1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.159
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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:  159
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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   100  96  TOZER          William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   100  96  TOZER          Virginia       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   100  96  TOZER          Julia          7    F    W                                       IL
 4   100  96  TOZER          Sarah          3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 5   100  96  TOZER          Rebecca        53   F    W                   2,500               NJ
 6   100  96  MALTBY         George         22   M    W                             100       IL                                        Mar
 7   100  96  MALTBY         Emma           19   F    W                                       IL                                        Mar
 8   101  97  NOLTING        William        44   M    W    Farmer         1,500     500       Prussia            X      X                                        X
 9   101  97  NOLTING        Hannah         40   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 10  101  97  NOLTING        Charles        19   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X                           X
 11  101  97  NOLTING        Henry          16   M    W                                       Prussia            X      X
 12  101  97  NOLTING        Anna           11   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 13  101  97  NOLTING        Amelia         8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 14  101  97  NOLTING        Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  101  97  NOLTING        Martha         3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  101  97  NOLTING        William        4mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Feb
 17  102  98  TRYON          Spencer        28   M    W    Farmer         500       200       IL
 18  102  98  TRYON          Cyntha         26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  102  98  TRYON          James          5    M    W                                       IL
 20  102  98  TRYON          Anna           3    F    W                                       IL
 21  102  98  TRYON          Dona           1    F    W                                       IL
 22  103  99  PURVIANCE      Francis        26   M    W    Farmer         500       500       IL
 23  103  99  PURVIANCE      Amelia         32   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 24  103  99  PURVIANCE      Carrie         1    F    W                                       IL
 25  104  100 PURVIANCE      James          64   M    W    Farmer         10,000    2,000     NC
 26  104  100 PURVIANCE      Martha         60   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 27  104  101 PURVIANCE      William        29   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 28  104  101 PURVIANCE      Mary           28   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 29  104  101 BENNER         Franke         3    F    W                                       IL
 30  105  102 WEATHERBY      George         73   M    W    Farmer         3,700     6,000     NJ
 31  105  102 WEATHERBY      Clarissa       62   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 32  107  103 WEATHERBY      George         30   M    W    Farmer                   500       NJ
 33  107  103 WEATHERBY      Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  107  103 WEATHERBY      Thomas         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  107  103 WEATHERBY      Walter         4    M    W                                       IL
 36  107  103 WEATHERBY      James          2    M    W                                       IL
 37  107  103 LUDLUM         Hannah         21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   NJ
 38  107  103 LUDLUM         Winnie         6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 39  108  104 BERRY          Thomas         30   M    W    Farmer         4,000               LA
 40  108  104 BERRY          Margaret       26   F    W    Keeping House                      IL


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