14 September 2009

Harm Fecht 1905 Champaign County--actual marriage license

This is a part of the actual marriage license for Harm Fecht and Engel Loeschen from Champaign County, Illinois in 1905. Astute readers who compare this image to the "informational" section of the license (which I blogged about earlier) will note that the license asks for the age of bride and groom as of their next birthday and the license asks for their age at the time of the marriage.

Maybe this was to trick them up to see if they were giving their real age.