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Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 12/2/2012 4:20 PM
Family Surname: Feis(s) or Feist
Country: Germany
Town: Gauersheim
Date of Image: 1817
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These are records possibly associated with name changes. I would like to get a transcription and a translation. I am including several records related to the same name (Feiss) in hopes of a) making it easier to understand the boilerplate, and b) helping me understand why there are so many different records with seemingly the same name. I am submitting a second such image separately.

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12/3/2012 4:39 AM 104.) Vor uns Mär der Gemeinde Gauersheim Kantons Kirchheimboland[en] Bezirks Mainz Departments von Donnersberg ist erschienen Abraham Feis welcher erklärt hat, den Namen Feis als Familiennamen und als Vornamen den Namen Abraham beizubehalten und hat mit uns unterschrieben den 19 Okt 1808.

Abraham Feis Breyer? Wär

105.) Vor uns Mär der Gemeinde Gauersheim Kantons Kirchheimboland[en] Bezirks Mainz Departments von Donnersberg ist erschienen Bella Feis welche erklärt hat, den Namen Feis als Familiennamen, und als Vornamen den Namen Bella beizubehalten und hat mit uns unterschrieben den 19 Oktober 1808.

Hebrew Signature Breyer? Wär

106.) Vor uns Mär der Gemeinde Gauersheim Kantons Kirchheimboland[en] Bezirks Mainz Departments von Donnersberg ist erschienen Abraham Feis, welcher erklärt hat, seiner minderjährigen Sohn geboren zu Gauersheim den 30. Dezember 1797 den Namen Feis als Familiennamen und als Vornamen

Before us, the Mayor of the community of Gauersheim, Canton of Kirchheimbolanden, District of Mainz, Department of Donnersberg appeared Abraham Feis who declared that [he is] keeping the family name of Feis and the given name of Abraham and signed below with us on the 19th of October 1808.

[I have never seen the word Mär in German, but it must be the same as Maire in French meaning Mayor or Mayor’s office]

Before us, the Mayor of the community of Gauersheim, Canton of Kirchheimbolanden, District of Mainz, Department of Donnersberg appeared Bella Feis who declared that [she is] keeping the family name of Feis and the given name of Abraham and signed below with us on the 19th of October 1808.

Before us, the Mayor of the community of Gauersheim, Canton of Kirchheimbolanden, District of Mainz, Department of Donnersberg appeared Abraham Feis who declared that his underage son born in Gauersheim the 30th of December 1797 the name Feis as family name and the given name [continued on next image]
12/3/2012 4:50 AM Sorry, in record 105 the word "unterzeichnet" not "unterschrieben" is used. It means essentially the same thing. Perhaps it was meant to indicate that the signature is in Hebrew.

By the way, the given in signature reads something like Beile, and the family name reads Feis with two additional letters (Feisman?). Hopefully someone who can read Hebrew better than I can will respond.
12/3/2012 5:22 AM women used to add a female ending to the family name. That's why Beile or Bella sings as "Feissin"
12/3/2012 11:25 AM "Mär" is indeed a mayor, see the following source:
http://books.google.ca/books?id=B7hLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA382
Ortsvorsteher (Märe)
The word "Mär" also appears in other books about the Rhine province uder French rule.

The mayor's name was Breyer, and he signed as Breyer, Mär, where "Mär" stands for Mayor.
AS
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