Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my question about two
weddings, decades apart.
It seems that several other GerSIGers have encountered this situation,
and the general consensus seems to be that the first was a rabbinical
marriage, the second a civil one. Might have been that the first one
was not officially recognized by the authorities in some instances, or
that after 1874 the paternity of the children needed to be officially
established with German authorities by way of civil marriage.
Thanks again. Irene Peters email@example.com