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Subject: Re: [DVHH] Word look up please - Dienstknech
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 10:52:28 -0500
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My father was raised on a farm in Bavaria.? He told me that they always had two "helpers" on the farm: a man called a Knech (or knecht?) and a woman called a "Magd"? (I don't know the spelling)? The Man would help with the farm chores, and the woman helped in the house and with the chores a woman would do.


Since I know the word Dienst means "service" I am would asume this is someone who is in service to the family,


There is probably someone with a better explanation.



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From: elizabeth Josellis


Sent: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 9:06 am

Subject: [DVHH] Word look up please - Dienstknech

If anyone can help I need a word look up I believe in German It was and occupation in 1863 - Dienstknech Thank you, Liz --------------------------------------- "Heiratsbuch". -marriage book, marriage register. -------------------------------------- "Heiratserlaubnis". -marriage license. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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