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Katie Rosengarten

Also Known As: "Katie"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Sokolniki, Austria
Death: January 5, 1968 (75)
King George Hospital, Redbridge, Essex. (Heart)
Place of Burial: Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lazarus Rosengarten and Cyna Goldfarb
Wife of Bernard Bloom
Mother of Frances Dale; Alice Bloom; Stanley Cyril Bloom and Victor David Bloom
Sister of Chaim Isaak Goldfarb(Rosengarten) and Frymet Rosengarten

Occupation: Blouse Maker
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About Katie Rosengarten

Katie Rosengarten was born in Sokolniki, Austria. Her birth certificate names her as Keila Goldfarb. Her mother is listed as Maryem Cyna Goldfarb 2im (See note 1), from Sokolnik?, daughter of Chaim and Frimet Goldfarb from Sokolnik, Sura Grabvaskawas the midwife. Samuel Just was recorded as a witness. Probably to the acuracy of the document, not the birth. Her father is not listed and in the box she is recorded as illegitimate.

In Austria/Galicia at the time if a couple married "religiously" and using the father's surname was not using the correct surname. If this marriage was not recorded in the civil registers maintained by the local Jewish Community registrar, then this "religious" marriage was not recognized by the Government. All children born to this couple without a "civil" marriage would be considered illegitimate and, under Austrian law, would be considered a child of the mother only -- using her surname. Jewish "civil" marriages in Galicia during this period could only be performed by a Rabbi appointed by the Austrian Crown. Many Jews ignored this requirement and were married by a Rabbi who did not have authority to officiate a civil marriage. This was often the case when famialies could not raise the wedding tax payable.

In the case of Cyna and Lazarus, they were must have married in Galicia in about 1889 in a "religious" ceremony. They had 3 children which we found birth certificates for and were all born illegitimately as stated on the certificates.

Some couples had a second marriage ceremony -- this one officiated by the Crown-authorized Rabbi. All Children born previously were suddenly legitimate and could officially use the fathers surname. All children born after the official marriage, were legitimate at birth.


2im, is a Latin abreviation for 'double name', meaning she has 2 first names. This is very common on Galician birth records whenever there is a double first name. European Jews did not have a first and middle name, they had 2 first names which could be used either together or separately, interchangably.

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Katie Rosengarten's Timeline

March 31, 1892
Sokolniki, Austria
February 14, 1911
Age 18
February 14, 1911
Age 18
56 Nicholas Street,Mile End
January 13, 1912
Age 19
Whitechapel, London,England
June 24, 1914
Age 22
December 19, 1920
Age 28
St Pancreas, London, England
June 1925
Age 33
November 18, 1941
Age 49
10 High Street,North Dunstable,Bedfordshire
November 1, 1967
Age 75