Re: Occupation - 'spekulant' in Polish #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>

On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 18:59:49, (Basil &
Linda Samuels) wrote:

Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears in
a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who was 23
at the time has this occupation.
It just means "speculator". The man was presumably devoted to buying
cheap and selling dear, and making profitable "combinations", and the
like. If he was so described at the age of 23, he must have been a
salty character with a great future.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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