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Category: Translation - Polish
Approval Date: 4/7/2013 3:28 PM
Family Surname: Auerbach
Country: Ukraine
Town: Budzanow
Date of Image: 1879
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The is part of a birth record for my grandfather, Falik Auerbach. I am having trouble reading his father, Marcus Auerbach's, occupation. The last word in the record is the name of the town, Budzanow?

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4/8/2013 4:29 AM Not sure. Looks like 'wadzanoz'. I know the word 'wodywoz' means 'water carrier'.
4/9/2013 10:27 AM The last word definitely starts with capital "B", not "w", so it could be the name of the town in one of the noun declination forms (for example "Budzanowie" = "[in] Budzanów") assuming that the lowercase "z" is written with a "tail" going down the line in other parts of this document as well.

I cannot read the profession, I am afraid, but it looks to me like something following the pattern "[noun] w Budzanowie" = "[noun] in Budzanów".

BTW, I have never heard of the word "wodywoz" (and I am native Polish speaker). Perhaps the other comment meant the word "woziwoda" that means "water carrier" indeed, but I cannot see this word in the document anyway.
4/10/2013 11:32 AM The record is in German, the occupation is Diener - servant in Budzanow.
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