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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 6/2/2013 4:55 PM
Family Surname: Steiner
Country: Austria
Town: Skala
Date of Image: 1897
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Hello, I would appreciate a translation of the attached birth record. I am able to translate the dates and names, but beginning with column 5, there's a lot of text that I am not familiar with. The last paragraph contains what might be the fathers death date, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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6/4/2013 11:02 AM The titles of the columns can be seen here:
1. 88
2. 30 August 1897 Skala, [house number] 40
3. 6 September 1897 Skala, [house number] 40
4. Mendel, male
5. unehelich, legit. [Polish word]
6. Nuk Steiner, rzenznik w Skale = [Polish] butcher in Skala
7. Sara Gertler Tochter des Moses und Seina Gertler verehelicht nach dem mos: Ritus an Nute Steiner in Skala = Sara Gertler daughter of Moses und Seina Gertler, married according to Jewish rite to Nute Steiner in Skala
8. S. P. Engelbach
9. M Schacht
10. Hei├čl Breina Mojel[??]
Namensfertiger und Zeuge = witness Moses Fluers [??]
11. [no entry]
12. [Polish text]

Part of the entries, especially the comments in column 12, are in Polish, a language that I do not read. I would suggest that you change the category to Polish (click on My ViewMate and then on the pertinent pencil icon).

It was very common for Jewish couples at the time in Galicia to be married only under the Chuppa, and that their marriage was not registered with the civil authorities. The children were then deemed illegitimate. This is apparently the case here with the parents as well as with the maternal grandparents.

"Namensfertiger" is a person who signs on behalf of an illiterate person.

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