The following list of words is from the St. Matthew Lutheran church Funeral Register. The left hand column contains the scans of relationship words from the pages in the register. The middle column is the modern German word. The right hand column is the closest English translation.

 

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German Word

English Word

Eltern

Parents

Tochter

Daughter

Sohne

Son

Gatten

Spouse

Kinder

Children

Gattin

Wife

Frau

Mrs.

Geschwister

Sibling

Mutter

Mother

Vater

Father

Witwe

Widow

Wittwe

Widow

Bruder

Brother

Schwester

Sister

Enkel

Grandson

Enkelkinder

Grandchildren

Schwiegertöchter

Daughter in law

Stiefmutter

Step mother