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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 11/11/2020 3:03 PM
Family Surname: Kaufmann
Country: Germany
Town: Binau
Date of Image: 1820
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Trying to understand this death record from 1820 with individual whose parents I believe are listed without a family name.
Thanks so much for your help.

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11/14/2020 9:05 AM a simple calculation shows that the parents of a person who died in 1820 at age 76 lived and died during the 18th cent. when Jews in smaller communities usually had no last names.

Here we have the death of Frohmet (which I would suspect equals the common name Frommet/Frummet) on May 5, 1820, 76yo, wife of late Kafil Joseph and his wife Resla nee Zadok (Resla's father's name. I would say the first 'wife' should say 'daughter'. Or Kafil Joseph was Frohmet's husband, and her father's name is missing, and Resla Zadok was her mother?) - from Zwingenberg;
Burial was on May 7, and witnesses were Zodi Kaufmann and Isack Kaufmann.
The marginal name says 'Frohmet Kaufmann'.
Kafil seems to be the name which later formed the last name 'Kaufmann' (probably from Koppel=Jakob. the record was done by a pastor, so he was not completely familiar with Jewish affairs).
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