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Approval Date: 8/25/2019 7:07 PM
Family Surname: HALFF
Country: France
Town: Lauterbourg
Date of Image: 1836
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Full translation of marriage document of Abraham HALFF and Rosine LEVY (Left side of image)especially parents and ages

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8/26/2019 1:33 AM City hall of Lauterbourg, district of Wissembourg, the 19th of February 1836,at four o'clock in the afternoon.
Marriage record of Abraham Halff, here after,? Abraham Halff, of legal age,?,29 years old, born in Lauterbourg, department of Bas Rhin, the 10th of October 1810,here domiciled and legitimate son of Henri Halff, here present, Hertzel ?, 64 years old, retailer, and of Charlotte Fromenthal, here after ? ? Fromenthal, 54 years old, all domiciled in Lauterbourg, present and willing,

And Rosine Levy, here after, ? Levy, of legal age, without profession, 33 years old, born in Lauterbourg, department of Bas Rhin, on the 20th of May 1802, here domiciled and legitimate daughter of Benoit Levy, here after Baruq Levy, merchant, domiciled in Lauterbourg, deceased at 77 years old, and of Anna Dreyfus, here after Hanna Dreyfus, 70 years old, domiciled in Lauterbourg, here present and willing,
Publications of the bans have appeared in Lauterbourg without any opposition at midday on the 7th and 14th of current February.
Documents and proofs shown here after:
1. Birth record of the groom, 2. Death extract of the father of the groom, 3. Extract of the register of adopted surnames of both spouses and their parents, in agreement with the decree of 20 July 1808.
The present act has been established by me, officer of the Civil Servant of the Status, with the spouses declaring to wed eachother, Rosine Levy and Abraham Halff, in attendance of the four witnesses here after:
1. Leon Levy, 67 years old, butcher, brother of the bride,
2. Georges Levy, 48 years old, butcher, brother of the bride,
3. Rashein (?) Levy, 41 years old, butcher, brother of the bride,
4. Abraham Fromenthal, 30 years old, merchant, first cousin of the groom.
The four witnesses domiciled in Lauterbourg.
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? ? ? Marc, the mayor.
After being read the present has been signed by the spouses and attending witnesses and by me, civil servant, and a copy has been given to the spouses...

Signatures
8/26/2019 11:49 AM
19 FEB 1836, 4:00 pm

Groom
Abraham HALFF, previously named Boruh Abraham HALFF, having reached the age of majority, dealer, 29 y o, born in Lauterbourg 10 OCT 1806
son of Henri HALFF, previously named Hertzel Boruh, 64 y o, dealer,
and Charlotte FROMENTAL, previously named Nentlé Kaja, 54 y o

Bride
Rosine LEVY, previously named Rüfque Levy, having reached the age of majority, without profession, 33 y o, born in Lauterbourg 20 MAY 1802
daughter of the late Benoit LEVY, previously named Baruq Levy, trader when alive, who died when 77 y o,
and Anne DREYFUS, previously named Hanna Dreyfus, 70 y o, present and giving her consent

Documents shown
1 – Spouses’ birth certificates
2 – Death record of the bride’s father
3 - Extract from the register of adopted surnames by both spouses and their parents, in accordance with the decree of July 20, 1808

Witnesses
1 - Leon LEVY, 61 y o, butcher, bride’s brother,
2 - George LEVY, 48 y o, butcher, bride’s brother,
3 - Mathieu LEVY, 41 y o, butcher, bride’s brother,
4. Abraham FROMENTHAL, 30 y o,trader, first cousin of the groom.

Mayor : François Jacques Nicolas MARC

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Between 1790 and 1810, people had to choose a fixed family name.

With the 1808 decree, Napoleon 1st forces the Jewish citizens of France to have a definitive family name and declare it to the mayor. They are also encouraged to adopt French sounding given names and surnames.

This explains that the BMD records contain the expression “previously named” (ci-devant, in French) giving the relationship between the new and the old names.

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