Norwegian Marriage Records

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Compiled by Elmer Dickson and Owen Thompson.

Source Notes

Some of the records were compiled from microfilm copies of Kendall County marriages filmed by the Latter Day Saints Church. Some records were compied from official Kendall County Marriage Registers, Book A-1, Book 1 and Book 2, covering the period from May 1841 to September 1915. These Marriage Registers were viewed at the County Clerk & Recorder Office of Kendall County in Yorkville, IL. 

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 Source code "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 Source code "License." The dates indicated generally a short period before the actual wedding date.

A final significant source of marriage data was found in Lutheran Church records coded as follows:

Church NameLocationSource Codes
Bethlehem Lutheran Morris, Grundy Co., IL BLCRBap = Baptism
BLCRCon = Confirmation
BLCRFun = Funeral
BLCRMar = Marriage
BLCRMem = Membership
Fox River Lutheran Miller Twp, La Salle Co., IL FRCRBap = Baptism
FRCRCon = Confirmation
FRCRFun = Funeral
FRCRMar = Marriage
FRCRMem = Membership
Grace Lutheran Saratoga Twp, Grundy Co., IL GLCRBap = Baptism
GLCRCon = Confirmation
GLCRFun = Funeral
GLCRMar = Marriage
GLCRMem = Membership
Newark Lutheran Newark, Kendall Co, IL NLCRBap = Baptism
NLCRCon = Confirmation
NLCRFun = Funeral
NLCRMar = Marriage
NLCRMem = Membership
Norway Lutheran Miller Twp, La Salle Co., IL NOCRBap = Baptism
NOCRCon = Confirmation
NOCRFun = Funeral
NOCRMar = Marriage
NOCRMem = Membership
Plattville Lutheran Seward Twp, Kendall Co, IL. PLCRBap = Baptism
PLCRCon = Confirmation
PLCRFun = Funeral
PLCRMar = Marriage
PLCRMem = Membership
Saint John's Lutheran Plano, Kendall Co., IL SJCRBap = Baptism
SJCRCon = Confirmation
SJCRFun = Funeral
SJCRMar = Marriage
SJCRMem = Membership
Scandinavian Lutheran Plano, Kendall Co., IL SLCRBap = Baptism
SLCRCon = Confirmation
SLCRFun = Funeral
SLCRMar = Marriage
SLCRMem = Membership
Trinity Lutheran Millbrook, Kendall Co., IL TLCRBap = Baptism
TLCRCon = Confirmation
TLCRFun = Funeral
TLCRMar = Marriage
TLCRMem = Membership
West Lisbon Lutheran Lisbon Twp, Kendall Co., IL WLCRBap = Baptism
WLCRCon = Confirmation
WLCRFun = Funeral
WLCRMar = Marriage
WLCRMem = Membership
     
     
For example: BLCRCon equals Bethlemhem Lutheran Church Confirmation records    
For example: NLCRFun equals Newark Lutheran Church Funeral records    
     
There are two exceptions to these rules.    
1. Some of the Fox River Lutheran and West Lisbon Lutheran marriage records were combined.   FRWLMar = Marriage
2. The Fox River Lutheran Church Historian compiled some baptism records.   FRHiBap = Baptism

Please see the Church Directory page for contact information for the above churches, if they still exist.



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Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sMar.        Gr.Br.Where GroomWhere BrideKCMar
SurnameGiven NameSurnameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceAgeAgeBorn or FromBorn or FromBkPg
Groom'sGroom'sBride'sBride'sMar.        Gr.Br.Where GroomWhere BrideKCMar
SurnameGiven NameSurnameGiven NameMoDyYrMarriageSourceAgeAgeBorn or FromBorn or FromBkPg
Aaronson Ole Peterson Anna [Ane] Jul 15 1863 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Aarrestad Torleif, Rev. Olson Barbara Jun 24 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 36 25 Thime, Jederen, Nor. Norway, Europe
Abelson Christopher Johnson Elisabeth Martine Oct 18 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Albrektson Anders Tollefson Ingeborg Feb 18 1866 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Aldrich William Reif Amelia Apr 4 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 19 Missouri Ottawa, IL
Alferness Anfin E. Munson Hannah Serina Jul 3 1908 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 95
Alquist Axel Trytell Emma C. Jan 23 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 29 21 Sweden Sweden
Ambel Julius Melton Murley Augusta [Myrebo] Oct 23 1919 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 26 26 Aurora, IL Minooka, IL
Amundson Elias Hanson Helga Feb 5 1872 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Amundson Lewis [Lars] Nelson Helen Feb 22 1889 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 38 19 Skaanevik, Nor. Rosdal,? Norway 1 94
Amundson Olaf W. Olson Isabella Apr 17 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 18 Norway, Europe Coal City, IL
Anderson Alfred Heag Emma Jun 6 1903 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 25 21 Sweden Sweden
Anderson Anders Peterson Anna Oct 14 1864 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Anders N. Salveson Matilda Feb 20 1896 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 20 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Anderson Andrew Munson Emma Nov 9 1898 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 25 19 Etne, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL 2 6
Anderson Andrew A. Thompson Martha Serine Mar 21 1882 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 19 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 42
Anderson Andrew A. [Andreas] Grunstad Isabel G. [Ingeborg] Mar 5 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 30 19 Norway, Europe Saratoga Twp, IL
Anderson Andrew O. [Anders] Seymour Isabelle [Ingeborg] Feb 5 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 24 18 Dyvik, Norway Norway, Europe A 1 128
Anderson Andrew O. [Holmedal] Sandvik Anna Marie Johnson Jun 7 1888 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 20 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 89
Anderson Andrew [Anders] Brewick [Bravick] Josephine H. Sep 15 1892 Seward Twp, IL PLCRMar 39 27 Norway, Europe Mission Twp, IL 1 123
Anderson Andrew [Andreas] Enerson Malene Mar 11 1859 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Andrew [Holmedal] Knudson Kari (widow) May 5 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 55 38 Bergen Stiff, Nor. A 1 173
Anderson Anthony Christianson Carrie Nov 16 1895 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 26 Slesvig, ? Nor. Denmark
Anderson Anton Gravley Letty Mae [Grevle] Jun 23 1925 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 31 31 Bergen, Norway Big Grove Twp, IL
Anderson Arent Elling Oline Jan 20 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar
Anderson Arthur Blaker Gunda J. Jan 30 1915 Fox Twp, IL TLCRMar 24 28 Kendall Co., IL Norway, Europe 2 246
Anderson Arthur "Russell" Ingemunson Mabel Marie Jun 26 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 34 31 Kendall Co., IL Illinois
Anderson Bennie Olson Mary Feb 8 1909 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 26 19 Illinois Norway, Europe
Anderson Carl A. Hegland Ruth M. Mar 27 1937 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 29 21 Illinois Illinois
Anderson Daniel Moe Bertha Jan 28 1886 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Edmund Stephenson Anna Mar 21 1895 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 29 26 Big Grove Twp, IL Lisbon, IL
Anderson Emil Nelson Amanda Regina Apr 9 1892 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 20 Sweden Sweden
Anderson Erik P. Mathre Ane Larsen [Matre] Dec 15 1876 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL
Anderson Gabriel Larson Martha Torgersdatter Feb 18 1875 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 21 18 Fjelberg, Norway Lisbon, IL
Anderson George Elias Johnson Anna Helene Feb 20 1900 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 22 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Anderson Gust E. Anderson Emma Jun 8 1901 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 24 26 Sweden Sweden
Anderson Henry Thompson Betsey Sep 30 1899 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 23 23 Grundy Co., IL Grundy Co., IL
Anderson Henry Johnson Sarah Ane Mar 2 1887 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson Henry [Helge] Osmundson Julia Feb 17 1887 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 26 21 Kendall Co., IL Kendall Co., IL 1 80
Anderson Isaac [Isak] Scott Cecilia T. Mar 15 1873 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 25 23 Big Grove Twp, IL Norway, Europe A 1 157
Anderson Jacob Osmundson Mary [Maria] Jan 22 1867 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar 22 18 Norway, Europe Skaanevik, Nor.
Anderson Jacob Larson Helen [Hjelmeland] Feb 10 1892 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 24 21 Lisbon, IL Lisbon, IL 1 118
Anderson James Anderson Rance Arita Jul 4 1919 Big Grove Twp, IL NLCRMar 28 22 Norway, Europe Iowa
Anderson John Anderson Magrethe Jan 27 1869 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson John Walker Harriet "Hattie" Jan 3 1906 Grundy Co., IL BLCRMar 30 25 Kendall Co., IL Saratoga Twp, IL
Anderson John H. Johnson (Thompson) Mangela Feb 14 1884 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 27 20 Kendall Twp, IL Norway, Europe 1 58
Anderson Joseph T. Thompson Ragnhild Nellie Sep 12 1891 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 24 Bergen, Norway Norway, Europe 1 113
Anderson Lars Andrewson Halvorson Betsey Apr 11 1868 La Salle Co., IL FRWLMar
Anderson LaVerne Kempke Francis P. Sep 28 1929 Grundy Co., IL GLCRMar 21 19 Joliet, IL Joliet, IL
Anderson Martin Johnson Isabel Feb 28 1879 Big Grove Twp, IL WLCRMar 23 22 Lisbon, IL Kvinnherad, Nor.
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Data last uploaded on 2013-06-22 21:54:07-0500 CDT by Elmer Dickson