To whom it may concern: Recently, while searching the Illinois State Archives On Line Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marrlst.html), I came across the following notation: Marriage records in Iroquois County before October 1866 were destroyed by a courthouse fire. Marriages before October 1866 were entered from the Iroquois Journal and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church records. If the marriage entries are not complete, you may be interested in 6 Iroquois County marriage notices that were published in a Waukegan, IL newspaper, "The Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner". Attached is a short description of the newspaper and Tables 1, 2, and 3, which lists the notices. Items of interest are notices 4 thru 9 on Table 1. Why these notices were published in Waukegan I do not know. Of the three clergymen (F. S. Gardner, Johathan Wright & Jacob A. Whitman) who performed these weddings, the name of one (Gardner) appears in a later local wedding (perhaps he was a so called circuit rider). Anyway, hope the attachments are useful. If you have any questions, please contact me. *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Philip D. Smith 3717 Florida Avenue Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone:  360-9427 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail: Philip D. Smith
Iroquois County Marriage Notices published in
"The Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner".