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.
Armour Andrew Gilmour Mary Jun 29 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 111
Armour Andrew G. Nettleton Elizabeth Dec 18 1902 Wheatland Twp, IL Newspaper
Armstrong James Elliott Mary Mar 22 1920 NaAuSay Twp, IL Newspaper
Armstrong Jeremiah S. Snook Emma Oct 3 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 125
Arneson Albert George Cowdrey E. Zell Mar 28 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 51 2575
Arneson Andrew Tvedt Malinda Feb 25 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 50 2568
Arneson Arthur Bernhard Rose Lillian L. Sep 11 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Arneson Lewis Vang Belle O. Dec 10 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 85
Arneson Porter C. Sebby Myrna L. Feb 24 1937 unknown Newspaper
Arneson Torbjorn Jacobson Helene La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Arnold Albert Orange Cook Ellen Hubbard Sep 16 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 88
Arnold Emmett S. Lathrop Lenora Fanny "Nora" Sep 3 1867 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 130
Arnold Frederick Lathrop Boomer Mabel B. Jun 30 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 60 2691
Arnold Gilbert Perry Jacobson Clara May Jan 29 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 202 3272
Arnold Glen E. Orstead Pearl L. Jan 11 1928 Kendall Co. IL License
Arnold Henry Solesburg Eleanor, Mrs. Feb 25 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 36
Arnold Henry H. Richmond Hulda Mar 31 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 48
Arnold Ira Minard Smith Clara L. (Mosher) Apr 14 1915 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 251 3471
Arnold John H. Hill Ruth Evelyn Oct 1 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Arter Frank Grate Lucy A. Sep 17 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 61 2709
Arthur Samuel Oleson Mattie Dec 20 1895 Lisbon, IL Newspaper
Arundale David Horsley Jane "Jennie" Sep 13 1870 Genoa, IL Newspaper
Arundale George H. Morrison Maud Jun 1 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 10 2061
Arundale Joshua Hough Caroline Nov 26 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 34
Arundale Joshua Shepley Nancy 1832 Cheshire, England Newspaper
Arundale Robert Ward Elizabeth, Mrs. Sep 23 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 141
Arundale Samuel Moore Peninah Feb 26 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 133
Arundale Samuel Worsley Sarah Jane Nov 23 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 146
Arundale Wilbur Emory Stewart Jennie Jun 27 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 18 2155
Arundale William Henry Gray Wilhelmina B. "Minnie" Jan 1 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 142
Arvin George C. Sapp Virgie Sep 17 1930 Kendall Co. IL License
Ashcraft Chester B. Stevenson Ida L. Dec 27 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 14 2113
Ashley Almon Pitcher Ferriss Hulda Sep 12 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 4
Ashley Almon Victor Nelson Dora C. Dec 21 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Ashley Charles E. Reed Ada Nov 23 1870 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Ashley Daniel Bell Mary R. Jan 1 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 30
Ashley Henry Harrison "H. H." Powers Olive J. Feb 17 1867 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 128
Ashley Martin L. Judson Ella K. Aug 31 1871 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 151
Ashley Orson Worthing Sarah Jun 26 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 12
Ashley Stephen Baldwin Mary Sep 19 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 33
Ashley Stephen Ferris Inscho Jane Jun 14 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Ashley Stephen Ferriss Thorne Dora, Mrs. Feb 19 1902 Gardner, IL Newspaper
Ashton Joseph Shaw Ann Feb 23 1861 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 96
Ashway Albert H. Boudreau Cora Amelia Sep 8 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 235 3406
Asinger Henry Spanswich Charlotte Mar 21 1883 Millington, IL Newspaper
Askelson Gustav Nora Edna Dec 2 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 170 3146
Askildson Thor Austin Julia Dec 19 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Askvig Peder J. Johnson Mary Ann [Marie] Sep 27 1892 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Aslackson Jonas Hagen Torbjorg Filipsdatter Nov 1 1871 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Aslackson Torjus Karlson? Karen Johanne Sep 18 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson