Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany
There were, at times, civil laws that only allowed the eldest Jewish son to marry. The religious community recognized the marriage as legitimate but not the civil authorities.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
On 5/22/2020 8:41 PM, rich.meyersburg@... wrote:
I recently had some birth notices translated from old written German by members of this SIG, and I am very grateful. However in two of the instances, both from Hebenshausen in 1840, the births were described as unehelich, which was translated as illegitimate.