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German marriages held in London in 1905???? #general


msalzbank
 

Does anyone know a reason why someone, living in Berlin circa 1905
would have left Berlin **just** to marry in London? Both husband and wife
were living in Berlin and continued to live in Berlin after the wedding.

My grandfather's uncle's second marriage was held in London...even
though he was living in Germany for nearly 20 years at that time and
married a woman born in Germany.

This man's daughter (>from his first marriage) also married in 1905,
also traveled to London **just** for the wedding?

I do not know of any relatives in London...is it possible that there
was a law in Germany that "aliens" could not marry citizens of
Germany in 1905? As a result that "eloped" in London?

Both my grandfather's uncle and his first cousins were not born in
Germany and were marrying those who were born in Germany?

Michael Salzbank


Hannah Berliner Fischthal
 

Michael Salzbank <msalzbank@gmail.com> wrote:
Does anyone know a reason why someone, living in Berlin circa 1905
would have left Berlin **just** to marry in London?...
My grandparents, living in Antwerp, married in London in 1924 to avoid
the long waiting period in Belgium. This may have been the case for
your relatives in Germany.

Hannah Berliner Fischthal
New York
BERLINER, RUBINSTEIN, WEISMAN
Hannahbf@aol.com


Dan Ruby
 

Hello Michael. Did you ever learn more about this? I have the same puzzle. Two of my family members from Berlin married in London in 1908 and 1911. I obtained marriage certificate for one of them. They were listed at an address in Whitechapel and married at the Register Office without a Jewish ceremony. Both marriages were part of a double marriage with another Berlin couple who witnessed for each other. Everyone returned to Berlin afterwards.

You posted many years ago. I hope you are still active.

Dan Ruby
Oakland CA


Dan Ruby
 

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 07:49 AM, msalzbank wrote:
Does anyone know a reason why someone, living in Berlin circa 1905
would have left Berlin **just** to marry in London? Both husband and wife
were living in Berlin and continued to live in Berlin after the wedding.
I have this same puzzle: two different family members from Berlin who married in London in 1908 and 1911, then returned to Germany. Why? Both marriages involved Galician Jews who had settled in Berlin. Did Germany require citizenship obtain a marriage license? How prevalent was the practice of traveling to London to marry?

Dan Ruby