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
 
 


stephen@...
 

Her name is written as Gertner. If you’re certain it’s your grandmother then it’s a mistake. I’ve never seen married names written for the bride, but I’ve seen lots of wrong names being recorded. 
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
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Vivian Kahn
 

Richard,

The wedding was registered by Gideon GARTNER, son of Leopold GARTNER and Eszti STERN. Was he Rosa/Rachel's husband? There should be a second page of the wedding record that lists name of the bride's mother, witnesses, and other information including names and signatures of married couple. Difficult to get a clear image of the document but the note below the bride's date of birth appears to say that there is other information not known to the registrar. 
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California


Peter Absolon
 

Looks to me like incomplete record. Sometimes the registrar made a mistake and left the record unfinished, usually the correct one is on the following page.
Peter Absolon