Source Information

DeKalb County, Illinois DeKalb County, Illinois Marriages, 1864-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data:

DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder [Ill.], comp. DeKalb County, Illinois, Marriage Index, 1864–1962. DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore, Illinois, 2012.

About DeKalb County, Illinois Marriages, 1864-1962

This database is an index to marriages occurring in DeKalb County, Illinois, between 1864 and 1962. For each entry you will find:

  • groom’s name
  • bride’s name (including maiden name)
  • marriage date
  • link to purchase a copy of the record from DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder

How to Use These Records

Requesting a copy of the actual record from the county clerk’s office is a good next step. The record will include more details than are found in this index. After you locate a record, you can click through to the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorders’ website and order a copy online for a fee. Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll be able to download the record in a .zip file. For more information, visit the DeKalb County Genealogy Online website.

Historical Background

DeKalb County, Illinois, was incorporated March 4, 1837. Named for the Alsace baron Johann de Kalb, who fought alongside Washington in the American Revolutionary War, DeKalb County was originally part of Kane County. Settlers began arriving in the area in the mid-1830s, and by 1840 there were more than 300 households enumerated in the county. The rolling prairies made it an attractive destination for farmers.