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Submitted by Vivian Kahn

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 6/6/2012 4:35 PM
Family Surname:
Date of Image: 1903
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I need a translation of the handwritten comment on the bottom of this early 20th century Yahrzeit reminder card. Deceased probably died in 1903 since the first anniversary appears to be 9 April 1904. Is it likely that the picture is of the deceased? The line on the bottom appears to be in Yiddish. Looks like the last word is Yahrzeit but I can't decipher the rest.

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6/7/2012 1:28 AM The Yiddish handwriting just says "24 days in Nissan falls the Jahrzeit". Printed above the picture in the middle box is the full name (without the surname) the following is slightly abridged: Yisroel Shlomo son of Yehuda Gershon, born 5599 to honest pure parents from a respected family in the city of Krakanova, Russia, at the age of 18 he married our dear mother Teibe Ettel who should live to be 120 years, and lived in the city of her birth, Yoss-- and lived there many years, always involved in Torah and mitzvos and taught a class in mishnayos until his last day, and unfortunately passed away at the age of 64, 24 Nissan 5663.
6/7/2012 1:35 AM I can't help with the Idish and yes, it looks like Yorzait, but if you need a translation of the Hebrew of the middle tombstone I can try my best. It's written very nicely and the date of it is indeed 1903 - it's Kaf Dalet Nisan 5663 - that is 21/4/1903ת The name on the tombstone is Israel Shlomo son of Yehuda Gershon

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