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.
Williams Clarence Samuel Budd Mary Etta Aug 24 1898 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 5 1992
Williams Edgar Larrison Pauline Oct 30 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Williams Edwin P. Finley Laura Ruby Mar 26 1895 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 144
Williams Eugene Voris Carrie Mar 24 1904 DeKalb Co., IL Newspaper
Williams George White Adella M. Feb 27 1882 Ottawa, IL Newspaper
Williams George S. Trish Henrietta M. Dec 27 1877 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 181
Williams Harry Lloyd VanKirk Faye Aug 22 1922 unknown Newspaper
Williams Henry Vincent Florence E. Oct 29 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 125 2966
Williams Jay George Florence J. Aug 19 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Williams John L. Jackson Anna Mar 14 1888 Newark, IL NLCRMar
Williams John P. Rittenhouse Catherine L. May 27 1844 Phildelphia, PA Newspaper
Williams John S. Cherry Nancy Oct 12 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 118
Williams Joseph Lincoln Lucy (Webster) Nov 9 1882 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Williams Joseph "Joe" Sampson Susan Oct 20 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 159
Williams Leslie O. Strobert Lorraine M. Feb 13 1935 Kendall Co. IL License
Williams Martin Johnson Sarah Oct 10 1874 Morris, IL Newspaper
Williams Peter Halvorson Wilhelmina "Minnie" Aug 11 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 122
Williams Samuel Ward Nancy Nov 28 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 34
Williams Samuel E. Lowry Phoebe "Cornelia" Jan 25 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 152
Williams Thomas Evans Curyea Sarah "Adeline" Mar 20 1875 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 168
Williams Wade Fox Mary L. (Gretzer) Mar 7 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 80
Williams William C. Lee Ingeborg A. Mar 15 1870 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 144
Williams William Julius Smith Anna Sep 17 1870 Joliet, IL Newspaper
Williams William N. Haglee Martha Feb ng 1879 Newark, IL Newspaper
Williamson Andrew Samuel Smith Ella Josephine Jul 15 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 28
Williamson Francis M., Jr. Romaine Etta Josephine Mar 31 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 66
Williamson George F. Carlson Myrtle Oct 9 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 12 2086
Williamson John Edwin Hegland Verna Berniece Jun 3 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Williamson John Paul Henning Marbry Thurber Sep 9 1931 Kendall Co. IL License
Williamson Verdell M. Sleezer Marguerite E. Feb 24 1937 unknown Newspaper
Williamson William Edwin Scofield Susan S. Jan 28 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 15 2126
Williamson William R. Jacobson Mary Nov 13 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Willing William C. Fowler Eliza Jane Oct 25 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 50
Willis Charles Weber Kittie Nov 13 1876 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Willis Claire Wadleigh Hebert Ellen Swarthout Feb 4 1920 Kendall Co. IL License
Willis Fred V. Bower Lettie M. Dec 22 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 106 2889
Willis Harry W. Gleason Bessie A. Feb 14 1910 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 134 3003
Willis Henry J. Wheatley Mary Jane 1860 New York? Newspaper
Willis Walter Gifford Axa "Cornelia" May 30 1869 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 140
Willman Harlow Aldrich Angeline Jun 4 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 87
Wilsey Albert Pooler Martha E. Oct 7 1868 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 136
Wilsey Archibald M. Gaylord Elizabeth Jan 1 1871 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 147
Wilsey Benjamin Robinson Lenora Feb 25 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 79
Wilsey Eben B. Keck Wilhelmina E. "Minnie" Sep 27 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 133
Wilsey George E. Dickinson Sarah Dec 17 1878 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 11
Wilsey Harley G. David Harriet Nov 25 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 79
Wilsey James W. Barker Julia Ann Dec 25 1850 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 34
Wilson Alexander Roe Hannah E. Jan 17 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 15 2120
Wilson Andrew Pennington Rebecca Oct 15 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 62
Wilson Andrew Sinton Isabella Mar 7 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 91
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson