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From: "G. David Thayer" <>
Subject: Re: Help with Translation of Death Certificate
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 23:38:49 -0800
At 15:43 1/4/99 -0600, you wrote:
> G2 death certificate (register office Varel Nr.171/1950)
> Anna Sidrevics born Hofmanis, without occupation Evangelist--lutherisch
> in Varel, Ausländerlager barracks is resident on 23 October 1950 at 10
> o'clock -- minutes in Varel, Ausländerlager barracks deceased
> The deceased was born on 17 July 1878 in Tervete/Lettland
> The deceased was verwitwet.
> Varel, 24 October 1950
> The REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS Siegel in agency:
> C 252 death certificate (without parents instruction) C252 publishing house
> für register office nature GmbH, Frankfurt A. M.--Hamburg--E. K.
> How does verwitwet translate? >>>>>>> "widowed"
> Is Varel a location (town, city...)? >>>>>>> there is a Varel on the
North Sea coast near Bremerhaven
> Is Auslanderlager a location within Varel? >>>> lit: foreigner-storage
> What is Hofmanis? >>>>>>>> Her maiden name (geboren translates as "born",
but is really the same as the English "née").
G. David Thayer
Salem, OR USA