1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.34
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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:  34
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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   105  104 SHELLY         Laura          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   105  104 SHELLY         Edwin          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   105  104 SHELLY         Lula           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   105  104 SHELLY         John           4    M    W                                       IL
 5   105  104 SHELLY         Frank          1    M    W                                       IL
 6   105  104 STONE          Eliza J.       37   F    W                             500       IL
 7   106  105 STURGES        Daniel         33   M    W    Farmer         1,500     800       OH                                                           X     X
 8   106  105 STURGES        Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 9   106  105 STURGES        Alonzo         13   M    W                                       MO
 10  106  105 STURGES        Mary           11   F    W                                       MO
 11  106  105 STURGES        William        9    M    W                                       MO
 12  106  105 STURGES        Nancy          7    F    W                                       IL
 13  106  105 STURGES        Susan          3    F    W                                       IL
 14  107  106 STURGES        Samuel         29   M    W    Farmer                   100       MO
 15  107  106 STURGES        Mary           24   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 16  107  106 STURGES        Joseph         9    M    W                                       MO
 17  107  106 STURGES        Ellen          3mo  F    W                                       IL                              Mar
 18  107  106 BUSHON         Eliza          21   F    W                                       OH
 19  108  107 WISEMAN        Fred           24   M    W    Farmer                   100       Prussia            X      X
 20  108  107 WISEMAN        Eliza          17   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 21  108  107 WISEMAN        Fred           2mo  M    W                                       IL                 X            Mar
 22  109  108 YOUNG          John           45   M    W    Farmer         400       100       KY
 23  110  109 CLEVELAND      Thor           49   M    W                   400       100       Norway             X      X
 24  110  109 CLEVELAND      Mary           44   F    W                                       Norway             X      X
 25  110  109 CLEVELAND      Annie          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  110  109 CLEVELAND      Ollie          6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  110  109 CLEVELAND      Henry          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  111  110 HURST          James          65   M    W    Farmer         1,000     400       KY
 29  111  110 HURST          Mary           45   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 30  111  110 HURST          William        22   M    W                                       KY
 31  111  110 HURST          Esther         16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  111  110 HURST          Sarah          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 33  111  110 HURST          Adam           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  111  110 HURST          Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  111  110 HURST          Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  111  110 JONES          Violet         65   F    W                                       KY
 37  112  111 WATKINS        Nicholaus      34   M    W    Farmer         500       500       MD
 38  112  111 WATKINS        Nancy          29   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  112  111 WATKINS        Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  112  111 WATKINS        Welcomb        9    M    W                                       IL


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