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Submitted by Bess Taylor

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 7/5/2020 4:17 PM
Family Surname: Seelig, Man(n)heim, Katz
Country: Germany
Town: Berlin
Date of Image: May 5 1913
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I would very much appreciate an English translation of this document - the death certificate of my second great grandfather, Emil Seelig. In particular, I’d like to know if the document indicates what Emil’s profession was and how Leopold and Emil Seelig were related.

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On  Response 
7/7/2020 4:30 PM No. 771

Charlottenburg, on the 5th of May, 1913.

Today there appeared before the undersigned Registrar
the tradesman Leopold Seelig,
recognized by him via the death certificate,
residing in Berlin Wilmersdorf, ____ Street 5,
and reported that the private citizen Emil Seelig,
70 years old, Jewish religion,
residing in Charlottenburg, ______Street 23,
born in Posen, married to Reya [not sure of this – possibly Recha]
nee Katz,
son of the deceased tradesman Isaak
Seelig, last residing in Posen, and his
deceased wife Ernestine, nee
Manheim, last residing in Berlin,
died in his home in Charlottenbug
on the fifth of May
of the year one thousand nine hundred thirteen
at about nine-thirty in the morning.

The person notifying explained that he has personal knowledge of the death.

Read, approved and signed
Leopold Seelig

The Registrar,
as representative,
7/7/2020 4:43 PM In case this was not clear from my translation above: the deceased is designated as a "private citizen", meaning that he no longer worked, so unfortunately the occupation is not given. Nor is the relationship between him and the person doing the reporting made clear.
7/8/2020 12:06 AM Charlottenburg, Witzlebenstrasse

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