1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.66
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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:  66
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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   92   92  CONNER         Bridget        40   F    W    Keeping House                      Ireland            X      X
 2   92   92  CONNER         Elizabeth      72   F    W                                       Ireland            X      X                                  X     X
 3   93   93  WATTS          James          37   M    W    Farmer         800       600       England            X      X
 4   93   93  WATTS          Mary           27   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 5   93   93  WATTS          William        16   M    W                                       England            X      X
 6   93   93  WATTS          John           13   M    W                                       England            X      X
 7   94   94  HOPWOOD        Nick           43   M    W    Farmer                   500       England            X      X
 8   94   94  HOPWOOD        Margaret       39   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 9   94   94  HOPWOOD        Edward         13   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 10  94   94  HOPWOOD        James          10   M    W                                       IL                 X      X                           X
 11  94   94  HOPWOOD        Alice          8    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 12  94   94  HOPWOOD        Nicholas       4    M    W                                       IL                 X      X
 13  94   94  HOPWOOD        Mary           2    F    W                                       IL                 X      X
 14  94   94  SWINDURST      C              49   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 15  95   95  HOPWOOD        James          23   M    W    Farmer                   400       England            X      X
 16  95   95  HOPWOOD        Martha         17   F    W                                       IA
 17  96   96  HALL           James          55   M    W    Farmer         2,500     1,000     OH
 18  96   96  HALL           Catherine      53   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 19  96   96  HALL           James          20   M    W                                       IL
 20  96   96  HALL           Amanda         18   F    W                                       IL
 21  96   96  HALL           Thomas         19   M    W                                       IL
 22  96   96  HALL           Abner          17   M    W                                       IL
 23  96   96  HALL           Ann            15   F    W                                       IL
 24  96   96  HALL           Bell           11   F    W                                       IL
 25  96   96  HALL           Emma           9    F    W                                       IL
 26  96   96  HALL           Olivia         8    F    W                                       IL
 27  97   97  HALL           William        26   M    W    Farmer         600       600       IL
 28  97   97  HALL           Caroline       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 29  97   97  HALL           William        2    M    W                                       IL
 30  97   97  HALL           Ettie          1    F    W                                       IL
 31  98   98  LOVETT         Pat            42   M    W    Farmer                   400       Ireland            X      X
 32  99   99  GOODMAN        Mat            30   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     IL                                                           X     X
 33  99   99  GOODMAN        Nancy          26   F    W                                       IL
 34  99   99  GOODMAN        Frank          4    M    W                                       IL
 35  99   99  GOODMAN        Harriet        2    F    W                                       IL
 36  99   99  GOODMAN        John           26   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X
 37  100  100 FOX            John           38   M    W    Farmer                   400       Prussia
 38  100  100 FOX            Rachel         28   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  100  100 FOX            Mary           3    F    W                                       IL
 40  100  100 FOX            Louis          2    M    W                                       IL


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