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.
Baldwin Sherman C. Casaley Helen Sep 10 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 107
Baldwin Stephen Canhon Elizabeth Jan 31 1861 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 96
Baldwin Thomas Pooley Maria Jul 31 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 87
Bale William Burmans Wilhelmina Feb 13 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 133
Ball Clarence E. VanDuzer Estella Oct 4 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 76
Ball Leslie Franklin Arvilla Oct 31 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 21 2190
Ball Philander Gibson Margaret A. May 5 1852 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 43
Ball Russell VanFleet Ann Nov 27 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 13
Ball Spencer S. Burns Jane Oct 30 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 13
Ball William K. Lane Emily C. Mar 8 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 92
Ballard Robert J. Lakin Lena Nov ng 1912 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Ballou Burt Phelps Beekman Rose Dorinda Jun 29 1904 Romeo, MI Newspaper
Ballou Daniel R. Finnie Mary L. Jun 18 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 116
Ballou George F. Kelly Mabel A. Nov 7 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 55 2629
Ballou Jay F. Watters Emily Lydia Dec 11 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 148
Ballou Nathaniel C. VanKleeck Mary Oct 29 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 13
Ballou Walter Newhall Nellie J. Jun 4 1873 Sandwich, IL Newspaper
Baltz Lawrence Mead Agnes Nov 25 1903 Joliet, IL Newspaper
Bamford John L. Gruett Mary Frances Feb 18 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 65
Banning Patrick Gordon ng Oct 1 1874 Seward Twp, IL Newspaper
Banth Anton Guierman Margaretha Jul 15 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 74
Barbel Ralph P. Fowler Doris Mae Jan 31 1940 unknown Newspaper
Barber Calvin D. Shambo Louisa Jan 26 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 105
Barber Carl S. Carrier Libbie Aug 24 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 82
Barber Charles P. Webster Lillian Mary Feb 21 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 48
Barber Ellery Southwick Phebe May 16 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 145
Barber James C. Ferman Marilla 1862 unknown Newspaper
Barber James S. Strail Loretta Jul 3 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 135
Barber John C. Best Ella M. Jan 28 1900 Sandwich, IL Newspaper
Barber John C. Ferman Marilla 1875 unknown Newspaper
Barber Joseph J. Obmann Jennie Jul 5 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 60 2694
Barber Samuel C. Cornwell Emma C. Sep 15 1875 Nettle Creek Twp, IL Newspaper
Barber Warren E. Cazaly Maria M. Apr 30 1901 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 24 2235
Barbour John Hare Mary Sep 30 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 112
Barclay Harold Sauer Viola Dec 26 1938 unknown Newspaper
Barke Clarence H. Arnold Jennie A. Oct 21 1903 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 41 2442
Barkely Vernon Curwen Eleanor Oct 15 1938 unknown Newspaper
Barker Sidney E. Weir Ella J. (Kinsley) Jun 6 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 112
Barker William Naden Mary Jan 30 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 36
Barker William T. Jones Emeline Jan 11 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 30
Barkley Frank Edward Schumacher Louise Jun 10 1914 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Barkley George B. Fitzsimmons Anna Jun 25 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 209 3303
Barkley James Bethel Esther Dec 31 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 151 3070
Barkley James A. Rose Mildred Sep 20 1939 unknown Newspaper
Barnard Carl Tuttle Sophia Nov 18 1898 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Barnard Clarence A. Gregg Harriet E. Jul 23 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 11 2074.5
Barnard Leon F. Grimwood Ada J. Jul 15 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 163 3119
Barnes Alonzo C. Wilson Lucinda A. Apr 12 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 15
Barnes Arthur H. Raymond Lizzie Sep 4 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Barnes David Waterman Gunsul Susan Jun 16 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 74
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson