1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.24
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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:  24
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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   23   23  OFFALL         Polly          68   F    W    Keeping House  500       100       KY
 2   23   23  OFFALL         Julia          48   F    W                                       KY
 3   24   24  DEMFORD        Margaret       45   F    W    Keeping House  200       100       OH                                                           X     X
 4   24   24  DEMFORD        Jane           24   F    W                                       OH
 5   24   24  DEMFORD        Charles        18   M    W                                       OH
 6   24   24  DEMFORD        Mary           14   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 7   24   24  DEMFORD        David          8    M    W                                       OH                                                    X
 8   24   24  DEMFORD        Daniel         5    M    W                                       OH
 9   24   24  DEMFORD        Milton         4    M    W                                       OH
 10  24   24  DEMFORD        Lydia          3    F    W                                       IL
 11  25   25  COOPER         Jessie         24   M    W    Laborer                            OH
 12  25   25  COOPER         Eliza          25   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 13  26   26  SMOCK          David          21   M    W    Laborer                            IN                                                           X     X
 14  26   26  SMOCK          Missouri       16   F    W    Keeping House                      OH                                                           X     X
 15  26   26  SMOCK          Nettie         9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 16  27   27  WHIPP          John W.        24   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 17  27   27  WHIPP          Ellen          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 18  27   27  WHIPP          Martin         1    F    W                                       IL
 19  28   28  PITTS          John W.        31   M    W    Butcher        1,000     400       MD
 20  28   28  PITTS          Jane           35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 21  28   28  PITTS          Ann            11   F    W                                       IL
 22  28   28  PITTS          Maria          9    F    W                                       IL
 23  28   28  PITTS          Julia          6    F    W                                       IL
 24  28   28  PITTS          John           5    M    W                                       IL
 25  28   28  PITTS          Sarah          9mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 26  29   29  SHARP          John A.        31   M    W    Druggist       1,600     1,000     Baden              X      X
 27  29   29  SHARP          Mary           32   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                 X
 28  29   29  SHARP          Emmie          5    F    W                                       IL                 X
 29  29   29  SHARP          Evie           3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 30  29   29  SHARP          Rosa           1    F    W                                       IL                 X
 31  29   29  SHARP          Philip         21   M    W    Shoemaker                          Baden              X      X
 32  29   29  LOUISTON       Levy           30   M    W    Laborer                            Norway             X      X
 33  29   29  SHARP          Phil           16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 34  30   30  OLAS           Andrew         37   M    W    Retail Merchant          7,000     OH
 35  30   30  OLAS           Amanda         50   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 36  30   30  OLAS           Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  30   30  WHIP           David          22   M    W    Clerk                              IL
 38  31   31  STEELE         James          34   M    W    Farmer         5,000     2,500     Scotland           X      X
 39  31   31  STEELE         Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  31   31  STEELE         John           6    M    W                                       IL                 X                                  X


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