Can anyone help translate this German certificate, please?

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Hi Everyone, Is there anyone who could help me translating this german certificate (French Name: Catherine Adatte, Cert issued in Haut-Rhin, France), please?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Mayor's office Alt-Pfirt, county Altkirch, July 3, 1872, 6 am

Death certificate of Catharina Adath, age 84 years, died in Alt-Pfirt July 3 1872 at 5 am, status no profession, born in Hasenbourg (probably Hazembourg, in German Hassenburg), departement ???, residing in Alt-Pfirt, whose parents are unknown, widow of Moritz Blind, deceased in Levoncourt.

The above mentioned declaration which was made before me by Franz Joseph Hartmann, age 49, status: teacher, residing in Alt-Pfirt, who declared he is not related to the deceased, and by Johannes Petitjean, age 50, status: painter, residing in Alt-Pfirt, who declared he is not related to the deceased, was undersigned after having been read by Franz Joseph Hartmann and Johannes Petitjean.

So executed before me, Martin Blind, mayor, in my capacity as civil registrar, after I have ascertained the death in the home.
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This is a record from Alsace, a French region transferred to the German Empire in the framework of the Franco-Prussian war 1870-1871. Therefore it is written in German with references to French administrative items, such as "département", which is a French territorial subdivision.

But that field to indicate where the deceased person originated from was in the present case used to indicate not a département but a foreign country, i.e. Switzerland ("Schweitz".)

Note: The death location is spelled "Alt Pfirdt" in the document.


Michel Stermann

Many thanks for your help on this, much appreciated.

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