Peoria County, Illinois
First Marriages in the County by Township
Akron Township: In 1833, William Morrow was united with Miss Martha White.
Brimfield Township: Mr. L. L. Guyer and Miss Elvira M. Wiley, Rev. George Wilkison performed the ceremony.
Elmwood Township: Abner Smith to Eliza Ann Doyle, in March, 1834
Richwoods Township: Charles Ballance, of Peoria to Miss Julia Snebly in 1835.
Jubilee Township: Samuel Snider to Mary Jane Stansbury, in 1839
Logan Township: The first marriage was James Harker Jr. to Miss Susan Van Patten in the year 1834
Medina Township: Abner Cooper to Sally Sheldon in February, 1826, near Mossville by Rev. Mr. Cormack, a Baptist preacher.
Millbrook Township: At the residence of C. W. Stanton, December 15, 1837, by Therrygood Smith, Esq.
The parties married were Mr. T. Greeley, a native of Salisbury, N. H., and Miss Chloe A. Barnes, a native of New York
HARMS - LOHMAN
State of Illinois, County of Peoria - The People of the State of Illinois, To Any Person Authorized To Soleminze Marriages-
Greetings: You are hereby authorized to join in the HOLY BONDS OF MATRIMONY, and to celebrate the Rites and Ceremonies of Marriage between Andreas HARMS and Miss Augusta LOHMAN and this shall be your good and sufficient warrant: and you are required to return this license to me within thirty days after the celebration of such marriage, with a Certificate of the same appended thereto, and signed by you, under the penalty of One Hundred Dollars. In Witness Whereof, I shake hereunto set my hand and Leaf of said County, this 28th day of; December A.D 1879. John D. M"Clure County Clerk ounty of Peoria, Illinois, Januar y 2, 1879
This is to Certify, That , Rev. M. J. Tjaden did, on the 29th day of December 1879, agreeably to the authority given in the above License, join in Marriage Mr. Andreas HARMS and Miss Augusta LOHMAN (Signed) Mr. J. Tjaden, Minister [Andrea Harmes- Sindt for contributing Nov. 1998.]
SWEAT - HINES
James Sweet [Sweat] and Elizabeth Hines from Peoria County; married 13 Sept 1855 by Isaac Kellar.VIEW PICTURE [Submitted by: Edith Reeves]
TANNER - GOSNEY
Marriage of Joseph Tanner and Susan Gosney, July 4, 1857 Peoria County, Illinois, by Bernard Barty(?), J.P. VIEW PICTURE [Submitted by Marvel B. Delahaye]
These Marriages took place in Kickapoo, IL.:
- Valentine "Wallie" HEIN Z married Mary Ann "Mayme" KIRCHGESSNER, Feb. 7,1907
- Marie Elizabeth HEINZ married Benjamin F. DOERING, April 11,1928
- Andrew F. HEINZ married Margaret BIENEMANN, June 19, 1935
- Andrew F. HEINZ married Vi HAVER, March 4, 1972
Contributed by: Chuck Heinz
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