Re: Relationship question #general

Sally Bruckheimer

Many years ago, when early deaths were common, kids often took the family name of the stepfather after their widowed mother remarried. It is possible that one or both of these children, Annie WALDHORN and Aron KENIG, did this. If the death certificate says her name was Annie KENIG NADLER, then married WALDHORN, this might have happened here.

Annie might have been born to the mother and father KENIG, but her mother was widowed and remarried NADLER. Since you don't have all the first names, we have a lot of 'wiggle room'. It is possible too, that her mother died then, and her stepfather remarried, so that the children might only have known the stepfather and 2nd (or third) wife. Things weren't officially recorded if a parent died and the remaining parent remarried. It is so sad to see a 20 year old widow or widower remarrying.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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