Re: Naming a newborn after a sibling who died earlier #galicia

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:03:28 UTC, (Abuwasta Abuwasta)

Dear Genners and Galicianers,
I am searching my maternal family KOENIGSBUCH from
Brzesko, Galicia and am making a steady progress.
Recently I came twice across a phenomenon of a
child(male) which died very early,within a year from
birth, and then the next child which was born was
given the same name.
I would like to hear how common such custom was,if at
Jacob Rosen
I have just such a case in my own Lomza-Gubernia family. My pgm had a
younger brother, known to my parents, named Hersz. According to the LDS
microfilms, there was indeed a brother of the same name, but he was a bit
older than my gm, a fact that had me going around in circles for a good two
years. Later it developed that my ggm, the mother of these three, had become
widowed shortly after the birth of my gm, and that the older Hersz had also
died. The younger one, offspring of a second marriage that I had not known
about and bearer of the recycled name, was therefore only the half brother
of my gm, not her brother as everyone in the family had thought for so many
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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