[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Govodniza confirmation record - old German

marmel marmel at pctcnet.net
Wed Feb 22 06:43:05 PST 2012

Hi Drew,

I've been studying old German handwriting now for 5 years.  Both Nowina and Govodniza end in "a" (which looks like an 'er' to us -- the a is not closed at the top).

Adolf Schmidt, Sohn der Nikolaus Schmidt geboren 11 September 1894 und der Lutherina gb. [geboren] Kraushaar und getauft im Govodniza, ist nach empfangenem Unterricht im Worte Gottes am 25 Febuary 1919 in Luther(ische) Kirche zu Nowina konfirmiert worden und nunmehr zum heiligen Abendmahl zugelassen.    Pastor W. Schlupp

--I'm not sure about the words in red.  Kraushaar means frizz or frizzed hair.  Was he born with frizzy hair?  Maybe someone with better German language skills can help with that.

Linda in WI

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