1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.49
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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:  49
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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   219  215 MILLER         Emma           21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        May
 2   220  216 MYERS          Harmon         45   M    W    Farmer         1,000     2,000     Hanover            X      X
 3   220  216 MYERS          Dora           40   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 4   220  216 MYERS          Amelia         13   F    W                                       IL
 5   220  216 MYERS          Maggie         11   F    W                                       IL
 6   220  216 AVERO          John           17   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Olanburg           X      X
 7   220  216 HICKMAN        Herman         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 8   221  217 KNOWLES        William        28   M    W    Farmer         3,000     600       IN
 9   221  217 KNOWLES        Abigail        20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 10  222  218 LOW            Alfred         28   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 11  222  218 LOW            Sarah          28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  222  218 LOW            William        3    M    W                                       IL
 13  222  218 LOW            Robert         1    M    W                                       IL
 14  222  218 BALDWIN        Hervy          21   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 15  223  219 RICE           Leighton       51   M    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     KY                                                           X     X
 16  223  219 RICE           James          15   M    W                                       IL
 17  223  219 RICE           Rachel         13   F    W                                       IL
 18  223  219 RICE           George         10   M    W                                       IL
 19  223  220 SULLIVAN       Sarah          39   M    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  223  220 SULLIVAN       Alex           13   M    W                                       IL
 21  223  220 SULLIVAN       Andrew         11   M    W                                       IL
 22  224  221 BRADLEY        Perry          39   F    W    Farmer         16,000    2,000     KY
 23  224  221 BRADLEY        Amelia         37   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  224  221 BRADLEY        Almira         10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  224  221 BRADLEY        Newton         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  224  221 BRADLEY        L.             6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  224  221 BRADLEY        Louis          6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  224  221 BRADLEY        Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 29  224  221 BRADLEY        James          1mo  M    W                                       IL                              Apr
 30  225  222 BRADLEY        William        41   M    W    Farmer                   600       KY
 31  225  222 BRADLEY        Sarah          41   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 32  225  222 BRADLEY        John           19   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 33  225  222 BRADLEY        Nancy          15   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 34  225  222 BRADLEY        Oliver         12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 35  225  222 BRADLEY        Jasper         8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 36  225  222 BRADLEY        Clarra         4    M    W                                       IL
 37  225  222 BRADLEY        Sussilae ?     2    F    W                                       IL
 38  226  223 COOPER         Harmen         39   M    W    Farmer         7,000     2,000     Hanover            X      X
 39  226  223 COOPER         Matie          33   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 40  226  223 COOPER         John           9    M    W                                       IL                 X      X


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