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.
Cornils Jens Hage Anna Marie Jan 22 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Johnson Randall [Rasmus] Johnson Margrethe Jan 22 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Nelson Peter L. O'Brien Elizabeth "Libbie" Jan 12 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Petty John Orenzo Seymour Julia Agnes Jan 9 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Rhodes John H. Hattery Judy L. Jan 30 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Woodward John Caldwell Hortense Jane Jan 24 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 1
Beecher Merritt N. Ahrens Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Parker) Dec 15 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1943
Day John W. Boomer Amelia M. (Shaw) Dec 4 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1940
Gunderson Nels Tollefson Anna Dec 21 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1945
Heap Albert C. Rivett Alice L. Jan 26 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1950
Heap Charles Vickery Ellen Dec 22 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1946
Heap Walter William Vinson Elyda Dec 2 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1939
Hillard William Christian Julia E. Jan 1 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1948
Johanneson Axel Redding Annie Jan 27 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1951
Koska Robert Anderson Wilhelmine "Minnie" Dec 11 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1942
Nelson John Arlagson Julia M. Dec 8 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1941
Nelson Nels J. Hanson Ella Dec 18 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1944
Thompson Thom M. Oakland Randi Hansine "Rachel" Jan 19 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1949
Welz Gustav, Jr. VonReeden Carrie Dec 26 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 1 1947
Ashley Stephen Ferris Inscho Jane Jun 14 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Barrows Hiram Sears Mariah Aug 26 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Eglington John C. Pearson Rebecca P. Dec 25 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Ferris Dano Minckley Melissa Oct 10 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Finch Darius Sharp Mariah Jul 11 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Ford Andrew J. Bushnell Elizabeth Jul 5 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Grimwood Isaac Sherman Julia Jun 23 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Hayes Abner Hubbard Townsen M. Dec 2 1841 Kendall Co. IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Ives William Ellery Ryon Susan Dec 8 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Johnson Bradford H. Atwood Harriet P. May 16 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Marshall Albert Phillips Charlotte Jul 18 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
McClellan Leonard Seely Cornelia Dec 2 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
McCreary James Clapp Margaret Nov 19 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Moore Edward Idlebuss Sally Oct 5 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Pickering John W. Moore Orpha M. Aug 11 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Pope Henry H. Harrison Theresa Dec 2 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Rodgers William K. Cassity Elizabeth Nov 4 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Sheldon Philo C. Winchell Theadocia Jul 15 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Smith Abraham Ackley Angeline Jul 13 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Whitney James Hervey Southworth Lucy "Marie" Jul 22 1841 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 1
Anderson Peter B. Paulsen Tirra Dec 4 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Askildson Thor Austin Julia Dec 19 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Churchill Henry W. Davis Julia E. Nov 21 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Garner Robert F. Gates Emma Rose Dec 10 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Hopkins Carey Allen Johnson Sarah N. Nov 28 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Johnson Lewis Christian Madsen Anna "Mary" Nov 22 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Johnson Mods Christian Peterson Mary Dec 12 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Lucas Edmund Henry Hughes Celia Ann Dec 12 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Marvin George J. Aldrich Elizabeth A. Dec 5 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 10
Arundale George H. Morrison Maud Jun 1 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 10 2061
Cowdrey Hamlet H. Mallory Clara H. (Malcom) Jun 13 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 10 2064
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