1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.42
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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:  42
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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   164  160 PROPST         Amanda         20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Feb
 2   165  161 CLAYPOOL       William        39   M    W    Farmer         20,000    10,000    IL
 3   165  161 CLAYPOOL       Elizabeth      24   M    W    Keeping House                      IL
 4   165  161 CLAYPOOL       Edward         5    F    W                                       IL
 5   165  161 JENSON         Louis          28   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Denmark            X      X
 6   165  161 ELISON         William        14   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 7   166  162 GLENN          William        31   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 8   166  162 GLENN          Dulcina        18   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 9   166  162 GLENN          Millard        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 10  166  162 GLENN          Joseph         27   M    W    Farmer                             KY
 11  167  163 AUSTIN         Ed             42   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     IL
 12  167  163 AUSTIN         Polly          40   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 13  167  163 AUSTIN         William        16   M    W                                       IL
 14  167  163 AUSTIN         Frank          12   M    W                                       IL
 15  167  163 AUSTIN         Anthony        10   M    W                                       IL
 16  167  163 POINTER        Z. C.          22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       KY
 17  168  164 TACKELSON      U.             50   M    W    Farm Laborer   8,000     1,000     Norway             X      X
 18  168  164 TACKELSON      Emily          43   F    W    Keeping House                      Norway             X      X
 19  168  164 TACKELSON      Tackel         19   M    W                                       Norway             X      X
 20  168  164 TACKELSON      August         16   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 21  168  164 TACKELSON      Caroline       4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  168  164 TACKELSON      John           1    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 23  168  164 ANSON          A.             33   M    W    Farmer                             Norway             X      X
 24  168  164 HUDSON         Gunnie         70   M    W                                       Norway             X      X
 25  169  165 DONOHO         Bridget        35   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 26  169  165 DONOHO         John           50   M    W    Farmer         1,200     600       Ireland            X      X
 27  170  166 MOORE          Edward         63   M    W    Farmer                   3,000     Ireland            X      X
 28  170  166 MOORE          Sarah          50   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 29  171  167 ACKERMAN       Jerry          24   M    W    Farmer                   400       Hanover            X      X
 30  171  167 ACKERMAN       Lena           25   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 31  171  167 ACKERMAN       Ilet           6mo  F    W                                       IL                 X      X     Dec
 32  171  167 RADEMAKER      John           22   M    W    Farmer                             Hanover            X      X
 33  172  168 RULE           John A.        36   M    W    Farmer         3,500     1,000     OH
 34  172  168 RULE           Harriet        35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 35  172  168 RULE           Catura         7    F    W                                       IL
 36  172  168 RULE           Sophie         3    F    W                                       MO
 37  172  168 HART           Kirk           23   M    W    Farmer                             TX
 38  173  169 LUKINS         Thomas         37   M    W    Farmer         3,500               IL
 39  173  169 LUKINS         Joanna         34   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 40  173  169 LUKINS         John           2    M    W                                       IL


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