Germanic Genealogy

11 Sep 2013

German Parish Record Translation of the Marriage of Carl Bauch and Anna Braun

German Parish Record Translation of the Marriage of Carl Bauch and Anna Braun on 28 November 1837, Rawitsch, Posen, Prussia.

Today’s post is about my continuing adventures trying to translate 19th century German parish records without knowing German. This a great record, full of interesting details and categories of information I’ve never seen in a parish marriage record before.

My friend Fran and I labored so long and hard on this and we still had to call on our German Genealogy teacher, Cari Thomas, to bail us out of the very hard parts. And now we know what a Schwarzviehhändler is. Thanks, Fran and Cari. (I just don’t know how to tell you both that this turned out not to be actually ancestors of mine. But we learned a lot!)

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Nro. | Jahr und Tag Trauung | Name des Geistlichen, welcher die Trauung Verrichtet | Vor= Zu= und Geschlechts = Name der Getrauten, Aufenthalts = Ort, Stand und Gewerbe, auch ob die Trauung in der Kirche oder zu Hause vollzogen

No. | Year and Day of Marriage Ceremony | Name of clergyman who performed the marriage ceremony | Fore- and Sur- and Lineage Name of Couple Being Married, Residence Place, Occupation and Trade, also if the marriage ceremony was performed in the church or at home |

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22 Jun 2013

Obituaries from Chicago German-Language Newspapers for Gottfried Hann

Today’s topic is obituaries from Chicago German-Language newspapers for Gottfried Hann (1861-1896), my great-grandfather, as I continue trying to read 19th-c. German without actually knowing any.

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Chicago Abendpost, Samstag, den 17 October 1896, S. 4

Gestorben: Gottfried Hann, geboren am 2. May 1861 im Ladis, Tyrol, 35 Jahre alt. Gestorben am 17. Oktober 1896. Hinterlasst Frau und zwei kinder. Beerdigung findet statt Montag, den 19. Oktober. Nachmittags 2 Uhr. von 21 Dayton Str. Tyroler und Vorarlberger Verein Chicago. F.A. Mathis, Sekretär. Daniel Kulin, Pres.

Died: Gottfried Hann was born on 2nd May 1861 in Ladis, Tyrol, 35 years old. Died on 17th October 1896. Leaving his wife and two children. Burial will be held Monday, 19th October. 2 o’clock in the afternoon. [Funeral party leaving] from 21 Dayton Street. Tyroler and Vorarlberg Club Chicago. F.A. Mathis, Secretary Daniel Kulin, President.

(I left the Victorian hearse ad in there because it’s cool. Gottfried’s family couldn’t afford a get-up like that. In fact, he was buried in a rented grave and when they family couldn’t pay, they buried him deeper and resold the plot at Saint Boniface Cemetery in Chicago.)

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11 Jun 2013

Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania

Here’s the promised updated translation of the German parish record for the death of Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania:

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Corrected:

48/23

Den Drei und zwanzigste Dezember Morgens um ¼ auf 9 Uhr, starb an Geschwulst Anna Regina König verwitwete Linde, des verstorbene Tuchmachermeister Johann Gottlieb Linde hinterlassene Ehefrau 65 Jahr 6 Mon und 17 Tage alt und würde den auf die Sechs und zwanzigsten ejusd. begraben. Sie hinterlas 2 Söhne und 1 Tochter.

Death No. 48/23 Female

The twenty-third December ¼ of 9 o’clock in the morning, died of a tumor Anna Regina Koenig widow Linde, the deceased master clothmaker Johann Gottlieb Linde surviving wife 65 years 6 months and 17 days old and to be on the twenty-sixth of the same month buried. Her survivors 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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16 May 2013

Death of Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania

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The death of Anna Koenig Linde of Freienwalde, Pomerania is this week’s homework for the Germanic Genealogy class I’m taking (again) from Cari Thomas in Santa Barbara. She’s a wonderful teacher with a true love of her subject and I’m learning so much. Here is this week’s translation homework:

Death No. 48/23 Female

The twenty-third December ¼ of 9 o’clock in the morning, died of a growth/tumor Anna Regina Koenig [widowed name?] Linde, the deceased master clothmaker Johann Gottlieb Linde _____ surviving ____ wife 65 years 6 months and 17 days old and ____ on the twenty-sixth of the same month buried. Her survivors 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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