1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.21
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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:  21
REFERENCE:  Township 19 R 5 West, Tallula - Page 1
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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   1    1   DENNISON       A.             62   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,600     NY
 2   1    1   DENNISON       Eliza          52   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 3   1    1   DENNISON       Nancy          23   F    W                                       IL
 4   1    1   DENNISON       John           20   M    W                                       IL
 5   2    2   LACKELMAN      John           51   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 6   2    2   LACKELMAN      Minnie         47   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 7   2    2   LACKELMAN      Henry          17   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 8   2    2   LACKELMAN      Harmon         13   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   2    2   LACKELMAN      Jennie         18   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 10  2    2   LACKELMAN      Elizabeth      3    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 11  2    2   MOLMAN         William        20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 12  3    3   PROPST         Jacob          57   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     VA
 13  3    3   PROPST         Acenath        47   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 14  3    3   PROPST         Adalede        21   F    W                                       IL
 15  3    3   PROPST         Perry          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  3    3   PROPST         Carrinda       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  3    3   PROPST         Harriet        18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  3    3   PROPST         James          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  4    4   FORDAR         William        40   M    W    Farmer                   300       England            X      X
 20  4    4   FORDAR         Emily          36   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 21  4    4   FORDAR         Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                 X
 22  4    4   FORDAR         Charles        4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 23  4    4   FORDAR         William        2    M    W                                       IL                 X
 24  5    5   HOPKINS        David          28   M    W    Farmer         400       400       KY
 25  5    5   HOPKINS        Emily          28   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 26  5    5   HOPKINS        John           7    M    W                                       IL
 27  5    5   HOPKINS        William        4    M    W                                       IL
 28  5    5   HOPKINS        Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 29  6    6   ADAMS          William        47   M    W    Farmer         400       600       KY
 30  6    6   ADAMS          Lucinda        48   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  6    6   ADAMS          John           21   M    W                                       IL
 32  6    6   ADAMS          William        15   M    W                                       IL
 33  6    6   ADAMS          Mary           13   F    W                                       IL
 34  6    6   ADAMS          James          18   M    W                                       IL
 35  6    6   ADAMS          George         5    M    W                                       IL
 36  7    7   CROSS          George W.      50   M    W    Physician                300       MD
 37  7    7   CROSS          Percilla       36   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 38  7    7   CROSS          George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  7    7   CROSS          John           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  7    7   CROSS          Lourina        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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