1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.269
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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:  269
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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   40   39  SMEDLEY        Lettie         2    F    W                                       IL
 2   40   39  SMEDLEY        Henry          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 3   40   39  BOND           Bettie         18   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Germany            X      X
 4   41   40  FARMER         James F.       41   M    W    Farming                  1,000     OH                 X
 5   41   40  FARMER         Mary           40   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 6   41   40  FARMER         Eliza J.       18   F    W    Housekeeping                       OH
 7   41   40  FARMER         Samuel         16   M    W                                       OH
 8   41   40  FARMER         George W.      14   M    W                                       IL
 9   41   40  FARMER         John           11   M    W                                       IL
 10  41   40  FARMER         Hannah         9    F    W                                       IL
 11  41   40  FARMER         Amanda         7    F    W                                       IL
 12  41   40  FARMER         Gregory        5    M    W                                       IL
 13  41   40  FARMER         Chillisa       11mo F    W                                       IL                              Jul
 14  41   40  DECKER         James          17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 15  42   41  HENDERSON      William P.     36   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,500     IL                 X
 16  42   41  HENDERSON      Mary A.        33   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 17  42   41  HENDERSON      Elizabeth      10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  42   41  HENDERSON      James A.       8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  42   41  HENDERSON      Recy B.        6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  42   41  HENDERSON      Charles W.     4    M    W                                       IL
 21  42   41  HENDERSON      Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 22  42   41  PEAS           George S.      23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Canada             X      X
 23  43   42  KLEIN          John           40   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 24  43   42  KLEIN          Hannah         40   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 25  43   42  KLEIN          Mary           13   F    W                                       Germany            X      X                           X
 26  43   42  KLEIN          Eden           9    M    W                                       Germany            X      X                           X
 27  43   42  KLEIN          Mattie         5    F    W                                       Germany            X      X
 28  43   42  KLEIN          John           3    M    W                                       Germany            X      X
 29  43   42  KLEIN          Henry          20   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 30  43   42  KLEIN          Not Named      3mo  M    W                                       Germany            X      X     Mar
 31  44   43  YELKIN         John           56   M    W    Farmer                   100       Germany            X      X
 32  44   43  YELKIN         Sadie          51   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany
 33  45   44  YELKIN         Hiffie         24   M    W    Farming                  500       Germany            X      X
 34  45   44  YELKIN         Minnie         20   F    W    Keeping House                      Germany            X      X
 35  45   44  YELKIN         Sadie          1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 36  45   44  SCHORN         John           26   M    W    Farming                  200       Germany            X      X
 37  46   45  LINN           William W.     48   M    W    Farmer         10,000    1,500     PA
 38  46   45  LINN           Martha J.      40   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 39  46   45  LINN           Waller         19   M    W                                       IL
 40  46   45  BULLOCK        Mary E.        24   F    W    Seamstress                         NY


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