Information about Vienna 1800s Occupation #austria-czech


I seek information about the occupation "Commissionaer" in mid 1800s
Vienna. Is it some type of important appointed civil official? Would the
Stats Archiv in Vienna have records to identify such individuals?

Thanks for any helpful information or suggestions.

Jim Castellan

Background information:
I am trying to locate Jacob/Jakob/Jacques MAYER, the husband of Anna
MAYER, geb. HERZFELD, who died 5 August 1896 in Vienna and was buried in
the Vienna Zentralfriedhof Tor I.

Her 1896 Vienna Jewish Death Record found in the Family History Library
microfilm translates she was "widow of Commissionar Jacob M.[ayer]". The
script is difficult to read, but It may also indicate either Anna, Jacob
or both were >from Pressburg (now Bratislava).

Her burial record on JewishGen's WW Burial Registry notes Anna Mayer was
97 years old at death, she lived at 1020, Praterstrasse 10
and her occupation was Commissionaerwitwe (Commissionars widow).

I have not found any reasonable candidate for the Vienna death of this
Jewish Jacob/Jakob/Jacques Mayer in the FHL MFs or the JewishGen WW
Burial Registry in Vienna.

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