Stephen Denker wrote "But apparently according to his naturalization
documents his 55 year-old mother went elsewhere for his birth -
perhaps because there had been a cholera pandemic in Galicia for
several years before my grandfather was born in 1870."
It seems like a common practice. My great grandmother lived in
Kolomea (now Kolomyya). On the Kolomyya birth records, which are
plentiful, they list her home town as Monastryska with each birth. For
one child, it's listed as Buczacz (now Buchach). This is >from 1888-1902.
I think that's where her parents lived. Since she had a midwife for all of
her children's births, my question is, did these midwives deliver at
home or at a hospital? Almost every birth certificate in JewishGen lists
a midwife on the original birth document.
Brooklyn, New York
searching TERNER, MOLDAUER, GOLDSCHEIN, KINIGSBERG,
KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, SCHWARZFELD (Kolomea, Buczacz,
Monastryska, and Galicia in general for all)