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
Walker Bertinius N. "Bert" Ness Tillie Alvina Jan 25 1936 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 30 26 Lisbon, IL Newark, IL
Walker Fred Larson Hannah Junine Aug 12 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 27 Saratoga Twp, IL Kendall Co., IL
Walker John Osness Lena Gurine Aug 10 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 18 Haugesund, Nor. Etne Bergen Stiff
Walker Melvin Ness Mary Sep 5 1940 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 18 Illinois Illinois
Walker Nels Dell Jennie Bernice Nov 25 1922 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 27 25 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Lisbon Twp, IL
Walker Ole Rasmus Johnson Julia A. Dec 20 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 23 Haugesund, Nor. Lisbon, IL 2 21
Walker Torkel Viland Kari Oct 14 1907 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 57 48 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Walker Torkel H. Jorstad Celia M. Mar 22 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 20 Aalund,? Norway La Salle Co., IL
Wallin Gustav "Edward" Sandwick Anna Helene Feb 27 1932 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 25 26 Lisbon Twp, IL Kendall Co., IL
Wallin Ole Nelson Enger Jul 5 1890 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 23 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Waterwell Andrew [Vatnebrynd] Christianson Martha Jan 1 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Illinois Norway, Europe
Waterwell Gilbert T. Peterson Caroline [Karen] Feb 26 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 23 Holmedal,? Nor Avaldsnes, Nor.
Waterwell Ole Knudson Edvinson Martha Jan 27 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Watland Wilhelm W. Grundahl Helena Oct 1 1904 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 50 34 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Watland William L. Maland Martha May 20 1905 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 18 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Watnem John O. Jameson Martha Mar 8 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 27 Stavanger, Nor. Wallace, IL
Way Julius Lyman Boyd Minnie M. Jun 5 1917 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 35 Hammond, LA Big Grove Twp, IL
Wee Gunder O. Iverson Inger Johnson Dec 5 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 62 59 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 2 27
Weeks Knute Torreson Knudson Larson Lena B. (1st wife) Mar 30 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 20 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger, Nor. 1 42
Weeks Knute Torreson Knudson Nelson Nellie K. (2nd wife) Mar 11 1907 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 48 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger, Nor.
Weeks Lars Torreson Thorson Cecilia [Torrison] Mar 5 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 20 Skaanevik, Nor. Kendall Co., IL 1 25
Weeks [Wicks] Newt T. Anderson Hannah [Johanna] Mar 14 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Kendall Co., IL 1 14
Wesselhoff Peter Thompson Elma Dec 16 1911 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 18 Denmark Odell, IL
Wessman Charles A. Carlson Elide "Lida" Mar 27 1891 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 24 22 Osterjotland, Swe. Sweden 1 111
White Harry O. Gunderson Emma Feb 24 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 20 Patriot, OH Saratoga Twp, IL
Whitson Homer L. Hegland Rose B. Dec 9 1920 Fox Twp, IL TLCRMar 23 20 Plainfield, IL La Salle Co., IL
Wicks Alexander Wicks Augusta May 20 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 26 Norway, Europe Grundy Co., IL 1 151
Wicks Edward K. Gunderson Jane Dec 21 1904 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 30 21 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Nettle Cr. Twp, IL
Wicks Halbert T. Anderson Carrie Nov 30 1911 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 22 Big Grove Twp, IL Grundy Co., IL 2 169
Wicks Hector H. [Hagtor] Scott Lena Nov 29 1899 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 36 35 Skaanevik, Nor. Story Co., IA 2 13
Wicks Hector H. [Hagtor] Torrison Lucinda H. Dec 6 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 25 Norway, Europe Torrington, IL 1 116
Wicks Hector P. [Haktor Pedersen Vike] Larson Augusta [Agathe] Feb 25 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 34 17 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Wicks Hilman Silas Thompson Emma Oct 4 1928 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Illinois
Wicks John H. Tweet Alvina Irene Dec 13 1928 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 31 23 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Plattville, IL
Wicks Lars P. Pederson Anna J. Feb 15 1888 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 18 Norway, Europe Hoag's Grove, IL
Wicks Lewis K. Osmon Mary S. Jun 10 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 131
Wicks Ole Torrissen Haakonson Jaaran Jul 19 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 24 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Wicks Tollak Norem Laura Dec 1 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 22 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Trend, Norway 2 7
Williams Andrew Vestvold/Westwold Martha Aug 25 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 39 18 Mission Twp, IL Norway, Europe 1 90
Williams John L. Jackson Anna Mar 14 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 19 Norway, Europe Miller Twp, IL
Williams William C. Lee Ingeborg A. "Belle" Mar 15 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 25 18 Norway, IL Voss, Norway A 1 144
Williamson William R. Jacobson Mary Nov 13 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 23 Voss, Norway La Salle Co., IL
Wing John [Johannes] Nelson Julia [Guro] Feb 24 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 22 Norway, Europe Lisbon, IL A 1 172
Withervia? Robert Sanders Mildred Aug 22 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 34 19 Joliet, IL Lockport, IL
Wix Martin K. Olson Inger Mar 7 1894 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 19 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
Wohlfert Floyd N. Rasmussen Florence I. Feb 24 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 42 32 Illinois Illinois
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson