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
Walker Torkel H. Jorstad Celia M. Mar 22 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 20 Aalund,? Norway La Salle Co., IL
Riveland Ole Larson Nelson Martha Mar 20 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Aardal, Norway Miller Twp, IL
Thompson Christopher B. Olson Mette Mary Feb 4 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 23 Aardal, Norway Reness, Nor.
Tuntland Iver (widower) Nelson Agathe Sep 28 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 54 35 Aardal, Norway Sovde,? Nor.
Sanderson Gust Emil Anderson Hilda Christine Mar 2 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 24 Amal, Sweden Sweden
Visness Christopher C. Johnson Cecilia C. Oct 9 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 23 Augvaldsnes,? Nor. Skudnes, Norway
Ambel Julius Melton Murley Augusta [Myrebo] Oct 23 1919 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 26 26 Aurora, IL Minooka, IL
Bentson Dennis E. Thorson Lillian B. Feb 16 1916 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 27 24 Aux Sable Twp, IL Chicago, IL
Cluster M. "Joseph" Larson Martha Jan 31 1917 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 29 Aux Sable Twp, IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Murley Edward C. [Myrebo] Peterson Dorothy E. Mar 17 1938 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 28 25 Aux Sable Twp, IL Lisbon Twp, IL
Anderson Andrew [Holmedal] Knudson Kari (widow) May 5 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 55 38 Bergen Stiff, Nor. A 1 173
Fatland Peter Petersen Hanson Ellen Feb 25 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 25 Bergen Stift, Nor. La Salle Co., IL
Melstead Johannes Monsen Larson Susan [Synneva ] Jan 30 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 24 Bergen Stift, Nor. Bergen Stift, Nor. A 1 177
Paulsen Jorgen O. Rosland Helene J. O. Jun 11 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 15 Bergen Stift, Nor. Bergen, Norway
Alferness Anfin E. Munson Hannah Serina Jul 3 1908 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 95
Anderson Anton Gravley Letty Mae [Grevle] Jun 23 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 31 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL
Anderson Joseph T. Thompson Ragnhild Nellie Sep 12 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe 1 113
Gunderson Nels Tollefson Anna Dec 21 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 41 21 Bergen, Norway Lisbon, IL 2 1
Heggen Nels Nelson Johanna E. Feb 22 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 27 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 149
Hill John H. Hanson Christine Mar 19 1902 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 26 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe 2 31
Johnson Iver A. Peterson Anna S. Feb 21 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 29 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 1 137
Johnston Sampson Birkland Anna Remina Jun 25 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 27 18 Bergen, Norway Mission Twp, IL 1 151
Knutson Elias Jertin "Eli" Nelson Ingeborg Dec 23 1908 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 31 Bergen, Norway Sandi Ryfylke, Nor. 2 105
Larson Edward T. Olsen Hannah Mar 1 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 18 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 137
Larson Lars [Rullestad] Larson Elisabeth (2nd wife) Feb 26 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 43 32 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe A 1 138
Larson Lars [Rullestad] Eleveson Ele (1st wife) Mar 7 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 33 Bergen, Norway Rullestad, Norway
Markhus Stewart P. Twait Matilda "Tilda" Feb 1 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 19 Bergen, Norway Miller Twp, IL
Mehl Iver Johnson Evje Kari Kittleson Sep 28 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 59 28 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe 1 153
Mehl Iver Johnson Christopherson Gjertrud Johanna Feb 21 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 36 23 Bergen, Norway Skaanevik, Nor.
Oakland Peter P. [Okland] Mathison "Fanny" Feb 22 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 19 Bergen, Norway Tromso, Nor. 1 149
Peterson Ole Knudson Martha Nov 25 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 54 38 Bergen, Norway Stavanger, Nor. 1 135
Rosvold John E. Nelson Martha "Magdalena" May 6 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 29 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 131
Scott Andrew Thomas Thompson Mary [Marie] Feb 21 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Bergen, Norway Fox Twp, IL 1 58
Sebby Lewis Egeland Anna Oct 2 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 26 Bergen, Norway Stavanger, Nor.
Thompson Austin M. Hill Margaret F. Feb 27 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 20 Bergen, Norway Hillestad, Fjelberg 1 24
Anderson Edmund Stephenson Anna Mar 21 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Lisbon, IL
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 Melvin Bernhard Rasmussen Beulah Jane Oct 1 1930 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 21 Big Grove Twp, IL La Salle Co., IL
Anderson Oliver Peterson Bertha Mar 19 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 25 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger,? Nor. 1 110
Bromeland Silas B. Darnell Eva Mae Feb 24 1914 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 20 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Millbrook, IL 2 225
Chally Lewis Olaus Williams Cecilie Jan 19 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Mission Twp, IL
Charleston Severt Anderson Ella Nov 15 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger, Nor. 2 21
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
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
Gravley Severt [Grevle] Fruland Lottie Jun 12 1910 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 23 Big Grove Twp, IL La Salle Co., IL
Hextell Martin N. Gravley Ellen J. [Gravle] Dec 16 1903 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 20 Big Grove Twp, IL Newark, IL 2 42
Hill Daniel Osmonson Anna Tonette Feb 12 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 24
House Alfred L, Rev. [Huss] Rasmussen Mattie Serine Jan 5 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 24 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 71
Johnson Casey James Fruland Emma Louise Oct 1 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 25 Big Grove Twp, IL Miller Twp, IL
Johnson Elmer Peterson Alette May 30 1901 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Humboldt Co. IA
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson