1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.50
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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:  50
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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   226  223 COOPER         Hiby           7    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 2   226  223 COOPER         Matilda        4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 3   226  223 HICKMAN        Henry          19   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                 X      X
 4   227  224 HAMERS         Elias          52   M    W    Farmer                   800       Hanover            X      X
 5   227  224 HAMERS         Mary           53   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 6   227  224 HAMERS         Harman         21   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 7   227  224 HAMERS         Cassen         18   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 8   227  224 HAMERS         Rehston        16   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 9   227  224 HAMERS         Olitt          13   F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 10  228  225 STEWART        J. B.          24   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     VA
 11  228  225 STEWART        Ellen          20   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  228  225 STEWART        Mettie         2    F    W                                       IL
 13  229  226 PROPST         John           35   M    W    Farmer         2,000     1,000     IL
 14  229  226 PROPST         Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  229  226 PROPST         Sarah          7    F    W                                       IL
 16  229  226 PROPST         Harriet        4    F    W                                       IL
 17  229  226 PROPST         Flora          2    F    W                                       IL
 18  230  227 BANOY          Henry          35   M    W    Farmer         8,000     2,000     Hanover            X      X
 19  230  227 BANOY          Amanda         30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  230  227 BANOY          Alex           10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  230  227 BANOY          Perry          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  230  227 BANOY          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  230  227 BANOY          Eliza          5    F    W                                       IL
 24  230  227 BANOY          Charles        3    M    W                                       IL
 25  230  227 BANOY          George         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       Hanover            X      X
 26  230  227 BANOY          John           60   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 27  231  228 CENTER         William        23   M    W    Farmer                   400       IL
 28  231  228 CENTER         Delia          23   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 29  231  228 CENTER         Laura          1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 30  232  229 KANADA         John           50   M    W    Farmer         4,000     1,000     Ireland            X      X
 31  232  229 KANADA         Cathin         54   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 32  233  230 RICE           James          52   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     KY
 33  233  230 RICE           Margaret       44   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  233  230 RICE           Mahala         15   F    W                                       KY
 35  233  230 RICE           Mary           13   F    W                                       KY
 36  233  230 RICE           William        11   M    W                                       IL
 37  233  230 RICE           Charles        9    M    W                                       IL
 38  233  230 RICE           Laura          6    F    W                                       IL
 39  233  230 RICE           John           3    M    W                                       IL
 40  234  231 MCREYNOLDS     William        26   M    W    Farmer         500                 IN


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