1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.23
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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:  23
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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   16   16  MARTIN         Sarah          39   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 2   16   16  MARTIN         Elizabeth      15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   16   16  MARTIN         George         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   16   16  MARTIN         William        10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   16   16  MARTIN         Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   16   16  MARTIN         Sarah          2    F    W                                       IL
 7   16   16  MARTIN         Solomon        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 8   17   17  ENGLE          Abner          31   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     IL
 9   17   17  ENGLE          Emmie          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 10  17   17  ENGLE          Nellie         5    F    W                                       IL
 11  17   17  ENGLE          Michael        3    M    W                                       IL
 12  17   17  ENGLE          Perly          2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 13  17   17  ENGLE          August         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 14  18   18  ALKIRE         David          50   M    W    Stock Trader   1,000     1,000     IL
 15  18   18  ALKIRE         Sarah          38   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  18   18  ALKIRE         Mary           20   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  18   18  ALKIRE         Thomas         18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  18   18  ALKIRE         Theodore       10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  18   18  ALKIRE         Fannie         6    F    W                                       IL
 20  19   19  POWELL         Thomas         42   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 21  19   19  POWELL         Malinda        42   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 22  19   19  POWELL         Alice          17   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  19   19  POWELL         Laura          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  19   19  POWELL         Florra         4    F    W                                       IL
 25  20   20  OFFIELD        John           60   M    W    Carpenter      400       100       KY
 26  20   20  OFFIELD        Rachel         39   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 27  20   20  OFFIELD        Lizzie         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  20   20  OFFIELD        Sarah          6    F    W                                       IL
 29  21   21  WHIP           Benjamin       30   M    W    Retail Merchant          2,000     IL
 30  21   21  WHIP           Lucy           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 31  21   21  WHIP           Ellen          7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  21   21  WHIP           Flora          5    F    W                                       IL
 33  21   21  WHIP           John           3    M    W                                       IL
 34  21   21  WHIP           Sarah          1    F    W                                       IL
 35  22   22  FUNK           Adolph         24   M    W    Blacksmith     1,000     200       Hessen             X      X
 36  22   22  FUNK           Lena           23   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 37  22   22  FUNK           Alice          3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  22   22  FUNK           Kate           2mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Mar
 39  22   22  PEARSON        Andrew         20   M    W    Blacksmith                         Sweden             X      X
 40  22   22  LUTZ           Elizabeth      65   F    W                                       Baden              X      X


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