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Submitted by Adam D Turner

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Hungarian
Approval Date: 8/11/2021 12:58 PM
Family Surname: Gottfried
Country: Hungary
Town: Budapest?
Date of Image: 1902
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This is my gg-uncle Sandor Gottfried, apparently in a prison record for the crime of "theft," in a record from the Royal Criminal Court of Budapest Prison (original record is indexed at https://archives.hungaricana.hu/hu/lear/Fogoly/240965/ )

If they appear on the record, I would be particularly interested in the details of Sandor's crime and punishment, as well as any details of where he was living at the time, or any other relatives besides his parents who might have been mentioned.

(About all I know for sure of Sandor is that his parents were Jakob Gottfried and Biri/Borisch Sparger, and that he was born in Bekecs in Zemplen county circa 1884, so I'm curious whether he was already living in Budapest in 1902 or whether this crime occurred elsewhere. My family lore is that Sandor died in Hungary in the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.)

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On  Response 
8/15/2021 11:35 AM Number 1845
Name: Sándor Gottfried
Height: 153 cm, Build: medium, Face: longish, Complexion: healthy
Hair: brown, Forehead: medium, Eyebrows: brown, Eyes: black
Nose, mouth: normal, Teeth: whole, Mustache: -
Chin: round, Unusual identifying marks: -
Birthdate: 16 September 1884
Birthplace: Bekecs (Zemplén c.)
Residence: " (in Budapest VI. Király street 69 ground floor 5)
Mother tongue: Hungarian
Religion: Jewish
Family status: legitimate (Jakab G. living and Biri Sparger deceased)
Marital status: unmarried
Children: -
Occupation: handwork merchant's assistant
Military status: conscriptable
Education: can read and write, no higher education
No permanent disability
Financial status: no property
Priors: -
Alleged crime: stealing
Arrest: in Budapest, 21 October 1902. 10 p.m.
Transfer to arresting institution: 22 October 1902 3 p.m.
Arresting authority: chief of police [warrant/decree] 63102
Preliminary or investigative confinement decree: prelim. arr. XI/4 [can't figure out abbreviations] number I 1563 dated 23 October 1902
Accomplices: -
Health: good, no tendency for mental illness or epilepsy
Release: ordered to be released by investigating judge's decree number Vm III. 1302 dated 2 November 1902.
[reason?: wait?? retraction]
Personal belongings: kerchief, wood pipe, 2 cases, 7 photographs, 3 cigarettes, ??, 32 bath tickets, 3 postcards, certificate, 5 business cards, and papers
necktie, 2 snips, cord, shoelace, string, mirror, comb
Behavior: good
Support while incarcerated: state
Release: freed on 2 November 1902 1 p.m.
Provided on release: own clothing
How will he provide for himself: see over?
[can't figure out abbreviations, possibly something about "to lawyer/solicitor"?, on 3 November (XI/3).]

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