JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gattin #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>

Harry Schlanger asks:

I read the name >from a German birth certificate for Alfred SCHLANGER. It

...des Herrn Leopold Schlanger und dessen Gattin Rifka, Ascher /:Alfred:/

If "Gattin" means spouse in German, it's obvious the remainder Rifka,
Asher must be the name. However, now I am not sure if Rifka or Asher is
the family name, or if both are first names. Any suggestions?

Since Asher is a man's first name, Rifka would be the wife's name-Asher
is probably her Father. So it would be Rifka the daughter of Asher.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY

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