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.
Weber Charles Church Kittie Oct 8 1896 Chicago, IL Newspaper
Weber Charles Mittan Laura Jul 12 1874 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 163
Wells Charles Rowley Maria Sep 22 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 103
Wertz Charles Mosher Lillian Dec 29 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 174 3162
Wessmann Charles Carlson Lida Mar 25 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 111
White Charles Schumaker Wilhelmine E. C. Mar 15 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 119
Whitley Charles Belchner Alice M. Mar 18 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 103
Wilcox Charles Collins Carrie Mar 6 1896 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 150
Wilcox Charles Collins Hannah Feb 21 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 91
Willis Charles Weber Kittie Nov 13 1876 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Winkler Charles Jones Doris Feb 22 1939 unknown Newspaper
Wolf Charles Fishell Matilda Jun 26 1852 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 43
Woolley Charles Parker Ella Oct 23 1872 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 155
Woolley Charles Rees Margaret Leigh Nov 27 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 108
Zernechel Charles Wilkening Wilhelmina "Minnie" Apr 17 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 104
Curran Charles "Atlee" Smith Wilhelmina E. "Minnie" Jun 21 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 132
Hughes Charles "Edward" Abel Delina "Della" Nov 9 1887 unknown Newspaper
Steward Charles "Marsh" Schiffman Florence Adele Oct 17 1901 St. Paul, MN Newspaper
Cary Charles A. Blakely Mary J. Nov 29 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 39
Davis Charles A. Coffin Lizzie A. Dec 22 1864 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 114
Davis Charles A. Rice Mae A. Sep 25 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 106
Foultz Charles A. Payne Lydia A. Dec 28 1890 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Gray Charles A. Kinnaird Addie Sep 2 1885 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Guthrie Charles A. Roberts Grace (Simpson) Nov 11 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 30
Hunter Charles A. Ellsworth Anna M. Oct 18 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 134
Johnson Charles A. Burkhart Emma Feb 28 1906 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 58 2670
Johnson Charles A. Peterson Anna "Katherine" Nov 5 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 62
Kollmann Charles A. Wollenweber Eleonore Feb 25 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 118
Lindholm Charles A. Johnson Emily Mar 20 1897 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 156
Payne Charles A. Leavell Amanda C. Jun 7 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 10 2062
Robinson Charles A. McNinch Ruby A. Jan 2 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 152 3072
Sheridan Charles A. Hiskey Lillian "Gertrude" May 24 1904 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 45 2503
Sleezer Charles A. Keats Elsie Mae Feb 9 1921 Kendall Co. IL License
Swanson Charles A. Olson Signe A. Feb 14 1902 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Swift Charles A. Wheeler Ellen L. Nov 30 1899 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 13 2099
Thorp Charles A. Swearingen Eva J. Apr 27 1927 Kendall Co. IL License
Trowbridge Charles A. Buckley Martha A. Sep 10 1895 Joliet, IL Newspaper
Udstuen Charles A. Olson Inga M. Oct 3 1908 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 102 2873
VanDyke Charles A. Cryder Ella E. Nov 23 1887 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 85
Weeks Charles A. Barrows Mary E. Jan 14 1861 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 95
Westgate Charles A. Hall Mary Jane Nov 12 1851 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 39
Wheldon Charles A. Ebinger Martha Ann Jan 28 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 109
Wickes Charles A. Curwen Elizabeth Gertrude Jan 7 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 31
Wollenweber Charles A. Reynolds Berniece M. Dec 2 1936 Kendall Co. IL License
Johnson Charles A. P. Weeks Elisabeth A. Mar 15 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 103
Clark Charles A., Dr. Shoger Clara M. Jul 12 1900 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 18 2160
Goodwin Charles Adelbert Rowland Elizabeth "Betsey" Oct 18* 1865 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 119
Blakely Charles Albert Arnold Florence Edith Dec 23 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 78
Blakely Charles Albert Strickland Nelietta "Nellie" May 28 1891 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 111
Greenacre Charles Albert Dean Elzora "Zora" Mar 23 1892 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 120
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson