Thank you so very much for your reply, and most especially for the additional historical data. I had wondered if the civil marriage registration was like a license or the actual marriage. Thank you. I understand much better now.
Yes, I noticed some of his letters run together in the Latin as well, but I can stumble my way through it a little better now. And much easier than the German. I just can't make out the letters on those.
Thank you again for your kindness and explaining things to me.