questions on Vienna cemeteries #austria-czech


Bob Lenk
 

I have recently received some death records >from Vienna (through the
kind efforts of another SIG member). I don't quite understand the
information about burial location in these records:

One record for Salomon KOLLISCH, age 19, death date 16 April 1871,
burial 18 April, lists the place of burial as "allg[emeiner] Platz, 21.
Reihe, No. 12." I cannot find any matching records in the online
database for the Vienna Jewish cemeteries (friedhof.ikg-wien.at) -
whether I search by name, burial date, or plot number.

A second record, for Malvine BÖHM, age 8 months, date of death: 5 May
1882, burial 7 May, and the burial place listed as "7 24 35a"
(presumably in the Zentralfriedhof, but not stated). There are two
children's burials listed above hers, with locations listed with the
same section and row, plot numbers that look like 35b and 34e. If I
look up section 7 row 24 plot 35a in the database, I find an unrelated
person buried there. There is no match for her name.

A third record for Bertha KOLLISCH, age 4, death date 20 July 1867,
burial 22 July, no information given on burial location. There is no
matching person in the cemetery database.

My questions are:

1) a) How were burials of children handled at that time?
b) Was there a specific section of the cemetery used?
c) What was the age at which children were buried as adults?

2) What is the meaning of "allg[emeiner] Platz" as a burial place?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, US

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