Re: Meaning of "rentier" in 1890s Bucharest #romania

Francoise Kraft

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In french, language widely spoken and used in Romania in the 19th
century the word "rentier" means a person who lives on interests of a
capital.So it can be indeed a pensioner or a person who lives on rents
of houses etc

Francoise Kraftray

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Subject: Meaning of "rentier" in 1890s Bucharest
From: Bob Friedman <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:24:10 -0400
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I am trying to understand what Bucharest city directories >from the 1890s mean
by the term "rentier," which is seemingly used as an occupation. The main
interpretation suggested by Google Translate is
"annuitant," i.e., someone who is collecting an annuity, which I imagine would
be similar to a "pensioner" or "retiree." An alternate suggestion is
"independent gentleman," which sounds like it might be a property owner who
collects rents.

Anyone have a definitive answer?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Subject: Fwd: re: New Cemetery in Cluj-Napca
From: Daniel Horowitz <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:57:09 +0300
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Hi Reuven, thanks for this information.
I was also in Cluj this summer, but could not visit the cemetery.

I check and find out that the Jewish Cemetery in Cluj-Napoca is also
tagged in BillionGraves Here you
can see a few images of the cemetery and it looks like is in good
shape like others I visited in the area, like the Gherla Jewish
This one I manage to photograph complete -261 photos- and now is being
transcribe by people able to read and write Hebrew you are all more
than welcome to help.

Back to Cluj, if you have photos of this cemetery, feel free to upload
them to BillionGraves so other people could transcribe them If you
need help with this I will be more than happy to assist. Maybe we can
have someone local to visit and take more -or all- graves there.

I also noticed that someone posted in BillionGraves records >from the
cemetery -probable >from the care taker. I have upload them to
transcribe at
Although not great images, and clearly only 2 >from many others, I will
try to contact the people I meet in Cluj to get more images but if
anyone out there know or have this images would love to make them
available for transcription and then upload the result records to

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz

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Subject: New Cemetery in Cluj-Napca
From: Reuven Stern <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:04:01 +0300
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Dear RomSiggers.
I visited the new cemetery in Cluj-Napoca last week.
By the data I found in JOWBR I looked for this cemetery at 116 Clea Turzi=
At this address I found an old and inactive Jewish cemetery, but not the
new Jewish
cemetery. The new Jewish cemetery is at 154/156 Calea Turzii as can also
be seen
in the picture posted in JOWBR
Reuven Stern



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