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.
Aarrestad Torleif, Rev. Olson Barbara Jun 24 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Aldrich William Reif Amelia Apr 4 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Alquist Axel Trytell Emma C. Jan 23 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Alfred Haag Emma Jun 6 1903 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Anders N. Salveson Matilda Feb 20 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Anthony Christianson Carrie Nov 16 1895 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Bennie Olson Mary Feb 8 1909 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Emil Nelson Amanda Regina Apr 9 1892 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Gust E. Anderson Emma Jun 8 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Henry Thompson Betsey Sep 30 1899 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson John Walker Harriet "Hattie" Jan 3 1906 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Anderson Vernie Ornel Amundson Ellen Jan 10 1912 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Arneson Arthur Bernhard Rose Lillian L. Sep 11 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Beard Grover Rasmussen Ida Jul 24 1910 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Berg Severt Jenson Valborg Dec 3 1913 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Berggren Carl H. Sampson Caroline J. Dec 27 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Berkness John Berkenes Lee Julia Feb 20 1917 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Berner Rudolph Peterson Birdie Jeanette Oct 1 1913 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Birkland Ludvig Anderson Emelie May 11 1910 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Bosley Carl E. Johnson Bertha T.? Jun 5 1915 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Brown Henry Larson Laura Christine Mar 10 1910 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Brue Ole Bertinius Olson Anna Karine Mar 1 1913 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Brue Peter [Peder] Olson Emma Oct 21 1912 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Buehler Albert Peterson Anna Nov 24 1915 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Butterfield Charles H. Wernstrum Julia Sep 3 1891 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Carlson Alfred Peterson Nellie Jul 4 1908 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Carlson Clas Hearsleaf? Hulda Matilda Jan 8 1885 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Carlson Ernst C. Larson Maria Jul 26 1906 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Carlson Julius Peterson Tilda Dec 31 1891 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Cassem Jonas Johnson Sarah Sep 13 1892 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Cassem Peter Gunderson Mary Aug 5 1903 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Christensen James Wanting Hanson Clara Sissel Nov 18 1884 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Christenson Martin Peterson Marie Oct 8 1908 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Christianson Samson Mikal Olson Nellie Jan 11 1911 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Christopherson Lars Bendix Quelland Oline Jul 29 1903 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Cluster M. "Joseph" Larson Martha Jan 31 1917 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Collins Frederick M. Gjerde Helen Feb 11 1912 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Conklin Wilbur Andrew Larson Ida Mae Mar 31 1914 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Crain James "Hubert", Sr. Osmon Louise Malinda Jul 6 1915 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Dagson? Charles F. Heggen Bertha Aug 17 1909 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Danielson Ludwig Silas Norwick Freda J. Feb 19 1914 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Davidson Herbert "Mack" Thompson Mabel Josephine Jan 5 1916 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Dell John Johnson Sadie Torine Jan 14 1913 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Dickman Charles Peter Foxfjord? Sarah M. Feb 20 1907 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Dorheim John Kaldheim Bertha Feb 5 1916 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Duvick Lars R. Fosen Anna [Dagson] Sep 7 1901 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Edson Edward B. Ellefson Bertha "Maria" Nov 30 1910 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Edson Joseph Benson Anna Feb 23 1889 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Een Louis Jacobs Jennie Nov 13 1899 Morris, IL BLCRMar
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