Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fearless Females Marriage Certificate

This is a copy of my grandparents Marriage Certificate, they were married at Nunda, Illinois February 11, 1896. Although it says Anna M. Dillingham was of Nunda, Illinois, I don't think she was living there before the marriage, but in Austin, Minnesota where Anton Hansen lived. Anna's parents Stanislaus P. and Eliza M. (Hellenbolt) Dillingham were living in Nunda, and Danish law required the marriages to be at the parish of the brides parents, so that is probably why they went to Nunda to get married.
Took me quite a while to find Nunda, as it is called Crystal Lake today. We stopped at the library at Crystal Lake and found the wedding announcement, it told about the prosperous farmer Anton Hansen marring Anna M. Dillingham. My dad laughed at that article, as he knew his dad was never a prosperous farmer, he barely scraped by.

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