1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.68
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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:  68
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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   108  107 JERDON         Rachel         7mo  F    W                                       IL
 2   108  107 SMITH          Margaret       55   F    W                                       PA                                                           X     X
 3   109  108 KORZER         Fred           37   M    W    Farmer                   500       OH
 4   109  108 KORZER         Lucinda        28   F    W    Keeping House                      IA
 5   109  108 KORZER         John           11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 6   109  108 KORZER         Emma           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 7   109  108 KORZER         Lydia          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   109  108 KORZER         William        4    M    W                                       IL
 9   109  108 KORZER         Anna           2    F    W                                       IL
 10  109  108 KORZER         Not Named      1mo  F    W                                       IL                              May
 11  110  109 FISHER         Addison        62   M    W    Farmer                   100       VA                                                           X     X
 12  110  109 FISHER         Elizabeth      47   F    W    Keeping House                      VA                                                           X     X
 13  110  109 FISHER         David          15   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 14  110  109 FISHER         Sophia         13   F    W                                       VA                                                    X
 15  110  109 FISHER         William        11   M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 16  110  109 FISHER         Jacob          9    M    W                                       VA                                                    X
 17  110  109 FISHER         Addison        6    M    W                                       VA
 18  111  110 DENT           Frank          25   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 19  111  110 DENT           Ann            19   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 20  111  110 DENT           George         1    M    W                                       IL
 21  112  111 DUNN           Louis          30   M    W    Farmer                   500       VA
 22  112  111 DUNN           Sarah          24   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 23  112  111 DUNN           Ida            10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  112  111 DUNN           James          8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  112  111 DUNN           Laura          4    F    W                                       IL
 26  113  112 HUNT           James          40   M    W    Farmer                   700       KY
 27  113  112 HUNT           Armitad        35   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                                 X
 28  113  112 HUNT           William        20   M    W                                       KY                                                           X     X
 29  113  112 HUNT           Joshaway       15   M    W                                       IL                                                           X     X
 30  113  112 HUNT           Allen          10   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 31  113  112 HUNT           Mary           7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 32  113  112 HUNT           Anisty         4    F    W                                       IL
 33  113  112 HUNT           Not Named      11mo M    W                                       IL                              Aug
 34  114  113 HALL           Willson        21   M    W    Farmer         3,500     600       IA                                        Oct
 35  114  113 HALL           Alice          16   F    W    Keeping House                      IL                                        Oct
 36  114  113 FISHER         Virginia       3    F    W                                       VA
 37  114  113 PRICE          David          20   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 38  114  113 OHERRON        Mary           17   F    W    Domestic Servant                   IL
 39  115  114 HALL           Fleming        76   M    W    Farmer         7,000     1,000     VA
 40  115  114 HALL           Susan          80   F    W    Keeping House                      MD


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