1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.265
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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:  265
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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   15   13  FROOHES        Fredman        30   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Baden              X      X
 2   15   13  HOBIG          John           71   M    W    Gardener                           Hessen             X      X
 3   16   14  BURMAN         Jackson        38 ? M    W    Farmer         1,500     500       MO
 4   16   14  BURMAN         Henrietta      36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 5   16   14  HILL           Francis        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   16   14  BURNHAM        Robert         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   16   14  BURNHAM        Wesley P.      7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   16   14  BURNHAM        John           5    M    W                                       IL
 9   16   14  BURNHAM        Nancy          3    F    W                                       IL
 10  16   14  ADAMS          Luiza          18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 11  16   14  HAY            William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       PA
 12  17   15  WILLIAMS       Miliway        60   M    W    Farmer                   500       NJ
 13  17   15  WILLIAMS       Keziah         51   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 14  17   15  WILLIAMS       Harriet        19   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 15  17   15  WILLIAMS       Phebe          16   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 16  17   15  WILLIAMS       Luzie          12   F    W                                       NJ                                                    X
 17  17   15  ROY            Sarah          24   F    W                                       NJ
 18  17   15  ROY            Herbert        2    M    W                                       IL
 19  17   15  THAYER         Elizabeth      82   F    W                                       DE
 20  17   15  MANES          Jerry          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 21  18   16  BABB           Joseph         41   M    W    Farmer         4,000     600       NY
 22  18   16  BABB           Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 23  18   16  BABB           George         17   M    W                                       NY                                                    X
 24  18   16  BABB           William        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  18   16  BABB           Frank          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  18   16  BABB           Clarrie        6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  18   16  BABB           Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 28  18   16  BABB           Nettie         2    F    W                                       OH
 29  18   16  WERNER         Dennis         50   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       OH
 30  19   17  RUSSELL        William        34   M    W    Farmer                   600       IN
 31  19   17  RUSSELL        Catherine      29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 32  19   17  RUSSELL        William        11   M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 33  19   17  RUSSELL        George         8    M    W                                       IN                                                    X
 34  19   17  RUSSELL        Charles        4    M    W                                       IN
 35  19   17  ELIE ?         Daniel         23   M    W    Farm Laborer             50        OH                 X      X
 36  20   18  CARSON         Nathan         67   M    W    Farmer         6,000     500       NJ
 37  20   18  CARSON         Abigail        66   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 38  20   18  PEARSONS       Thomas         20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 39  20   18  HAND           George         38   M    W    Farmer                   500       NJ
 40  20   18  HAND           Georgette      9    F    W    Keeping House                      NJ                                                    X


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