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German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby mbford222 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:19 pm

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I was very surprised to find the death of this little girl in the Hamburg death records on ancestry. I don't know why the family was in Germany in 1914. Could someone help with a translation please?
Thank you,
Margaret in snowy Ottawa.
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby elsabels » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:40 pm

I don't know why the family was in Germany in 1914.


Could Thomas's job taken the family there?

He is described variously as a Marine Engineer, in 1900 he is listed in 1900 on board Lake Erie on Liverpool, England, Crew Lists 1861-1919
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby Lucretia66 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 pm

I can only see the left hand side of the document. Does it show clearly for everyone else?
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby trace » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 pm

Hover over the document (at bottom or top right corner) and you will find slider bars at the bottom and side.
(Don't click on image)
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby Lucretia66 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:41 pm

Ah, right. Thank you.
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby mbford222 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:47 pm

Thank you for your reply elsabels. Thomas was in the shipping business, working for the Elder Dempster shipping line, which explains Hamburg as a port city, but he had always left his family at home and I was surprised that he would take them with him on this occasion.
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:06 pm

There is a "Wohnhaft in Hamburg" line followed by what I guess is an address. That means "Residence in Hamburg" so that suggests more than just a single trip to me. Maybe the shipping line based an engineer there? Unfortunately, I believe that the entire German population was in training to be a doctor based on their handwriting!

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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby MaureenE » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:01 pm

My German is very basic which is perhaps why I could not see a section for the cause of death.

I did wonder whether there was another page to the document, but my Ancestry subscription did not enable me to see the record.

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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:46 pm

Single page only - by the way, I tried looking for a death in Hamburg and failed to find it. I don't think Hamburg is indexed as the place...
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Re: German Death certificate, can anyone translate please?

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:14 pm

He's in Ancestry collection Germany and Surrounding Areas, Address Books, 1815-1974 -

I had to use the browse to get to it, so go to browse Deutschland / Hamburg / 1914, then go to image 417, where you will see an entry for
Farquharson, T, Falkenried 83


Falkenried 83 appears to be the illegible part of the Wohnhaft / residence on the death certificate. But no occupation! I have no idea what the icons stand for, nor where the icon explanations are. Anyway, the thing is that he had enough of a presence in Hamburg to pay(?) for an entry in their directory, so he's not just going in and out on a ship, but living there. I checked the 1913 directory, but he's not in that. He is also in the 1915 directory but maybe that was paid for before the outbreak of WW1. He's not in the 1916, so he's either got back to the UK - or been interned.

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1914 Hamburg Directory
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