Marriage Record – Kelly, Evans (1873)

This is the marriage record for Michael Kelly and Johanna Evans from the late nineteenth century. A marginal-quality reproduction was given to me by the family, which I scanned and am making available here:

ORIGINAL SCAN – Marriage Record – Kelly, Evans (1873)

The license was signed on 19 May 1873, and the ceremony performed on 26 May 1873, in Oakland, Burt County, Nebraska. Michael was 26 years old at the time, and Joanna was 16 years old (verbal consent of her father is indicated on the license). The document itself contains several pieces of key genealogical information, but the handwriting is a bit difficult to read.

Michael’s age is given to be 26 years of age in May 1873. This would imply that he was born in late 1846 or early 1847, which again complicates the question of his actual date of birth. His place of birth is listed as being in Ireland, although I am unable to decipher the name of the town. Joanna’s age is given to be 16 years of age in May 1873. This would imply that she was born in late 1856 or early 1857. Her birth place is listed as being in Canada.

Their parents’ names are also listed on the license. Unfortunately, deciphering their mothers’ maiden names is a challenge.

NameMichael Kelly
RelationshipGroom
License Date19 May 1873
License LocationBurt County, Nebraska
Residence LocationWest Point, Nebraska
Age26
Wedding Date26 May 1873
Wedding LocationOakland, Burt County, Nebraska
Place of BirthListful, Ireland
 
NameJoanna Evans
RelationshipBride
License Date19 May 1873
License LocationBurt County, Nebraska
Residence LocationOakland, Nebraska
Age16
Wedding Date26 May 1873
Wedding LocationOakland, Burt County, Nebraska
Place of BirthCanada
 
NameJohn Kelly
RelationshipGroom's Father
 
NameEllen Corvain
RelationshipGroom's Mother
 
NameRobert Evans
RelationshipBride's Father
 
NameJane Kilda
RelationshipBride's Mother

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