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.
Roland Harry F. Abbott Minnie M. Jan 18 1893 Milan, IL Newspaper
Houghtaylen Herrick Abby Mary S. Nov 19 1874 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 164
Green Martin Tobias Abby Phebe B. Nov 19 1844 New York Newspaper
Pratt John H. Abby Sarah Oct 14 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 141
Clark Edward T. Abby Susan M. Jul 4 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 116
Thurow A. W. Abel Bertha Oct ng 1885 unknown Newspaper
Hughes Charles "Edward" Abel Delina "Della" Nov 9 1887 unknown Newspaper
Kennedy James Abens Catherine Jan 17 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 136
Schmidt John N. Abens Josephine Mar 21 1923 Kendall Co. IL License
Thompson Ole G. Abrahams Amelia Jul 2 1885 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Donhauge Martin Abrahamson Helen Feb 23 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 2 1962
Egland Thor Abrahamson Martha Sep 10 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 99 2863
Cook Robert G. Abram Sarah May 10 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 21
Wehrmann Augustus Abrecht Caroline Jan 19 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 143
Ohse Charles Theodore Ackerman Anna Oct 6 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 124
Walls F. A., Dr. Ackerman Lena W. Jan 25 1905 unknown Newspaper
Smith Abraham Ackley Angeline Jul 13 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Ugland Nels H. Ackley Angie M. Aug 24 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 12 2079
Mathre John "Bernard" Ackley Anna Caroline Dec 12 1917 Kendall Co. IL License
Kendall Lester Floyd Ackley Carrie Mae Jun 20 1906 Sheridan, IL Newspaper
Whitney Eugene F. Ackley Elizabeth "Lizzie" May Aug 17 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 76
Smith Joseph Ackley Elsie Aug 14 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 4
Christopherson Lon Martin Ackley Ione Mae Feb 10 1915 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 248 3458
Miller George H. Ackley Lillian T. Jan 25 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 9 2041
Haymond George Washington Irving Ackley Phebe Samantha Aug 11 1844 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 9
Wilcox Clyde Harold Ackley Verda G. Jan 30 1929 Kendall Co. IL License
Elston Clarence Lester Acton Imogene I. Oct 21 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Cochran Robert Adair Mary Nov 5 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 76
Brown Levi Adams Abigail Feb 20 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 80
Brainard Levi Adams Anna Oct 22 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 13
Brown Zacheus Adams Caroline Dec 18 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 95
O'Brien Charles M. Adams Diantha Feb 20 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 157
Howes Ezekiel Adams Harriet May 3 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 26
Estes Henry C. Adams Lillian C. Apr 5 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 120
Howes Thomas Adams Lois Oct 1 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 56
Pendexter R. M. Adams May Mar 21 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 30
Brewster Nathan A. Adams Sarah Dec 24 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 137
Powell George Andrew Adams Sarah Irene Apr 6 1938 unknown Newspaper
McClung Charles D. Aderholdt Marie N. Dec 30 1905 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 57 2651
Darnell Alfred Agan Gertrude "Victoria" Mar 2 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 139
Shults Jeremiah Agler Fannie Jun 24 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 152
Miller Charles Walter "Sy" Ahl Adele D. Aug 12 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Lane Roy E. Ahrens Adele Louise Sep 16 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 236 3410
Hage Herman W. Ahrens Amelia A. Jan 8 1903 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 36 2381
Klattenhoff Henry, Jr. Ahrens Anna Jun 2 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 139 3020
Fitzsimmons John Robert Ahrens Anna Mary Feb 20 1918 Kendall Co. IL License
McMurtrie J. Murray Ahrens Betta Sep 2 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 139
Lau Augustus Ahrens Betta (McMurtrie) Jun 10 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 93 2836
Parker Frank S. Ahrens Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nov 24 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 125
Beecher Merritt N. Ahrens Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Parker) Dec 15 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1943
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson