Seeking parents of Stefanie Marie Katharina Remes (Rázl) 1880-1925 in Vienna, Austria

+3 votes
Stefanie Remes (maiden name Rázl) was my grand-grandmother. Unfortunately her entry in the birth book of parish St.Leopold in Vienna's 2nd district (also available online at only states about her mother Katharina Rázl that she worked as maidservant ("Dienstmagd") and gives no information about her father at all.

Afaik Stefanie wasn't raised by her mother but by a family named Eybl living in the village of Mödling nearby Vienna and owning a bakery there.

My questions is if you have any tips how I could find out more about the parents of Stefanie.
WikiTree profile: Stefanie Remes
asked in Genealogy Help by Alexander Remesch G2G Rookie (230 points)

1 Answer

+2 votes
Typical catholic practice in the 19th century for illegitimate children was leaving the paternal information out unless the child was legitimated by subsequent marriage or expressly acknowledged by the father. Therefore, the chances to find anything about the father are remote unless there is some personal information from other sources.

As for the mother, her name as well as the name of the family she lived with suggests Bohemian origin. If you can find information where they were from you could possibly get further.
answered by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (445k points)

Related questions

0 votes
2 answers
+3 votes
4 answers
+1 vote
0 answers
+3 votes
0 answers
+3 votes
0 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright