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
Eastwold John Roalson Marie Oct 10 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 20 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Edmunds Amos M. Fosen Myrtle Mar 30 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 22 18 Iowa Morris, IL
Edson Edward B. Ellefson Bertha "Maria" Nov 30 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 28 Morris, IL Norway, Europe
Edson Joseph Benson Anna Feb 23 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 32 31 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Een Knute Ragness Lavina Sep 18 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 30 21 Voss, Norway Saratoga Twp, IL 2 190
Een Louis Jacobs Jennie Nov 13 1899 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 20 Norway, IL Norway, IL
Egenes Andrew G. [Andreas] Johnson Margrethe May 27 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 123
Eggen Charles [Charls] Peterson Cecilia Aug 4 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 23 Wallace Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 256
Eichelberger Frank G. Bieritz Ina O. Jan 4 1936 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 19 Illinois Illinois
Eike Jacob Thompson Mary Jan 10 1895 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 23 21 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Eilertson Einar Anderson Tavia C. Oct 17 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Helmar, IL Kendall Co., IL 2 27
Eilertson Samuel [Salve] Anderson Malinde [Mangela] Dec 23 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 29 22 Sokndal, Rogaland Skaanevik, Nor. A 1 113
Ekedahl Arne O. Sandwick Nellie Jun 6 1897 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 19 Norway, Europe Illinois
Eliason Mons [Vike] Nelson Rachel [Ragnhild] Mar 23 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 149
Elkins Bert Ralph Piffen? Carrie Oct 20 1928 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 52 48 Parkersberg, IL Montreal, Canada
Ellingson Elias Jacobson Maria (Mrs.) Jul 13 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 23 21 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Ellingson Elling Halvorson Guri May 11 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Elliottson William Joseph Chally Ann J. Sep 21 1929 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 23 Elgin, IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Eltrevog? John Udstuen Anna Sep 18 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Embling John F. Warning Merlyn Sep 1 1928 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 35 21 New Lenox, IL New Lenox, IL
Emerson Hans O. Enger Emily Ann Sep 4 1906 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 22 Illinois Illinois
Endreson Severin Larson Gurine Aug 6 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 97
Enerson Emil Joseph Thorson Emma Caroline Jan 15 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 18 La Salle Co., IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Enerson Mikkel Peterson Eli Oline Jan 4 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Enge Arthur K. Melby (Welby?) Clara G. Dec 16 1914 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 28 Saratoga Twp, IL Morris, IL
Enge Lars Johannesson Thorson Elen Olsdatter Dec 30 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Engelthaler George Todnem Myrtle Sep 14 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 22 18 Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Enger Andrew John Sampson Mollie Christine Sep 22 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 16 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Enger Andrew Nilsen Johnson Sarah [Siri] Oct 7 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 25 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Enger Herman J. Emerson Hannah Ella Mar 16 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 23 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Enger John J. (widower) Munson Kari Jan 15 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 31 15 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Enger Knudt J. Olson Anna Serina Nov 2 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 17 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 1 38
Enger Lester Eugene Knudson Gladys Oct 6 1927 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 27 19 Grundy Co., IL Aux Sable Twp, IL
Enger Maurice Dines Johnson Carrie Josephine Dec 3 1914 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 19 19 Saratoga Twp, IL Morris, IL
Enger Ole J. Olson Bertha Oct 23 1884 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 20 18 Saratoga Twp, IL Lisbon, IL 1 62
Erickson Charles A. [Charls] Johnson Martha Helene Dec 19 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 22 Skaanevik, Nor. Haugesund, Nor. 2 28
Erickson Christian Oleson Carrie [Kari] Feb 23 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 15 Norway, Europe Voss, Norway A 1 167
Erickson Edward Erickson Mary [Maren] Sep 19 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 27 Haugesland, Nor. Stavanger, Nor.
Erickson Erick Bauson Julia Oct 1 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 71 50 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Erickson Erick Thorsen Margaret [Margrethe] Sep 10 1887 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 63 40 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Erickson Erik Larson Jane Mar 9 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Erickson Erik Wing Mary [Maria] Aug 28 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Erickson Erik N. Neilson Anna J. Feb 15 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 48
Erickson Gunder Tindeland Peterson Julia F. [Guro] Nov 7 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 34 19 Tindeland, Nor. Norway, Europe
Erickson Gustav Anderson Anna Sep 28 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 24 Sweden Sweden
Erickson Hans Peterson Birgitte Apr 15 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 44 41 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 120
Erickson Hans (widower) Johnson Anna S.? Dec 9 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 34 22 Skaanevik, Nor. Sande, Norway
Erickson Hans E. Severson Anna Jan 12 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 18 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Erickson Henry Peterson Ella Mar 8 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 35 32 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 95
Erickson Henry Hansen Hansine Dec 22 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 44 40 Skaanevik, Nor. Tromso, Nor.
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson