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Subject: Re: [SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN-ROOTS] Lutheran Catholic Marriages
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:55:26 EDT
I have transcribed many Catholic church records from Missouri and Illinois
churches from the 19th and early 20th centuries. These records are all in
Latin with a little German thrown in. In many cases when a Catholic
married a non-Catholic (mixed-marriage) the non-Catholic was required to sign a
form promising to raise all of the children as Catholic even if the
Catholic spouse died. These signed forms are in the record books with the
marriage records. So to answer your question, I think it would depend greatly on
what church this couple was married in. If it was a Catholic church, my
money would be on Catholic Baptisms for the kids.
Gloria - Florissant, MO
In a message dated 7/29/2009 10:43:09 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
David, I can only tell you how traditions were in our family from the
Mid-West of the USA. I was brought up that the child usually follows
the mother's religion; however, as you know, the Roman Catholic
tradition frowns on that if the Mom is not Catholic.
In our family, my Dad was a Polish Roman Catholic and my Mom was a
German Lutheran. We were brought up Lutheran and he eventually joined
the Lutheran Church. They marched to a different drummer. This was in
the thirties and forties. My maternal great-grandfather was born in
Not incidentally, in later years, when I married the first time, it
was to an RC man and our son was baptized Lutheran. In later years
when I remarried, he was confirmed in the Episcopal Church.
Judy in Jacksonville, FL
> G'day everyone,
> I've just been going through a microfilm of the Marriage Registers
> for St Gertrud, L?beck, in which I found a 1931 marriage between a
> cousin Georg Friedrich Eisermann, who was a Lutheran, and Sophie
> Anna Kossecki, who was a Catholic.
> Can anyone please advise me as to any customs that would indicate in
> which church, Lutheran or Catholic, any children from the marriage
> are likely to have been baptised.
> David Armstrong
> Western Australia
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