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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 2/3/2019 3:43 PM
Family Surname: Pollack
Country: Germany
Town: Klein Zabrze
Date of Image: 1883
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I would appreciate a translation of this death certificate for Markus Pollack with as much family detail as possible. Thank you for any assistance. Alice Riley

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2/5/2019 11:12 PM Nr 305
Klein Zabrze, November 30, 1883
Before the undersigned employee of the civil record did attend today the know person, the leather trader Julius Pollack residing in Klein Zabrze and declared that the master butcher Markus Pollack,
83 years old, of Mosaic religion, residing in Klein Zabrze, born in Dobinsko, canton of Rybnik, having been married with the late Therese , born Kohn, deceased in Pilchowitz, son of the Kohn couple, inn-keepers (further names unknown), both deceased in Pilchowitz, deceased in Klein Zabrze on November 30, 1883 in the morning at five o’clock.
Read, approved and signed. Julius Pollack
The employee of the civil record Hestmann
2/6/2019 3:30 AM It does seem a little strange, Markus Pollack was married to Therese Kohn, but his parents are named as Mr & Mrs Kohn. It doesn't say whether the witness (Julius Pollack) is the son of Markus or not, but he probably is.
I'd suspect that Julius got confused and named the wrong grandparents, but one has to keep an open mind and see what other records turn up.
I have seen stranger things. Records regarding the death of my great-grandmother have the correct date and place of both birth and death, but give her the name of her mother-in-law who died 40 years previously.
2/6/2019 4:33 AM I'd agree with the above suggestion, that these were Markus Pollack's wife Therese Kohn's parents If you look carefully, you can see that someone started writing Tochter and then corrected it to Sohn but seems to have carried on regrdless of the error.
2/6/2019 8:00 AM On the other hand, people did often marry their cousins (even first cousins), so it may not have been all that unusual that Markus and Therese had the same last names.
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