1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.28
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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:  28
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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   55   55  ENGLE          Josephine      13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   55   55  ENGLE          John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   55   55  ENGLE          James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   55   55  ENGLE          Lenard         5    M    W                                       IL
 5   55   55  ENGLE          Ellen          3    F    W                                       IL
 6   55   55  PETERSON       Caroline       37   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Sweden             X      X
 7   55   55  SOLRAY         Francis        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IA
 8   56   56  ENGLE          Elizabeth      55   F    W    Keeping House  1,000     8,000     OH
 9   56   56  PETERSON       Amanda         14   F    W                                       Sweden             X      X
 10  57   57  ENGLE          William        36   M    W    Farmer         15,300    3,000     IL
 11  57   57  ENGLE          Mary           20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  57   57  ENGLE          Edward         2    M    W                                       IL
 13  57   57  ESP            Clara          21   F    W    Domestic Servant                   Sweden             X      X
 14  57   57  LOWSIR         Gustave        35   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 15  58   58  ALKIRE         John           75   M    W    Farmer                             VA
 16  58   58  ALKIRE         Ellen          70   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 17  59   59  MCDERMOT       Frank          26   M    W    Farmer                   300       Ireland            X      X
 18  59   59  MCDERMOT       Eliza          24   M    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                                 X
 19  59   59  MCDERMOT       Mary           3    F    W                                       IL                 X
 20  59   59  MCDERMOT       Ida            2    F    W                                       IL                 X
 21  60   60  REED           E. C.          39   M    W    Farmer         25,800    3,000     KY
 22  60   60  REED           Elizabeth      42   F    W    Keeping House                      MD
 23  60   60  REED           Elizabeth      13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  60   60  REED           Mary           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  60   60  REED           Katie          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  60   60  REED           Edward         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  60   60  COLOVER        John           18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 29  62   61  HARDIN         Robert M.      53   M    W    Farmer         25,000    3,000     VA
 30  62   61  HARDIN         Elizabeth      52   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 31  62   61  HARDIN         Taylor         21   M    W                                       KY
 32  62   61  HARDIN         Eliza          17   F    W                                       KY
 33  62   61  HARDIN         Thomas         4    M    W                                       IL
 34  62   61  PATRICK        William        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 35  62   61  HAZELEY        Clift          18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 36  63   62  MATEER         Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House            500       KY
 37  63   62  MATEER         William        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  63   62  MATEER         Alice          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  63   62  MATEER         Milton         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  64   63  STONE          Alex           36   M    W    Farmer         4,800     1,000     IL


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