1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.39
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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:  39
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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   141  138 ELDRIDGE       Franklin       16   M    W                                       IL
 2   141  138 EWING          Susan          38   F    W    School Teacher                     OH
 3   142  139 HAMIL          John           49   M    W    Farmer         16,000    8,000     VA
 4   142  139 HAMIL          Willimais      20   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   142  139 HAMIL          Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   142  139 HAMIL          John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   142  139 HAMIL          Laurance       8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   142  139 FRENCH         Emma           23   F    W    House Keeping                      OH
 9   142  139 STURGIS        Nancy          17   F    W                                       MO
 10  143  140 BORDERS        George         80   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     VA                                                           X     X
 11  143  140 BORDERS        Mary           60   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 12  143  140 KIRKPATRICK    James          24   M    W                                       MO
 13  143  140 KEEFER         John           14   M    W                                       IL
 14  144  141 HANSEN         John           44   M    W    Farmer         1,200     500       Norway             X      X
 15  144  141 HANSEN         Ann            37   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 16  144  141 HANSEN         Carl           14   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 17  144  141 HANSEN         John           11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 18  144  141 HANSEN         Hellena        8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 19  144  141 HANSEN         Elias          4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  144  141 HANSEN         Caroline       6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 21  144  141 HANSEN         Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Apr
 22  145  142 STONE          William        38   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     IL
 23  145  142 STONE          Frances        28   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 24  145  142 STONE          Charley        7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  145  142 STONE          Katie          3    F    W                                       IL
 26  145  142 POWELL         Anna           14   F    W                                       IL
 27  145  142 RODGERS        M.             21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 28  146  143 STONE          James          34   M    W    Farmer         2,000     600       IL
 29  146  143 STONE          Cordelia       24   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 30  146  143 STONE          Freddie        2    M    W                                       IL
 31  146  143 STONE          Lizzie         4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 32  147  144 HOLIHAN        Thom           52   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     Ireland            X      X
 33  147  144 HOLIHAN        Ann            35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 34  147  144 HOLIHAN        Peter          15   M    W                                       Ireland            X      X
 35  147  144 HOLIHAN        Mary           9    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 36  147  144 HOLIHAN        Ann            6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 37  147  144 HOLIHAN        Bridget        4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  147  144 HOLIHAN        Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  147  144 HOLIHAN        Kate           1mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     May
 40  148  145 RENFRO         Joseph         32   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL


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