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.
Albee Fred Adelbert Updike Melissa T. W. Oct 15 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 9
Albee Henry Adelbert VanFleet Celia A. Jan 25 1877 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 177
Alber John Edgar Kaempf Gertrude Rose Marie Jun 23 1937 unknown Newspaper
Alberson Goodman Christianson Inger Nov 5 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 27
Albrecht C. Marcus Windshimer Barbara "Kathrine" Jul 4 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Albrektson Anders Tollefson Ingeborg Feb 18 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Albright John E. Voga Helene Jan 22 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Alcott George F. Rogers Mary Jane Mar 29 1876 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 173
Alcott William DeMett Godard Gertrude Jun 22 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 11 2071
Alden Benjamin Franklin Durrell Catherine May 29 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 31
Alden Briggs Russell Susan May 8 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 111
Alden Horace Franklin Roy Isabelle R. May 15 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 16
Alden Lloyd G. Hemm Verna Ruth Sep 14 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Alden Nathan Reddock Isabel E. Dec 20 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 21
Alderman Irving M., Dr. Simons Kathryn Aug 17 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Aldrich Charles ng Helen Aug 23 1866 Plano, IL Newspaper
Aldrich Edward Perrine Neff Mildred "Millie" A. Sep 3 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 113
Aldrich George L. Temple Mary Apr 20 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 5
Aldrich Lewis Avery Anna E. Feb 15 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 152
Aldrich Luke Fargusson Sarah Dec 30 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 109
Aldrich Lyell Thompson Southworth Delia Augusta Nov 7 1850 Millington, IL Newspaper
Aldrich Willard Samuel Clineburg Harriet "Hattie" Jun 9 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 36
Aldrich Willard Samuel Manning Margaret "Maggie" Feb 11 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 138
Aldrich William Reif Amelia Apr 4 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Aldworth Leslie W. Emmerling Jewell Sep 10 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Alexander Charles Smith Achsah Oct 20 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 4
Alexander Richard Davis Helen Feb 24 1907 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Alferness Anfin E. Munson Hannah Serina Jul 3 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 95 2847
Alford Andrew Jacob Harkness Betsey Jul 4 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 81
Alford Cyrus E. Pratt Clara A. Dec 24 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 109
Alford Franklin George Convis Iva Maud Feb 9 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 223 3356
Alford Henry C. Foote Harriet Oct 27 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 77
Alford Myron Frank Cress Emma C. Apr 11 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 88
Alford Oliver Stickney Jennie "May" Sep 25 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 20 2180
Alford Samuel W. Fisk Maria "Elizabeth" Oct 24 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 83
Alford Vincent Lorenzo Mirick Helen (Joseph) Aug 13 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 69
Alfredson Emil Magneson Frieda A. Mar 13 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 112 2914
Alk James Luther Nettie Mar 16 1892 Ottawa, IL Newspaper
Allaben Gerald Randolph, Sr. Lord Frances Marie Jun 15 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 161 3109
Allagaier Earl LeRoy Carlson Esther Jane Aug 31 1938 unknown Newspaper
Allen Alfred S. Seymour Charlotte Dec 25 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 109
Allen Alva Rsay Isabel Feb 23 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 50 2567
Allen Charles F. Morrison Edna B. May 23 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 138
Allen Fayette Keaton Sarah E. Jan 5 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 114
Allen Henry Scheidt Gertrude Oct 14 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 134
Allen Ira Ward Fisher Maie A. (Robbins) Nov 18 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 115
Allen Ira Ward Hatch Mary E. Aug 22 1867 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 130
Allen Jack Burnett Elizabeth Mar 12 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 226 3370
Allen James W. Patrick May Mar 15 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 42
Allen Jeremiah Boston Mary B. Nov 15 1868 unknown Newspaper
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson