Austin         25   M    W    Farmer                   3,000     IL                                                    X
 25  71   69  STOUT          Elias          42   M    W    Farmer         12,000    2,000     OH
 26  71   69  STOUT          Elizabeth      39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  71   69  STOUT          David          13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  71   69  STOUT          Lacy           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  71   69  STOUT          Jane           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  71   69  STOUT          Isaac          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  71   69  STOUT          Alice          5    F    W                                       IL
 32  71   69  STOUT          Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL
 33  71   69  TURNER         Oliver         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MO
 34  73   70  BONE           Thomas         34   M    W    Farmer         26,000    4,500     IL
 35  73   70  BONE           Eliza          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  73   70  BONE           Harry          7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  73   70  BONE           Luella         10mo F    W                                       IL                              Aug
 38  73   70  FARRY          Michael        30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 39  73   70  FARRY          Mary           25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Ireland            X      X
 40  73   70  TOMLIN         Abe            27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ


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