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Menard County Birth Records
November 1878 - December 1887

These records were transcribed from microfilmed copies of the original county records. You will need to scroll right to read all of the information for each record. As with all records, both original and transcribed, there may be errors, when looking for your ancestor names be sure to check all spelling variations. I've spelled the entries as they were on the register, even when I felt sure the spelling was not correct.

I will add additional birth records (at least through the early 1900s) as time permits.


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Cert. # Name of Child Sex Birth Race Birth Date Place of Birth Father's Father's Place His Mother's Mother's Place Her Mother's full Name Father's Full Name Father's
# Nationality Of Birth Age Nationality Of Birth Age Occupation
1583 RADEMACHER, Infant M 3 30 Jan 1884 Sweetwater Precinct German 34 German 27 Adaline Amerkamp Harman Rademacher Farmer
1983 RADER, William Henry M 1 2 Feb 1886 Greenview American Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 29 American Sangamon Co., IL Martha Alice Tripp John W. Rader Shoemaker
2152 RAINEY, Frank Brason M 4 23 Mar 1887 Petersburg American Petersburg 30 American Petersburg 28 Lucy thomas Frank Rainey Laborer
929 RAINEY, Infant M 8 20 Jul 1881 Petersburg American Virginia 51 American Petersburg 29 Marcia Helen Rourke Philip Rainey Miller
1299 RAINEY, Infant M 2 24 Feb 1883 Petersburg American Virgina 28 American Menard Co., IL 24 Lucy E. Thomas Frank A. Rainey Miller
1384 RAINEY, Infant F 9 4 Jun 1883 Petersburg American Boydton, Virginia 53 American Petersburg 30 Marcia Rourke Philip Rainey Proprietor of Flour Mills
1803 RAINEY, Infant F 3 30 Jan 1885 American Mecklenburg Co., Virginia 29 American Menard Co., IL 26 Lucy Ethel Thomas Frank Alexander Rainey Farmer
444 RAINEY, John Spotswood Boyd M 7 28 May 1879 Petersburg American Boydton, Mecklenburg Co., Va American Petersburg Marcia Helen Rourke Philip Rainey Miller
2083 RAINEY, Robert E. Lee M 10 6 Dec 1886 Petersburg American Boydton, Virginia 57 American Menard Co., IL 34 Marcia Rourke Philip Rainey Proprietor Flouring Mills
904 RAINEY, Virginia Elizabeth F 1 13 Jun 1881 Petersburg American Virginia 26 American Menard Co., IL 22 Lucy E. Thomas Frank A. Rainey Miller
688 RANDAL, Infant F 6 26 May 1880 Tallula American Hamilton Co., Ohio 53 American Baltimore, Maryland 40 Martha Ann Post Nelson Lenord Randal Wagon Maker
1511 RANDALL, Infant M 7 7 Nov 1883 Tallula American America 55 American America 39 Martha Ann Post Nelson Leonard Randall Wagon Maker
268 RANE, Infant M 3 2 Jan 1879 Petersburg American Pennsylvania 38 American Illinois 24 Mary Smith James Rane Coal Miner
649 RANKIN, Infant F 3 19 Mar 1880 Athens Illinois 43 Illinois 37 Alma Hurd Henry B. Rankin Farmer
737 RANKIN, Infant F 2 13 Sep 1880 Petersburg American Hancock Co., IL 32 American Menard Co., IL 30 Anna M. Masters Norman K. Rankin Lumber Merchant
1134 RANKIN, Infant F 3 14 Apr 1882 Petersburg American Hancock Co., IL 35 American Menard Co., IL 33 Anna Masters Norman K. Rankin Lumber Merchant
326 RANKIN, Ralph Vincent M 1 29 Nov 1878 American Kentucky Illinois Anna Masters Norman K. Rankin Lumber Merchant
1686 RANNEY, Infant M 2 24 Jun 1884 Greenview Precinct American Illinois 28 American Menard Co., IL 22 Martha A. Brewer Levi N. Ranney Farmer & Miner
1275 RANNEY, John Arthur M 1 10 Jan 1883 Greenview American Tazewell Co., IL 26 American Menard Co., IL 20 Martha Ann Brewer Levi N. Ranney Miner
2202 RATHSACK, Infant F 3 11 Jul 1887 Greenview Precinct German 39 United States Sangamon Co., IL 33 Amanda E. Kirkpatrick Robert Rathsack Farmer
1906 RATHSACK, William Campbell M 2 26 Jul 1885 Greenview Precinct German Germany 37 American Sangamon Co., IL 31 Amanda Kirkpatrick Robert Rathsack Farmer
416 RATLIFF, Infant M 6 22 Jan 1879 Tallula Precinct American Tennessee 42 American Illinois 33 Eliza Ann Liter Robert Thomas Ratliff Farmer
1174 RATLIFF, Infant F 2 Jul 1882 Tallula Precinct American Illinois 47 American Illinois 37 Eliza Ann Liter Robert Thomas Ratliff Farmer
1547 RAWLINS, Infant M 8 17 Dec 1883 Rock Creek American Lawrence Co., IL 37 American Menard Co., IL 37 Martha Jane Cogdal Nathan M. Rawlins Farmer
590 RAY, Infant M 5 27 Jan 1880 Rock Creek American Illinois 37 American Illinois 27 Mary Caroline Miller Silvester Horace Ray Carpenter
957 REA, Infant F 6 28 Aug 1881 Petersburg American Cass Co., IL 38 American Menard Co., IL 28 Mary C. Miller Sylvester Rea Laborer
875 REAVLEY, Infant F 1 11 Apr 1881 Tallula American Pennsylvania 29 American Illinois 19 Martha Emaline Reavley Jackson Dickerson Reavley Coal Miner
2211 REBBE, John M 1 27 Jul 1887 Little Grove Precinct American Illinois 26 American Illinois 22 Kitty Plunkett John Rebbe Farmer
408 REDING, Infant F 6 4 Apr 1879 Tallula American Cass Co., IL 34 American Menard Co., IL 32 Laurenna Harriet Bell Eli Wallace Reding Nurseryman
1933 REDING, Infant M 8 4 Oct 1885 Tallula American Cass Co., IL 41 American Menard Co., IL 37 Lorenna Harriett Bell Eli Wallace Reding Farmer
1937 REDING, Infant F 1 18 Oct 1885 Tallula American Tallula 30 American Virginia, Cass Co., IL 25 Ida May Ragan Andrew Frank Reding Farmer
1728 REED, Infant M 1 6 Sep 1884 Sweetwater American Menard Co., IL 23 American Menard Co., IL 18 Ella Engle Edward Calwell Reed Farmer
277 REED, Nellie M. F 2 22 Aug 1878 Petersburg Illinois 30 Illinois 28 Nancy A. Trailor John W. Reed Farmer
615 REED, William W. M 1 16 Feb 1880 Indian Creek Precinct American Indiana 54 American Kentucky 31 Sarah Elizabeth Turner G. B. F. Reed Farmer
304 REEDER, Foster Marcus M 2 19 Dec 1878 Petersburg American Illinois 27 American New York 25 Mattie Riordan David Henry Reeder Upholster
635 REEP, Edward Laning M 7 7 Mar 1880 Petersburg Precinct American Indiana 40 American Menard Co., IL 32 Anna Beck Dowell Eli Reep Farmer
943 REEP, Infant F 8 13 Aug 1881 Petersburg American Indiana 41 American Menard Co., IL 33 Ann Beck Dowell Eli Reef Farmer
1438 REEP, Infant M 9 11 Aug 1883 Farm in Petersburg American Indiana 43 American Illinois 35 Anna B. Dowell Eli Reep Farmer
2018 REESOR, Infant M 1 6 May 1886 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 21 American Menard Co., IL 17 Annie Merrill Frank Reesor Farmer
1552 RENTFROW, Infant M 1 24 Dec 1883 Fancy Prairie United States Illinois 22 United States Illinois 18 Martha A. Cameron W. E. Rentfrow Farmer
1282 RESOR, Edie M 1 9 Jan 1883 Oakford Illinois Cass Co., IL 18 Mellea Clark John Resor Farmer
819 REYNOLDS, Infant F 3 12 Sep 1880 Tallula American Menard Co., IL 27 American Menard Co., IL 23 Huldah Williamson John William Reynolds Druggist's Clerk
531 RHOADS, Lorena F 3 10 Oct 1879 Rock Creek American Missouri 30 American Illinois 20 Nancy Jane Garrett William Riley Rhoads Laborer
1932 RICE, Bertie Lee F 3 3 Oct 1885 Greenview Precinct American Menard Co., IL 26 American Menard Co., IL 26 Emma Bryant William W. Rice Farmer
1607 RICE, Infant M 1 3 Mar 1884 Petersburg American Kentucky 21 American Buffalo 20 Emma Crosby Charles E. Rice Farmer
1965 RICE, Infant M 1 19 Dec 1885 Indian Creek Precinct United States Menard Co., IL 24 United States Menard Co., IL 19 Mary C. Hurst Charles E. Rice Farmer
1109 RICE, James M 1 5 Feb 1882 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 22 American Petersburg 22 Emma Bryant William Wallace Rice Farmer
1834 RICHARDS, Infant F 3 13 Mar 1885 South Valley Coal Shaft American Illinois 26 American Illinois 23 Mary H. Camel David M. Richards Laborer
1770 RICHARDSON, Grover Cleavland M 1 10 Nov 1884 Rock Creek Precinct American Rock Creek Precinct 23 American Rock Creek Precinct 23 Sarah Wiseman John Richardson Farmer
409 RICHARDSON, Infant M 4 9 Apr 1879 Tallula Precinct American Morgan Co., IL 33 American Sangamon Co., IL 29 Jane Eliza Beekman Thomas Coke Richardson Farmer
689 RICHARDSON, Infant F 4 30 May 1880 Tallula American Morgan Co., IL 30 American Ohio 31 Elisabeth Johnson George Washington Richardson Policeman
2125 RICHARDSON, Infant M 1 26 Jan 1887 American Menard Co., IL 27 American Missouri 17 Alta Israel William Richardson Farmer
2304 RICHARDSON, Infant M 3 26 Jul 1887 Rock Creek Illinois Menard Co., IL 25 Illinois Menard Co., IL 25 Sarah Frances Wiseman John E. Richardson Farmer
865 RICHARDSON, William Lee M 2 21 Mar 1881 American Cass Co., IL 24 American Morgan Co., IL 20 Mary Dudhope Stephen A. Douglass Richardson Laborer
1920 RICHTER, Infant M 1 31 Aug 1885 Petersburg American Ohio 26 American Fayette Co., Illinois 25 Mary Paulina Griffith Charles Samuel Richter Marble Dealer & Manufacturer
954 RIDDLE, Infant F 5 26 Aug 1881 Greenview American Bath Co., KY 35 American Bath Co., Kentucky 33 Martha J. Riddle Lewis M. Riddle Farmer
2210 RIGHTER, Jessie Mary F 3 26 Jul 1887 Fancy Prairie American Edgar Co., IL 41 American Chicago, IL 26 Caroline Olive Scales Edmund B. Righter Physician
601 RILEY, Infant F 1 29 Dec 1879 Athens American Wisconsin 23 American Menard Co., IL 18 Eva Ellen Denton Harvey Hamilton Riley Farmer
894 RILEY, Infant M 2 23 May 1881 Athens American Wisconsin 24 American Menard Co., IL 19 Eva Denton Harvey H. Riley Farmer
2259 RINNER, William M 1 19 Oct 1887 Fancy Prairie German Germany 26 German Germany 18 Gustie Wernosky Gus Rinner Farmer
1177 RIORDAN, August E. M 3 14 Aug 1882 Indian Creek Precinct American New York 22 American North Carolina 25 Margaret Ann Ferguson Edward Riordan Farmer
2159 RITTER, Robert M 1 9 Apr 1887 Athens Precinct American Kentucky 23 American Illinois 17 Rachel Tomlinson Robert Ritter Farm Laborer
976 RITTERBUSH, Infant M 1 24 Sep 1881 Petersburg Precinct German Germany 23 American Kentucky 23 Henrietta Willis John Frederick Ritterbush Farmer
1294 RITTERBUSH, Infant M 2 3 Feb 1883 Irish Grove German Germany 25 American Menard Co., IL 23 Rika Landau Richard H. Ritterbush Farmer
271 ROACH, Maud Dell F 4 22 Nov 1878 Tallula Precinct American Kentucky 35 American Kentucky 26 Josephine Haley Talton Roach Farmer
933 ROBBINS, Infant F 1 7 Jul 1881 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 28 American Petersburg 18 Nettie Burr Cogdal Frank P. Cogdal Lumber Merchant
816 ROBERTS, Infant M 1 17 Jan 1881 Oakford Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 37 Oakford 18 Corda May Ogden Lindsey Woodstone Roberts Farmer & Grain Merchant
1556 ROBERTS, Infant M 2 27 Dec 1883 Oakford Kentucy Mt. Vernon 39 Illinois Oakford 20 Corda May Ogden L. W. Roberts Farmer
1703 ROBERTS, Infant (Twin) F 2 19 Jul 1884 Greenview American Menard Co., IL 26 American Mason Co., IL 24 Hattie E. Cleveland George C. Roberts Harness Maker
1704 ROBERTS, Infant (Twin) M 3 19 Jul 1884 Greenview American Menard Co., IL 26 American Mason Co., IL 24 Hattie E. Cleveland George C. Roberts Harness Maker
423 ROBERTS, Katie F 10 16 May 1879 Athens American Winchester, Virginia 45 American Athens Precinct 39 Ann Elisabeth Ayer William F. Roberts Physician
1187 ROBERTSON, Edward M. M 3 9 Aug 1882 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 26 American Sangamon Co., IL 23 Alice A. Crouch Edward D. Robertson Deputy County Clerk
320 ROBERTSON, Infant F 1 3 Jan 1879 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 23 American Sangamon Co., IL 20 Alice A. Crouch Edward R. Robertson Clerk
715 ROBERTSON, Infant F 2 4 Aug 1880 Petersburg American Menard Co., IL 24 American Sangamon Co., IL 21 Alice A. Crouch Edward D. Robertson Deputy County Clerk
673 ROBERTSON, Louise F 2 8 May 1880 Tallula American Cass Co., IL 30 American Tennessee 26 Nannie Murry William L. Robertson School Teacher
1661 ROBINSON, Eugene H. M 4 11 May 1884 Petersburg American Illinois 28 American Illinois 25 Alice A. Crouch E. R. Robinson Bookkeeper; Deputy Co. Clk
941 ROBINSON, Infant M 1 7 Aug 1881 Indian Creek Precinct American Shelby Co., Kentucky 28 American Menard Co., IL 24 Sarah Elizabeth Knoles Felix Grundy Robinson Carpenter
1153 ROBINSON, Infant M 3 12 Jun 1882 Greenview Precinct American Shelby Co., Kentucky 33 American Louisville, Kentucky 29 Alice Narocker Richard Robinson Farmer
2162 ROBINSON, Infant M 3 17 Apr 1887 Greenview United States Shelby Co., Kentucky 35 United States St. Louis, Missouri 30 Martha W. Lee Thomas J. Robinson Miner
639 ROGERS, Infant M 7 24 Mar 1880 Menard Co., IL American Bath Co., KY 38 American Bath Co., Kentucky 30 Martha Ellen Vice Joseph W. Rogers Farmer
1314 ROGERS, Infant F 5 2 Mar 1883 Indian Creek American Menard Co., IL 43 American Menard Co., IL 32 Joe Ann Clemons Samuel Thomas Rogers Farmer
1733 ROGERS, Infant F 1 10 Sep 1884 Petersburg American Pennsylvania 26 American Petersburg 21 Ella Estill David Rogers Traveling Salesman
1887 ROGERS, Infant M 8 28 Jun 1885 Petersburg American 36 American Virginia 33 Jenie Martin William Rogers Laborer
2070 ROGERS, Infant M 5 White 3 Oct 1886 Greenview Precinct American Illinois 39 American Illinois 25 Mary E. Gambel James Monroe Rogers Farm Laborer
685 ROGERS, Male M 4 16 May 1880 Menard Co., IL Menard Co., IL 41 Menard Co., IL 30 Joann Clements Samuel Thomas Rogers Farmer
1727 ROGERS, Oma F 1 1 Sep 1884 Indian Creek Illinois Menard Co., IL Illinois Mason Co., IL Prudence A. Neely W. P. Rogers Farmer
2064 ROGERSON, Infant F 7 31 Aug 1886 Greenview English Durham Co., England 44 English Durham Co., England 45 Jane Ivison John Rogerson Coal Miner
2218 ROGERSON, Infant M 8 7 Aug 1887 Greenview English Durham Co., England 46 English Durham Co., England 47 Jane Torson John Rogerson Coal Miner
593 ROGGE, Herman Otoe M 1 3 Jan 1880 Tallula German Hanover, Germany 33 American New York 21 Ann Elizabeth Kline John Herman Rogge Shoemaker
848 ROGGE, Infant F 2 18 Mar 1881 Tallula German Hanover, Germany 34 American 22 Anna Elizabeth Kline John Herman Rogge Shoe & Harness Maker
1361 ROGGE, Infant M 3 2 May 1883 Tallula German Germany 36 German New York 23 Annie Kline John Herman Rogge Merchant
1669 ROGGE, Infant F 4 25 May 1884 Tallula German Germany 36 German Buffalo, New York 25 Annie Lizzie Klein John Herman Rogge Merchant
880 ROSENDAHL, Wilhelmina Gesina F 1 22 May 1881 Petersburg German Germany 21 American Cass Co., IL 18 Meta Gebhard Reake Rosendahl Clerk
839 ROST, Catherine Alluerdine F 1 12 Feb 1881 Petersburg German Germany 29 German Germany 23 Margaret Wilken Gottlieb T. Rost Butcher
457 ROTZ, Infant F 3 24 Jun 1879 Petersburg Prussia 39 Bremen, Germany 24 Elisabeth Gueterslop Henry Rotz Painter
866 ROUND, Lilla (6th labor 8th child) F 8 2 Apr 1881 Athens Staffordshire, England 50 Sweden nr Malmus 42 Lillia Nilson John Round Roller - Iron Works
1652 ROURKE, Infant M 3 1 May 1884 Greenview Irish Morristown, Montgomery Co. PA 36 American Menard Co., IL 33 Anna Salome West John Rourke Saw Miller & Thrasher
552 RUDDY, Infant F 2 15 Nov 1879 Petersburg New York 26 Ohio 27 Martina R. Small Thomas A. Ruddy Proprietor of Restaurant
1024 RUDDY, Infant F 3 7 Nov 1881 Petersburg American New York 27 American Ohio 30 Tena Small Thomas A. Ruddy Confectioner
1565 RUDDY, James Milton M 4 8 Jan 1884 Petersburg American New York 30 American Madison Co., Ohio 34 Tenny K. Small Thomas A. Ruddy Confectionery
1801 RULE, Infant F 1 23 Jan 1885 Petersburg American Ohio 49 American New York 30 Mary Alice McDougall Daniel Rule Liveryman
949 RULLMANN, Tena F 1 24 Aug 1881 Petersburg German Germany 31 German Germany 25 Diena Allevelt William Rullmann Collier
1008 RUMFORD, Jemima F 1 11 Oct 1881 Menard Co. American Kentucky 25 American Menard Co., IL 18 Jemima Ann Lemarx Joseph Seplus Rumford Farmer
258 RUSSELL, Cornelius M 6 6 Dec 1878 Tallula Precinct Ireland 42 New York 26 Johanna Finn John Russell Farmer
1526 RUTER, Henry Joseph M 8 28 Nov 1883 Petersburg Precinct German Prussia 52 German Prussia 45 Louisa Arns Henry Ruter Miner
2225 RUTLEDGE, George Kirby M 1 White 29 Aug 1887 Petersburg Precinct American Illinois 21 American Illinois 18 Ellen Kirby Harvey Rutledge Farmer
1317 RYAN, Infant F 2 10 Mar 1883 Sweetwater Precinct Irish Ireland 39 American Elkhart, Logan Co., IL 23 Bridget Gleason Martin Ryan Farmer
1575 RYAN, Infant M 1 17 Jan 1884 Nr. Petersburg Irish Stanton, Pennsylvania 26 Irish Petersburg 23 Bridget E. Sullivan William R. Ryan Miner
1999 RYAN, Infant M 4 18 Mar 1886 Sweetwater Irish Ireland 42 American Illinois Bridget Gleason Martin Ryan Farmer
827 RYAN, William Patrick M 6 6 Feb 1881 Petersburg Irish Ireland 37 Irish Ireland 30 Margaret Hayes Patrick Ryan Laborer

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