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.
Aabye Lauritz "Lawrence" Bissell Ella May Sep 16 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 76
Aageson Andrew Jorgenson Bartina Jan 11 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 57
Aaronson Ole Peterson Anna [Ane] Jul 15 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Aarrestad Torleif, Rev. Olson Barbara Jun 24 1896 Morris, IL BLCRMar
Abbott Clark Moore Sarah H. Jan 3 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 25
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
Abel C. E. Conklin Luella Mar 21 1882 AuxSable Twp, IL Newspaper
Abel Charles F. Thurow Caroline M. Jun 28 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 162 3114
Abel Jacob, Jr. Smith Drucilla Mar 9 1859 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 86
Abel Jesse Everett Lucy Maria Nov 6 1849 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 28
Abel William Meier Mary Sep 3 1853 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 49
Abelson Christopher Johnson Elisabeth Martine Oct 18 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Abens John Peter Dickes Margaret [Margaretta] Feb 19 1901 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Abens Michael Eipers Mary 1873 Kane Co., IL Newspaper
Abens Raymond M. Lippy Alice Louise Jul 19 1939 unknown Newspaper
Abrams Harry Seaman Lillian (Abrams) Feb 16 1912 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 179 3180
Ackerman George Eugene Bromley Betsey Mar 16 1881 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 35
Ackley Chester A. Dayton Caroline L. Apr 8 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 123
Ackley Chester Burton "Bert" Kendall Ethel A. Nov 6 1901 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Ackley Fred Marion Sleezer Jessie Alice Mar 8 1911 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 158 3097
Ackley George A. Gunsul Rena Belle Jan 9 1893 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 127
Ackley George B. Foster Sarah Ann Aug 23 1857 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 75
Ackley Ira Larkin Millie Mar 15 1890 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 103
Adams Charles E. Wright Julia C. Sep 11 1873 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 159
Adams Elmer Seth Hull Clara Belle Oct 3 1905 Joliet, IL Newspaper
Adams Ernest Earl Ingemunson Lena Oct 25 1894 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 140
Adams James Taggert Joan Sep 28 1937 unknown Newspaper
Adams John Galleand Harriet "Hattie" Nov 15 1913 Aurora, IL Newspaper
Adams John Quincy Pierce Malinda Dec 3 1856 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 71
Adams Joseph R. Gray Jessie A. Apr 22 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 74
Adams Miles H. Probst Josephine Jan 11 1928 Kendall Co. IL License
Adams Richard Gray Susanah Apr 10 1862 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 102
Adams Samuel Joseph Leonard Gladys A. Mar 21 1923 Kendall Co. IL License
Adams William Maroney Catherine Sep 18 1858 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 82
Adams Wright, Sr. Smith Emily J. Mar 14 1878 Sandwich, IL Newspaper
Agler Charles Shelby Clara Jul 4 1894 ElDorado, OH Newspaper
Agler Johanson Pecoy Adelaide Jan 15 1866 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 121
Agnew John Favor Mary Dec 25 1855 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 65
Ahrens Ernest A., Jr. Lippold Louisa A. Jun 26 1886 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 75
Ahrens Ernest W. Atherton Besse Louise Aug 26 1909 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 2 121 2949
Ahrens Frederick Lippold Wilhelmine A. Apr 9 1885 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 67
Ahrens George W. Lowell Eliza Ann Nov 18 1860 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book A 1 94
Ahrens Henry J. Hage Wilma P. Jan 6 1932 Kendall Co. IL License
Ahrens Henry, Jr. Kollmann Eleonore (1st marriage) Feb 5 1880 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 23
Ahrens Henry, Jr. Leifheit Louise (2nd Marriage) Sep 28 1882 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 45
Akers William R. Hayes Frances A. Feb 7 1884 Kendall Co., IL Marriage Book 1 58
Akes Arthur W. Gunsolley Lois E. Jul 12 1933 Kendall Co. IL License
Albee Albert B. Thompson Anna M. Mar 16 1870 Kane Co., IL Newspaper
Albee Franklin "Frank" Ashley Orpha Eliza Apr 22 1875 Aurora, IL Newspaper
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-23 18:54:59-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson