Mirla / Mary Smith

1889 Born: 14th of December:Mirla.    Original surname: Zmidek

1891 Registration of Birth:Document 220


Translation of the above

This happened in the city of Radom on the15th / 27th of July in the year 1891 at ten o’clock in the morning. Dawid Zmidek appeared, an unskilled laborer from the city of Chmielnik in the county of Stopnica, in the Province of Kielce, residing temporarily in the village of Firlej in the district of Wielogóra, he is thirty two years old; in the presence of Judka Rozencwejg, an industrialist, fifty seven years old, and Majlich Rozenberg, a local synagogue attendant, fifty years old, both from the city of Radom; and he presented to us a female child, born as a twin on the 2nd / 14th of December in the year 1888 at five o’clock in the morning, to his wife Sura Gitel nèe Wolberg, thirty years old.

At the religious ceremony this child was given the name Mirla.

The delay in registering this birth is due to the father’s fault, he did not present his marriage certificate. This record was read to the declarant and witnesses and it was signed by us. The father is illiterate.



Census - Aged 21, Single.
Address - 12 Princes Square, St. Georges East
Occupation - Fancy Cardboard Maker    


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Parents: David and Sura Gitel

Husband: Hyman Gerlis



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