1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.41
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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:  41
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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   155  152 GRIMSLEY       James          8mo  M    W                                       KY                              Nov
 2   156      Unoccupied
 3   157      Unoccupied
 4   158  154 STONE          James          28   M    W    Farmer         8,000     6,000     KY
 5   158  154 STONE          Elizabeth      27   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 6   158  154 PROPST         Susan          35   F    W    Domestic Servant                   VA
 7   158  154 THOMPKINS      Charles        21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 8   158  154 KNOWLES        Eli            19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 9   158  154 CROSS          Joseph         14   M    W    Farmer                             IN
 10  159  155 HUGHES         James          31   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     MO
 11  159  155 HUGHES         Cordelia       29   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 12  159  155 HUGHES         Albert         3    M    W                                       IL
 13  159  155 KNOWLES        Rachel         56   F    W    Keeping House  1,500     200       KY
 14  160  156 WADE           Francis        49   M    W    Farmer         8,000     1,000     KY
 15  160  156 WADE           Luiza          50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 16  160  156 WADE           George S.      25   M    W                             300       KY
 17  160  156 WADE           Richard        14   M    W                                       KY
 18  160  156 LANGLEY        E. D.          16   M    W                                       KY
 19  160  156 WADE           Alex           15   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 20  161  157 TRIPP          James          38   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     NY
 21  161  157 TRIPP          Elizabeth      33   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 22  161  157 TRIPP          William        12   M    W                                       IL
 23  161  157 TRIPP          Gidion         9    M    W                                       IL
 24  161  157 TRIPP          Martha         8    F    W                                       IL
 25  161  157 TRIPP          David          3    M    W                                       IL
 26  161  157 TRIPP          Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 27  161  157 NELSON         Sidney         35   M    W    Domestic Servant 3,500   1,000     Denmark            X      X
 28  162  158 PROPST         Anthony        33   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 29  162  158 PROPST         Catherine      32   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  162  158 PROPST         Addie          3    F    W                                       IL
 31  162  158 PROPST         Lizzie         2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 32  162  158 PROPST         Mary           2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 33  163  159 ACKERMAN       Ira            52   M    W    Farmer                   500       Hanover            X      X
 34  163  159 ACKERMAN       Ettie          54   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 35  163  159 ACKERMAN       John           28   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 36  163  159 ACKERMAN       Ury            26   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 37  163  159 ACKERMAN       Falk           20   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 38  163  159 ACKERMAN       Ira            16   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 39  163  159 ACKERMAN       Rinehard       14   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 40  164  160 PROPST         Edward         24   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       IL                                        Feb


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