Example of a Death Registration in Russian

Death Record of Anna Ber aka Berz) Spurgat 1874

Death of Anna Ber aka  Berz Spurgat

Translation of Death Record of Anna Ber (aka Berz) Spurgat[i]

Dydwiże community Zielonka

It took place in the city Wołkowyszki on Apr. 1/13, 1874 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning.  Presented themselves Daniel German, farmer in Sparwiny, 36 years old, and Aleksander Deglau, miller in Dydwiże, 48 years old.  They have stated that yesterday, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning has died in Dydwiże – Anna Szpurgat nee Ber, 36 years old, born in Prusia, she left with her death the widowed husband Jan (Johann) Szpurgat, laborer residing in Dydwiże.  After the testimony about the death of Anna Szpurgat, this document was read to the ones who have presented themselves, who didn’t know how to read or write, and it was signed only by us.                                                                                              Ratke, Pastor.


[i] Kopie księg metrykalnych,], 1843-1898

[Wylkowiszki], Death Register, no. 40 (1874).

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About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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