Query about Hungarian marriage certificate from 1903 #hungary #general


Richard Gartner
 

Hello everyone,
 
This is my first message to this list and I would like to say hello. My query relates to a record I have found of my grandparents' marriage in 1903. It took place in Kezmarok, now in Slovakia but then in the Kingdom of Hungary.
 
My grandmother was born Rosa SCHENKHEIN in Krakow in 1885 but on the record she is recorded as 'Rachel GARTNER' - GARTNER was her groom's surname. This is rather strange but I wonder if it was the custom to record the bride with her new surname and to use a biblical first name instead of her original one?
 
I wonder if anyone who has experience with the genealogy of this area could clear up this mystery?
 
Many thanks and it's nice to meet you all!
 
Best wishes,
Richard Gartner
 
 

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