Marriage of Fredrick George Schneeberg to Wilhelmina "Minnie" Maack on 29 April 1891, in New York #germany #usa


I have obtained a copy of the marriage certificate for Frederick and Wilhelmina (see attached).  The celebrant was a Leo Koenig, and the Official Station looks like "Louth Tarbor" or "South Tarbor"; maybe this is an abbreviation for South Tabernacle?  The certificate shows that Frederick was born in Schiffdorf, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany.  I should be grateful if anyone could be able to confirm the definite words/abbreviation shown against Official Station and, if that is a Jewish location in New York, any information about the Schneebergs of the late 19th century, at that location. Going back further, I would also welcome any information, which people may be able to share, regarding the Schneebergs of Schiffdorf, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany.

With thanks in anticipation

Philip Mark Hunt

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Robert Murowchick

Hi Philip,
What you see as Louth Tarbor is actually "Luth. Pastor," as the words "Official Station" refer not to a place but rather " taken and deemed to mean the office by virtue of which said person solemnizes such a marriage; and to describe such office in returns of marriages the words "justice of the peace," "minister of the gospel," "priest," or "rabbi," only shall be used." ("Registration of Vital Statistics" chapter, in Charles V. Chapin, Superintendent of Health of the City of Providence, 1901). Rev. Leo Koenig was the Lutheran pastor named here, and his family residence at 80 W. 12th St. in Manhattan matches that named in family obituaries. He was affiliated with the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation--see attached articles.
Bob Murowchick

Robert Murowchick    <robertmurowchick AT>
Needham, MA

Researching these family links:
MUROWCHICK/MURAWCHICK/MURAWCZYK etc (David-Gorodok, Belarus, New Jersey, Chicago)
KUNECK/KONIK/KYONIK (Kozhan-Gorodok, Belarus)
EPSTEIN/EPSTINE (Gavish/Gavieze, Liepaja, Latvia)
SEGAL/SIEGEL (Tilsit, Koenigsburg, Germany; Baltimore; Chicago)