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.
Vaage Oscar B. Hanson Emma Margaret Apr 9 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 137 3013
Vaage Oscar B. Wood Daisy Aug 7 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 97 2854
Vail J. W. Hackett Martha Aug 31 1901 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 26 2258
Valen John Hill Hannah [Hillestad] Dec 9 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 219 3341
Valenti Sam P. Tonelli Mollie Nov 13 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Valentine Calvin Culver Angeline B. Jun 25 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 32
Valentine Daniel H. Steward Mary Matilda Feb 27 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 3
Valentine John G. Cooney Lois E. Sep 20 1933 Kendall Co. IL License
Valentine Oliver L. Hartman/Hardman Ramona Allie Feb 5 1902 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Valentine Ransom C. Palmer Nettie May 12 1883 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Valentine Robert W. Saltz Ruth E. Jan 10 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Valentinson Johannes Olson Betsey Oct 7 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
VanAlstine Simeon Young Nancy A. Dec 22 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 90
VanAsdlen John A. W. D. Green Lucy A. Sep 11 1890 Seward Twp, IL Newspaper
VanAsdlen William H. Olson Olive N. [Olava] Dec 24 1899 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Vanate Cornelius Cook Mary H. Nov 2 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 119
Vanate Samuel Clark Hannah Ann Nov 15 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 28
Vanatta J. C. Courtright Lenonora Oct 2 1884 Sheridan, IL Newspaper
VanBuskirk Harry Wright Ethel Apr 25 1908 Elgin, IL Newspaper
VanBuskirk Hiram Tuttle Clara E. Dec 29 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 171
VanBuskirk Richard, Jr. Havenhill Cora B. Sep 14 1881 Sheridan, IL Newspaper
VanBuskirk William Hollenback Sophia Mar 14 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 137
VanCleve Eugene R. Tong Blanche Nov 29 1904 Aurora, IL Newspaper
VanCleve Frank David Goodwin Maggie Adella Aug 7 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 61
VanCleve Hugh Barker Stevenson Harriet A. Dec 19 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
VanCleve J. Rogers Clayton Mary Elizabeth Feb 19 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 24
VanCleve Joseph S. Rogers Phebe S. Jan 2 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 52
VanCleve William Jones Rachel Oct 15 1907 Greenup, IL Newspaper
VanCleve William Lee Pope Emily G. Dec 14 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 78
VanDeRoovart Paul Alden Vivian I. Sep 3 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
VanDeventer A. E., Dr. Murdock Emily Medora Jul 12 1887 Kendall Co. IL Marriage Book 1 82
VanDeventer A. E., Dr. Snook Melissa Apr 17 1865 Kendall Co. IL Marriage Book A 1 116
VanDeventer George Russell Emma Dec 24 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 71
VanDolson John Tunis Widney Rachel M. Dec 7 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 23
VanDorston John Coffin Alice M. Jun 22 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 111
VanDran George W. Comly Kate Dec 21 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 39
VanDran Lewis Dean Paulina Mar 21 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 168
VanDriesen Duane Behtle Linda H. (Foster) Oct 27 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 159
VanDuzen Fred G. Hamlin Celia A. Dec 18 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 148
VanDuzer B. Franklin Pearce Emma Jane Mar 15 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 50
VanDuzer J. R. Lewis E. Theresa Nov 8 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 94
VanDuzer James J. Coy Hattie M. Dec 12 1877 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 180
VanDyke Charles A. Cryder Ella E. Nov 23 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 85
VanDyke Clarence Kennley Nellie Feb 15 1905 unknown Newspaper
VanDyke Reuben Trice Barbara Oct 18 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 89
VanDyke Sidney S. Brown Lina May Jan 6 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 31
VanEmon George Hay Cornell Stella B. Jun 25 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 60
VanEmon James H. Harkness Sarah Pringle Apr 13 1852 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 43
VanEpps Charles McCoy Sittens Carrie M. (Metcalf) Sep 8 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 36
Vanes Gust P. Bleifeld Mary H. Aug 27 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
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