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.
Packard Arthur F. Henning Nettie Dec 2 1892 Geneva, IL Newspaper
Packard Francis D. Bailey Matilda A. Sep 17 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 140
Packard Francis D. Blecher Johannette M. Jun 8 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 121
Packard Jesse M. Carpenter Julia R. (Bartlett) Dec 26 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 78
Packard Peres P. Moores Elizabeth Mariah Apr 14 1840 Maine, NY Newspaper
Packard William M. Henning Nellie B. May 28 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 104
Packer George W. Rogers Lydia A. Aug 28 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 18
Packer Howard N. Wylie Margaret "Maggie" Dec 6 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 55
Paetz Charles Pirsig Louise Sep 14 1904 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 47 2522
Paetz Frederick W. Monte Flossie J. Aug 17 1927 Kendall Co. IL License
Paetz Karl Prisig Louise Sep 14 1904 Bristol, IL Newspaper
Paff Captain Lewis Hattie Nov ng 1881 unknown Newspaper
Page Charles Greenfield Mary Ann Sep 15 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 155
Page Charles G. Wheeler Sarah E. Jul 2 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Page Fred Stephen Hattie Dec 15 1881 Morris, IL Newspaper
Page Harold F. Marshall Ada Jul 6 1927 Kendall Co. IL License
Page Harry I. Wunder Marie M. Jun 28 1893 Naperville, IL Newspaper
Page Henry Vreeland Sarah "Katherine" Jan 8 1861 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 95
Page John Cook Libbie Feb ng 1884 unknown Newspaper
Page L. W. Hoyt Betsy (Wheat) Sep 29 1866 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Page Silas S. Eldred Achsah Nov 22 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 136
Page Watson L. Long Cora A. Sep 15 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 170
Page William Frederick Marvick Edith Myrtle Oct 12 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Pahaly John Oscar Leigh Nellie Bell Oct 18 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 168 3137
Paine Edward Reynolds Rosanna Jun 26 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 54
Paine Harold George VanTasell Mary "Catherine" Sep 16 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Paine Henry Spalding Alma Nov 22 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 23
Pall John R. Smith Eliza A. Sep 27 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 63
Palmer Alfred Galloway Bird Apr 11 1889 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 96
Palmer Asa Sullivan Julia Oct 9 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 71
Palmer Chester John Sauer Nela Mary Sep 12 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Palmer Daniel Franklin Healy Hattie Amelia Feb 14 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 41
Palmer Earl B. Morse Almira Jul 3 1850 Norfolk, NY Newspaper
Palmer Earl M. English Mary Oct 21 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 9
Palmer Edward Hampson Mary Jun 6 1875 Joliet, IL Newspaper
Palmer Fred Gordon Ballard Josephine Sep 2 1885 Alpena, MI Newspaper
Palmer Harlem Mewhirter Barbara A. Apr 30 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 48
Palmer Hugh Gordon Starr Nettie Belle Oct 22 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 104 2883
Palmer James Hampson Jennie Oct 24 1879 Eugene, IA Newspaper
Palmer James Franklin Johnston Anna Deborah Jan 8 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 12
Palmer Joseph Jeffries Eliza Apr 5 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Palmer Lester L. Runkle Bessie A. Dec 29 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 129 2983
Palmer Marion C. Morse Carola I. Sep 2 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Palmer Morris Jones Cynthia Mar 25 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 80
Palmer W. H. Miller Grace E. Apr 30 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 4 1980
Papenberg Henry Schroeder Johanna J. A. "Anna" Jun 9 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 154
Pappenhagen Charles Moore Lottie Jun 26 1889 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 97
Parins Frank Denissen Gertrude M. Feb 20 1929 Kendall Co. IL License
Parisot Edward Raspillar Celinda Sep 1 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 121 2950
Park R. L. Potter Sadie A. Sep 13 1893 Millington, IL Newspaper
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