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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 2/3/2013 7:49 PM
Family Surname: Lichtenstern, Ehrlich
Country: Czech Republic
Town: Bustehrad
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This is from the birth matricks in book 536 for Hostoun. It's confusing to me. It seems to list 2 children that Judit Lichtenstern had, one with Josef Ehrlich (in 1836) and one with David Lichtenstern born Ehrlich (in 1826). I'm wondering if the David Lichtenstern born Ehrlich thing is about familiant manoeuvring. That still leaves the issue of why Judit's babies seem to have had 2 different fathers, both Ehrlichs.
Any ideas?

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2/5/2013 3:09 PM Only guesses:
Yes, perhaps Judit had no brothers and so her fiance David was adopted by Wolf in order to give him the familiant number. I have no idea if this would have worked, but it sounds plausible.

Perhaps Josef was the brother of David (perhaps elder brother - with the familiant number for Ehrlich). And perhaps David died and Judits child was still young. In such cases it was not uncommon in older times the brother took care for the wife and children of the deceased brother and also married the woman in order to provide her and the child. That happened especially when the man himself was widower with small children.



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