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
Berkness John Berkenes Lee Julia Feb 20 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 35 34 Norway, Europe La Salle Co., IL
Bermel Earl Joseph Foss Cecilia Margaret Mar 17 1934 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 26 Ottawa, IL Millbrook, IL
Berner Rudolph Peterson Birdie Jeanette Oct 1 1913 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 21 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Birkland Andrew Mohle Dora Jan 29 1913 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 21 22 Saratoga Twp, IL Ransom, IL
Birkland Ludvig Anderson Emelie May 11 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 23 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Bjelland Knut Samuelson Gunhild Dec 3 1913 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 22 Norstrand,? Nor. Jelse, Norway 2 218
Bjelland Ole H. Mathison Anna H. Feb 28 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 39 22 Skaanevik, Nor. Tromso, Nor. 1 143
Bjerkestrand Torres Olson Johnson Julia [Guro] Dec 30 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 23 Norway, Europe Fox Twp, IL 1 78
Bjerkestrand Torres Olson (widower) Eilertson Anna May 28 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 36 30 Norway, Europe Helmar, IL 1 151
Bjornson Anders Anderson Martha Dec 30 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Bornemann August G. Sebby Carrie Feb 18 1903 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 23 Kendall Twp, IL Sheridan, IL 2 37
Bornemann William L. Bromeland Anna C. Jul 15 1908 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 24 Kendall Twp, IL Stavanger, Nor. 2 96
Bosley Carl E. Johnson Bertha T.? Jun 5 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 27 Iowa So. Dakota
Boyd Abraham A. [Bauge] Thompson Carrie (2nd wife) Sep 14 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 46 36 Skaanevik, Nor. Finnaas Prestegjeld, 1 90
Boyd Abraham A. [Bauge] Annison Bolette A. "Lettie" Aug 4 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Skaanevik, Nor. Norway, Europe A 1 150
Boyd Axel N. [Bauge] Wicks Augusta T. [Agathe] Feb 29 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 23 Norway, Europe Vieg, Norway A 1 153
Boyd John A. [Bauge] Thorson Sarah Jan 31 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Boyd Joseph Nilsen Weeks Bertha [Brita Wicks] Apr 4 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe A 1 173
Boyd Knud P. [Boge] Thorson Betsey Apr 19 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 21 20 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe A 1 144
Boyd Lars Jacobson Larson Carrie [Kari Nilsdatter] Dec 23 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 21 Skaanevik, Nor. Kendall Twp, IL 1 39
Bravick Peder H. Sebby Sarah A. [Serine] Aug 30 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 18 Mission Twp, IL Mission Twp, IL
Brewick Ole "Oscar" Tuttle Betsey Osmundsdatter Dec 7 1865 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 28 Norway, Europe
Britt Lemuel Hiram Quam Gertrude Belle Dec 8 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 30 Wilderville, TN Big Grove Twp, IL
Bromeland Silas B. Darnell Eva Mae Feb 24 1914 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 20 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Millbrook, IL 2 225
Bromeland Thomas Andrew Olson Ina Mar 28 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 21 Sund, Norway Norway, Europe 2 24
Brown Ernest "William" Gravley Sadie Josephine Mar 2 1912 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 21 Whatly, England Big Grove Twp, IL 2 181
Brown Henry Larson Laura Christine Mar 10 1910 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 18 Wauponsee Twp, IL Denmark
Brown John W. Anderson Rose Etta Feb 26 1913 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 24 La Salle Co., IL Roland, IA 2 203
Brown Olai Knudt Brown Bessie Mar 3 1911 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 20 Newark, IL Dayton, IL 2 157
Brue Ole Bertinius Olson Anna Karine Mar 1 1913 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 19 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Brue Peter [Peder] Olson Emma Oct 21 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 21 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Bryant Joseph B. Johnson Hilda M. Jul 15 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 24 25 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Buehler Albert Peterson Anna Nov 24 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 35 21 Joliet, IL Joliet, IL
Burgess John M. Anderson Anna M. Oct 1 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 24 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Lisbon, IL 1 106
Burson Charles Olson Laura Jan 18 1890 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 21 19 Wisconsin Norway, Europe 1 101
Butterfield Charles H. Wernstrum Julia Sep 3 1891 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 33 23 La Salle Co., IL La Salle Co., IL
Carlson Alfred Peterson Nellie Jul 4 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 32 19 Sweden Sweden
Carlson Carl J. Knudson Malinde Jan 9 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 28 20 Norway, Europe La Salle Co., IL
Carlson Clas Hearsleaf? Hulda Matilda Jan 8 1885 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 20
Carlson Ernst C. Larson Maria Jul 26 1906 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 26 Sweden Sweden
Carlson Julius Peterson Tilda Dec 31 1891 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 19 Sweden Sweden
Cassem Jonas Johnson Sarah Sep 13 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 64 32 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Cassem Peter Gunderson Mary Aug 5 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 18 White Willow, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Cassem Peter Petersen Iverson Bertha (widow) Sep 2 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 30 Strand, Nor. Strand, Norway
Cassem Peter Peterson, Jr. Burson Ales [Tvedt] Nov 2 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 46 48 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 124
Chally Abraham Larson Thompson Anna Svensdatter Oct 6 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 17 Tjelle, Norway Kendall Co., IL
Chally Erik Rasmussen [Tjelde] Lunde Ingeborg Torrisdatter Sep 19 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 22 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Etne, Norway
Chally Hans Larson [Tjelde] Svenson Kari Apr 18 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 17 Tjelle, Norway Norway, Europe
Chally John Rasmus Stevenson Julia S. [Guro] Mar 27 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Skaanevik, Nor.
Chally Lewis Olaus Williams Cecilie Jan 19 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Mission Twp, IL
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson