1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.18
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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:  18
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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   122  115 JACKSON        John           52   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     OH
 2   122  115 JACKSON        Hannah         45   F    W    Keeping House                      CT
 3   122  115 JACKSON        Rosia          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   122  115 JACKSON        Willshean      11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   122  115 JACKSON        Ada            8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   122  115 JACKSON        Lucy           4    F    W                                       IL
 7   122  115 BRACY          Joseph         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       PA
 8   122  115 SMITH          James          24   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 9   123  116 KANADY         William        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       GA
 10  123  116 KANADY         Bettie         30   F    W    Keeping House                      GA
 11  123  116 KANADY         Alice          11   F    W                                       IL
 12  123  116 KANADY         Louis          9    M    W                                       IL
 13  123  116 KANADY         Almeda         7    F    W                                       IL
 14  123  116 KANADY         Mittie         5    F    W                                       IL
 15  124  117 HALL           James          52   M    W    Farmer         20,000    5,000     OH
 16  124  117 HALL           Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  124  117 HALL           William        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  124  117 HALL           Emmie          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  124  117 HALL           Callie         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  124  117 HALL           Rosa           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  124  117 HALL           Laura          10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  124  117 HALL           Douglas        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  124  117 HALL           Mary           5    F    W                                       IL
 24  124  117 HALL           Harry          1    M    W                                       IL
 25  124  117 PEASON         John           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 26  125  118 HOOVER         John           41   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Bavaria            X      X
 27  125  118 HOOVER         Adaline        40   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 28  125  118 HOOVER         Christi        3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 29  125  118 HOOVER         Enos           1    M    W                                       IL                 X
 30  126  119 BANISTER       Margaret       53   F    W    Keeping House            500       OH                                                           X     X
 31  126  119 BANISTER       Nancy          14   F    W                                       IA
 32  126  119 BANISTER       Christ         11   M    W                                       IA                                                    X
 33  126  120 BANISTER       Chris C.       41   M    W    Farmer         2,400     500       NY
 34  126  120 BANISTER       Rebecca        24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  126  120 BANISTER       Rhoda          9    F    W                                       IL
 36  126  120 BANISTER       William        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 37  127  121 DICK           Benjamin       38   M    W    Shoemaker                          OH
 38  127  121 DICK           Catharine      25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  127  121 DICK           Elizabeth      6    F    W                                       IL
 40  127  121 DICK           Martha         5    F    W                                       IL


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