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.
Rabe Martin E. Dhuse Ida Maria Emma Oct 26 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 168 3139
Rabe Rudolph Schultz Emma Jan 3 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Radley J. A. Gauchan Eleanor Sep 13* 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 146
Ragner Floyd Leifheit Maxine E. Aug 9 1942 Kendall Twp, IL CLMar
Raguse Carl B. Todd Vona Effie Oct 28 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Raguse John A. Berge Bertha C. May 16 1912 Geneva, IL Newspaper
Railsback Charles Palmer Brown Mattie Sarah Aug 30 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 90
Raley William J. Hinkel Lucy M. Dec 25 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 21
Ramo Alexander Bennett Catherine Mar 16 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 20
Ramsey Jack A. Hage Josephine M. Jan 13 1937 Kendall Twp, IL CLMar
Ramsey Marvin J. Garmon Annie E. Feb 14 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 41
Ramsey Z. B. Milner May Dec 24 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 154
Rance William A. Bower Clara E. Mar 2 1912 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 182 3192
Rand Andrew Larson Inger Catherine Sep 5 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 19 2169
Rand Harvey Tilman Peterson Jurina Sarah Dec 28 1927 Kendall Co. IL License
Randall Allen Shrewsbuery Isabella, Mrs. May 3 1885 Plano, IL Newspaper
Randall Charles Fayant Mary Apr 17 1874 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Randall Charles N. Pool Ina May Dec 26 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 173 3158
Randall Daniel A. Van Deventer Mary Ann (Glossline) Jul 11 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 52
Randall Eugene Haymond Mary F. Jun 29 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL Newspaper
Randall William Williamson Viola Oct 22 1876 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 175
Randall William W. Courtright Thelma Irene Jul 11 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Rankin Edward Robert Anderson Lillian Mildred Feb 8 1939 unknown Newspaper
Rapelje Austin W. Furman Frances Jan 21 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 138
Rarick George Sailsbery Merinda Jun 12 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 4
Rarick George W. Brown Ella Oct 21 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 170
Rarick James J. Morrell Mary Alice Oct 10 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 155
Rarick Lewis Glenville Hallock Flora Eveline Jul 12 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Rarick Lewis Glenville Young Fanny Mariah Feb 18 1874 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 161
Rarick Randolph W. Evans Charlotte T. Sep 14 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 118
Rarick Samuel Perry Smith Sarah Feb 19 1843 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 6
Rasmus Ole Erikson Anne Aug 6 1854 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Rasmussen Andrew Knutson Gertrude Mathilda Apr 2 1902 LaSalle Co. IL? Newspaper
Rasmussen Arthur Bennett Brodie Honor Mar 23 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Rasmussen Frank Kelsmer Sadie Oct 26 1907 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Rasmussen Halbert Sampson Bertha Nov 7 1899 unknown Newspaper
Rasmussen John P. Carpenter Myrtle Julia Oct 10 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 54 2619
Rasmussen Lars Olson Malinde Jan 3 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Rasmussen O. E. Tuntland Magdalena Jun 20 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 121
Rasmussen Peter Andrew Holland Rachel S. [Ragnhilda S.] May 6 1855 unknown Newspaper
Rasmussen Rasmus Baker Helen Jan 3 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Rasmussen Rasmus A. Jones Irma Beatrice Jul 20 1916 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Rasmussen Seymour R. Thompson Jane Bertha May 30 1917 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Rasmussen Wilhelm Augustin Peterson Inger Dec 22 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 71
Rattenbury William Earl Bartrum Ruth Alberta Aug 8 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Ray Harry Rippinger Kathrine Sep 25 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 61 2708
Ray Thomas Pollock Agnes Oct 29 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 84
Raymond Asa W. Yeager Harriet A. Oct 29 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 33
Raymond Carl H. Hanni Nellie A. Mar 30 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 158 3098
Raymond Charles Humphrey Raymond, Jr. Goodale Mary Elizabeth Dec 14 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 147
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson