1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.57
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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:  57
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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   28   28  BATTERTON      Nancy          21   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Jan
 2   28   28  PRICE          Thomas         30   M    W    Works in Saw Mill 300              IL
 3   28   28  YOAKUM         George         40   M    W    Works in Saw Mill        1,000     IL
 4   29   29  WILLIAMSON     George         18   M    W    Works in Saw Mill                  IL                                        Feb
 5   29   29  WILLIAMSON     Eliza          26   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                        Feb
 6   30   30  HINES          William        43   M    W    Farmer         800       600       TN
 7   30   30  HINES          Mary           39   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 8   30   30  HINES          Madison        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   30   30  HINES          Leo            15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 10  30   30  HINES          Harriet        13   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 11  30   30  HINES          William        12   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 12  30   30  HINES          Laura          9    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 13  30   30  HINES          Mary           7    F    W                                       IL
 14  30   30  HINES          Albert         6    M    W                                       IL
 15  30   30  HINES          Charles        4    M    W                                       IL
 16  30   30  HINES          Amanda         1    F    W                                       IL
 17  31   31  WILLIAMSON     James          44   M    W    Farmer         3,600     1,000     IN
 18  31   31  WILLIAMSON     Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 19  31   31  WILLIAMSON     George         19   M    W                                       IL
 20  31   31  WILLIAMSON     America        15   F    W                                       IL
 21  31   31  WILLIAMSON     Mary           14   F    W                                       IL
 22  31   31  WILLIAMSON     William        12   M    W                                       IL
 23  31   31  WILLIAMSON     Else           10   M    W                                       IL
 24  31   31  WILLIAMSON     Eliza          6    F    W                                       IL
 25  31   31  WILLIAMSON     Franklin       4    M    W                                       IL
 26  32   32  ARNOLD         James          21   M    W    Farmer                   300       IL                                                           X     X
 27  32   32  ARNOLD         Rebecca        17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 28  32   32  ARNOLD         Levi           11mo M    W                                       IL                              July
 29  33   33  BUSSEY         Cornelius      40   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 30  33   33  BUSSEY         Nancy          36   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 31  33   33  BUSSEY         Daniel         19   M    W                                       VA
 32  33   33  PARKER         Solomon        84   M    W    Retired Farmer 600                 VA
                   REMARKS:  Blind
 33  34   34  AHLUCKS        Harm           55   M    W    Farmer         4,000               Switzerland        X      X
 34  34   34  AHLUCKS        John           28   M    W                                       Switzerland        X      X
 35  34   34  AHLUCKS        Carson         21   M    W                                       Switzerland        X      X
 36  34   34  AHLUCKS        Eden           18   M    W                                       Switzerland        X      X
 37  34   34  AHLUCKS        Herman         15   M    W                                       Switzerland        X      X
 38  34   34  JOHNSON        Sophie         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                 X      X                                        X
 39  34   34  JOHNSON        Ella           2    F    W                                       IL
 40  35   35  WILLIAMSON     Casey          45   M    W    Farmer         4,500     1,000     KY


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