1861 Birth Of Shimon Alter (Shimshon) Tachna

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On January three, eighteen hundred and sixty one at two o’clock in the afternoon in the city of Mlawa, the Jew Ickiem Jakub [Yitzhak Yakov son of Yehudah Ha-Levy] Tachna, a peddler, age thirty, residing in Mlawa, arrived in the presence of Levin Szmulowicz Landau, age seventy three, and Abram Bajlowicz, age forty nine, a teacher of students in Mlawa, and presented a male child, born here in Mlawa on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty one of his wife Chany Lai [Channah Leah daughter of Moshe Tzvi], age twenty eight, of the maiden name Cytryn (Citrin).  After the religious ceremony the child was named Szymsia Alter [Shimon Alter son of Yitzhak Yakov Ha-Levy].  This act was read to the father and the witnesses and except for the father who could not write, was signed by them.

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