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.
Anderson William S. Weinbrenner Rachel I. Jun 5 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Anderton Charles Henderson Lucy Apr 10 1867 Seward Twp, IL Newspaper
Anderton John Henderson Mary Elizabeth May 13 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 67
Andre Dan Young Wilcox Estelle Bertha Dec 26 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 93
Andreson William Harrison Esther Feb 7 1912 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 178 3177
Andrews Alonzo Colgin Martha A. Jun 29 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 154
Andrews Alonzo Severance Alice Jul 6 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 116
Andrews Charles H. Minkler Florence C. Oct 15 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 62
Andrews Charles S. Lawson Sarah "Louise" Aug 31 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 169
Andrews Charles W. Hobart Effie J. Mar 24 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 80
Andrews Erastus Thompson Emma Jan 14 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 138
Andrews Frank M. Pearce Marietta M. "Etta" Jan 12 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 32
Andrews George M. Bradford Mary A. Oct 30 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 155
Andrews George W. Alkire Harriet Isabelle Oct 28 1875 Geneva, NE Newspaper
Andrews James G. Barston Chastine Aug 15 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 32
Andrews James G. Edwards Mary "Jennie" Feb 7 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 143
Andrews Julius Brooks Elizabeth Feb 9 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 59
Andrews Nelson E. Cobb Mary Elizabeth Dec 24 1883 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Andrews Theodore McAllister Fanny Jul 2 1884 Morris, IL Newspaper
Andrews Van Carney Nellie May 17 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 138
Andrews Van Deventer Jones Lula E. Jan 1 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 126
Andrews Zelotes J. Convis Alice Dec 22 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 147
Andrus Wells C. Gifford Mary Nov 19 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 89
Anfinsen Ephriam Olenius Peterson Julia Feb 27 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 149
Anfinsen Ernest A. Nelson Anita Joanna "Joan" Jun 20 1936 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Anfinsen Francis Arland Duvick Ida H. Feb 27 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Anfinsen Josiah A. Tweet Nettie M. Feb 26 1901 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 23 2223
Anfinsen Nels Knudson Carrie Jan 10 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 117
Anfinsen Ole Moe Bertine Jan 29 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 148
Anfinsen Osmund H. "Oscar" Nelson Esther Louise Dec 5 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 141
Angell Frank Parris Irene May 6 1912 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 185 3204
Apland Lars Larson Holte Martha Nilsdatter Dec 31 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Appel Charles Miller Emma Mar 23 1886 unknown Newspaper
Appel Clifford E. Reynolds Lida B. Jun 24 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 231 3391
Applegate William E. Tomblin Melissa E. Aug 15 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 117
Apps Albert Guthrie Mary "Elizabeth" Oct 31 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 153
Arbuckel Vernon Barnes Morilla Dec 9 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 23
Archer Truman H. Bushnell Lilly Nov 2 1887 Morris, IL Newspaper
Archinbeon Louis Beaubien Guisinie Sep 17 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 93
Arends Mathias Scheremer Elizabeth Sep 2* 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 82
Armbruster Earl Jacob Frazier Josephine R. Jun 14 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Armbruster Glen E. Weber Nellie E. Dec 30 1925 Kendall Co. IL License
Armbruster Henry Allison Jessica May 30 1908 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Armbruster Henry Ellison Gertrude Apr 20 1904 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Armbruster Herman E. Lutzow Hazel C. Jan 27 1904 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 43 2469
Armbruster Jacob Belden Carrie B. May 7 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 111
Armbruster John "Henry" Schlee Elizabeth Nov 29 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 20
Armbruster John George Schlee Elizabeth "Eliza" Jul 30 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 75
Armbruster William A. Gabel Grace L. Feb 5 1907 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 71 2749
Armbruster William McKinley Scoggin Ruby Oct 1 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
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