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
Hackerson Benjamin [Bjorn] Stevenson Valborg "Julia" Feb 10 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 26 36 Storhaug,? Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. A 1 138
Hackerson Oscar B. Fosse Hilda L. Dec 22 1897 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 21 Newark, IL Norway, Europe
Hagen Bartel O. Hodney Inez Ada Dec 18 1907 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 22 Norway, IL Danway, IL 2 84
Hagen Gilbert Tesdall Tillie Sep 30 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 25 Saratoga Twp, IL Norway, Europe
Hagen Kjertil Johnsen Sandvik Golla Johannesdatter Oct 23 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Hagen Ole E. Olson Kari Oct 27 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 26 22 Lisbon, IL Norway, Europe
Hagen Ole L. Benson Tina Cerilda Feb 9 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Hagen Otto Clarence Norem Helen Dec 22 1910 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 24 20 Saratoga Twp, IL Mazon, IL
Hagen Thomas Williams Julia Mar 7 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 23 Saratota Twp, IL Norway, Europe
Hagenson Hagen Hill Kari Mar 5 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar A 1 161
Hagenson Ole H. Thorson Mary Ann Jan 2 1890 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Hahn Gustav Olson Carrie Feb 14 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 21 Sweden Norway, Europe
Halbesma Gerrit Ingemunson Selma "Irene" May 10 1934 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 26 Summit, IL Newark, IL
Halderson Henry Osness Bertha Sep 13 1911 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 49 44 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Haldorson Haldor I. Halvorson Maria Mar 8 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 102
Hall Lyle J. Tesdall Vida Jan 15 1913 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 21 La Salle Co., IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Halvorson Andrew (widower) Larson [Larsdatter] Valborg Jun 3 1865 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Halvorson Gudmund Berge Kari K. La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Etne, Norway Fox Twp, IL
Halvorson Halvor Axelson Synneva Mar 1 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Halvorson John K. T., Sr. William Anna "Elisabeth" Jan 26 1882 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Halvorson Ole Johnson Anne Dec 10 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Halvorson Tollef Larson Ingeborg Feb 13 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Hamre Gilbert G. Osmundson Susan Aug 6 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 36 33 Norway, Europe Kendall Co., IL
Hamre Louis Fosse Hilda Jan 14 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 25 Hamre, Norway Norway, Europe
Hansen Edward Stangeland Eli Mar 29 1899 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 33 29 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 2 9
Hansen Torbjorn, Rev. Murley Hansine [Myrebo] Jul 26 1917 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 32 29 Norway, Europe Plattville, IL
Hanson Alvin Gerhard Johnson Clarissa M. Mar 2 1934 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 32 32 Lisbon, IL Grundy Co., IL
Hanson Andreas N. (widower) Osmundson Tomine Andrea Dec 22 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 30 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Hanson Anthony [Anton] Anderson Susanna Jul 16 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 21 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Hanson Anthony [Anton] Likeness Anne Malinde Oct 15 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 24 La Salle Co., IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Hanson Edward Leonard Narvick Bertha Aug 29 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 35 26 Kjaervik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 2 26
Hanson Gunder Jacobson Julia [Guro Peterson] Oct 23 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 49 Etne, Norway Etne, Norway 1 29
Hanson Hans Shurson Betsey [Brita] Apr 3 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 110
Hanson Hans "John" [Kelsto] Johnson Lena Mar 27 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 32 20 Karmoy, Kelsto, Nor. Skaanevik,? Nor.
Hanson Hans Jakob Trulson Anna Nov 7 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 32 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Hanson Hans Martin Tuntland Mary [Tjuntland] Jul 24 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 19 Kendall Co., IL La Salle Co., IL 2 25
Hanson Hans Martin Jirpeland? Serine R. Dec 15 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 23 Stavanger, Nor. Stavanger, Nor.
Hanson Hans Severin Ness Marie N. Dec 29 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 20 Ford Co., IL Lisbon, IL
Hanson Henry G. Williams Gertrude A. Jan 22 1914 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 23 Morris, IL Chicago, IL
Hanson Herman R. Wicks Clara E. Jan 31 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 22 Morris, IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Hanson Jens Anderson Maria Sep 8 1882 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Hanson John Feeney Stella Apr 10 1909 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 18 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Hanson John Larson Lena Feb 27 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 23 Haugesund, Nor. Koalavoog,? Nor.
Hanson Joseph Hanson Constance May 5 1903 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 32 32 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Hanson Knudt Hanson Anna Jun 26 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Hanson LaVerne Edwin Johnson Hila J. Dec 28 1929 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 21 Millington, IL Sheridan, IL
Hanson Mads P. Thompson Helen B. Jan 16 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 21 Fjelberg, Norway Kendall Co., IL 1 64
Hanson Marshall Marcus Rachel G. [Ragnhild] Feb 19 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Hanson Nils J. Mikkelson Ellen Feb 10 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 19 20 Kvinnherad, Nor. Lisbon, IL 2 2
Hanson Ole T. (widower) Olson Larsina "Lena" Oct 12 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar Norway, Europe Voss, Norway
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson