1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.20
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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:  20
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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   135  129 ESTON          Clarrie        7    F    W                                       IL
 2   135  129 ESTON          John           1    M    W                                       IL
 3   136  130 ALKIRE         Milem          52   M    W    Farmer         68,000    6,000     OH
 4   136  130 ALKIRE         Eliza          47   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 5   136  130 ALKIRE         Elizabeth      21   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   136  130 ALKIRE         Franklin       17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   136  130 ALKIRE         John           15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   136  130 ALKIRE         Thomas         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   136  130 ALKIRE         David          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  136  130 ALKIRE         Cash           5    M    W                                       IL
 11  136  130 ANDERSON       Charlot        23   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Sweden             X      X
 12  136  130 EDEN           Benjamin       22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY                                                                 X
 13  137  131 GRIMSLEY       Robert         25   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 14  137  131 GRIMSLEY       Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  138  132 ALKIRE         John D.        37   M    W    Farmer         35,700    1,000     IL
 16  138  132 ALKIRE         Carrie         25   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  138  132 ALKIRE         Milam          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  138  132 ALKIRE         John           4    M    W                                       IL
 19  138  132 ALKIRE         Evie           2    F    W                                       IL
 20  139  133 STONE          Matilda        50   F    W    Keeping House  800                 KY
 21  139  133 STONE          Mary           13   F    W                                       IL
 22  139  133 PACHEN         John           31   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 23  139  133 EMHOFF         Carrie         25   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Hanover
 24  140  134 ALKIRE         Lenard         85   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 25  140  134 ALKIRE         Catherine      70   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 26  141  135 DRANKLE        Arthur         41   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     Baden              X      X
 27  141  135 DRANKLE        Caroline       31   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden
 28  141  135 DRANKLE        Annie          1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 29  141  136 DRANKLE        Joseph         39   M    W    Farmer                   1,600     Baden              X      X               Nov
 30  141  136 DRANKLE        Mary           19   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X               Nov
 31  142  137 BRINKERHOFF    James          26   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     PA
 32  142  137 BRINKERHOFF    Martha         22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 33  142  137 BRINKERHOFF    Levi           3    M    W                                       IL
 34  142  137 LAYTON         Robert         26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 35  143  138 MILTON         John           43   M    W    Farmer                   600       IN                                                           X     X
 36  143  138 MILTON         Jemima         33   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 37  143  138 MILTON         William        16   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 38  143  138 MILTON         Lenard         15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  143  138 MILTON         Henrietta      13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  143  138 MILTON         Edward         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X


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