|Lena Hollander Handler, 1911|
Her parents were Samuel Holländer and Anna Honenvald. I previously shared Samuel's 1863 birth record and I have been curious to know when he died. I have been looking through these records at FamilySearch.org and found death records for his mother, Babette (or Betti) Kohn Holländer in 1896 and for his father, Leopold (or Lipod) Holländer in 1907. (I have not yet found Samuel Holländer's death record.)
I have to say that, even though I need to use Google Translate to figure out what is being reported, and I have to decipher handwriting in a foreign language, the one cool thing about these records is that a woman's maiden name is almost always indicated, and especially if the family has remained in the same community for several generations.
The page with the death record for Leopold Holländer, Lena's grandfather, looks like this:
|Bonyhad, Tolna, Hungary, "Civil Registration, 1895-1980 (FamilySearch.org)", Deaths (Halottak),|
1907-1925, Image no. 245 (1907, No. 17). Death record for Hollander Lipot; www.familysearch.org.
Leopold's record is at the bottom and he is recorded as Lipot or Lipod:
|Close up of the above record|
Record number 17, registered on February 10, 1907, reports that Lipot [Lipod?] Holländer, occupation házaló [peddler], died on February 8, 1907, at 9 o'clock in the evening. His residence was Bonyhád. [I'm not sure what the words after Bonyhád are, possibly a specific neighborhood or street?]
Izr indicates that he was Jewish. [I search these Bonyhád records by looking for "izr" in the Religion column.] He was 72 years old and he was pre-deceased by his wife, Betti Kohn. [Even his death record notes his wife's maiden name!] His parents were Samuel Holländer and Johanna Weiss [?]. He died of végelgyengülés, or old age.
I will continue to search for a death record for Lena's parents, Samuel Holländer and Anna Honenváld Holländer. And eventually I will go back to the microfilm records and look for their marriage record in Hogyész, another community in Tolna District, Hungary. I can then look for Anna's family.