Iroquois County Genealogical Society


Old Courthouse Museum
103 West Cherry Street
Watseka, IL 60970-1524
(815)432-3730

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Iroquois County Marriage Notices published in

"The Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner".

      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.

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      Philip D. Smith
      3717 Florida Avenue
      Gurnee, IL 60031

      Phone: [847] 360-9427        Email: psmithlakeco@msn.com
Email: Philip D. Smith

Iroquois County Marriage Notices published in
"The Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner".



L-3. FORT TEXT _Rev.pdf PDF Icon (7.5 Kb)

L-3. FORT MARR TABLE 1 (Rev).pdf PDF Icon (14.2 Kb)

L-3. FORT GROOM TABLE 2 (Rev).pdf PDF Icon (12.0 Kb)

L-3. FORT BRIDE TABLE 3 (Rev).pdf PDF Icon (12.2 Kb)

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