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richifield@...
 

A family photo of a soldier in a WWI Austrian army uniform is labeled "George Bloomfield." A newspaper article from 1915/16 says that this "George," the second cousin of a member of our family, was killed on the western front. I know that his family name was Blumenfeld, which almost all of those who emigrated changed to Bloomfield. But in all of the birth records for their home village of Momberg in Hessen I find no "Georg." There is also no "Georg" listed in the Verlustlisten for WWI. The Blumenfelds we are related to that fell in the war were Isaac and Moritz -- second cousins. Comparing photos of Isaac and "George" it appears they could be the same person. Has "Georg" been used in other situations as a "translation" of the name "Isaac?"

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Susan&David
 

Another possibility: He could have had a second given name e.g.,
Yitzchak Gershon.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 5/4/2020 4:07 AM, richifield@... wrote:
A family photo of a soldier in a WWI Austrian army uniform is labeled
"George Bloomfield." A newspaper article from 1915/16 says that this
"George," the second cousin of a member of our family, was killed on
the western front. I know that his family name was Blumenfeld, which
almost all of those who emigrated changed to Bloomfield. But in all of
the birth records for their home village of Momberg in Hessen I find
no "Georg." There is also no "Georg" listed in the Verlustlisten for
WWI. The Blumenfelds we are related to that fell in the war were Isaac
and Moritz -- second cousins. Comparing photos of Isaac and "George"
it appears they could be the same person. Has "Georg" been used in
other situations as a "translation" of the name "Isaac?"


Sally Bruckheimer
 

There were no rules for 'translating' names. My grandmother Matilda, Aunt Tilly to those who knew her, was, on her birth record, Rosa.
George could be Isaac, but so could Michael, Peter, Sam, and anything else he liked.
This is asked every day with whatever name,
 
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Dorann Cafaro
 

My great Uncle was Isaak Grauer on his birth certificate in Raudnitz an der Elbe North Bohemia but his name in Baltimore became Ignatius/Ignnatz.


Eva Lawrence
 


-- I'd try looking for his birth in the home town of his maternal grandmother. In the past, women often went 'home to mother' for the birth of their first child, since she was experienced and doctors cost money.  . 
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.