1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.60
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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:  60
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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   48   48  STEPHENSON     Franklin       2    M    W                                       IL
 2   48   48  STEPHENSON     Mary           11mo F    W                                       IL                              July
 3   48   48  STEPHENSON     Wesley         21   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 4   49   49  JACOBY         William        54   M    W    Farmer         700       500       Prussia            X      X
 5   49   49  JACOBY         Mary           37   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 6   49   49  JACOBY         Frances        17   F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 7   49   49  JACOBY         Peter          13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 8   49   49  JACOBY         Susan          12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 9   49   49  JACOBY         William        7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  50   50  FISHER         John           42   M    W    Farmer         1,800     500       Prussia            X      X
 11  50   50  FISHER         Caroline       49   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 12  50   50  FISHER         Greek          35   M    W    Farmer                             Prussia            X      X
 13  51   51  IRWIN          William        80   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     NC
 14  51   51  IRWIN          John           50   M    W    Farmer         2,500     800       NC
 15  51   51  IRWIN          Minerva        46   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 16  51   51  IRWIN          Talton         21   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 17  51   51  IRWIN          Silas          14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  51   51  IRWIN          Jane           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  51   51  IRWIN          Charles        9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  51   51  IRWIN          Luella         7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  52   52  HARTLEY        Nathan         40   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,500     KY
 22  52   52  HARTLEY        Artemissa      41   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  52   52  HARTLEY        Albert         16   M    W                                       IL
 24  52   52  HARTLEY        James          11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  52   52  HARTLEY        Victoria       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  52   52  HARTLEY        Ellen          6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  52   52  HARTLEY        Thomas         3    M    W                                       IL
 28  52   52  HARTLEY        Dryden         6mo  M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 29  53   53  DUNCAN         Clinton        29   M    W    Farmer                   800       IL
 30  53   53  DUNCAN         Philena        29   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 31  53   53  DUNCAN         Jasper         7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  53   53  DUNCAN         Hannah         70   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 33  53   53  DONELL         George         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 34  54   54  PEAK           Thomas         63   M    W    Clerk in Factory 1,000   500       VA
 35  54   54  PEAK           Mary           42   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 36  54   54  PEAK           William        23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 37  54   54  PEAK           Virginia       20   F    W                                       IL
 38  54   54  PEAK           Thomas B.      19   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 39  54   54  PEAK           George         13   M    W                                       IL
 40  54   54  PEAK           Lucy           11   F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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