1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.25
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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:  25
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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   31   31  STEELE         Albert         4    M    W                                       IL                 X
 2   31   31  STEELE         Laura          3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 3   31   31  STEELE         Not Named      3mo  F    W                                       IL                 X            Jan
 4   32   32  HUGHS          James          23   M    W    Miller         5,000     1,000     IL
 5   32   32  HUGHS          Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 6   32   32  HUGHS          Ellen          4    F    W                                       IL
 7   32   32  HUGHS          Hugh           2    M    W                                       IL
 8   32   32  HUGHS          Susan          58   F    W                                       OH
 9   33   33  DEAL           John           44   M    W    Miller         5,000     1,000     MD
 10  33   33  DEAL           Mary           25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  33   33  DEAL           Joseph         3    M    W                                       IL
 12  33   33  DEAL           Frank          3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 13  33   33  PICKERAL       Emmie          17   F    W                                       KY
 14  34   34  GLASPY         George L.      54   M    W    Farmer         8,000     500       VA
 15  34   34  GLASPY         Margaret       46   F    W                                       OH
 16  35   35  AUSTILL        Solomon        44   M    W    Retail Merchant 600      4,000     OH
 17  35   35  AUSTILL        Margaret       42   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 18  35   35  AUSTILL        Rebecca        18   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 19  35   35  AUSTILL        Elizabeth      12   F    W                                       OH                                                    X
 20  35   35  AUSTILL        Franklin       10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  35   35  AUSTILL        Alice          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  35   35  AUSTILL        Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  35   35  AUSTILL        George         5    M    W                                       IL
 24  35   35  AUSTILL        Maggie         2    F    W                                       IL
 25  36   36  GIBBS          William        78   M    W    fARMER         1,600     4,500     England            X      X
 26  36   36  KUNAMELE       Jane           45   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 27  36   36  KUNAMELE       Annie          19   F    W                                       IL
 28  37   37  SCOOL          John           30   M    W    Farmer                   500       Sweden             X      X
 29  37   37  SCOOL          Corda          26   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 30  37   37  SCOOL          John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 31  38   38  SAVE           August         60   M    W    Farmer                             Sweden             X      X
 32  38   38  SAVE           Anna           65   F    W    Keeping House                      Sweden             X      X
 33  39   39  CALLAWAY       W. D.          65   M    W    Wagon Maker    1,000     100       KY
 34  39   39  CALLAWAY       Amanda         62   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 35  39   39  CALLAWAY       Sep W.         22   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 36  40   40  WISEMAN        Conrad         26   M    W    Teamster       100       300       Hanover            X      X
 37  40   40  WISEMAN        Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 38  40   40  WISEMAN        John           13   M    W                                       IL                 X
 39  40   40  WISEMAN        Samuel         6    M    W                                       IL                 X
 40  40   40  WISEMAN        Wesley         4    M    W                                       IL                 X


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