[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Death entry in new 1900-1912 records.
eleanorhaas at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 12:55:27 PST 2017
Just a thought...there is an entry, not made by me, of my son and his wife,
but with him attached to other parents. Don't know who entered, or why he
is listed (all dates ET correct) but to a different family. Only the
submitter can change it....killed my desire for genealogy. Who/what can be
On Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 1:16 PM Linda Bowen <lindakb45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting Richard. This death record says married.
> I'm grasping at straws with this line. The age of this August Bloch is
> right to be my great grandfather.
> However this August Bloch's line is a recent addition to the Pedigree
> files and after looking at those I don't think this is the
> right person.
> I'm looking for an August Bloch born about 1840 who had a brother
> Gustav B. abt 1851
> Gustav was married to Henriette Falkenberg. There is only an index
> marriage record for Gustav.
> There is an 1885 index marriage record for August Bloch to Emilie
> Stebner Matschulat. Emilie was younger.
> My family believes that this was August's 3rd marriage.
> Emilie had children born between 1883-1896.
> On 1/14/2017 1:11 PM, Richard J Flanagan wrote:
> > Linda,
> > Your question intrigued me enough to have a look in the original
> > database file. Here is what I found. There are 26,398 entries in the
> > Volhynian death index. There are 10 different types of descriptor in
> > file for "Marital Status".
> > 1) Gymnasium Pupil (i.e. high school student) 1
> > 2) Madam (?) 1
> > 3) Maiden 579
> > 4) Married 5,721
> > 5) Single 500
> > 6) Soldier 13
> > 7) Unmarried 133
> > 8) Widow 1,029
> > 9) Widower 379
> > 10) Blank 18,102
> > As you can see 69% of the entries under marital status are blank.
> > wonder if this is because nearly all of the residents of Volhynia 45
> > of age or older were newcomers who had arrived after the Polish
> Rebellion of
> > 1863. We know that August Bloch came from Poland - he was born in
> > Przedecz. If he had been a widower while in Poland, it is likely that he
> > was now living amongst people who might not have met his wife or have
> > her name.
> > As for the words used to describe marital status in the index, it
> > should be pointed out that they were recorded in Russian at the time
> from a
> > German speaking source and recently retranslated back into German and
> > re-re-translated into English last year. Considering their complicated
> > linguistic journey they are surprisingly informative.
> > Richard Flanagan
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ger-Poland-Volhynia [mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at sggee.org]
> > Behalf Of Linda Bowen
> > Sent: 13 January, 2017 8:08 PM
> > To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
> > Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Death entry in new 1900-1912 records.
> > If a death record indicates the person was married, but there is no name
> > the spouse, does that mean the record didn't have the name of the spouse
> > was it just not added to the entry?
> > The record I'm wondering about is the death an August Bloch who died in
> > March 26, 1912.
> > TIA
> > Linda Bowen
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