2 Names: Draulis, Hollander (Holanders)
|This is the birth certificate of Minna Marie Draulis
(1884) issued by the Pastor of Valmieras - Veides [Wolmar - Weidenhof] parish
C.Hollander. The child was born while its mother Marija
from Dutka manor visited Valmiera [Wolmar]. The Pastor writes that the mother
was a maid, and he does not mention the father, which means that the child
was born out of marriage. I imagine that the mother did not wish to give
birth to the child in her farm but went to Valmiera to keep the fact secret
for a longer time.
Evidently, the certificate was written for the information of the Pastor in Trikata parish. Dutka manor belonged to this parish.
The text of the certificate in German:
|Dem Mädchen Marri Draulis
aus Dutkenhofs Winnehn ist im Wolmar auf der Reise ein Kind geboren, welches am
heutigen Tage in der Wolmarschen Kirche getauft worden ist und dabei den Namen Minna Marie
Geboren ist Das Kind am 12. Januar 1884 - und hier unter No ins Taufregister eingetragen. Die Tauf ist von mir vollzogen.
S. f. p.
den 15. Januar 1884
Pastor zu Wolmar-Weidenhof
My translation (the names transcribed according to the modern rules):
|The maid Marija Draulis from
Dutka manor Vinēni farm has given birth to a child in Valmiera during her
trip. It was christened today in Valmiera church and was given the name
The child was born on January 12, 1884 and registered here under the No. in the birth register. The baptism was performed by me.
Upon belief in the Pastor
January 15, 1884
Pastor in Valmiera-Veide manor
Translation, comments © Bruno Martuzāns. 1995-2002