JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Repeat marriage in the US? #general
Jeff Malka <JeffMalka@...>
No, both marriages were religious marriages by rabbis. The one in the oldtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
country was in the bride's home shtetl. Then the groom - who had come to the
US 6 years earlier - remarried the same bride when she came over a year
I suspect it may be that they had no way to prove in the US that they were
married and therefore paid a rabbi to redo it in NY to simplify matters.
Or, he may have married her in the shtetl so as to get her travel papers to
come to the US, though I do not know if these were needed in 1906-7 or
simply just went back to "find a wife" and arrange for her coming over. Or
just that the religious marriage in the shtetl may have had no civil
registration component, hence the need to remarry in the US.
But I do not know and it was a surprise to find the 2 marriages for the same
people, listing the same parents, etc at 2 different dates and places. So I
was wondering if others had come across this.
(Better 2 marriages than "none" <grin>)
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Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Repeat marriage in the US?
Maybe they 'eloped' and married civilly but not religiously in Europe. When