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
Jackson Cyrus Rasmussen Isabelle Mar 7 1883 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 25 22 Illinois Mission Twp, IL
Jackson George Elias Ulness Anna F. Dec 4 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 23 Stanhope, IA Norway, Europe 2 28
Jacobs Henry Nelson Gina Dec 31 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Jacobson Benjamin Svalland Malinde P. Mar 9 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 20 Sondre Vaagen, Nor. Iowa
Jacobson Carl A. Matteson Alma C. May 28 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 20 Sweden Sweden
Jacobson Erik Thompson Betsey Oct 17 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Jacob Johnson Margrethe Dec 28 1887 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Klaus Aaboe Thompson [Tollefson] Dorothy [Dorthea] Aug 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Jacobson Ole (widower) Anderson Carrie [Kari] Dec 18 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Jacobson Peter Tobias Fruland Sadie Claretta Jan 8 1920 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 24 Saratoga Twp, IL La Salle Co., IL
Jager Nicholas L. Davidson Ragnhild Jul 26 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 23 Voss, Norway A 1 145
James Robert Wayne Peile Leona Janette Jun 22 1940 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 33 26 Illinois Illinois
Jared Jacob Rasmussen Anna (Mrs.) Feb 27 1890 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jelm Andrew Johnson Emma Jane Feb 19 1896 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 26 25 Norway, Europe Miller Twp, IL
Jelm John J. Larson Ellen M. "Ella" Dec 7 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 28 Mission Twp, IL Miller Twp, IL
Jenson Eilif Holgerson Bertha Dec 3 1913 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 24 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Jenson Martin Crone Jepsen Katrine Marie Apr 13 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 25 Denmark Denmark
Jergen Ole Johnson Christina O. Oct 6 1887 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jesperson Jens Christian Neilson Mary Aug 20 1892 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 26 23 Ndbyr, Denmark Hjorring, Denmark 1 122
Johanneson Olaf Nelson [Neilsdatter] Sarah [Siri ] Jul 25 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Johnson Albert Bakke Martha May 25 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 22 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Morris, IL
Johnson Alfred Nelson Maria Oct 8 1898 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 27 Norway, Europe Iowa
Johnson Amon Markhus Julia J. [Guri] Oct 15 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 25 22 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Johnson Anders Johnson Gjertrud Marie Nov 5 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Johnson Andreas Tjerand Anna Sep 19 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 97
Johnson Andrew Anderson Freda C. Oct 4 1899 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 22 La Salle Co., IL Sweden
Johnson Baar Thorson Martha Sep 30 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Johnson Berger Martin Hansen Inger Helene May 12 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar Stavanger, Nor. Avaldsnes, Nor.
Johnson Bernhard Osvald Olga Elvine Mar 11 1917 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Johnson Casey James Fruland Emma Louise Oct 1 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 25 Big Grove Twp, IL Miller Twp, IL
Johnson Charles Johnson Carrie Mar 22 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 25 Eneberg,? Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 5
Johnson Charles A. P. Wicks Elisabeth A. Mar 15 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 28 Ed Soken, Swe. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 103
Johnson Charles O. Olson Rachel G. Feb 23 1893 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 17 Lisbon Twp, IL Lisbon Twp, IL
Johnson Charles Ole Olson Oline Jul 6 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 150
Johnson Corneal Arneson Mabel C. Dec 14 1906 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 20 Newark, IL Norway, IL 2 68
Johnson Eddie S. Thorson Sylvia Jun 29 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 17 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Johnson Edward [Edvard] Hendrickson Helene Aug 11 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 24 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 89
Johnson Edwin Larson Anna Cathrine Apr 20 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 24 Sweden Sweden
Johnson Edwin R. Frane Arlene E. May 5 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 20 Illinois Illinois
Johnson Elmer Peterson Alette May 30 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Humboldt Co. IA
Johnson Erik Nelson Sarah Jul 10 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 130
Johnson Fred W. Woodard Hazel Apr 15 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 18 Morris, IL Iowa
Johnson Georg Marcelius Johnson Julia Isabelle [Sandvik?] Feb 25 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 23 Fox Twp, IL Kendall Co., IL 1 73
Johnson Grant Lewis Fritz Helene Alfreda Dec 31 1920 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 19 Joliet, IL Newark, IL
Johnson Gustav Alexander Peterson Anna Jan 27 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 20 Lisbon Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 155
Johnson Gustav E. Knudson Carrie Feb 14 1907 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 22 23 White Willow, IL Seward Twp, IL 2 71
Johnson Halvor Brown Emma Oct 14 1905 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 16 Danway, IL Helmar, IL 2 54
Johnson Halvor Johnson Emma Feb 15 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 18 Saratoga Twp, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Johnson Hans Markuson Mary Dec 22 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 20 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Johnson Hans Samson Martha Jul 4 1886 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson