1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.65
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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:  65
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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   83   83  YOKUM          Columbus       4    M    W                                       IL
 2   83   83  YOKUM          Judy           2    F    W                                       IL
 3   83   83  MCNEIL         Riley          9    M    W                                       IL
 4   83   83  YOKUM          George         7mo  M    W                                       IL                              Nov
 5   84   84  TIBBS          George         44   M    W    Farmer         1,000     500       IL
 6   84   84  TIBBS          Delia          22   F    W    Keeping House                      Prussia            X      X
 7   84   84  TIBBS          Mary           19   F    W                                       IL
 8   84   84  TIBBS          Minerva        18   F    W                                       IL
 9   84   84  TIBBS          Julia          14   F    W                                       IL
 10  84   84  TIBBS          Douglas        10   M    W                                       IL
 11  84   84  TIBBS          Charley        2    M    W                                       IL
 12  84   84  TIBBS          Georgia        2mo  F    W                                       IL                              Apr
 13  85   85  TIBBS          Samuel         63   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     KY
 14  85   85  WISEMAN        Sarah          70   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 15  86   86  PIERCE         Daniel         31   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     OH                                                           X     X
 16  86   86  PIERCE         Sarah          9    F    W                                       IL
 17  86   86  PIERCE         Jane           7    F    W                                       IL
 18  86   86  PIERCE         Warren         4    M    W                                       IL
 19  87   87  WISEMAN        John           34   M    W    Farmer         6,000     100       IL                                                           X     X
 20  87   87  WISEMAN        Sarah          30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                                           X     X
 21  87   87  WISEMAN        Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  87   87  WISEMAN        Albert         3    M    W                                       IL
 23  87   87  WISEMAN        Minnie         5mo  F    W                                       IL                              Jan
 24  87   87  TIBBS          David          25   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 25  88   88  GADIS          Gerd           55   M    W    Farmer         2,400     600       Hanover            X      X
 26  88   88  GADIS          Drinke         59   F    W    Keeping House                      Hanover            X      X
 27  88   88  BOLSTER        Henry          11   M    W                                       Hanover            X      X
 28  89   89  BELL           John           22   M    W    Farmer                             IL                                        Feb                X     X
 29  89   89  BELL           Matilda        19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Feb
 30  90   90  DANNENBERGER   John           26   M    W    Farmer                   500       PA                 X      X
 31  90   90  DANNENBERGER   hester         19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  91   91  HILL           Thomas         32   M    W    Farmer                   600       Ireland            X      X
 33  91   91  HILL           Ellen          27   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 34  91   91  HILL           Rosa           8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 35  91   91  HILL           Edward         7    M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 36  91   91  HILL           Julia          6    F    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 37  91   91  HILL           Mary           4    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 38  91   91  HILL           Thomas         2    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 39  91   91  HILL           Bridget        1    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 40  92   92  CONNER         Rodger         46   M    W    Farmer         400       600       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X


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