Index of Death Lists appearing in the Cincinnatier Zeitung, 1887-1901


The Cincinnatier Zeitung was published in German from July 1887 until September 1901 for German speaking immigrants of Cincinnati. What makes this newspaper valuable to family history researchers is the list of German death records which were reported to the Cincinnati Health Department on a daily basis. Many of these deaths were reported due to the fact that these individuals died in a city institution. These were typically people who lived in mental institutions, orphanages, the "poor house" and homes for widows and the aged. These people normally could not afford to pay for a death notice to be published in a newspaper. While the death records do not contain much information about the deceased, they contain the name of the person, their age, their street address and sometimes the disease from which they died. Since not all of this vital information can be contained in this index, the date(s) of the death notice is supplied after the person's name so that the reader may look for this additional information in the original notice if desired. Surviving issues of the Cincinnatier Zeitung can be found in Cincinnati at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. This index contains the names of more than 20,000 people who died between 1887 and 1901 and includes such information as: the full name of the deceased, sorted alphabetically by last name; the dates that the death notice appeared in the newspaper; and the actual date of death, if published. Also listed is the age of the person in (YY-MM-DD) format, the page on which the notice was printed, the maiden name of the woman (if listed), and if the city of birth was mentioned in the notice, an asterisk appears before the page number. A separate alphabetical list of maiden names provides the corresponding married names under which the death notices are listed.

Hamilton County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society

(1999), 2010, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, index, 308 pp.

ISBN: 9780788412066