Marriages

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Source Notes

Some of the records were compiled from microfilm copies of Kendall County marriages filmed by the Latter Day Saints Church. Information in Kendall County Marriage Registers, Book A-1, Book 1 and Book 2, during the period from May 1841 to September 1915 are included.

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 word "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 word "license." The dates indicated generally a short period before the actual wedding date.

A final significant source of marriage data was found four Lutheran Church records; thet were Cross Lutheran, coded CLMar; Immanuel Lutheran, coded IL Mar; Newark Lutheran, coded NLMar; and Plattville Lutheran, coded PLMar.

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Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sDate    Place of      License
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceBookPageNo.
Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sDate    Place of      License
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceBookPageNo.
Backman Henry Haug Catherine Jul 18 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 75
Backus Charles E. Sampson Ida May Aug 15 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Backus Frank W. Usilton May [Mary "Elizabeth"] Oct 9 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 83
Badgley Anthony Hill M. C., Mrs. Apr 29 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 168
Bagg Charles W. Miller Dessie F. Aug 13 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Bagley John M. DeGroff Mary I. May 19 1926 Kendall Co. IL License
Bagwill Ernest C. Underwood Myrtie V. Apr 12 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 120
Bagwill Ernest Cyril McBain Jessie E. Dec 17 1908 unknown Newspaper
Bagwill Francis Vermett Emily May 26 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 111
Bagwill John H. Fread Ella M. Mar 6 1878 Mission Twp, IL Newspaper
Bagwill Marshall Gridley R. Estella Mar 2 1892 Toulon, IL Newspaper
Bagwill Marshall Whitney L. Cornelia May 7 1867 Sandwich, IL Newspaper
Bagwill William J. Hughes Bessie Ida, Mrs. Jan ng 1907 Streator, IL Newspaper
Baie Charles Platt Anna Mar 7 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 167
Baie Christian VanOlard Wilhelmina Jan 26 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 66
Baie Henry Hardekopf Dorothea Jun 1 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Baie Reuben L. Anderson Anna Sep 18 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar
Bailey C. Wilbur Henning Lillian G. Jun 25 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Bailey Charles M. DeGroff Martha M. Feb 27 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 50 2569
Bailey Ervin C. Slayer Emma M. Apr 7 1877 Morris, IL Newspaper
Bailey Frank S. Dailey Mattie M. Mar 16 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 66
Bailey John Turner Gladys May 2 1912 Plano IL? Newspaper
Bailey Robert H. Olson Mary O. Jun 18 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 112
Bailey Simeon James Maine Caroline May 10 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 123
Bailey Willard A. Davis Nellie Edith Aug 14 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 158
Bailey William VanFerson Mary Feb 23 1842 Pennsylvania Newspaper
Bailey William D. Jenkins Louisa Dec 18 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 159
Baines John Hanson Ruth Jan 17 1912 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 175 3167
Baines William Dickinson Irene Jul 20 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 164 3121
Baird Alvin Perry Abby, Mrs. Sep 10 1847 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 17
Baird Andrew McClung Larson Alta N. Oct 29 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Baird David McLean Henning Nora M. Sep 11 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 61
Baird Pliney James William Gifford Marjorie Helen Jun 19 1918 Kendall Co. IL License
Baker Alonzo Ives Lydia Ann Dec 24 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 57
Baker B. W. Henry Mattie F. Dec 14 1871 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 151
Baker Charles E. Sargent Maria E. Feb 25 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 167
Baker Daniel Webster Pees Frances M. Dec 23 1876 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 176
Baker Frank A. Hall Harriet Nov 12 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 70
Baker Fred Gulik Carrie Aug 1 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 89
Baker Fred Miller Allie Oct 17 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 115
Baker Fred L. McKanna Henrietta G. Feb 17 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 73
Baker George R. Starkweather Clara Feb 15 1871 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 148
Baker George S. McKanna Blanche Harriet Mar 19 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 59
Baker H. Edward Davis Ruth E. Jul ng 1927 Kendall Co., IL Newspaper
Baker Harold Wilcox Bertha F. Aug 19 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Baker John C. Conley Jane E. Jan 19 1854 Oneida Co., NY? Newspaper
Baker Mark Marion Ferris Alice Elizabeth Nov 8 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 55 2630
Baker Orville G., Sr. Holstine Sarah Edith Dec 20 1933 Kendall Co. IL License
Baker Stanley M. McMurphy Thelma Feb 19 1930 Kendall Co. IL License
Baker William Lord Sarah Jane Mar 28 1883 unknown Newspaper
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