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.
Abby Franklin Henry Mary Isabelle Apr 23 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 26
Abby G. Earl Drake Maud Apr 6 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 103
Ackley Chester A. Dayton Caroline L. Apr 8 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 123
Adams Joseph R. Gray Jessie A. Apr 22 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 74
Adams Richard Gray Susanah Apr 10 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 102
Ahrens Frederick Lippold Wilhelmine A. Apr 9 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 67
Albee Franklin "Frank" Ashley Orpha Eliza Apr 22 1875 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Aldrich George L. Temple Mary Apr 20 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 5
Aldrich William Reif Amelia Apr 4 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Alford Myron Frank Cress Emma C. Apr 11 1888 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 88
Allen Samuel W. Ellis Mary E. Apr 27 1876 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 173
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Emil Nelson Amanda Regina Apr 9 1892 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Harold Pierce Myra Apr 24 1940 unknown Newspaper
Anderson Joseph Gerhard Weeks Lillie M. Apr 12 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 159 3101
Anderson Lars Andrewson Halvorson Betsey Apr 11 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Newt [Knute] O'Brien Ellen L. Apr 6 1883 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 50
Anderton Charles Henderson Lucy Apr 10 1867 Seward Twp, IL Newspaper
Armbruster Henry Ellison Gertrude Apr 20 1904 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Arnold Ira Minard Smith Clara L. (Mosher) Apr 14 1915 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 251 3471
Atlee Fred Thompson Lizzie Apr 3 1902 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 31 2321
Austin Eleazer H. Pierce Miriam J. Apr 6 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 116
Badgley Anthony Hill M. C., Mrs. Apr 29 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 168
Bagwill Ernest C. Underwood Myrtie V. Apr 12 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 120
Bailey Ervin C. Slayer Emma M. Apr 7 1877 Morris, IL Newspaper
Barber Warren E. Cazaly Maria M. Apr 30 1901 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 24 2235
Barnes Alonzo C. Wilson Lucinda A. Apr 12 1879 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 15
Barrett Charles Fowler Nancy Apr ng 1914 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Barry Frank M. Cowan Nettie Apr 21 1867 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 128
Bateman Charles W. Hunter Frances C. Apr 25 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 139
Beane Walley Cooke Heald Ida Belle Apr 21 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 157
Beasley Harold Russell Peterson Eileen Georgiane Apr 12 1941 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar
Bedford Francis Morrisey Jeannette Apr 10 1940 unknown Newspaper
Beecher Curtis S. Thorp Eunice Jane Apr 23 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 31
Beecher John Alva Tollefson Jurine Apr 27 1907 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 76 2770
Beers Barnette W. Budd Marion F. Apr 24 1918 Kendall Co. IL License
Belcher George Voigt Mary Helen Apr 20 1854 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 54
Belfield Isaiah Brady Margaret A. Apr 1 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 66
Belfield Richard L. McKinney Mary Etta Apr 11 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 111
Bell Waterman Sheldon Mary Apr 21 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 102
Bell Zelotus E. Robinson Lucretia Apr 20 1845 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 12
Belrose Arthur LeRette Fern Apr 26 1939 unknown Newspaper
Bent David F. Howell Nellie E. Apr 26 1913 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 205 3287
Bentsen John Knutsen Augusta [Agathe] Apr 5 1877 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Berg John Knudson Ruth Apr 23 1920 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar
Bertram John C. Greenacre Elizabeth Apr 15 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 158
Bervie Wilhelm Heinrich Niedert Dorothea Apr 21 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 154
Bieritz Herman Freise Wilhelmina F. "Minnie" Apr 8 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 151
Bierman George H. Trees Mildred (Young) Apr 8 1914 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 227 3374
Blakely James H. Stevens Amanda Apr 5 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 60
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