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
Howe Ole N. Johnson Ellen O. Dec 21 1889 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 28 18 Norway, Europe Aardahl, Hetland
Kloster Jacob J. Nassa Susanna J. Feb 24 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 40 34 Aardal, Nor. 1 49
Enger Lester Eugene Knudson Gladys Oct 6 1927 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 27 19 Grundy Co., IL Aux Sable Twp, IL
Newman Arthur William Wix Clara Sep 21 1916 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 19 17 Minooka, IL Aux Sable Twp, IL
Johnson Berger Martin Hansen Inger Helene May 12 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar Stavanger, Nor. Avaldsnes, Nor.
Waterwell Gilbert T. Peterson Caroline [Karen] Feb 26 1880 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 23 Holmedal,? Nor Avaldsnes, Nor.
Martinson Hans Sophus Olson Elisa Maria Mar 9 1889 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 28 20 Kongsvinger, Nor. Barum,? Norway 1 95
Hanson Peter Thompson Sarah T. [Siri] Nov 23 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 32 27 Norway, Europe Bergen Stift, Nor. 1 39
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
Olson Hogen [Hugne] (widower) Dorem Brimla (Mrs. Walker) Jan 12 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 46 37 Skaanevik, Nor. Bergen Stift, Nor.
Samson Hans Narvig Lena Jan 28 1893 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 23 24 Haugesund, Nor. Bergen, Nor. 1 127
Heggen Nels Nelson Johanna E. Feb 22 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 27 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 149
Hundven Christian Olson Bertie Dec 22 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 26 Norway, Europe Bergen, Norway
Larson Edward T. Olsen Hannah Mar 1 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 18 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 137
Norby Ole A. Peterson Julia (Mrs. Erickson) Feb 11 1904 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 76 53 Stavanger, Nor. Bergen, Norway 2 43
Paulsen Jorgen O. Rosland Helene J. O. Jun 11 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 15 Bergen Stift, Nor. Bergen, Norway
Rosvold John E. Nelson Martha "Magdalena" May 6 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 29 Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway 1 131
Thorson Richard M. Stenson Stefina Aug 8 1909 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 28 Norway, Europe Bergen, Norway 2 119
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 Andrew Munson Emma Nov 9 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 19 Etne, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 6
Anderson Anton Gravley Letty Mae [Grevle] Jun 23 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 31 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL
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 Osmund H. "Oscar" Nelson Esther Louise Dec 5 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 31 21 Sheridan, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 141
Askildson Thor Austin Julia Dec 19 1878 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Holmedal, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 10
Axland Erick Munson Julia Karine Feb 27 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 20 Skaanevik, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 149
Britt Lemuel Hiram Quam Gertrude Belle Dec 8 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 30 Wilderville, TN Big Grove Twp, IL
Brown Ernest "William" Gravley Sadie Josephine Mar 2 1912 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 30 21 Whatly, England Big Grove Twp, IL 2 181
Christian Randall Eilertson Amalie "Molly" Mar 22 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 130
Crain James "Hubert", Sr. Osmon Louise Malinda Jul 6 1915 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 31 32 Carnville, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
Dierzen Albert John Gravley Bertha S. "Birdie" May 31 1906 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 28 Millington, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 60
Doneghue Donald Miller Serby Violette Fern Dell Nov 21 1940 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 33 Illinois Big Grove Twp, IL
Duvick John Nelson Randi Jan 24 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 19 Bolstadfjord, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 93
Eggen Charles [Charls] Peterson Cecilia Aug 4 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 23 Wallace Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 256
Erickson Thom E. Osmon Hannah S. Mar 1 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 22 21 Stavanger, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 129
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
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 Gustav Alexander Peterson Anna Jan 27 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 20 Lisbon Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 155
Johnson Iver A. Peterson Anna S. Feb 21 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 24 29 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 1 137
Johnson Newt Thompson Betsey Feb 2 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 22 Norway, Europe Big Grove Twp, IL 1 128
Knutson Oscar John Newtson Tina M. Nov 29 1905 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 26 24 Mission Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 55
Larson Lars M. Torreson Augusta Feb 7 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 23 Skudnes, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 72
Larson Lewis J. [Lars] House Betsey Caroline [Huss] Feb 8 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 21 Fox Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 59
Larson Ole Johnson Julia Serina Feb 11 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 21 Big Grove Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 155
Larson Peter Henry Anderson Malinde J. Apr 30 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 26 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL
Lunde Burnell [Bryner K.] Mathre Alice L. [Matre] Feb 14 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 23 Voss, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 1 87
Maland Benjamin T. Osmon Emma Aug 15 1905 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 30 29 Etne, Europe Big Grove Twp, IL
Mathre Severin Bertin Severson Edna Jan 9 1915 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 20 Lisbon Twp, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 2 245
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson