Re: Contextual understanding of ozvegy and elvalt #hungary

Sandor Bacskai <eretzhagar@...>

Dear Larry Kohn,

If you see the first case (Kraus-Pollak marriage, VM11834, entry
number 5), you can see David Pollak as a witness. I guess he was
same to David, the father of Johanna. So the first name was maiden
I am sure the registrar was consistent...


Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary

On 2008. May. 12, at 8:04, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Contextual understanding of ozvegy and elvalt
From: "Larry Kohn" <larry@...>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 21:18:57 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

I am transcribing Budapest marriage records for the All Hungarian
The records are for the year 1879 and in some cases I am uncertain
about how
to interpret the meaning of what is written for a bride who, prior
to this
marriage, had either been widowed or divorced. Specifically, is
her maiden
name given first, followed by ozvegy/elvalt and then followed by her
previous husband's surname, or is the meaning just the reverse?
Here are some examples:
(For size considerations I only included the register headings in
the first

POLLAK Johanna elv EICHENBAUM (viewmate image VM11834, entry number 5)

MAHLER ozvegy WERTHEIMER Roza (viewmate image VM11835, entry number
10 )

RAUCH elv SEILER Netti (viewmate image VM11836, entry number 40)

WEISZ ozv LIPPE Terez (viewmate image VM11837, entry number 65)

Thanks in advance,
Larry Kohn
Reston, Virginia
KOHN in Tolcsva and New York/Bronx
GRUN in Tolcsva, Presov and Dukla
WEISZ in Tolcsva and Miskolc
KLEIN in Tolcsva and Sarospatak
BERGER and SCHWARTZ in Satoraljaujhely
CHIZICK in Kovel
ZUKER in Ustilug

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