There are several quick tips from this 1863 marriage from Adams County, Illinois:
- don’t crop so close that you omit key details–the month and year don’t show in my image (they are at the very top of the page)
- don’t assume that there wasn’t a marriage after a “long-term” spouse died–I almost overlooked this reference to Antje for that reason
- Google that minister–a Google search for “tjaden minister adams county” directed to me where he probably was a pastor (and that was just a start in finding where he was affiliated in 1863)
Antje moved around. In 1880 she was in Denver, Colorado, and she eventually died in Albuquerque, New Mexico.