JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial practices in Poland circa 1901 #general


Allen Kurtz
 

Fellow researchers,

Before I post this question on discussion boards for Warsaw or Poland,
I thought I'd ask it here.

My great grandfather, Meir Tsvi Ferszt, died in Gombin/Gabin, Poland
in 1901. He was buried, however, in Okopowa Cemetery in Warsaw.
Gombin/Gabin and Warsaw are approximately 55 miles (88 km) apart.
Although the Ferszt family appears to have gone back and forth between
Gombin/Gabin and Warsaw on multiples occasions (some of Meir's
children were born in Gombin, others in Warsaw), his 1901 death record
clearly gives a street address in Gombin.

My question is: was the transfer of bodies between locations common? I
would assume that it took at least three days to transfer the body by
horse and wagon. Any insights you might have would be much
appreciated.

Sincerely,

Allen Kurtz
Mahopac, NY USA

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