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
Jacobson Erik Thompson Betsey Oct 17 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Klaus Aaboe Thompson [Tollefson] Dorothy [Dorthea] Aug 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Johnson Peter Thorson Betsey [Brita] Oct 17 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 28 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Norway
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
Rasmus Ole Erikson Anne Aug 6 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Thorstad Peder Christian Olson Ane Serine Oct 2 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Vierson Ole Erikson Valgjerd [Eriksdatter] Aug 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Ellingson Elling Halvorson Guri May 11 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Halvorson Ole Johnson Anne Dec 10 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Henryson Osmond Neilson Anna J. Apr 5 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 60
Johnson Knud Shurson Martha Apr 4 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Jacob [Dranger] Nelson Ales Mar 21 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 30 32 Norway, Europe
Peterson Severt Eliason Mary Ann [Mari] Dec 15 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 23 27 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Sheldahl Erik Rasmussen Ness Betsey [Brita] Oct 27 1855 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Andrew [Andreas] Enerson Malene Mar 11 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Bjornson Anders Anderson Martha Dec 30 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Christopherson Rasmus Larson Betsey Jan 10 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Erickson Erik Larson Jane Mar 9 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Erickson Thor [Eriksen] Jacobson Sarah [Siri Jacobsdatter] Mar 5 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 28 20 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe A 1 86
Georgson Hans Olsen Ann [Ane] Apr 15 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Hendriksen Gjerth Asbjornson Anna Jan 4 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jori John Milje ng ng Mar 17 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Larson Lars [Rullestad] Eleveson Ele (1st wife) Mar 7 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 33 Bergen, Norway Rullestad, Norway
Nelson Sjur Chally Brita Larsdatter May 10 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Thompson Torris [Torrison] Erickson Sarah Mar 12 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Thorson Lars [Thorbjornson] Olson [Olsdatter] Sine Sep 25 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Bakken Jermund Jermundsen Koskonvng? Agathe Nilsen Jun 21 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Danielson Dalwin (David?) Oleson Bertha "Maria" Dec 19 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 29 20 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Everson Ever Heljarson Betsey Oct 26 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 26 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe A 1 93
Johnson Andreas Tjerand Anna Sep 19 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 97
Johnson Ole C. Nicholson Ellen [Elen] Oct 27 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Iver Hanson Anna T. [Ane] Jul 5 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 28 30 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Sampson John [Johannes] Eigilson Isabel [Ingeborg] Jul 5 1860 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Erickson Erik Wing Mary [Maria] Aug 28 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Munson Henry [Monsen] Hillestad Mari Mar 19 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 43 Norway, Europe A 1 97
Nelson Orrin (widower) Nelson Louise "Pyrena" Aug 12 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Edward Mikkelson Ingeborg Apr 7 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Nels Georgson Julia [Jorinda] Aug 19 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Peterson Lars (Pierson) Nelson Rachel Jun 23 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Pierson Johannes Johnson Valborg Jan 5 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Simonson Benjamin [Bjorn] Jacobson Martha (widow) Jan 7 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Simonson Knute B. Samuelson Martha [Mette] Aug 23 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Tesdall Nils Nilson Olson Cecilia Oct 12 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Thompson Thomas A. [Torbjorn] Johnson Julia [Guro] Aug 28 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 24 Norway, Europe Tegland, Norway A 1 99
Torrison Nels Thorson Betsey Feb 20 1861 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 18 Dyvik, Norway Norway, Europe A 1 96
Haldorson Haldor I. Halvorson Maria Mar 8 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar A 1 102
Johnson Anders Johnson Gjertrud Marie Nov 5 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Jacob Edmondson Alice [Ales] Apr 10 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Thompson Erik Dollar [Dale] Inger Iversdatter Mar 17 1862 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 22 Etne, Norway Norway, Europe
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson