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.
Jackson Cyrus Rasmussen Isabelle Mar 7 1883 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jackson Edwin West Newton Cora "Belle" Dec 18 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 108
Jackson Edwin West Taylor Ella (Irwin) Nov 14 1899 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Jackson Emil S. Anderson Laura May 5 1915 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 252 3473
Jackson George Edward Ulness Anna F. Dec 4 1901 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 28 2278
Jackson Joseph Lewis Mary E. Jun 9 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 38
Jackson Joseph Trumbo Barbara Oct 10 1855 unknown Newspaper
Jackson Joseph H. Klebe Frieda K. Aug 27 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Jackson Samuel Bending Hattie C. Jan 20 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 152
Jackson Samuel Tubbs Eunice Jan 20 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 3
Jacobs A. A. Colvin Levi D. (Miss) Feb 3 1895 Morris, IL Newspaper
Jacobs Edro Henry Hubbell Ida Elizabeth Nov 20 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 38
Jacobs Harry Bardwell Louise Jul 6 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 140 3024
Jacobs Henry Nelson Gina Dec 31 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Jacobs John T. Hanson Margaret I. Feb 12 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 13
Jacobs Joseph Smith Mary Electa Jan 23 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 59
Jacobs Oscar Wood Mary Jun 20 1912 Crown Pt., IN Newspaper
Jacobs Peter W. Conard Nancy Mar 17 1853 unknown Newspaper
Jacobs Stephen Wesley Yoss Emma Margaret Nov 8 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 45
Jacobs William N. Bell Emma Louise Sep 23 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Jacobson Benjamin Svalland Malinde P. Mar 9 1886 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Jacobson Carl A. Matteson Alma C. May 28 1892 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Jacobson Clarence Hackerson Mabel J. Mar 1 1933 Kendall Co. IL License
Jacobson Erik Thompson Betsey Oct 17 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Jacob Johnson Margrethe Dec 28 1887 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Jacob B. Enger Nora Jun 28 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Jacobson Jesse F. Foss Charlotte B, Nov 29 1939 unknown Newspaper
Jacobson Klaus Aaboe Thompson [Tollefson] Dorothy [Dorthea] Aug 22 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jacobson Ole Knudson Julia Apr 26 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 154
Jacobson Ole (widower) Anderson Carrie [Kari] Dec 18 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Jacobson Peter M. Cameron Martha F. Jul 21 1920 Kendall Co. IL License
Jacobson Peter Tobias Fruland Sadie Claretta Jan 8 1920 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Jacobson Thor Hackerson Bertha Aug 6 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 68
Jager Andrew L. Christian Anna C. Apr 4 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 15
Jager Elmer E. Phillips Mary Jan 28 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 222 3354
Jager Leonard M. VanZandt Hulda Viola Aug 6 1902 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 33 2345
Jager Nicholas L. Davidson Ragnhild Jul 26 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 145
Jager William Mewhirter (2nd w.) Ruth Ella May 30 1928 Kendall Co. IL License
Jahns Vernon Hayden W. Elois Jun 24 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Jaka Elbridge G. Wilkinson Mildred E. Nov 29 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 66 2728
James Elisha Pyatt Margaret May 12 1844 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 9
James Francis Darnell Elizabeth Jun 27 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 61
James Lewis F. Canard Jannette (Lawson) Sep 8 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 53
James Lewis G. McDowell Lena M. Sep 15 1920 Kendall Co. IL License
James Robert "Wayne" Peile Leona Janette Jun 22 1940 Newark, IL NLCRMar
James Thomas Snow Mattie Jul 1 1884 Oswego, IL Newspaper
James W. H. Racine Anna H. Oct 10 1902 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 34 2359
Jamison William Miller Mary (Hoisler) Dec 30 1889 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 100
Jared Jacob Rasmussen Anna (Mrs.) Feb 27 1890 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Jarvis Christian H. Hagerman Harriet Nov 13 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 70
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson