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.
Wade Amos F. ng (Mrs.) Louise Belle Mar 2 1932 Kendall Co. IL License
Wade Arthur Eugene VanKirk Fern Edna Nov 26 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 218 3338
Wade Lester H. Weber Genevieve L. Dec 19 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Waechter Michael Henry Tate Clara R. May 13 1916 unknown Newspaper
Waechter Michael, Jr. Harrison Myrtie May Sep 12 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 19 2174
Wagner Arthur W. Jessup Esther L. Jan 7 1925 Kendall Co. IL License
Wagner Charles Billings Irene, Mrs. Aug 19 1875 Oswego, IL? Newspaper
Wagner Charles Hamilton Beattie Letitia M. Feb 6 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 33
Wagner Elmer George Hage Helen Mary Aug 13 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Wagner George W. Stevenson Elizabeth B. Nov 21 1889 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 99
Wagner Irvin C. Jefferson Kittie Mar 14 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 59 2675
Wagner James M. Poage Rebecca Oct 2 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 69
Wagner Nicholas Paradise Helena Oct 28 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 108
Wagner Silas F. Hopkins Ellen Jane Feb 26 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 66
Wagner William P. Ferris Emma E. Sep 19 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 8
Wagoner James Williams Jane Sep 24 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 62
Wahlgren John H. Cooper Ruth G. Sep 10 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Wahls George Knudson Julia Jan 31 1867 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Waite Abraham Austin Caroline (Maine) Mar 5 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 48
Waite Daniel Carr Minerva Ann Apr 20 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 21
Waite Harris F. Rood Gertrude Apr 30 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 138 3018
Waite Joseph Emanuel Bark Florence May Apr 10 1918 Kendall Co. IL License
Wald John Porter Carrington Mildred I. Dec 29 1920 Kendall Co. IL License
Waldbillig John Kreutler Emma Feb 2 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 79
Walden Thomas, Jr. Hotopp Sophia Feb 27 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 87 2813
Waldron James H. Hart Rosa Oct 30 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 141
Walker Alfred William Scroggins Eleanor Marie Sep 2 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker Andrew Rokke Hannah "Christina" Jul 18 1876 Norway, Europe Newspaper
Walker Bertinius N. "Bert" Ness Tillie Alvina Jan 25 1936 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar
Walker E. G. Cain Mary A. Feb ng 1886 unknown Newspaper
Walker Earl Clinton Gwin Evelyn Mae Oct 3 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker Ed Johnson ng Dec 31 1906 Nettle Creek Twp, IL Newspaper
Walker Edward R. Black Addie Louise Mar 7 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker Edward, Jr. Severance Esther Mar 16 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 86
Walker Foster Dale Eggleston Bessie E. Oct 5 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker Frank Shoger Carrie Mar 22 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 9 2049
Walker Frank C. Sharp Maude Jun 7 1915 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 253 3477
Walker Fred Larson Hannah Junine Aug 12 1908 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Walker Fred B. Carlson Esther M. Jun 26 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker Fred L. Smith Clara L. Feb 24 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 2 1963
Walker Herman LeRoy Ness Hazel Johanna Jul 8 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker J. C. C. Olson Melinda Y. Jul 5 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Walker John Osness Lena Gurine Aug 10 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Walker John A. Doehler Linda M. May 13 1925 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker John Albert Corniels Eleanor Minnie Dec 3 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Walker John Henry Hey Clara Nov 24 1887 Kane Co., IL Newspaper
Walker Kirk Lauriston Wayne Pauline Feb 27 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 14
Walker Melvin O. Ness Mary Ann Sep 5 1940 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Walker Nels Dell Jennie Bernice Nov 25 1922 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar
Walker Ole R. Johnson Julia A. Dec 20 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 21 2201
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