1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.63
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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:  63
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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   69   69  FENLIN         Addie          35   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 2   69   69  FENLIN         Nora           5    F    W                                       IL
 3   69   69  FENLIN         Lina           1    F    W                                       IL
 4   69   69  PIERCE         Lucinda        30   F    W                                       IL
 5   69   69  PIERCE         May            28   F    W                                       IL
 6   70   70  GORDON         Henry H.       21   M    W    Farmer         6,000     1,000     IL                                                                 X
 7   70   70  GORDON         William        19   M    W                                       IL
 8   70   70  GORDON         Mary           17   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                                 X
 9   70   70  GORDON         Rachel         16   F    W                                       IL
 10  70   70  GORDON         Marion         14   M    W                                       IL
 11  70   70  GORDON         Emma           12   F    W                                       IL
 12  70   70  GORDON         Martha         10   F    W                                       IL
 13  70   70  GORDON         Clarinda       8    F    W                                       IL
 14  71   71  GUNTERMAN      Willis         24   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY                                        Aug
 15  71   71  GUNTERMAN      Sarah          23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Aug
 16  72   72  OLOMAN         Rayman         36   M    W    Farmer                   600       Hanover            X      X
 17  72   72  OLOMAN         Annie          34   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 18  72   72  OLOMAN         Ragnor         10   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 19  72   72  OLOMAN         Mary           8    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 20  72   72  OLOMAN         Margaret       7    F    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 21  72   72  OLOMAN         Tolker         5    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 22  73   73  TIBBIS         Wash           44   M    W    Farmer         2,000     800       IN                                                           X     X
 23  73   73  TIBBIS         Lena           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 24  73   73  TIBBIS         Polly          16   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  73   73  TIBBIS         Joseph         14   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 26  73   73  TIBBIS         John           11   M    W                                       MO                                                    X
 27  73   73  TIBBIS         George         10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 28  73   73  TIBBIS         Thomas         1    M    W                                       IL
 29  74   74  NASH           John           56   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY                                                           X     X
 30  74   74  NASH           Hannah         50   F    W    Keeping House                      IN                                                           X     X
 31  74   74  NASH           Wesley         17   M    W                                       MO                                                           X     X
 32  74   74  NASH           Clinton        14   M    W                                       MO                                                           X     X
 33  74   74  NASH           Riley          12   M    W                                       MO                                                           X     X
 34  74   74  NASH           Lee            9    M    W                                       MO                                                           X     X
 35  74   74  NASH           Clayborn       35   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                                           X     X
 36  74   74  NASH           Amanda         20   F    W    Keeping House                      MO                                                           X     X
 37  74   74  PEARCE         Elijah         18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 38  75   75  PFOFFENBACH    Leon           35   M    W    Farmer         1,000     1,000     Prussia            X      X
 39  75   75  PFOFFENBACH    Caroline       29   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 40  75   75  PFOFFENBACH    Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                 X      X


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