1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.30
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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:  30
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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   71   70  BROOKS         John           19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       MI
 2   72   71  STONE          William        47   M    W    Farmer         12,000    1,000     KY
 3   72   71  STONE          Minerva        19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   72   71  BANISTER       William        19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 5   73   72  STONE          John           70   M    W    Farmer         4,000     500       VA
 6   73   72  STONE          Luana          70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 7   73   72  STONE          Bird           35   M    W    Farmer         4,000     100       IL
 8   73   72  KEEFER         Josephine      6    F    W                                       IL
 9   74   73  BROWN          Charles        27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                                 X
 10  74   73  BROWN          Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  74   73  BROWN          Dora           18   F    W                                       IL
 12  74   73  BROWN          Olive          4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Dec
 13  75   74  BRYANT         B. B.          28   M    W    Farmer                   500       GA
 14  75   74  BRYANT         Ella           29   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 15  75   74  BRYANT         Samuel         5    M    W                                       VA
 16  75   74  BRYANT         Blanche        4    F    W                                       VA
 17  76   75  STONE          William H.     30   M    W    Farmer         9,250     2,000     IL
 18  76   75  STONE          Catherine      24   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 19  76   75  STONE          Illegible      1    M    W                                       IL
 20  76   75  ELDRIDGE       Emma           11   F    W                                       IL
 21  76   75  NELSON         John           22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 22  77   76  RICE           John H.        30   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IL
 23  77   76  RICE           Elizabeth      37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  77   76  RICE           Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 25  78   77  JONES          Charles        43   M    W    Farmer         1,600     600       PA
 26  78   77  JONES          Mary           31   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 27  78   77  JONES          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 28  78   77  JONES          Frances        3    F    W                                       IL
 29  79   78  GROGEN         John           45   M    W    Farmer         1,200     100       TN
 30  79   78  GROGEN         Eliza          42   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 31  79   78  GROGEN         Mary           18   F    W                                       IL
 32  79   78  GROGEN         William        15   M    W                                       IL
 33  80   79  GROGEN         Spencer        50   M    W    Farmer         650       300       IL
 34  80   79  GROGEN         Nancy          45   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 35  80   79  GROGEN         Andrew         ww   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 36  80   79  GROGEN         Edward         8    M    W                                       IL
 37  80   79  GROGEN         Rena           5    F    W                                       IL
 38  80   79  MCGREE         Sarah          69   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 39  81   80  FLAGER         John           53   M    W                                       PA
 40  81   80  FLAGER         Lucretia       45   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X


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