1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.36
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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:  36
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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   121  118 STOUT          Mary           10   F    W                                       IL
 2   121  118 STOUT          Gilbert        8    M    W                                       IL
 3   121  118 STOUT          William        6    M    W                                       IL
 4   122  119 RODGERS        Eliza          54   F    W    Keeping House  500       500       VA
 5   122  119 RODGERS        Nancy          21   F    W                                       IL
 6   122  119 RODGERS        Joseph         16   M    W                                       IL
 7   122  119 RODGERS        Elizabeth      8    F    W                                       IL
 8   122  119 RODGERS        William        20   M    W                                       IL
 9   122  119 RODGERS        Monroe         23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 10  123  120 SMITH          Isaac          33   M    W    Farmer                   100       IL
 11  123  120 SMITH          Rachel         27   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 12  123  120 SMITH          Josiah         9    M    W                                       IL
 13  123  120 SMITH          Nancy          4    F    W                                       IL
 14  123  120 SMITH          Oliver         3    M    W                                       IL
 15  123  120 SMITH          Ato            7mo  M    W                                       MO                              Dec
 16  123  120 SMITH          Atho           7mo  M    W                                       MO                              Dec
 17  124  121 HURST          Thomas         32   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY
 18  124  121 HURST          Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 19  124  121 HURST          Lucie          6    F    W                                       IL
 20  124  121 HURST          Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 21  124  121 HURST          Esther         1    F    W                                       IL
 22  124  121 PIERSON        John           25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 23  125  122 FISHER         Evaline        49   F    W    Keeping House  500       100       KY                                                           X     X
 24  125  122 FISHER         Joseph         14   M    W                                       IL
 25  125  122 FISHER         James          12   M    W                                       IL
 26  126  123 HARRISON       V. H.          55   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     KY
 27  126  123 HARRISON       Emily          31   F    W                                       KY
 28  126  123 HARRISON       Elizabeth      24   F    W                                       KY
 29  126  123 HARRISON       William        17   M    W                                       KY
 30  126  123 HARRISON       Margaret       13   F    W                                       KY
 31  127  124 SHENEMAN       Adam           66   M    W    Farmer         7,000     3,000     PA
 32  127  124 SHENEMAN       Susan          37   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 33  127  124 SHENEMAN       Eliza          14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 34  127  124 SHENEMAN       Stephen        18   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  127  124 SHENEMAN       Albert         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  127  124 TRESCOT        Mary           64   F    W                                       PA
 37  128  125 STEPHENS       Stephen        40   M    W    Farmer                   200       VT
 38  128  125 STEPHENS       Luiza          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  128  125 STEPHENS       Esther         11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  128  125 STEPHENS       Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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