1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.165
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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:  165
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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   149  142 TOMLIN         Joseph         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Baden              X      X
 2   150  143 COOMBS         William        25   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 3   150  143 COOMBS         Isabella       24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   150  143 COOMBS         Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 5   150  143 COOMBS         Alfred         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 6   150  143 COOMBS         Wilbert        7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 7   151  144 HODGIN         Elizabeth      44   F    W    Keeping House            1,000     KY
 8   151  144 HODGIN         John           20   M    W                                       IA
 9   151  144 HODGIN         Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       IA
 10  151  144 HODGIN         Martha         16   F    W                                       TX                                                    X
 11  151  144 HODGIN         Laura          11   F    W                                       IA                                                    X
 12  151  144 HODGIN         Ettie          9    M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 13  151  144 HODGIN         Amos           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  152  144 BONE           Eleflit        30   M    W    Farmer         16,000              IL
 15  152  144 BONE           Itha           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  152  144 BONE           Margaret       8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  152  144 BONE           Nancy          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  152  144 BONE           Eugene         3    M    W                                       IL
 19  152  144 BONE           Nancy          75   F    W                                       NC
 20  152  144 SWARTZ         Moses          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 21  152  144 YOKUM          William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 22  152  144 LOCK           Frank          1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 23  153  145 EISLIN         Charles        36   M    W    Railroad Laborer         500       Prussia            X      X               Sep
 24  153  145 EISLIN         Mary           21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Sep
 25  154  146 EASAM          Charles        28   M    W    Saloon Keeper  800       500       IN
 26  154  146 EASAM          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 27  154  146 EASAM          Ida            2    F    W                                       IL
 28  155  147 MILLER         Francis        39   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 29  155  147 MILLER         Sarah          31   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  155  147 MILLER         Harriet        14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  155  147 MILLER         Hannah         13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  155  147 MILLER         Everett        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  155  147 MILLER         Harry          9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  155  147 MILLER         Effie          3    F    W                                       IL
 35  156  148 CLOUD          James          30   M    W    Farmer                   800       Ireland            X      X
 36  156  148 CLOUD          Maggie         24   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 37  156  148 CLOUD          Martin         7    M    W                                       LA                 X      X                           X
 38  156  148 CLOUD          James          3    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  156  148 CLOUD          Mary           5    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  156  148 CLOUD          Kate           6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec


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