JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: distance Rypin to Divin #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

People traveled about, for business and other reasons. When marriages were
arranged, the bride and groom didn't have to date (or live together) and get to
know each other.

The fact is that the bride and groom were likely cousins with different branches
of the family living in the two towns. I can give you a list of places where
different branches of one of my families lived, some over 100 miles >from others.

And actually, one of my cousins >from Augustow, Poland, on his naturalization
papers (both Declaration and Petition) said he was born in Marseilles, France.
How is that for distance? He was born in the 1860's around the time of the
rebellion, cholera, and famine, so I assume that the family went to France to
get away >from the trouble, then they went back to Augustow.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ

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