1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.27
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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:  27
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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   48   48  ALKIRE         Louis          16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   48   48  ALKIRE         Mary           13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   48   48  ALKIRE         Clarrie        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   48   48  ALKIRE         Emmie          6    F    W                                       IL
 5   48   48  ALKIRE         Anna           3    F    W                                       IL
 6   48   48  ALKIRE         Robert         1    M    W                                       IL
 7   49   49  WILDMAN        Alla           50   F    W    Keeping House            100       KY                                                                 X
 8   49   49  WILDMAN        Grion          19   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   49   49  WILDMAN        Charles        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  49   49  WILDMAN        Green          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  50   50  ELLISON        Caroline       43   F    W    Keeping House            100       Norway             X      X
 12  50   50  ELLISON        Amanda         12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  50   50  ELLISON        Ola            8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  50   50  ELLISON        Edward         19   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  50   50  ELLISON        William        16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  50   50  YAGLESON       N.             36   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Norway             X      X
 17  50   50  PETERSON       Ole            28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Norway             X      X
 18  51   51  BROWN          James          63   M    W    Harness Maker  1,000     200       DC
 19  51   51  BROWN          Mary           57   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 20  52   52  ALKIRE         Lenard         40   M    W    Farmer         25,000    10,000    IL
 21  52   52  ALKIRE         Mary           38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 22  52   52  ALKIRE         Minnie         12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  52   52  ALKIRE         Melissa        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  52   52  ALKIRE         John           7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  52   52  ALKIRE         Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 26  52   52  FLOYMA         Robert         38   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 27  52   52  CASEY          John           35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 28  52   52  PARSONS        Mary           30   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 29  52   52  BRACKEN        Eliza          65   F    W                                       KY
 30  53   53  OLAS           B. D.          31   M    W    Laborer        200       100       OH
 31  53   53  OLAS           Elizabeth      35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  53   53  OLAS           John           12   M    W                                       IL
 33  53   53  OLAS           William        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  53   53  OLAS           Edward         4    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  53   53  OLAS           Louis          1    M    W                                       IL
 36  54   54  SMOCK          Jacob          46   M    W    Laborer                  100       IN
 37  54   54  SMOCK          Rhoda          40   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 38  54   54  SMOCK          William        10   M    W                                       IL
 39  55   55  ENGLE          John           45   M    W    Farmer         24,000    10,000    IL
 40  55   55  ENGLE          Sarah          36   F    W    Keeping House                      OH


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