1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.271
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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:  271
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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   53   52  RUSH           Fred           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   53   52  RUSH           Emma K.        9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   53   52  RUSH           Annie E.       5    F    W                                       IL
 4   53   52  RUSH           Lovett         8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 5   53   52  CALDWELL       Miranda        20   F    2    Domestic Servant                   IL                                                    X
 6   54   53  ROBERTSON      Colin M.       48   M    W    Physician & Surgeon 3,500 600      KY
 7   54   53  ROBERTSON      Salina E.      44   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 8   54   53  ROBERTSON      William        20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   54   53  ROBERTSON      Edward         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  54   53  ROBERTSON      Henry          12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  54   53  ROBERTSON      Thomas         6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  54   53  ROBERTSON      Sarah          3    F    W                                       IL
 13  54   53  ROBERTSON      Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 14  55   54  GREENE         J. G.          49   M    W    Farmer         30,000    10,000    TN
 15  55   54  GREENE         Sararh         44   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 16  55   54  GREENE         Nancy          23   F    W                                       IL
 17  55   54  GREENE         Hanna          18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  55   54  GREENE         Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  55   54  GREENE         Woodson        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  55   54  GREENE         Maria          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  55   54  GREENE         Alex           6    M    W                                       IL
 22  55   54  STORY          George         28   M    W    Farm Laborer             500       Canada             X      X
 23  56   55  SPEARS         John Q.        41   M    W    Farmer         30,000    3,000     IL
 24  56   55  SPEARS         Susan          35   M    W    Keeping House                      IL
 25  56   55  SPEARS         William H.     10   M    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                    X
 26  56   55  SPEARS         James J.       9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  56   55  SPEARS         Charles G.     10mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 28  56   55  MELTABERGER    Amy            21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 29  56   55  LEVERMORE      Henry          23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Germany            X      X
 30  56   55  NOT KNOWN      Chris          28   M    W    Farmer                             Germany            X      X
 31  57   56  HERRON         Clark          38   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                           X     X
 32  57   56  HERRON         Hulda          33   F    W    Keeping House                      TN                                                           X     X
 33  57   56  HERRON         William N.     15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  57   56  HERRON         John H.        13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  57   56  HERRON         Louis T.       9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  57   56  HERRON         James C.       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 37  57   56  HERRON         Minnie J.      8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Oct
 38  57   56  HERRON         Frank          3    M    W                                       IL
 39  57   56  CRUMPLER       Elizah         31   F    W                                       TN                                                                 X
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 40  58   57  ELWOOD         Margaret       62   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X


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