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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 7/13/2014 4:09 PM
Family Surname: Weltzmann
Country: Germany
Town: Berlin
Date of Image: 1882
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This is a death certificate for Abraham Weltzmann who died in Berlin in 1882. The handwriting is 19th century German and I find it very difficult to read. A full translation please if possible.

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7/14/2014 4:25 AM No. 1323
Berlin August 5, 1882
The undersigned registrar received today the note of the Jewish hospital from August 5, 1882, that Abraham Weltzmann. merchant, 36 years old, of mosaic religion,resident in Wloczlawek [polish:Włocławek] near Thorn [polish: Torun],born in Blasdike [?] in Rytcoch [?]in Poland, married with Jette née Goldberg in Wloczlawek, son of the father Beer Weltzmann and his wife Mathilde [?]née Fernbach, both deceased at Stricow [polish: Stryków]in Rytcoch [?] in Poland, has passed away in Berlin in the institution above on August 4, 1882 at half past 7 in the afternoon.
7/15/2014 2:26 AM To my amazement, it's clearly Blasdike for his place of birth. That would be pronounced blahz-dee-keh in German & it's hard to believe an official mis-heard the name of a place that badly. But given that I managed to confirm that a relative was buried in Washington Cemetery in NYC, when her death certificate said 'Warsinken' & you'd think a mortician would learn to spell the names of the local cemeteries, for crying out loud, maybe not so improbable. B. was in, possibly, "Russian Poland". That would be the part of Poland that was grabbed by Russia in the late 1700s, when Russia, Prussia & Austria-Hungary split the country up between them.
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