1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.38
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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:  38
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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   134  131 BARNES         Z. T.          23   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 2   135  132 FARMER         Stephen        65   M    W    Farmer                   500       England            X      X
 3   135  132 FARMER         Susan          54   F    W    Keeping House                      MA
 4   135  132 FARMER         Austin         22   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 5   135  132 FARMER         Elizabeth      26   F    W                                       NY
 6   135  132 FARMER         George         21   M    W    Farmer                             NY
 7   135  132 KALER          Henry          8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   136  133 STONE          Jane           52   F    W    Keeping House  6,000     1,000     KY
 9   136  133 STONE          Jane           35   F    W                                       IL
 10  136  133 STONE          John           25   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 11  136  133 STONE          Isabella       20   F    W                                       IL
 12  136  133 STONE          Ellen          16   F    W                                       IL
 13  136  133 STONE          Lucy           11   F    W                                       IL
 14  136  133 PAULSON        Andrew         26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 15  137  134 HOLLAND        S.             56   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     KY
 16  137  134 HOLLAND        Frances        52   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 17  137  134 HOLLAND        Martha         20   F    W                                       IL
 18  137  134 HOLLAND        Mary           18   F    W                                       IL
 19  137  134 HOLLAND        Julia          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  137  134 HOLLAND        Eliza          15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  137  134 HOLLAND        Ellen          13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  137  134 HOLLAND        Luiza          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  137  134 HOLLAND        Edward         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  137  134 HOLLAND        David          40   M    W                                       KY
 25  138  135 WALKER         James M.       52   M    W    Farmer         11,000    2,500     KY
 26  138  135 WALKER         Anna           78   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 27  138  135 WALKER         Mary           23   F    W                                       IL
 28  138  135 WALKER         Alice          21   F    W                                       IL
 29  138  135 WALKER         Rebecca        18   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  138  135 WALKER         Ada            14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  139  136 FARMER         Charles        25   M    W    Farmer                   500       NY
 32  139  136 FARMER         Corra          32   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 33  139  136 FARMER         Jemima         2mo  F    W                                                                       Apr
 34  139  136 DAVIS          Jennie         18   F    W                                       NY
 35  140  137 RIDLEY         Mathias        35   M    W    Farm Laborer             100       OH
 36  140  137 RIDLEY         Mary           32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 37  140  137 RIDLEY         Mary           13   F    W                                       OH
 38  140  137 RIDLEY         Sarah          10   F    W                                       OH
 39  141  138 ELDRIDGE       William        45   M    W    Farmer         10,000    3,000     England
 40  141  138 ELDRIDGE       Martha         44   F    W    Keeping House                      KY


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