1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.69
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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:  69
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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   115  114 HALL           Elihu          40   M    W    Farmer                   4,000     VA
 2   115  114 ELLSWORTH      Melinda        41   F    W    Keeping House                      VA
 3   115  114 ELLSWORTH      Barton         9    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   115  114 LOTT           Mary           20   F    W    Domestic Servant                   VA
 5   116  115 WARD           William        34   M    W    Farmer         600       500       IL
 6   116  115 WARD           Vianna         33   F    W    Keeping Hosue                      IL                                                           X     X
 7   116  115 WARD           Eva            9    F    W                                       MO                                                    X
 8   116  115 WARD           Vianna         4mo  F    W                                       IL                              Feb
 9   116  115 LEONARD        Martin         32   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL                                                           X     X     X
 10  117  116 PERKINS        Peter          25   M    W    Farmer         400       200       IL
 11  117  116 PERKINS        Jane           22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 12  117  116 PERKINS        Minnie         2    F    W                                       IL
 13  117  116 PERKINS        Henry          4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 14  118  117 PARISH         James          54   M    W    Farmer                   400       KY
 15  118  117 PARISH         Malinda        41   F    W    Keeping House                      OH
 16  118  117 PARISH         Matilda        18   F    W                                       IL
 17  118  117 PARISH         William        15   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 18  118  117 PARISH         Charles        11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 19  118  117 PARISH         Mary           10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 20  118  117 PARISH         Hulburt        6    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 21  118  117 PARISH         John           4    M    W                                       IL
 22  119  118 DUNN           Jacob          25   M    W    Farmer         300       300       VA
 23  119  118 DUNN           Margaret       22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 24  119  118 DUNN           Mary           4    F    W                                       IL
 25  119  118 DUNN           Robert         3mo  M    W                                       IL                              Mar
 26  120  119 POE            Reuben         25   M    W    Farmer                   200       KY
 27  120  119 POE            Lucinda        22   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 28  120  119 POE            Ella           3    F    W                                       IL
 29  120  119 POE            Laura          2    F    W                                       IL
 30  120  119 POE            Ollie          1    F    W                                       IL
 31  121  120 BLUME          Valentin       51   M    W    Farmer                   600       PA                                                           X     X
 32  121  120 BLUME          Julia          49   F    W    Keeping House                      PA
 33  121  120 BLUME          Ebenezer       22   M    W                                       PA
 34  121  120 BLUME          Eliah          18   M    W                                       PA
 35  121  120 BLUME          Louis          10   M    W                                       PA                                                    X
 36  121  120 BLUME          Anna           8    F    W                                       PA                                                    X
 37  122  121 HANOVER        Alex           30   M    W    Farmer                   900       IL
 38  122  121 HANOVER        Emily          27   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 39  122  121 HANOVER        May            7    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  122  121 HANOVER        Alice          5    F    W                                       IL                                                    X


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