Norwegian Marriage Records

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Compiled by Elmer Dickson and Owen Thompson.

Source Notes

Some of the records were compiled from microfilm copies of Kendall County marriages filmed by the Latter Day Saints Church. Some records were compied from official Kendall County Marriage Registers, Book A-1, Book 1 and Book 2, covering the period from May 1841 to September 1915. These Marriage Registers were viewed at the County Clerk & Recorder Office of Kendall County in Yorkville, IL. 

Marriage Register Book A-1 included the name of the groom, the name of the bride, date of license and license number, and generally the date of marriage. It also included the person by whom they were certified (minister, judge, Justice Of The Peace, etc.) and when the marriage certificate was returned to the County Clerk's office. The date the certificate was issued was always given but in some cases the date of marriage was not provided. In these cases, the date the license was issued was used as the date of marriage. These cases are indicated by an asterisk (*) after the date. Notations in the index of Marriage Register Book A-1 indicate that some of the original marriage certificates are missing even though the marriage is registered.

Marriage Registers Books 1 and 2, included space for a considerably larger amount of relevant information. The following information was supplied: the number of the license; the date of license; by whom affidavit, if any, was given; by whom consent to the marriage was given; where and when the marriage took place; a list of the witnesses; by whom the marriage was certified with their name and office (a minister, judge, Justice Of The Peace, etc.); the date the marriage license was returned to the county clerk's office; and the date the license was registered in the county clerk's office.
The following questions relating to the groom were asked: the full name of the groom; the groom's place of residence; the groom's occupation; the groom's age on his next birthday; the groom's race or color; the groom's place of birth; the groom's father's name; the groom's mother's name; and the number of the groom's marriage. The following questions relating to the bride were asked: the full name of the bride; the bride's maiden name if a widow; the bride's place of residence; the bride's age on her next birthday; the bride's race or color; the bride's place of birth; the bride's father's name; the bride's mother's name; and the number of the bride's marriage.

Unfortunately, many spaces in Marriage Registers, Books 1 and 2 were left blank and unanswered. The date a marriage certificate was issued was typically given. In some cases, the date of marriage was not provided. In these cases the date the license was returned or recorded, was used as the date of marriage, as the actual date is unknown.

Marriage records have been extended from the ending date in the official Marriage Registers of September 1915 until December 31, 1949. These marriage records were acquired from several sources. Early issues of the Kendall County Record and the Kendall County News read, and when a writeup of a marriage was found the information was added to the marriage record database. These entries are indicated by the Source code "Newspaper."

During some of the period between September, 1915 and December, 1949 a weekly list of the marriage licenses issued, was published in the local newspapers. These entries are indicated by the Source code "License." The dates indicated generally a short period before the actual wedding date.

A final significant source of marriage data was found in Lutheran Church records coded as follows:

Church NameLocationSource Codes
Bethlehem Lutheran Morris, Grundy Co., IL BLCRBap = Baptism
BLCRCon = Confirmation
BLCRFun = Funeral
BLCRMar = Marriage
BLCRMem = Membership
Fox River Lutheran Miller Twp, La Salle Co., IL FRCRBap = Baptism
FRCRCon = Confirmation
FRCRFun = Funeral
FRCRMar = Marriage
FRCRMem = Membership
Grace Lutheran Saratoga Twp, Grundy Co., IL GLCRBap = Baptism
GLCRCon = Confirmation
GLCRFun = Funeral
GLCRMar = Marriage
GLCRMem = Membership
Newark Lutheran Newark, Kendall Co, IL NLCRBap = Baptism
NLCRCon = Confirmation
NLCRFun = Funeral
NLCRMar = Marriage
NLCRMem = Membership
Norway Lutheran Miller Twp, La Salle Co., IL NOCRBap = Baptism
NOCRCon = Confirmation
NOCRFun = Funeral
NOCRMar = Marriage
NOCRMem = Membership
Plattville Lutheran Seward Twp, Kendall Co, IL. PLCRBap = Baptism
PLCRCon = Confirmation
PLCRFun = Funeral
PLCRMar = Marriage
PLCRMem = Membership
Saint John's Lutheran Plano, Kendall Co., IL SJCRBap = Baptism
SJCRCon = Confirmation
SJCRFun = Funeral
SJCRMar = Marriage
SJCRMem = Membership
Scandinavian Lutheran Plano, Kendall Co., IL SLCRBap = Baptism
SLCRCon = Confirmation
SLCRFun = Funeral
SLCRMar = Marriage
SLCRMem = Membership
Trinity Lutheran Millbrook, Kendall Co., IL TLCRBap = Baptism
TLCRCon = Confirmation
TLCRFun = Funeral
TLCRMar = Marriage
TLCRMem = Membership
West Lisbon Lutheran Lisbon Twp, Kendall Co., IL WLCRBap = Baptism
WLCRCon = Confirmation
WLCRFun = Funeral
WLCRMar = Marriage
WLCRMem = Membership
     
     
For example: BLCRCon equals Bethlemhem Lutheran Church Confirmation records    
For example: NLCRFun equals Newark Lutheran Church Funeral records    
     
There are two exceptions to these rules.    
1. Some of the Fox River Lutheran and West Lisbon Lutheran marriage records were combined.   FRWLMar = Marriage
2. The Fox River Lutheran Church Historian compiled some baptism records.   FRHiBap = Baptism

Please see the Church Directory page for contact information for the above churches, if they still exist.



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Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sMar.        Gr.Br.Where GroomWhere BrideKCMar
SurnameGiven NameSurnameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceAgeAgeBorn or FromBorn or FromBkPg
Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sMar.        Gr.Br.Where GroomWhere BrideKCMar
SurnameGiven NameSurnameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceAgeAgeBorn or FromBorn or FromBkPg
Carlson Alfred Peterson Nellie Jul 4 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 32 19 Sweden Sweden
Carlson Carl J. Knudson Malinde Jan 9 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 28 20 Norway, Europe La Salle Co., IL
Carlson Clas Hearsleaf? Hulda Matilda Jan 8 1885 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 20
Carlson Ernst C. Larson Maria Jul 26 1906 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 26 Sweden Sweden
Carlson Julius Peterson Tilda Dec 31 1891 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 19 Sweden Sweden
Cassem Jonas Johnson Sarah Sep 13 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 64 32 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Cassem Peter Gunderson Mary Aug 5 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 18 White Willow, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Cassem Peter Petersen Iverson Bertha (widow) Sep 2 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 30 Strand, Nor. Strand, Norway
Cassem Peter Peterson, Jr. Burson Ales [Tvedt] Nov 2 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 46 48 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 124
Chally Abraham Larson Thompson Anna Svensdatter Oct 6 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 17 Tjelle, Norway Kendall Co., IL
Chally Erik Rasmussen [Tjelde] Lunde Ingeborg Torrisdatter Sep 19 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 22 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Etne, Norway
Chally Hans Larson [Tjelde] Svenson Kari Apr 18 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 17 Tjelle, Norway Norway, Europe
Chally John Rasmus Stevenson Julia S. [Guro] Mar 27 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Skaanevik, Nor.
Chally Lewis Olaus Williams Cecilie Jan 19 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Mission Twp, IL
Chally Lewis R. Thompson Anna Mar 6 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 31 Lisbon, IL Etne, Norway
Chally Rasmus E. Erickson Julia Isabelle Mar 7 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 23 Lisbon, IL Norway, IL 2 16
Charles Ole Johnson Augusta Mar 15 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Charleson Charles Johnson Julia Dec 23 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 152
Charleston Severt Anderson Ella Nov 15 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger, Nor. 2 21
Charlson Halvor Olsen Peterson Anna L. Sep 3 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 135
Christensen James Wanting Hanson Clara Sissel Nov 18 1884 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 26
Christenson Christian Ole Torrison Jorna Mar 28 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 24 Holmedal, Nor. Holmedal, Nor. A 1 128
Christenson Martin Peterson Marie Oct 8 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 21 Denmark Denmark
Christenson Ole Knudson Anna Sep 16 1865 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Christian Nels Christopher Nelson Nellie Oct 16 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Fox Twp, IL 1 107
Christian Nels Ellis Thompson Tomine Feb 24 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 20 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 65
Christian Randall Eilertson Amalie "Molly" Mar 22 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 130
Christianson James [Jens Omvig] Sampson Anna Dec 19 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 39 34 Kvinnherad, Nor. Tysnes, Norway
Christianson Ole P. Finnestad Grethe Randine Sep 15 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Christianson Samson Mikal Olson Nellie Jan 11 1911 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 18 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Christopherson Lars Bendix Quelland Oline Jul 29 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 18 Skaanevik, Nor. Stavanger, Nor.
Christopherson Lewis [Lars] Jacobson Martha Sjursdatter Dec 31 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 22 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Christopherson Rasmus Larson Betsey Jan 10 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Clauson Martin Brewe Lillie S. Mar 5 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Miller Twp, IL Mission Twp, IL
Cluster M. "Joseph" Larson Martha Jan 31 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 29 Aux Sable Twp, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Collins Frederick M. Gjerde Helen Feb 11 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 37 26 Kentucky Plattville, IL
Condon James C. Jacobson Belle Oct 11 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 23 Ireland Lisbon, IL 2 20
Conklin Wilbur Andrew Larson Ida Mae Mar 31 1914 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 19 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Cook George Burton Thompson Merwin Lucille Dec 11 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 21 Fox Twp, IL Illinois
Corstad (Orstad) Thomas Brevick Anna Karine Jul 21 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 32 25 Stavanger, Nor. Norway, Europe
Crain James "Hubert", Sr. Osmon Louise Malinda Jul 6 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 32 Carnville, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson