1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.273
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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:  273
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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   64   63  SANFORD        George H.      31   M    W    Physician & Surgeon      150       OH
 2   64   63  SANFORD        Elizabeth M.   31   F    W    Keeping House  500                 IL
 3   64   63  SANFORD        Warren         1mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 4   64   63  NICHOLS        Mary           17   F    W                                       OH                 X      X
 5   64   63  WALLACE        Richard        41   M    W    Railroad Laborer         100       Ireland            X      X
 6   64   63  FITZGERALD     Michael        30   M    W    Shoemaker                          Ireland            X      X
 7   65   64  SULLIVAN       Daniel         35   M    W    Railroad Laborer         150       Ireland            X      X
 8   65   64  SULLIVAN       Mary           35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                        X
 9   65   64  SULLIVAN       Mary           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  65   64  SULLIVAN       Dennis         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  66   65  WEIR           John           34   M    W    Farmer         300       2,000     IL
 12  66   65  WEIR           Katie          30   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 13  66   65  WEIR           Mary           2    F    W                                       IL
 14  66   65  WEIR           Sarah          35   F    W                   1,000               IL
 15  67   66  BROOK          Thomas J.      47   M    W    House Carpenter 4,000    400       Canada             X      X
 16  67   66  BROOK          Caroline       40   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 17  67   66  BROOK          Elizabeth      18   F    W                                       Canada             X      X                           X
 18  67   66  BROOK          Anna           15   F    W                                       Canada             X      X                           X
 19  67   66  BROOK          Adaline        13   F    W                                       Canada             X      X                           X
 20  67   66  BROOK          Foster         9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  67   66  LOUCY          John           26   M    W    Day Laborer                        OH
 22  67   66  BATES          Walter C.      26   M    W    Hedge Contractor         300       NY
 23  68   67  THATCHER       Charles        33   M    W    Carpenter & Joiner 2,500 200       NY
 24  68   67  THATCHER       Mary J.        20   F    W    Keeping House  2,000     5,000     IL
 25  68   67  THATCHER       Not Named      4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 26  68   67  THATCHER       Elizabeth      15   F    W                                       Germany            X      X                           X
 27  68   67  THATCHER       Elizabeth      69   F    W                                       Canada             X      X
 28  69   68  MILLER         Nicholas       41   M    W    Carpenter & Joiner                 Canada             X      X
 29  69   68  MILLER         Lucy E.        38   F    W    Keeping House                      Canada             X      X
 30  69   68  MILLER         Byron          7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 31  69   68  MILLER         Mary E.        6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 32  69   68  MILLER         Ella           3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 33  69   68  CODY           Thomas         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X
 34  70   69  HICKS          Hugh           60   M    W    Blacksmith     3,000     300       NJ
 35  70   69  HICKS          Mary A.        57   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 36  70   69  HICKS          John           13   M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 37  70   69  HICKS          Frank          10   M    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 38  70   69  HICKS          Margaret       8    F    W                                       IL                        X                           X
 39  70   69  HICKS          Millie J.      4    F    W                                       IL                        X
 40  70   69  RICHEY         Sarah          22   F    W                                       NJ                 X


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