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Submitted by Ellen H Caplan

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Polish
Approval Date: 1/25/2023 11:32 AM
Family Surname: Scharfstein
Country: Ukraine
Town: Mielnica
Date of Image: 2/5 1927
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edited text, following 2 helpful responses:

I have posted the comments section of the vital record of birth in 1907 of Berisch Scharfstein, registered in Mielnica, Galicia. The comments section has 2 notes, the 2nd written May 2, 1927 referring to something on April 1, 1927 that will hopefully provide answers as to what happened.

I now know that the first comment, written in German, relates to his parents' civil marriage.

It's the 2nd comment, written in Polish, that I am particularly interested in. This young man died by drowning in 1927, and I would appreciate knowing if this is what is said, and if there is any additional information.

The full birth record which you may find of help is in JewishGen is at:

Many thanks.

Ellen Caplan

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1/25/2023 11:57 PM Two comments, different pens, handwriting, languages.
The first is German, referring to a legal marriage presumably of his parents.

The second contains the Polish word for "dead" = "zmart", the data 4 April 1927, according to the death register and a link to further registration book, with 2 May 1927 date.

One word looks to me like it could be Vienna - is that possible?

You may want to search for the scanned image of this: A death registration for a "Lewisch Scharfstein" in Vienna:

Use to get the image.

"Lewisch" could be a misinterpretation of "Berisch".
1/26/2023 9:05 AM the German note refers to a civil marriage record in Mielnica for 1898, page 167-168, (not necessarily before birth of chidren)
1/27/2023 7:11 AM According to death certificate no. 1155/27, dated 02.05.1927, he died in Vienna on 01.04.1927.
(annotation in Polish).

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