1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.61
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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:  61
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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   54   54  PEAK           Kittie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 2   55   55  HICKS          John           46   M    W    Farmer                   200       PA                                                           X     X
 3   55   55  HICKS          Emarine        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IN
 4   55   55  HICKS          John           14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 5   55   55  HICKS          Franklin       7    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   55   55  HICKS          Mary           6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   55   55  HICKS          Charles        2    M    W                                       IL
 8   55   55  BRADLEY        James          29   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 9   56   56  TOMILSON       Samuel         27   M    W    Farmer                   300       IN                                                           X     X
 10  56   56  TOMILSON       Sarah          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 11  56   56  TOMILSON       Alice          5    F    W                                       IL
 12  56   56  TOMILSON       Emarine        8mo  F    W                                       IL                              Sep
 13  57   57  YOAKUM         John           50   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY                                                           X     X
 14  57   57  YOAKUM         Nancy          50   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 15  57   57  YOAKUM         John           16   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 16  58   58  HOOVER         Christ         50   M    W    Farmer         3,000     1,000     Baden              X      X
 17  58   58  HOOVER         Mary           48   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 18  58   58  HOOVER         Charles        21   M    W                                       Baden              X      X
 19  58   58  HOOVER         Mary           12   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 20  59   59  BERTH          Joseph         46   M    W    Potter                   600       Prussia            X      X
 21  59   59  BERTH          Christina      30   F    2    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X
 22  59   59  BERTH          Clara          3    F    2                                       IL                 X      X
 23  60   60  DUNCAN         Kreel          39   M    W    Farmer         1,600     500       IL
 24  60   60  DUNCAN         Polly          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 25  60   60  DUNCAN         Chester        17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 26  60   60  DUNCAN         Amanda         15   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 27  60   60  DUNCAN         Arizona        10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  60   60  DUNCAN         Ezra           8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 29  60   60  DUNCAN         Cordelia       6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 30  60   60  DUNCAN         Susan          2    F    W                                       IL
 31  61   61  HARTLEY        Eli            70   M    W    Farmer         2,500     600       SC
 32  61   61  HARTLEY        Mary           56   F    W                                       KY                                                                 X
 33  61   61  HARTLEY        Isaac          19   M    W                                       IL
 34  62   62  BONER          Fred           41   M    W    Farmer         2,400     600       Baden              X      X
 35  62   62  BONER          Josephine      30   F    W    Keeping House                      Baden              X      X                                  X     X
 36  62   62  BONER          John           12   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 37  62   62  BONER          Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 38  62   62  BONER          Charles        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  62   62  BONER          Lena           4    F    W                                       IL
 40  62   62  BONER          Fred           3    M    W                                       IL


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