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From: "Rosina Schmidt" <>
Subject: [BANAT-L] illegitimate child
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:40:39 -0800
Unfortunately this was true in some of the cases in my research back in
Hesse. A boy was born illegitimate and he had no rights on any schooling,
training or inheritance. Ended up carving a living as a goose shepherd.
Starved to death.
Most likely those customs/traditions were brought with our ancestors to the
new settlement areas. After all it was all one Empire.
> Some where I got the impression that illegitimate children lost out on
> things like being apprenticed for a trade. And, of course, they lost out
> any rights of inheritance or access to land if their father's were not
> or recognized. I'm wondering because my grandfather was illegitimate --
> he ended up being raised by his godfather. But he didn't live in their
> house; he lived in their barn and tended their horses. Susan
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