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.
Asleson Andrew Lott Hattie Marie Jun 29 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 132
Asp James Willis Masted Anna Elvira Aug 19 1941 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Atchinson William McClaskey Mary Dec 12 1847 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 17
Ater/Aters? Al Boyd Cleo (Moore) Jun 7 1908 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Atherton Eugene Cook Gregg Fannie Oct 12 1882 Maple Grove, OH Newspaper
Atherton Thomas Cook Martha Sep 18 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 50
Atherton Thomas Telfer Grace Oct 1 1913 Morris, IL Newspaper
Atherton Thomas Volentine Dyer Ella Imogene Dec 28 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 86
Atherton Valentine "Cook" Miller Sarah H. Sep 18 1824 unknown Newspaper
Atkins Charles B. Brunson Laura Gertrude Dec 27 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Atkins Walter Hatch Ida M. Jul 13 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Atlee Fred Thompson Lizzie Apr 3 1902 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 31 2321
Atwood Comfort B. Bennett Cynthia M. Dec 24 1861 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 101
Atwood Comfort B. Smith Mariah C. Jan 1 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 156
Atwood Darrell? S. Lindeman ? Irene Jul 18 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Atwood Homer S. Wright Louisa M. Dec 26 1871 Chatauqua, NY Newspaper
Atwood Josiah Thurber Nancy Oct 3 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 23
Atwood William Hubbard Alice Oct 10 1923 Kendall Co. IL License
Augustine Malcolm V. Walseth Sarah Sep 17 1930 Kendall Co. IL License
Ausem Daniel McDonough Margaret Dec 27 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 95
Austin Charles S. H. Cooney Elizabeth Nov 2 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 90
Austin Charles Thomas E. Colver Olive Mar 24 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 139
Austin Eleazer H. Pierce Miriam J. Apr 6 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 116
Austin Horace Leach Narcissa Mar 6 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 102
Austin James A. Cherry Katie May Dec 15 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 116
Austin John C. Brydon Hattie Louisa Jul 6 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Austin Joseph M. Davis Mary E. Jun 19 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 145
Austin Joshua N. Roberts Sarah (Pope) Jan 18 1854 Fox Twp, IL? Newspaper
Austin Lyman L. Palmer Helen A. Oct 12 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 45
Austin Orrin Patchkin Sullivan Louisa Mar 18 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 80
Avery Charles G. Gotte Clara E. Oct 6 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 158
Avery Cyrus W. Jackson Anna Louise Oct 24 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 140
Avery Denison H. VanSickle Mary Jan 11 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 65
Avery Edward Hallock Harriet Jan 8 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 101
Avery Edward Reed Mehitable Sep 4 1852 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 44
Avery Freemont Wilkinson Jessie Sep 21 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 18
Avery George M. Brown Lucy J. Jan 21 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 114
Avery Herbert K. Brickley Elizabeth Mar 2 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 133
Avery Thomsom Tripp Jemina Jun 20 1863 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 107
Avery Tony W. Lee Ann May 21 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 37
Avery William H. Tripp Sarah A. Sep 7 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 117
Axell Carl R. Gullborg Inez H. Feb 13 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Axland Erick Munson Julia C. Feb 27 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 149
Axland Henry Thompson Theodora "Dora" Feb 16 1893 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Axland Nels Pedersen Hansen Herborg J. Sep 10 1881 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Axland Peter Fruland Hilda Mar 4 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 150
Axland Roy Clifford Peterson Vida Gurine Jun 18 1925 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Backman Henry Haug Catherine Jul 18 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 75
Backus Charles E. Sampson Ida May Aug 15 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Backus Frank W. Usilton May [Mary "Elizabeth"] Oct 9 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 83
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