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
Enger John J. (widower) Munson Kari Jan 15 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 31 15 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Erickson Christian Oleson Carrie [Kari] Feb 23 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 15 Norway, Europe Voss, Norway A 1 167
Fatland Torkel Weeks Julia Gusta Mar 19 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 15 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 66
Fitch Osmund Thorson Betsey O. Oct 31 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 15 Norway, Europe Illinois A 1 151
Nelson Nels A. Enger Agate Malinde May 11 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 15 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Olson Albert G. Johnson Isabelle [Ingeborg] Sep 21 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 15 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Paulsen Jorgen O. Rosland Helene J. O. Jun 11 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 15 Bergen Stift, Nor. Bergen, Norway
Enger Andrew John Sampson Mollie Christine Sep 22 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 16 Etne, Norway Lisbon, IL
Erickson Henry [Helge] Johnson Susan [Synneva] Dec 13 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 31 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Fjelberg, Norway 1 63
Johnson Halvor Brown Emma Oct 14 1905 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 16 Danway, IL Helmar, IL 2 54
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 Lars S. Johnson Mabel Jan 14 1911 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 16 Saratoga Twp, IL Morris, IL
Mikkelson Ludvig Thompson Agnes Nov abt 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 25 16 Morris, IL Morris, IL
Olson Ole A. Hauge Martha Christine Dec 20 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 16 Ford Co., IL Lisbon, IL 2 7
Osmundson Oliver [Halvor] Peterson Anne Marie Nov 23 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 25 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Norway, Europe A 1 151
Twait Benjamin N. [Baar] Twait Josephine D. Mar 15 1886 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 26 16 Norway, Europe Illinois
Benson Engel O. M. Williamson Wihelmina T. "Minnie" Sep 28 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 17 Fosseland, Nor. Iowa
Chally Abraham Larson Thompson Anna Svensdatter Oct 6 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 17 Tjelle, Norway Kendall Co., IL
Chally Hans Larson [Tjelde] Svenson Kari Apr 18 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 17 Tjelle, Norway Norway, Europe
Donhauge Martin Abrahamson Helen Feb 23 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 17 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 2 2
Enger Knudt J. Olson Anna Serina Nov 2 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 17 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 1 38
Fatland Carl Theodore Kissel Maude Dec 24 1914 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 17 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 244
Fosse Ole Larson Lee Anna Anderson Feb 26 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 17 Norway, Europe Lee Apperand, Nor. A 1 128
Givens Cecil Howard Peterson Nellie Dec 24 1920 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 19 17 Springfield, IL Norway, Europe
Johnson Charles O. Olson Rachel G. Feb 23 1893 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 17 Lisbon Twp, IL Lisbon Twp, IL
Johnson Eddie S. Thorson Sylvia Jun 29 1908 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 21 17 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Johnson Henry (widower) Thompson Julia Oct 13 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 17 Norway, Europe
Johnson Randall [Rasmus] Johnson Margrethe Jan 22 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 17 Farvistad,? Nor. Fox Twp, IL 1 1
Jorstad Jonas R. Rasmussen Malinde E. Oct 9 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 17 Syjernero,? Nor. La Salle Co., IL
Larson Severin Hanson Ane Malene Aug 11 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 17 Stavanger, Nor. Norway, Europe
Nelson James Rhode Elie C. Jan 2 1897 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 17 Denmark Tyskland,? Norway
Newman Arthur William Wix Clara Sep 21 1916 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 19 17 Minooka, IL Aux Sable Twp, IL
Olson Martin Edward Thompson Josephine Jan 29 1903 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 17 Kendall Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 2 36
Osmon Edwin John Hanson Anna C. Feb 24 1897 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 17 Lisbon, IL Norway, Europe
Osmundson Melvin Vidal Lila Louise Sep 14 1912 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 17 Saratoga Twp, IL Morris, IL
Peterson Peter Wicks Julia Serine Jan 10 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 17 Illinois Fillmore Co, MN
Peterson Peter H. Olson Bertha 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 17 Kendall Co., IL Kendall Co., IL
Rasmussen Lars Olson Malinde Jan 3 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 17 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Sampson George H. Laugman Christina Sophia May 25 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 17 La Salle Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 1 145
Shurson John Munson Malinde Jan 7 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 17 Helmar, IL Helmar, IL 1 155
Thompson Randall O. Olsen Ada Feb 26 1906 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 22 17 Lisbon, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Thompson William A. Prickett Frances I. Oct 19 1935 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 19 17 Big Grove Twp, IL Illinois
Thorson Thor O. Peterson Martha S. Feb 10 1870 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 21 17 A 1 143
Tuntland Henry Hanson Martha Jul 24 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 17 La Salle Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 2 25
Tuntland Lars Christian Christianson Christine Jorganson Sep 28 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 27 17 Norway, Europe Reneso,? Nor.
Wicks Hector P. [Haktor Pedersen Vike] Larson Augusta [Agathe] Feb 25 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 34 17 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 18 Norway, Europe Coal City, IL
Anderson Andrew O. [Anders] Seymour Isabelle [Ingeborg] Feb 5 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 18 Dyvik, Norway Norway, Europe A 1 128
Anderson Gabriel Larson Martha Torgersdatter Feb 18 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 18 Fjelberg, Norway Lisbon, IL
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson