Orphans circa late 19th century #galicia


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I have always been told that my grandfather, Moshe Schwartz, was an "orphan" when he married my grandmother in Kalish (now in Ukraine).  Does anyone know if there were orphanages?  I do not know how old he was when he became an orphan.  If his parents died when he was a young adult, I would think they would not have used the term "orphan".

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