Re: Unusual phrases encountered in Heirarths-Akt documents #germany


Gerhard Buck <gbuckidstein22@...>
 

The reason for the described riddles are excusable misreadings.

1. This entry concerns an "Entlassungsschein" letter / document of
dismissal >from the "Militaerpflichtigkeit" compulsory service in the
army.

2. The correct word is "Gewerbe" profession or job.

The background: only after serving in the army and with a profession
to feed a family a man got the permission to marry. That is true until
the 1860s. These applications for marriage (4 pages in my research
region) are a wonderful source for genealogists. They bring life to
the meager dates.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany buckidstein@...

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