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.
Allen Leonard E. Williams Rae Nov 26 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 141
Allen Martin V. Hunter Jane A. Oct 7 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 69
Allen Oscar Robinson Margaret Mar 16 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 168
Allen Robert? E. undecipherable Natalie Jun 17 1925 Kendall Co. IL License
Allen Samuel W. Ellis Mary E. Apr 27 1876 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 173
Allen Sylvester Hogeboom Charlotte Aug 12 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 55
Allen Sylvester Mead Alice Aug 28 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 140
Allen Thomas Robertson Agnes Nov 1 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 70
Allen Victor James Kolb Ida E. Feb 19 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 58 2667
Allen William Imrie Helen Sep 21 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 62
Allen William Thompson Mary Sep 18 1907 Argus, IN Newspaper
Alling Clyde R. Blair Mildred M. Jun 12 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 93 2837
Allison James B. Parkhurst Sophia Amanda Jun 6 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 92
Allwardt Martin T. Bieritz Louisa C. Jul 19 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 11 2073
Allyn William M. Rowley Orinda F. May 1 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 67
Alquist Axel Trytell Emma C. Jan 23 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Alsager Andrew M. Bureau Florence Jun 14 1924 unknown Newspaper
Alsager Martin Anderson Cora Louise Feb 24 1908 Newark, IL? Newspaper
Alsager Matis Anderson Ida T. Jan 19 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 153 3077
Amanson Anton Janson Trine Aug 16 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 90
Ambel Julius Melton Murley Augusta [Myrebo] Oct 23 1919 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar
Ambel Melton Murley Augusta Oct 23 1919 Seward Twp, IL Newspaper
Amelung Henry Merkel Anna Jan 1 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 71
Ament Chester Ives Calantha M. Mar 24 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 73
Ament Cyrus W. Preston Lucy Jane Dec 5 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 120
Ament Elzie Ament Sarah E. Nov 27 1868 Kane Co., IL Newspaper
Ament Frank Edgar Dunn Sarah "Amelia" Jan 16 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 57
Ament George D. Needham Jennie D. Dec 25 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 56 2645
Ament George R. Dunn Mary Ellen Feb 16 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 33
Ament Harold Edgar Normandin Nina Mae Dec 10 1913 Wheaton, IL Newspaper
Ament James E. Stoughton Estella Dec 4 1875 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Amerman George Edenburn Ella Sep 20 1883 Sandwich, IL Newspaper
Amerman George Vieth Emma 1895 Cook Co., IL Newspaper
Amerman H. W. Roberts Rosetta May 1 1887 unknown Newspaper
Ames J. J. Kendall Vashti E. Aug 27 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 139
Ames W. C. Sigler Gertrude L. Sep 24 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 101 2868
Amland Andrew Vinje Julia Oct 24 1923 Kendall Co. IL License
Ammons Clifford T. Hunley Irene A. Jun 20 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Amundson Byron Oliver Johnson Ardella M. Feb 15 1928 Kendall Co. IL License
Amundson Elias Hanson Helga Feb 5 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Amundson Lewis [Lars] Nelson Helen Feb 22 1889 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 94
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Amundson Thomas Jacobson Helen Oct 27 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 64
Anderson Albert Anderson Mary May 3 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 104
Anderson Albert Cassem Sarah Dec ng 1894 Morris, IL Newspaper
Anderson Alfred Haag Emma Jun 6 1903 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Anders Peterson Anna Oct 14 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Anders B. Johnson Mari Jun 27 1869 Norway, Europe Newspaper
Anderson Anders N. Salveson Matilda Feb 20 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Andrew Foss Julia May May 22 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 59 2684
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