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
Amundson Lewis [Lars] Nelson Helen Feb 22 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 38 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Rosdal,? Norway 1 94
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 [Anders] Brewick [Bravick] Josephine H. Sep 15 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 39 27 Norway, Europe Mission Twp, IL 1 123
Anderson Henry [Helge] Osmundson Julia Feb 17 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Kendall Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 1 80
Anderson Jacob Larson Helen [Hjelmeland] Feb 10 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 118
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 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 Oliver Peterson Bertha Mar 19 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 25 Big Grove Twp, IL Stavanger,? Nor. 1 110
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 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
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
Axland Erick Munson Julia Karine Feb 27 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 20 Skaanevik, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 149
Axland Peter Fruland Hilda Mar 4 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 23 Skaanevik, Nor. Stavanger, Nor. 1 150
Benson Ben M. Larson Anna Dec 22 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 21 22 Haugesund, Nor. Haugesund, Nor. 1 142
Bjelland Ole H. Mathison Anna H. Feb 28 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 39 22 Skaanevik, Nor. Tromso, Nor. 1 143
Bjerkestrand Torres Olson Johnson Julia [Guro] Dec 30 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 23 Norway, Europe Fox Twp, IL 1 78
Bjerkestrand Torres Olson (widower) Eilertson Anna May 28 1896 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 36 30 Norway, Europe Helmar, IL 1 151
Boyd Abraham A. [Bauge] Thompson Carrie (2nd wife) Sep 14 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 46 36 Skaanevik, Nor. Finnaas Prestegjeld, 1 90
Boyd Lars Jacobson Larson Carrie [Kari Nilsdatter] Dec 23 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 21 Skaanevik, Nor. Kendall Twp, IL 1 39
Burgess John M. Anderson Anna M. Oct 1 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 24 Nettle Cr. Twp, IL Lisbon, IL 1 106
Burson Charles Olson Laura Jan 18 1890 Seward Twp, IL SLCRMar 21 19 Wisconsin Norway, Europe 1 101
Cassem Peter Peterson, Jr. Burson Ales [Tvedt] Nov 2 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 46 48 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 124
Christian Nels Christopher Nelson Nellie Oct 16 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Fox Twp, IL 1 107
Christian Nels Ellis Thompson Tomine Feb 24 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 20 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 65
Christian Randall Eilertson Amalie "Molly" Mar 22 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 19 Lisbon, IL Big Grove Twp, IL 1 130
Dosland John P. Munson Kari [Monsen] Feb 19 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 24 Kvinnherad, Nor. Norway, Europe 1 79
Duvick John Nelson Randi Jan 24 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 19 Bolstadfjord, Nor. Big Grove Twp, IL 1 93
Endreson Severin Larson Gurine Aug 6 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 97
Enger Knudt J. Olson Anna Serina Nov 2 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 20 17 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL 1 38
Enger Ole J. Olson Bertha Oct 23 1884 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 20 18 Saratoga Twp, IL Lisbon, IL 1 62
Erickson Erik N. Neilson Anna J. Feb 15 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 25 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 48
Erickson Hans Peterson Birgitte Apr 15 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 44 41 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 120
Erickson Henry Peterson Ella Mar 8 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 35 32 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 95
Erickson Henry [Helge] Johnson Susan [Synneva] Dec 13 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 31 16 Skaanevik, Nor. Fjelberg, Norway 1 63
Erickson Henry [Helge] Hill Sarah [Siri] Mar 21 1890 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 38 33 Skaanevik, Nor. Fjelberg, Norway 1 103
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 Andrew H. Severson Martha Mar 16 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 29 Skaanevik, Nor. Skaanevik, Nor. 1 95
Fatland Erik T. Hauge Bertha [Brita] Feb 25 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 30 23 Skaanevik, Nor. Fox Twp, IL 1 118
Fatland Nils Thorson Thompson Jane Serine Feb 24 1885 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 28 22 Konevig.? Nor. Kendall Co., IL 1 66
Fatland Severt Thor Nelson Julia [Gurine] Sep 18 1897 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 22 24 Skaanevik, Nor. Norway, Europe 1 158
Fatland Thor T. Thompson Johanna G. Feb 23 1883 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 21 Norway, Europe Olen, Norway 1 49
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
Fries Michael S. Eilertson Malinde Elizabeth May 2 1894 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 26 Waterford, WI Kendall Co., IL 1 138
Gaard John S. Scott Julia [Gurine] Jul 22 1893 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 41 38 Norway, Europe Norway, Europe 1 133
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson