1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.160
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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:  160
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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   108  104 BERRY          Nancy          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   108  104 BERRY          Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   108  104 BERRY          William        4    M    W                                       IL
 4   108  104 BERRY          Sylvia         1    F    W                                       IL
 5   108  104 CRIDER         Morton         17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                    X
 6   109  105 WALTER         Milton         39   M    W    Farmer                   100       IN
 7   109  105 WALTER         Mary           34   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 8   109  105 WALTER         Frank          14   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 9   109  105 WALTER         Mary           13   F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 10  109  105 WALTER         Charles        11   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 11  109  105 WALTER         Laura          9    F    W                                       IN                                                    X
 12  109  105 WALTER         Acenath        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  109  105 WALTER         Catharine      4    F    W                                       IL
 14  109  105 WALTER         Evaline        2    F    W                                       IL
 15  109  105 WALTER         Emaline        2    F    W                                       IL
 16  110  106 IRWIN          Elizabeth      56   F    W    Keeping House  6,000               NC
 17  110  106 IRWIN          Elizabeth      27   F    W                             250       IL
 18  110  106 IRWIN          James          21   M    W                             250       IL
 19  110  106 IRWIN          William        18   M    W                             250       IL
 20  111  107 DAVIS          Margaret       57   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     500       TN                                                           X     X
 21  111  107 DAVIS          Elija          23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 22  111  107 DAVIS          Susan          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  113  108 PURKAPILE      Nelson         30   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL
 24  113  108 PURKAPILE      Ella           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  113  108 PURKAPILE      Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 26  113  108 HITCHCOCK      Jesse          19   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       TN
 27  113  109 MALTBY         Jesse          47   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 28  113  109 MALTBY         Elizabeth      35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  113  109 MALTBY         Adaline        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  113  109 MALTBY         Dora           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  113  109 MALTBY         Martha A.      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  113  109 MALTBY         Julia          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  113  109 MALTBY         Manerva        6    F    W                                       IL
 34  113  109 MALTBY         Laura          5    F    W                                       IL
 35  113  109 MALTBY         Jesse          3    M    W                                       IL
 36  113  109 MALTBY         Charles        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 37  114  110 HOUGHTON       William        54   M    W    Farmer         8,400     2,500     KY
 38  114  110 HOUGHTON       Julia          50   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 39  114  110 HOUGHTON       Sylvia         27   F    W                                       IL
 40  114  110 HOUGHTON       Lizzie         23   F    W                                       IL


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