1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.16
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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:  16
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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   109  102 SHENEMAN       Jane           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   109  102 SHENEMAN       William        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   109  102 SHENEMAN       Emma           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   109  102 SHENEMAN       Ida            6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   109  102 SHENEMAN       Alice          4    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   109  102 SHENEMAN       Cyrus          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 7   110  103 BATES          Bradley        36   M    W    Farmer         5,000     500       NY
 8   110  103 BATES          Louiza         30   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 9   110  103 BATES          Bradley        1    M    W                                       IL
 10  110  103 BOOTH          Edgar          22   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 11  111  104 ENGLAND        Stephen        40   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 12  111  104 ENGLAND        Margaret       40   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 13  111  104 ENGLAND        Asa            18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  111  104 ENGLAND        Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 15  111  104 ENGLAND        William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  111  104 PEAS           Andrew         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 17  111  104 PEAS           Louis          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 18  112  105 GALE           William        31   M    W    Farmer                   100       Germany            X      X
 19  112  105 GALE           Sarah          29   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 20  112  105 GALE           Lucy           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 21  113  106 SNIDER         Joseph         25   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 22  113  106 SNIDER         Luiza          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 23  113  106 SNIDER         John           5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 24  113  106 BUCHANAN       Mary           8    F    W                                       IL
 25  114  107 RAYBURN        James L.       45   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,500     KY
 26  114  107 RAYBURN        Julia          33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 27  114  107 RAYBURN        Laura          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  114  107 RAYBURN        Henry          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  114  107 RAYBURN        Louiza         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  114  107 RAYBURN        Earvin         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  114  107 RAYBURN        Enoch          6    M    W                                       IL
 32  114  107 RAYBURN        Stella         4    F    W                                       IL
 33  114  107 RAYBURN        Tilda          3    F    W                                       IL
 34  114  107 PRITCHARD      James          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 35  115  108 CLINE          John           41   M    W    Farmer         13,000    2,500     IL
 36  115  108 CLINE          Jane           41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 37  115  108 CLINE          William        20   M    W                                       IL
 38  115  108 CLINE          John           13   M    W                                       IL
 39  115  108 CLINE          Emmie          11   F    W                                       IL
 40  115  108 CLINE          Sarah          8    F    W                                       IL


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