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.
Zearke Eldon E. Skelton Betty C. Jun 23 1937 Kendall Twp, IL CLMar
Zeiche Otto Metcalf Pearl L. Mar 7 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Zeigler Wesley Leon Martin Ino Jun 14 1916 Kendall Co. IL License
Zeismer Edward H. Hostert Loretta Aug 12 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Zeiter Ernest Robert Reed Lois Jun 9 1938 Kendall Twp, IL CLMar
Zeiter Glen H. Boekenhauer Wilman L. Dec 11 1929 Kendall Co. IL License
Zeiter Jacob Hage Emma Jun 2 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 121
Zeiter Jacob A., Jr. Conover Alice G. Oct 12 1932 Kendall Co. IL License
Zellar Alfred Andrew Daly Cecelia Feb 8 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 153
Zellar Joel Robbins Lydia Elizabeth Nov 15 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 23
Zellar Levi Walrath Nancy H. (Velie) Feb 10 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 143
Zellar Willard J. Finlay Rhoda "Victoria" Apr 14 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 157
Zellar Willard J. Harp Bessie O. Mar 3 1902 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Zeller Donald A. Williams Mary Eula Oct 11 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Zeluff Samuel J. Spencer Emma J. Aug 17 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 140
Zenner Gottleib Reuse Elizabeth (Bauer) Jul 13 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 133
Zepf John V. Peterson Esther L. Jul 25 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 142 3033
Zernechel Charles Wilkening Wilhelmina "Minnie" Apr 17 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 104
Zickert George M. DeWitt Cleole Jan 4 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Zimmerman Corbin D. Green Mary Almira Jul 27 1882 Burlington, IA Newspaper
Zimmerman G. Leslie Fisk Flo I. Jan 4 1886 unknown Newspaper
Zimmerman George Chris Griswold Alma A. Nov 26 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Zimmermann Corbin D. Green Charlotte A. Oct 2 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 118
Zimmermann Edgar Powers Mary Mar 15 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 67
Zimmermann John Pfeifer Mariah Oct 17 1847 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 17
Zimmermann Theodore Peters Louisa A. Mar 16 1904 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 44 2491
Zimmermann Theodore Saner Lizzie May 27 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 206 3289
Zingarelli Victor G. Alivto Esther J. Sep 25 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Zirkle Wiley W. Pennase Irene Aug 2 1904 Yorkville, IL Marriage Book 2 46 2514
Zoeller Alfred E. Hudson Bessie B. May 8 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 115 2924
Zoller Frank L. Clayton May Belle Feb 19 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 149
Zolper Joseph H. Ottenbach Viola May 16 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Zuanlecki Frank Sahalla Salomeja Feb ng 1901 unknown Newspaper
Zuirk W. N. Gorton Helen Jun 29 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 105
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