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.
Thompson Michael H. [Mikkel] Heggen "Lena" [Oline Olsdatter] Jan 10 1874 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Harding Harvey Raymond "Lizzie" Oct 9 1897 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Johnson ? M. Hall ? Apr 19 1922 Kendall Co. IL License
Robbins ? D. Herr ? Jun 17 1925 Kendall Co. IL License
Leach ? Hoffmeister ? May 15 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Peterson Kenneth M. Weber ? G. Jan 2 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Atwood Darrell? S. Lindeman ? Irene Jul 18 1934 Kendall Co. IL License
Lawson Richard L. Dyckmann ? M. Jan 2 1924 Kendall Co. IL License
Shefveland ? Elmen Johnson ? Nina Jan 1 1919 Kendall Co. IL License
Carpenter Arthur J. Reynolds ? S. Apr 19 1922 Kendall Twp, IL CLMar
Olcott George Marvin Gilbert ? Wallis Oct 24 1923 Kendall Co. IL License
Johnson Albert Thompson A. Celia Feb 26 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 34
Dyer Charles Henry Dyer A. H. Feb 15 1852 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 42
McEwen Charles Hall A. J. Mar 28 1848 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 20
Grant O. W., Dr. Baird A. L. Nov 3 1875 Wheaton, IL Newspaper
Shoger J. A. Figge A. M. Aug 14 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 169
Peterson Severt A. Wick [Vick] A. S. Jul 2 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Olson Peter Peters Aagot Nov 5 1913 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Clark Wallace Damon Abbie Jul ng 1876 Marseilles, IL Newspaper
Chapin George S. Donaldson Abbie Feb 7 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 23
Harris Burrell Stewart Abbie Oct 30 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 54
Winans J. Wesley Marsh Abbie A. Jan 11 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 152
Willett George A. Swift Abbie E. Oct 1 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 114
Jessup John VanDuzer Goodale Abbie Elaine Dec 29 1892 Baldwin, KS Newspaper
Long Harry W. Jones Abbie I. Nov 17 1897 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Bernard Herbert Belfield Abby Nov 14 1894 Morris, IL Newspaper
Bradford William Lucas Abby May 9 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 139
Horton George Wingate Abby A. (Jones) May 17 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 16
Trimble Robert (black?) Lucas Abby L. (Bradford) (black) Oct 27 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 54
Bennett Darius Charles Fuller Abby Pamela Mar 23 1830 unknown Newspaper
Baird Alvin Perry Abby, Mrs. Sep 10 1847 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 17
Brown Levi Adams Abigail Feb 20 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 80
Minkler Harmon T. Beers Abigail Aug 25 1844 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 10
Sharp Gilbert Eastman Abigail Oct 16 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 88
Gleason Elisha Hough Abigail May 6 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 12
VanOlinda Daniel M. Johnson Abigail Nov 22 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 34
Perry Samuel Nicholson Abigail Mar 27 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 12
Pearce George Smith Abigail Jun 7 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 102
Thompson Enoch VanKleeck Abigail Aug 7 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 62
Spencer Orson Inscho Abigail "Abbie" Feb 22 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 115
Gridley Henry "Harry", Jr. Throop Abigail "Abbie" 1850 Kendall Co. IL License
Pollock William Dyer Abigail S. Mar 9 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 110
Johnson David Clark Abigail, Mrs. Jul 15 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 26
Mott Albert Fosgate Abigail, Mrs. Oct 18 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 27
Morgan Elisha M. Whitman Abigail, Mrs. Sep 27 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 38
Page Silas S. Eldred Achsah Nov 22 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 136
Alexander Charles Smith Achsah Oct 20 1842 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 4
Carter Norris M. Tomblin Achsah Jan 10 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 85
Dale William N. Tomblin Achsah Nov 4 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 136
Hemenway Lucien F. Foster Achsah M. Aug 30 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 124
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