Research in Luxembourg #4
Therese Becker © 1998

Sample French documents
French civil birth document taken from Vianden film 1921745 it.3-5
L'  an   mil huit  cent    quatorze, le  deuxieme jour du       
The year one eight hundred forteen, the second day of (the)
mois  de decembre a  neuf heures du       matin   par-devant  nous
month of december at nine hour of (the) morning in front of us
Joseph Louis ANDRE, officier de l'  etat         civil  de la 
Joseph Louis ANDRE, officer of the registration civile of the
commune de Vianden canton du meme nom  departement des    Forets, 
commune of Vianden county of same name department of the Forest,
est comparu  Nicolas Wiroth, marchand de fruits age de quarante ans
has appeared Nicolas Wiroth, merchant of fruits age of fourty years
domicilie en cette commune, lequel nous  a declare    qu' 
residing in this town, who to us has declared that
hier      a  sept  heures du       matin   est ne   a  Vianden de
yesterday at seven hour of (the) morning is born in Vianden of
lui declarant et  de Marie Marguerite Markes, son epouse agee de 
him declarant and of Marie Marguerite Markes, his wife age of
trente quatre ans,   demeurant avec lui audit       Vianden, un
thirty four years, residing with him at the said Vianden, a
enfant male et  auquel  il a   declare       vouloir donner  le 
child male and to whom he has declared (to) wanto (to) give the
prenom     de Jean
given name of Jean
Lesdites declaration et  presentation faites en presence de Mathias
The said declaration and presentation made in presence of Mathias
Wahl l'aine age de soixante deux ans,   et  de Damien Weiler age de
Wahl senior age of sixty two years, and of Damien Weiler age of
ving   neuf ans,   chapelier domicilies en cette commune, et  ont 
twenty nine years, hat maker residing in this town, and have
lesdits  trois sieurs signe  avec nous le  present acte de 
thesaid three sirs signed with us the present act of
naissance, apres qu'  il leur en a   ete  fait lecture et 
birth, after that it to them has been made reading and
explication en langue   allemande.
explanation in language German.

French civil marriage document taken from Vianden film 1921746
L'  an   mil      huit  cent    quatorze,  le  dix neufieme jour du
The year thousand eight hundred fourteen, the ten ninth day of
janvier a  une heure et  demie de relevee   par-devant  nous Joseph
january at one hour and half of afternoon in front of us Joseph
Louis Andre officier de l'  etat  civil        de la  commune de
Louis Andre officer of the civil registration of the commune de
Vianden depart. des Forets,  sont comparus Hubert Steimes, 
Vianden depart. of Forests, have appeared Hubert Steimes,
tonnelier age de vingt  cinq ans   ne   a  Vianden departement des
cooper age of twenty five years born in Vianden derpatment of
Forets,  le  trente janvier mil      quatre vingt  huit  suivant 
Forests, the thirty january thousand four twenty eight according
extrait de naissance domicile a  Vianden departement des Forets
extract of birth residing in Vianden department of Forests
fils majeur   de feu  Nicolas Steimes en son vivant tonnelier
son full age of late Nicolas Steimes in his life cooper
demeurant a  Vianden ou    il est decede le  seize   floreal an
residing in Vianden where he has died the sixteen floreal year
treize   suivant   extrait de deces delivre   par nous hier 
thirteen according extract of death delivered by us yesterday
et  de la  Dame Susanne Dele son epouse agee de cinquante ans
and of the Lady Susanne Dele his wife age of fifty years
journaliere, residant audit       Vianden ici  present et 
laborer, residing at the said Vianden here present and
consentant d'une  part
consenting on one side
et  Demoiselle Jeanne Welter, domestique, agee de vingt  neuf 
and Miss Jeanne Welter, domestic, age of twenty nine
ans,   nee  a  Beaufort departement des Forets,  le  vingt  six
years, born in Beaufort department of Forests, the twenty six
aout   mil      sept  cent    quatre vingt  quatre suivant   
August thousand seven hundred four twenty four according
l'  extrait de naissance domiciliee a  Tandel, mairie    de D...
the extract of birth residing in Tandel, town hall of

French civil death document taken from Vianden film 1921855
L'  an   mil      huit  cent    trente-trois, le  trente    du 
The year thousand eight hundred thirty-three, the thirtieth of

mois d' Avril a dix heures du matin par-devant nous
(the) month of April at ten hour of (the) morning in front of us
Wenceslas Coster officier de l'  etat  civil         de la  commune
Wenceslas Coster officer of the civil registration of the town

de Vianden province de Luxembourg, sont comparus Nicolas Strassen,
de Vianden province of Luxembourg, have appeared Nicolas Strassen,
age de trente six ans,   voisin   du       defunt   ci-  apres et 
age of thirty six years, nieghbor of (the) deceased here after and
Henri Strassen, cordonnier age de trente trois ans,   domicilies 
Henri Strassen, shoemaker age of thirty three years, residing
en cette commune.
in this town.
Lesquels      nous ont  declares qu'  Alexandre Colling
who (to) us have declared that Alexandre Colling
age de deux ans
age of two years
ne   a  Vianden de Damien Colling, blanchisseur et  de 
born in Vianden of Damien Colling, laundryman and of
Catherine Ahnen, conjoins, demeurant a  Vianden, est decede hier
Catherine Ahnen, couple, residing in Vianden, has died
yesterday
a  une heure du       soir    en la  maison no.        rue        
at one hour of (the) evening in the house number street
et  ont  signe  avec nous le  present acte,     apres  lecture  
and have signed with us the present document, after reading
faite.
it.

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