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
Abelson Christopher Johnson Elisabeth Martine Oct 18 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Alferness Anfin E. Munson Hannah Serina Jul 3 1908 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 95
Amundson Lewis [Lars] Nelson Helen Feb 22 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 38 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Rosdal,? Norway 1 94
Anderson Andrew Munson Emma Nov 9 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 19 Etne, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 6
Anderson Andrew A. Thompson Martha Serine Mar 21 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 42
Anderson Andrew O. [Holmedal] Sandvik Anna Marie Johnson Jun 7 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 20 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 89
Anderson Andrew [Holmedal] Knudson Kari (widow) May 5 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 55 38 Bergen Stiff, Nor. A 1 173
Anderson Anton Gravley Letty Mae [Grevle] Jun 23 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 31 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL
Anderson Arent Elling Oline Jan 20 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Anderson Arthur "Russell" Ingemunson Mabel Marie Jun 26 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 31 Kendall Co., IL Illinois
Anderson Carl A. Hegland Ruth M. Mar 27 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 21 Illinois Illinois
Anderson Edmund Stephenson Anna Mar 21 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Lisbon, IL
Anderson Erik P. Mathre Ane Larsen [Matre] Dec 15 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Anderson Gabriel Larson Martha Torgersdatter Feb 18 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 18 Fjelberg, Norway Lisbon, IL
Anderson George Elias Johnson Anna Helene Feb 20 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 22 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Anderson Henry [Helge] Osmundson Julia Feb 17 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Kendall Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 1 80
Anderson Isaac [Isak] Scott Cecilia T. Mar 15 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Norway, Europe A 1 157
Anderson Jacob Larson Helen [Hjelmeland] Feb 10 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 118
Anderson James Anderson Rance Arita Jul 4 1919 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 22 Norway, Europe Iowa
Anderson John H. Johnson (Thompson) Mangela Feb 14 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Kendall Twp, IL Norway, Europe 1 58
Anderson Joseph T. Thompson Ragnhild Nellie Sep 12 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe 1 113
Anderson Martin Johnson Isabel Feb 28 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 22 Lisbon, IL Kvinnherad, Nor.
Anderson Melvin Bernhard Rasmussen Beulah Jane Oct 1 1930 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 21 Big Grove Twp, IL La Salle Co., IL
Anderson Newt [Knute] O'Brien Ellen L. Apr 6 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Helmar, IL Helmar, IL 1 50
Anderson Ole (widower) Knudson Martha Mar 22 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 40 46 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 5
Anderson Ole B. Johnson Rachel [Rakel] Jun 9 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 40 Voss, Norway Voss, Norway A 1 162
Anderson Oliver Peterson Bertha Mar 19 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 25 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger,? Nor. 1 110
Anderson Roy Johnson Anna Catherine Sep 18 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 27 Livingston Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 2 26
Anderson Thom Tvedt Ingeborg "Belle" Mar 1 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Kendall Co., IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 129
Anfinson Ephraim Olenius Peterson Julia Feb 27 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 20 Norway, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 149
Anfinson Ernest A. Nelson Anita Joan Jun 20 1936 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 30 Illinois Kendall Co., IL
Anfinson Josiah A. Tweet Nettie M. Feb 26 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 34 24 La Salle Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 2 23
Anfinson Ole Moe Bertine Jan 29 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 37 21 Norway, IL Norway, Europe 1 148
Anfinson Osmund H. "Oscar" Nelson Esther Louise Dec 5 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 31 21 Sheridan, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 141
Apland Lars Larson Holte Martha Nilsdatter Dec 31 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar Sveen, Hordaland Holte, Norway
Arneson Lewis Vang Belle O. Dec 10 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 27 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 85
Askildson Thor Austin Julia Dec 19 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Holmedal, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 10
Askvig Peder J. Johnson Mary Ann [Marie] Sep 27 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 39 31 Stavanger, Nor. Mission Twp, IL
Aslackson Torjus Karlson? Karen Johanne Sep 18 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Asp James Willis Masted Anna Elvira Aug 19 1941 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 27 Minnesota Wisconsin
Axland Erick Munson Julia Karine Feb 27 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 20 Skaanevik, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 149
Axland Henry Thompson Theodora "Dora" Feb 16 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Stavanger, Nor.
Axland Nels Pedersen Hansen Herborg J. Sep 10 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor.
Axland Peter Fruland Hilda Mar 4 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 23 Skaanevik, Nor. Stavanger, Nor. 1 150
Axland Roy C. Peterson Vida G. Jun 18 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 20 23 Millington, IL Newark, IL
Benson Ben M. Larson Anna Dec 22 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 22 Haugesund, Nor. Haugesund, Nor. 1 142
Benson Engel O. M. Williamson Wihelmina T. "Minnie" Sep 28 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 17 Fosseland, Nor. Iowa
Bentsen John Knutsen Augusta [Agathe] Apr 5 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 21 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Bentson Lewis [Lars Kallem] Grunstad Malinde H. Feb 23 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Berge Harold Bernhard Johnson Marie A. Jun 9 1932 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 33 21 Lisbon, IL Newark, IL
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson