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
Larsen George [Gaute] Hiljesen Anna Dec 12 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 31 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larsen Nils Larsen Rachel Jul 29 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Andrew S. [Anders] Thompson Isabelle [Ingeborg] Apr 23 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 21 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Larson Andrew T. Danielson Emma A. Mar 4 1897 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 25 Illinois Illinois
Larson Christopher Nelson Julia N. [Guro] Jan 31 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Edward T. Olsen Hannah Mar 1 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 18 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 137
Larson Elias Brue Laura Feb 9 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 34 30 La Salle Co., IL Norway, Europe
Larson Ephraim O. Danielson Mary Jan 19 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 35 18 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Norway, Europe
Larson Erick G. W. Olson Olive Dec 10 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 20 Sweden Helmar, Il
Larson Erik E. Markus Jane Aug 1 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 28 Norway, Europe Helmar, IL 1 152
Larson Gerhart Olson Martha Genevieve Feb 27 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 23 Saratoga Twp, IL Roland, IA
Larson Halvor Nelson Julia [Gurine] Jan 30 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Halvor Rasmussen Randi Apr 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Henry John Fruland Marie Oct 6 1921 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 30 Gardner, IL Norway, IL
Larson Ingebret Hanson [Hansdatter] Herborg Jan 1 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 43 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson Jacob "Ole" Munson Ida [Monson] Dec 9 1893 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson Jacob (widower) Severson Alice [Ales] (widow) Feb 21 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 47 49 Norway, Europe Matre, Norway A 1 153
Larson Jacob [Dranger] Nelson Ales Mar 21 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 30 32 Norway, Europe
Larson Knud T Hanson Bertha O. (Mrs. ) Mar 22 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 36 37 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson Knudt T. Olson Hannah Feb 27 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 31 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 119
Larson Lars Torrison Ingeborg Oct 20 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Lars M. Torreson Augusta Feb 7 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 23 Skudnes, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 72
Larson Lars S. Johnson Mabel Jan 14 1911 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 16 Saratoga Twp, IL Morris, IL
Larson Lars [Foxfjord] Olson Margaret [Margrethe] Feb 14 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 26 Nordland, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Larson Lars [Rullestad] Larson Elisabeth (2nd wife) Feb 26 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 43 32 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe A 1 138
Larson Lars [Rullestad] Eleveson Ele (1st wife) Mar 7 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 33 Bergen, Norway Rullestad, Norway
Larson Lawrence Severson Fern A. Dec 25 1936 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 28 23 Illinois Seward Twp, IL
Larson Lewis Thorson Belle Dec 20 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 152
Larson Lewis C. Michelson Betsey Apr 9 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 1 15
Larson Lewis J. Nelson Bertha M. Dec 31 1907 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 26 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson Lewis J. [Lars] House Betsey Caroline [Huss] Feb 8 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 21 Fox Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 59
Larson Lewis [Lars Hjelmevik] Severson Caroline O. (Tvedt?) Mar 7 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 18 A 1 178
Larson Mansel L. Severson Leona Apr 8 1932 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 21 Illinois Seward Twp, IL
Larson Ole Johnson Julia Serina Feb 11 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 155
Larson Ole Thompson Ingeborg Apr 12 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 24 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Larson Ole J. Erickson Betsey Oct 28 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 29 23
Larson Ole S. Thompson Margaret A. Mar 31 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Larson Oscar T. Berge Clara O. Dec 15 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 22 Erienna Twp, IL Paxton, IL
Larson Peter Henry Anderson Malinde J. Apr 30 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 26 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
Larson Peter J. Peterson Ida Caroline Feb 1 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 18 Sweden Sweden
Larson Severin Hanson Ane Malene Aug 11 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 17 Stavanger, Nor. Norway, Europe
Larson Simon Martin Gudmundson Gertrud Serine May 22 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 28 Skudnes, Nor. Skudnes, Norway 1 74
Larson Thomas J. Johnson Carrie E. Feb 16 1885 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Thor Anderson Margrethe G. Mar 18 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Tobias Nelson Sarah [Sigrid] Jan 20 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 23 Karmsen,? Nor. Rotdal,? Nor. 1 57
Larson Tobias Hanson Margaret Jul 20 1891 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 41 31 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson William Boyd Anna C. Dec 14 1893 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 20 Norway, Europe Grundy Co., IL
Larson William H. Roe Anna Helen Jan 21 1917 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 39 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Larson Willie Anderson Inger Caroline May 17 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 22 Norway, Europe Lisbon, IL 1 121
LaVoy Cleo Raymond Tuttle Pearl Oct 6 1928 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 23 Illinois Illinois
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson