[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Possible twins, wrong dates, or something else?

Sarah Nielsen sarahsolen at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 5 09:18:09 PST 2017

I have the death record and compilation table for Ferdinand Braun #276 here

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99H-C9PD-L?mode=g&i=237&cc=2564996 and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899H-Z9BT-T?mode=g&i=50&cc=2564996

The first is in Russian and the table is in Polish. Am I understanding the table correctly (since my Russian is just enough to recognize names and nothing else) that he was 5 weeks and 4 days old? If so that would put his birthday at Aug 13, 1881. There is no birth record for him.

The reason I am asking is because I have a birth record for Ludwig Braun #211 here https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G99H-C9TJ-T?i=73&cc=2564996 and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99H-8SNB?mode=g&cc=2564996

Ludwig's birth date is Aug 2, 1881.  He and Ferdinand would have been 11 days apart from the same parents.

Ludwig dies only a few days after birth, #253 here https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99H-C9P3-B?mode=g&i=230&cc=2564996  and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899H-Z9BR-V?mode=g&i=46&cc=2564996

Another interesting fact is that in 1882 there is another Ferdinand Braun born on Aug 13. He is #232 here https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G99H-Z9WY-C?mode=g&i=59&cc=2564996 and https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899H-832P?mode=g&i=133&cc=2564996

Based on the indexing at SGGEE (with only month and year) I've just figured they decided to name another child Ferdinand after the first died. It seems awfully coincidental to have the exact same birth day. Could there be an error in the birth year recording for some reason? Also, Ludwig is born in Szczecin while Ferdinand #1 dies in Kobylki.  They are relatively close to each other so that isn't impossible. The Brauns have lots of family in Kobylki.  Ferdinand #2 is also born in Kobylki.  I know there are holes in these records since there is another daughter born in Aug 1883 who grew up and survived to adulthood and there are no birth records for her in the Lublin records.



Sarah Nielsen

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