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
Oakland Filip (widower)[Okland] Hanson Martha Nov 10 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 38 49 S. Prestegjeld, Kvinnherad, Nor.
Oakland Peter P. [Okland] Mathison "Fanny" Feb 22 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 19 Bergen, Norway Tromso, Nor. 1 149
Oakland Philip A., Jr. Rich Myrtle S. Sep 25 1912 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 24 Lisbon, IL Morris, IL 2 191
Oberbee John Steenson Helen C. Jan 25 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 24 Fjelberg, Norway Fjelberg, Norway
Olesen Abel Johnson Anna E. Jul 29 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Oleson Hans Olai Olson Ada Amelia Dec 30 1886 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 26 19 Illinois Seward Twp, IL 1 78
Olsen John W. Larsen Lava Jul 4 1889 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olsen Lewis Nilsen Anne May 21 1887 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 27 31 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olsen Omund Vettesto Karen May 23 1899 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 26 Sheridan, IL Sheridan, IL
Olsen Oscar Milton Johnson Anna J. Mar 4 1919 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 19 Morris, IL Helmar, IL
Olson Albert Enge Serine N. Apr 29 1900 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 50 44 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Albert G. Johnson Isabelle [Ingeborg] Sep 21 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 15 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Andrew J. Bromeland Clara Olene Jun 29 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 20 18 Lisbon Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 255
Olson Andrew [Anders] Johnson Betsey Jan 27 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Andrew [Andreas] Johnson Marie Oct 20 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 23 Haugesund, Nor. Skudnes, Nor. 1 70
Olson Arthur J. Craig Winifred V. Mar 13 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 19 18 Plattville, IL Coal City, IL
Olson Axel Tweet Serina Dorothea Sep 30 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 26 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 153
Olson Benjamin O. Anderson Anna Jan 4 1906 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 19 Morris, IL Morris, IL 2 57
Olson Bert Mason Ollie Dec 21 1916 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 30 20 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Yorkville, IL
Olson Clarence P. Osmundson Mabel Josephine Mar 25 1914 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 20 Lisbon, IL Spring Valley, IL
Olson Edward Mikkelson Ingeborg Apr 7 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Elmer E. Walker Lina Jan 24 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Olson Ever Eli Severson Anna S. Feb 2 1898 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 27 22 Lisbon Twp, IL Seward Twp, IL 2 2
Olson Gudmund Eilertson Helen E. [Inger] Sep 27 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 141
Olson Henry Hackerson Alice Oct 11 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 37 23 Etne, Norway Skaanevik, Nor. 1 114
Olson Hogen [Hugne] (widower) Dorem Brimla (Mrs. Walker) Jan 12 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 46 37 Skaanevik, Nor. Bergen Stift, Nor.
Olson Hugne Johnson Rakel (Mrs.) Dec 2 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 65 60 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Iver Hanson Anna T. [Ane] Jul 5 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 28 30 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Jacob Edmondson Alice [Ales] Apr 10 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Jeremiah Danielson Inger Gurine Feb 27 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Illinois
Olson Johan Gjerde Susan Dec 18 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 22 Norway, Europe Kendall Co., IL
Olson Johannes Knudson Synneva 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Olson Johannes O. Martinson Sophia Elisa Feb 11 1888 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 27 21 Christiania, Nor. Christiania, Nor. 1 87
Olson John Mathre Julia Malinde Jan 13 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 23 Grundy Co., IL Fox Twp, IL 1 117
Olson John Walker Ella Apr 9 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 22 Kendall Co., IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Olson John Alfred? Gunderson Tina Gurina Sep 3 1902 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 18
Olson John E. Thompson Anna Sjursdatter Jan 27 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 25 Fox Twp, IL Saratoga Twp, IL 1 47
Olson John Henry Nelson Olive Oct 4 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 21 Haugesund, Nor. Stavanger, Nor. 1 107
Olson John J. Thompson Christine [Kristine] Nov 22 1888 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 21 Olen, Norway Etne, Norway
Olson John S. Wicks Ellen Knudsen Oct 28 1888 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 33 20 Norway, Europe Illinois
Olson Joseph Osmonson Amanda Jan 7 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 20 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Olson Kolbjorn Lewis Agathe "Gusta" Jun 4 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 123
Olson Lars Hanson Bertha Mar 17 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 23 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Olson Lars Andrew Peterson Martha Elizabeth Sep 8 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Lisbon, IL Grundy Co., IL 2 19
Olson Lewell G. Clauson Tina L. Dec 27 1933 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 29 Illinois Illinois
Olson Martin Edward Thompson Josephine Jan 29 1903 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 17 Kendall Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 2 36
Olson Martin J. Tesdall Jennie Feb 19 1916 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 40 30 Lisbon, IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Olson Martin Severin Knudson Edna H. Feb 8 1922 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 20 Seward Twp, IL Morris, IL
Olson Michael Unknown Feb 4 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 23 Fjelberg, Norway Stavanger Twp, IL
Olson Nels Aslakson Torbjorg Feb 24 1865 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson