1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.280
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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:  280
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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   40   38  MONGERHAUSEN   Harriet        25   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   40   38  MONGERHAUSEN   Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 3   40   38  MONGERHAUSEN   Oscar          1    M    W                                       IL
 4   41   39  HAINES         Upkin          43   M    W    Farmer         2,500     600       Hanover            X      X                                  X     X
 5   41   39  HAINES         Mary           43   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 6   41   39  HAINES         Herman         14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 7   41   39  HAINES         William        12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   41   39  HAINES         Nancy          10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 9   41   39  HAINES         Henry          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  41   39  HAINES         John           2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  41   39  HAINES         High           5mo  M    W                                       IL                 X      X     Feb
 12  42   40  BELL           Rebecca        61   F    W    Keeping House  2,500     600       IL                                                                 X
 13  42   40  BELL           Adaline        18   F    W                                       IL
 14  43   41  BELL           James M.       38   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL                                                                 X
 15  43   41  BELL           Mary E.        35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 16  43   41  BELL           John           17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  43   41  BELL           James M.       15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  43   41  BELL           Frederick      13   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  43   41  BELL           David          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  43   41  BELL           Louisa         9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  43   41  BELL           Charles        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  43   41  BELL           Annie          5    F    W                                       IL
 23  43   41  BELL           Nancy          2    F    W                                       IL
 24  44   42  BELL           Austin         49   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 25  44   42  BELL           Elizabeth      45   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 26  44   42  BELL           Hannah E.      18   F    W                                       IL
 27  44   42  BELL           Charles J.     17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  44   42  BELL           Mary           15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  44   42  BELL           Margaret       14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  44   42  BELL           Anna           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  44   42  BELL           Martha         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  44   42  BELL           William        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  44   42  BELL           Elizabeth      1    F    W                                       IL
 34  44   42  BELL           Polly          70   F    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 35  45   43  SULLIVAN       John           28   M    W    Farmer                   100       IN
 36  45   43  SULLIVAN       Sarah          21   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 37  45   43  SULLIVAN       Elijah         2    M    W                                       IL
 38  45   43  SULLIVAN       William        5mo  M    W                                       IL                              Jan
 39  46   44  WRIGHT         Cyrus          29   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL
 40  46   44  WRIGHT         Nancy          44   F    W    Keeping House                      IN


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