1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.158
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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:  158
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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   93   89  OSBORN         George         45   M    W    Farmer                   2,000     VA
 2   93   89  OSBORN         Martha         42   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 3   93   89  OSBORN         Douglas        22   M    W                                       IL
 4   93   89  OSBORN         Fannie         19   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   93   89  OSBORN         Katie          11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   93   89  OSBORN         James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   93   89  OSBORN         Enos           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   93   89  OSBORN         Sarah          2    F    W                   10,000    1,500     IL
 9   94   90  NANCE          Albert         28   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 10  94   90  NANCE          Laura          26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  94   90  NANCE          Carrie         2    F    W                                       IL
 12  94   90  NANCE          Thomas         1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 13  94   90  JAMESON        John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       PA
 14  94   90  GETZ           Priscilla      19   F    W    Domestic Servant                   VA
 15  95   91  GOLDEN         Abram          35   M    W    Farmer         6,500     2,000     IL
 16  95   91  GOLDEN         Sophia         29   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  95   91  GOLDEN         Louis          2    M    W                                       IL
 18  95   91  HELTZ          Frances        14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  95   91  GOLDEN         Chauncey       18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 20  95   91  DUNCAN         Julia          22   F    W    Domestic Servant                   VA
 21  96   92  BALL           Isaac          29   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NY
 22  96   92  BALL           Martha         21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  96   92  BALL           Benjamin       4    M    W                                       IL
 24  96   92  BALL           Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 25  96   92  BALL           William        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 26  97   93  CRESSY         David          37   M    W    Farmer                   300       VA
 27  97   93  CRESSY         Margaret       33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  97   93  CRESSY         Alganon        6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Dec
 29  97   93  PURVIANCE      James          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  97   93  PURVIANCE      Harvey         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  98   94  KELTNER        Henry          60   M    W    Farmer         500       800       KY                                                           X     X
 32  98   94  KELTNER        Delila         60   F    W    Keeping House                      NC                                                           X     X
 33  99   95  HELLSTERN      George         46   M    W    Farmer         2,000     800       Germany            X      X                                        X
 34  99   95  HELLSTERN      Clarry         32   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 35  99   95  HELLSTERN      William        8    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 36  99   95  HELLSTERN      Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X                                  X
 37  99   95  HELLSTERN      Almeda         3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 38  99   95  HELLSTERN      Ruth           9mo  F    W                                       IL                 X
 39  100  96  TOZER          Edward         30   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 40  100  96  TOZER          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL


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