1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.40
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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:  40
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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   148  145 RENFRO         Eliza          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   148  145 RENFRO         Ida            4    F    W                                       IL
 3   148  145 RENFRO         Alice          3    F    W                                       IL
 4   149  146 HORN           Mathew         40   M    W    Farmer                   100       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 5   149  146 HORN           Catherine      40   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 6   149  146 HORN           Johanna        13   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   149  146 HORN           Mathew         11   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 8   149  146 HORN           Eugene         10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 9   149  146 HORN           John           8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 10  149  146 HORN           Mike           6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 11  149  146 HORN           Ellen          3    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  149  146 HORN           Mary           1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  150  147 GORDON         Hamilton       38   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     Ireland            X      X
 14  150  147 GORDON         Resam          30   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 15  150  147 GORDON         Lizzie         6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  151  148 PAYNE          Jilson         30   M    W    Farmer         23,000    5,000     KY
 17  151  148 PAYNE          Maria          38   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                 X
 18  151  148 PAYNE          Laura          14   F    W                                       IL
 19  151  148 PAYNE          William        9    M    W                                       IL
 20  151  148 QUANCE         Charles        27   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY                 X      X
 21  151  148 MOUNTS         Olie           23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Sweden             X      X
 22  152  149 LUBY           Thomas         35   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 23  152  149 LUBY           Ellen          35   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 24  152  149 LUBY           James          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 25  152  149 LUBY           William        8    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 26  152  149 LUBY           Thomas         6    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 27  152  149 LUBY           Philip         1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 28  153  150 BOYER          Robert         76   M    W    Farmer         17,000    5,000     England            X      X
 29  153  150 BOYER          Charles        70   M    W    Farmer                             England            X      X
 30  153  150 BOYER          Mary           45   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 31  153  150 BOYER          Lizzie         18   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 32  154  151 GURNSEY        Monroe         51   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     VA
 33  154  151 GURNSEY        Frances        53   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  154  151 GURNSEY        John           27   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 35  154  151 GURNSEY        Samuel         23   M    W                                       KY
 36  154  151 GURNSEY        Nelson         18   M    W                                       KY
 37  154  151 GURNSEY        Elizabeth      15   F    W                                       KY
 38  155  152 GRIMSLEY       Elmore         29   M    W    Farmer                   500       KY
 39  155  152 GRIMSLEY       Margaret       22   F    W                                       KY
 40  155  152 GRIMSLEY       Ellen          2    F    W                                       KY


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