1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.7
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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:  7
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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   39   39  HEWITT         Mary           41   F    W    Keeping House                      NY
 2   39   39  HEWITT         Charles        16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 3   39   39  HEWITT         Albert         11   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 4   39   39  HURT           William        18   M    W    Farm Laborer                       IL
 5   40   40  CANTRALL       Elizabeth      51   F    W    Keeping House  6,000     1,000     KY                                                                 X
 6   40   40  CANTRALL       Robert         19   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 7   40   40  CANTRALL       McDonald       17   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 8   40   40  CANTRALL       Charles        14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 9   41   41  WOODS          John           31   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     OH
 10  41   41  WOODS          Matilda        30   F    W    Keeping House                      England            X      X
 11  41   41  WOODS          Charles        1    M    W                                       IL                        X
 12  41   41  CONLEY         Josiah         23   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 13  42   42  BATES          George         30   M    W    Farmer         5,000     1,000     NH
 14  42   42  BATES          Abigail        70   F    W                                       NY
 15  42   42  BATES          Abigail        38   F    W                                       NY
 16  42   42  HURT           William        22   M    W    Farm Laborer             300       IL
 17  43   43  JONES          David          52   M    W    Farmer         10,500    1,500     VA
 18  43   43  JONES          Matilda        46   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 19  43   43  LYNCH          John           16   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 20  43   43  JONES          Genett         7    F    W                                       IL
 21  43   43  JONES          Augusta        4    F    W                                       IL
 22  43   43  SHANNAN        William        24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       TN
 23  43   43  SEARS          Robert         24   M    W    Farm Laborer                       England            X      X
 24  44   44  FULKERSON      Richard        70   M    W    Farmer         15,650    3,000     NJ
 25  44   44  FULKERSON      Phebe          64   F    W    Keeping House                      NJ
 26  44   44  FULKERSON      Catherine      40   F    W                                       NJ
 27  44   44  FULKERSON      Bergun         23   M    W    Farmer                             IL
 28  44   44  BACON          James          50   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NJ
 29  44   44  CONLEY         Edward         22   M    W    Farm Laborer                       NY
 30  45   45  HUTCHINSON     Charles        28   M    W    Farmer                   1,000     NJ
 31  45   45  HUTCHINSON     Emma           23   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 32  45   45  HUTCHINSON     Albert         5    M    W                                       IL
 33  45   45  HUTCHINSON     George         2    M    W                                       IL
 34  45   45  HUTCHINSON     John           23   M    W    Farmer                             NJ
 35  45   45  HUTCHINSON     Amos           25   M    W    Farmer                             NJ
 36  46   46  UNTERBERGER    Adam           37   M    W    Blacksmith     5,000     1,000     Baden              X      X
 37  46   46  UNTERBERGER    Mary           30   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 38  46   46  UNTERBERGER    Susan          10   F    W                                       IL                 X
 39  46   46  UNTERBERGER    George         5    M    W                                       IL                 X
 40  46   46  UNTERBERGER    Margaret       2    F    W                                       IL                 X


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