JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Skeleton in my cupboard? #general

Madeleine Sann

Hello Ingrid

I've volunteered with JRI/Poland for years. While your great grandparents' ages
are a little young, but not impossible (and possibly not exactly correct), what
the record you see is the record of their civil marriage. They had Judka almost
certainly after they'd had a Jewish marriage. The law allowed "legitimization"
of the child when the couples had the state recognized wedding. My GGP had
their civil wedding in Galitzia after their first 9 or 10 children were born,
following a Jewish marriage. They were Hasids and certainly weren't having kids
without being married...



Madeleine Sann

Philadelphia PA and
West Bath ME

On Mar 21, 2019, ingrid rockberger <ingjoyrock@...> wrote:
I recently obtained the marriage record of my paternal grandmother's parents.
After all the usual information, the record adds: "They also stated that before
entering into marriage they had conceived during their cohabitation a son,
Judka, born in the local town on September 1/13 1868. They recognize him as
their own by this marriage record, and on the basis of article 291 of the Civil
Code of the Kingdom of Poland, they secure for him the status and rights of a
legitimate child." I worked out that this child was conceived when my great
grandparents were about 16 years old! I am asking all our experts if this was
unusual - or not? The marriage took place in December 1869 in Kaluszyn.

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