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
Aldrich William Reif Amelia Apr 4 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 19 Missouri Ottawa, IL
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 18 Norway, Europe Coal City, IL
Anderson Emil Nelson Amanda Regina Apr 9 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 20 Sweden Sweden
Anderson Lars Andrewson Halvorson Betsey Apr 11 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Newt [Knute] O'Brien Ellen L. Apr 6 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Helmar, IL Helmar, IL 1 50
Beasley Harold Russell Peterson Eileen Georgiane Apr 12 1941 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 24 25 Seward Twp, IL Lisbon Twp, IL
Bentsen John Knutsen Augusta [Agathe] Apr 5 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 21 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Berg John Knudson Ruth Apr 23 1920 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 25 23 Kviteberg, Nor. Seward Twp, IL
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
Chally Hans Larson [Tjelde] Svenson Kari Apr 18 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 17 Tjelle, Norway Norway, Europe
Erickson Hans Peterson Birgitte Apr 15 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 44 41 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 120
Everson Andrew C. [Andreas] Steffenson Julia [Guro] Apr 2 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 37 32
Georgson Hans Olsen Ann [Ane] Apr 15 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Gjerde Hans Williamson Clara Apr 1 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 36 22 Norway, Europe La Salle Co., IL
Goldberg Peter J. Johnson Elise Apr 10 1907 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar Sweden Sweden
Hanson Hans Shurson Betsey [Brita] Apr 3 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 110
Hanson John Feeney Stella Apr 10 1909 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 18 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Henryson Osmond Neilson Anna J. Apr 5 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 60
Ingemunson Knudt I. Olson Inger Elizabeth Apr 20 1900 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 63 61 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Jenson Martin Crone Jepsen Katrine Marie Apr 13 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 25 Denmark Denmark
Johnson Edwin Larson Anna Cathrine Apr 20 1889 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 27 24 Sweden Sweden
Johnson Fred W. Woodard Hazel Apr 15 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 18 Morris, IL Iowa
Johnson Knud Shurson Martha Apr 4 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Johnson Ole H. (widower) Sampson Helen J. Apr 9 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22
Johnson Rufus "Arthur" Aske Marie Apr 15 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 34 28 Lisbon, IL Morris, IL
Jorgenson Thomas E. Sebby Ada Cornelia Apr 3 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 26 Illinois Illinois
Larson Andrew S. [Anders] Thompson Isabelle [Ingeborg] Apr 23 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 21 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Larson Halvor Rasmussen Randi Apr 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Lewis C. Michelson Betsey Apr 9 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 1 15
Larson Mansel L. Severson Leona Apr 8 1932 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 21 Illinois Seward Twp, IL
Larson Ole Thompson Ingeborg Apr 12 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 24 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Larson Peter Henry Anderson Malinde J. Apr 30 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 26 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
Lynes William Christianson Anna Apr 2 1902 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 23 Morris, IL Kendall Co., IL
Matteson Mattis Michels Lina Apr 19 1902 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 22 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 2 32
Moe Ole J. Serby Emma K. Apr 30 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 18 Stavanger, Nor. Rutland Twp, IL
Munson John [Munsen](widower) Johnson Ida Olava Apr 16 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 51 24 Skaanevik, Nor. Sel, Norway 1 151
Olson Albert Enge Serine N. Apr 29 1900 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 50 44 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson Edward Mikkelson Ingeborg Apr 7 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Jacob Edmondson Alice [Ales] Apr 10 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Olson John Walker Ella Apr 9 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 22 Kendall Co., IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Olson Ole H. Nelson Louisa Apr 4 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 19 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Pederson Esten Anderson Louise Apr 9 1887 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 35 27 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Roe Gunder Fatland Elizabeth Apr 21 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 28 24 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Sandaker Anders Voldseter Ragnhild Apr 5 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 28 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Sebby Marshall J. Fruland Arlie Helen Apr 20 1929 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 31 Illinois Mission Twp, IL
Thomassen Thomas Johanessen Gimel Apr 10 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Thompson Andrew J. Ryg Betsey Apr 1 1899 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 31 19 Etne, Norway Norway, Europe 2 10
Thompson Nels Johnson Anna Apr 20 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 21 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Thompson Ole C. Matteson Mary [Mari] Apr 17 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson