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From: "MalteA.Witt" <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Meaning of some German language?
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 21:36:26 +0200
to 1.) todays value of 200 Reichstaler depend also on the period they were
200 Reichtaler paid during 1819-1838 are todays equivalent to approx. 4500
But same amount paid between 1864 and 1899 gives an actual equivalent of
approx. 2500 US-$.
to 2.) Commerzianten contains the german word Commerz or in englich
So Commerzianten means a person busy in the trading sector (office worker).
to 3.) no idea
to 4.) Kirchspiel is the german word for the local area belonging to a
church. E.g. smaller villages (with no own church) around a town with a
church building form a "Kirchspiel".
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From: "Voss5" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:47 PM
Subject: [G-P-L] Meaning of some German language?
> I don't know if this would be the correct question for this site...any way
I have some things translated from German and wondered if someone could
explain meanings of a few words.
> 1."equipped with 200 Reichstalern"...assuming this is money, what would
the value be in US $$?
> 2."Commerzianten Ferdinand William"...assuming this is a political or
religious position, what would it be comparable to USA?
> 3. "I will in the church books of Glane as a daughter of the Johann
Bernhard Tiemann and his wife Maria Josephine small-beautiful-swot -to be
found to have."....is this a description of the daughter and if so what does
> 4. "to become born 1821 in the Kirchspiel Glandorf,"...what is the
> Hoping someone can help on this...Thanks~Gayla
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