1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.46
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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:  46
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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   198  195 KILER          Elizabeth      25   F    W                                       NY
 2   198  195 KILER          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 3   198  195 KILER          Harry          2    M    W                                       IL
 4   199  196 POLLERSON      C. C.          42   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     KY
 5   199  196 POLLERSON      Martha         33   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 6   199  196 POLLERSON      John           2    M    W                                       IL
 7   199  196 POLLERSON      Charles        3mo  M    W                                       IL                              May
 8   199  196 ROBBIN         James          26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       OH
 9   200  197 GLEASON        Pat            52   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 10  200  197 GLEASON        Mary           52   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 11  200  197 GLEASON        Mary           22   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  200  197 GLEASON        Thomas         20   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  200  197 GLEASON        Henry          18   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  200  197 GLEASON        Bridget        14   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 15  200  197 GLEASON        Mike           19   M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 16  200  197 GLEASON        Annie          4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 17  201  198 MONTGOMERY     W.             36   M    W    Farmer         6,000     900       IN
 18  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Sarrah         32   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 19  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Elizabeth      9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Matilda        7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  201  198 MONTGOMERY     James          5    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Samuel         3    M    W                                       IL
 24  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL
 25  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Charles        1mo  M    W                                       IL
 26  201  198 MONTGOMERY     Elizabeth      34   F    W                   4,000     700       IN
 27  202  199 MONTGOMERY     James or Joseph 32  M    W    Farmer         8,000     800       IN
 28  202  199 MONTGOMERY     Sarah          26   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 29  202  199 MONTGOMERY     Calvin         3    M    W                                       IL
 30  202  199 MONTGOMERY     Arthur         1    M    W                                       IL
 31  202  199 STEEL          Amanda         15   F    W    Domestic Servant                   PA
 32  203  200 WOODRUFF       C.             42   M    W    Farmer                   500       IL
 33  203  200 WOODRUFF       Sarah          37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 34  203  200 WOODRUFF       Albert         15   M    W                                       IL
 35  204  201 STROUP         M.             64   M    W    Farmer                   6,000     Baden              X      X
 36  204  201 STROUP         Barney         28   F    W    Farmer                             Baden              X      X
 37  204  201 STROUP         Jane           19   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 38  204  201 STROUP         Caroline       19   F    W                                       IL
 39  205  202 HUBBLY         Mark           42   M    W    Farmer         20,000    15,000    Switzerland        X      X
 40  205  202 HUBBLY         Catherine      42   F    W    Keeping House                      Switzerland        X      X


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