Aug. 31, 1797

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Every Jew who wishes to get married must supply a written report on his progress in German language, issued by the Christian Superintendent of Schools. The only Jews exempt from this requirement are those who, in the year 1786, had already reached the sixteenth year of their age. Those found in contravention of this law are to be punished according to Section 38 of the Third Book of the Civil Law, and those who officiated the wedding are to be removed from their office, and to be declared permanently unfit for the same.”
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Sechster Band von T – Z (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume VI, from T through Z). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 162. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2/2020