1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.278
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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:  278
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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   24   23  BUCKLEY        Rutha A.       1    F    W                                       IL
 2   25   24  CODDINGTON     George         38   M    W    Farmer         16,500    2,000     IL
 3   25   24  CODDINGTON     Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 4   25   24  CODDINGTON     Mary           42   F    W                   5,500     500       KY
 5   25   24  CODDINGTON     Harriet        25   F    W                   5,500     500       IL
 6   25   24  SAPP           Alex           21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 7   25   24  DOMINIC        Pat            32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 8   26   25  HOLLIS         Mike           40   M    W    Farmer                   200       Hanover            X      X
 9   26   25  HOLLIS         Mary           35   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 10  26   25  HOLLIS         Henry          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 11  26   25  HOLLIS         Tena           6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 12  26   25  HOLLIS         John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  27   26  DYE            Alfred         36   M    W    Farmer                   800       NJ
 14  27   26  DYE            Margaret       26   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 15  27   26  DYE            Mary E.        3    F    W                                       IL
 16  27   26  DYE            Isaac N.       2    M    W                                       IL
 17  27   26  DYE            Not Named      6mo  F    W                                       IL                              Nov
 18  28   27  SPEER          James          43   M    W    Farmer         11,500    1,000     KY
 19  28   27  SPEER          Melissa        30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  28   27  SPEER          Mary M.        8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  28   27  SPEER          George         5    M    W                                       IL
 22  28   27  SPEER          Harriet        3    F    W                                       IL
 23  28   27  SPEER          Margaret       1    F    W                                       IL
 24  29   28  WORTH          Jane B.        50   F    W    Keeping House  4,000     200       PA
 25  29   28  VON HAGEL      Albert         50   M    W    Farming        1,200               Hanover            X      X
 26  29   28  VON HAGEL      Mary           22   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 27  29   28  VON HAGEL      Mato           17   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 28  29   28  FRADA          Hike           27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 29  30   29  BOHMANN        Bom            57   M    W    Farmer         2,000               Hanover            X      X
 30  30   29  BOHMANN        Thamke         47   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 31  30   29  BOHMANN        Dick           21   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 32  30   29  BOHMANN        Harry          20   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 33  30   29  BOHMANN        Autee          19   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 34  30   29  BOHMANN        Peter          18   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 35  30   29  BOHMANN        Bettie         16   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 36  30   29  BOHMANN        Heret          10   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 37  30   29  BOHMANN        Carolina       5    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 38  31   30  RAYMAN         Henry          37   M    W    Farmer         6,500     1,500     Hanover            X      X
 39  31   30  RAYMAN         Catherine      37   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 40  31   30  RAYMAN         Mary J.        10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X


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