Sunday, December 1, 2013

Church Record Sunday: Johann Mladinka

Here's a registry entry from yesterday's post from the parish register in Trojanovice where so many died from Typhus. 


Here's a transcription:

[died:] 18 January 1848
[buried:] 20 January 1848
[some type of clergy?:] Franz Kaschek, ročz [?] 
[another type of clergy?:] Valentine Ziczek Řapellau [?]
[deceased:] Johann Mladinka, tischler [carpenter] Pasekar [farmer on cleared land] in Trojanovitz
Catholic, Male
[Age:] 50
[cause of death:] Typhus [probably actually typhoid fever]

Why were there two different types of clergy listed? What were their actual titles? Was one of them the parish priest who officiated at this man's last rites, and the other the one who officiated at the burial? Why would there be two separate people? 

1 comment:

  1. Indeed two types of clergy and two types of provision.

    First column (hat versehen) lists the name of priest who provided the last rites - unction etc.
    Second column (hat begraben) lists names of those who administered the burial.

    And as for "ranks" of clergy.
    in the listed record first one is "koop" which is abbreviated version of Kooperator and kooperátor in Czech. Second name, Zidek, was Kapellan, which is German version of Czech word kaplan.
    Both were priests assisting and helping local clergyman who was responsible for the parish. I don't know the precise difference between these two. Recent sources suggest that these terms (or positions rather) are identical. My guess would be that kooperátor was senior of the two.

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