Mar. 31, 1840

“Funeral-Ordinance for the Israelites,” issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Hesse [Present-day Germany]: “Announcing a funeral by loud, public calls, i.e., in the style of a town crier, as is customary in certain locales, is forbidden; however, a servant, tasked for this purpose, may go from house to house and give, to each person separately, notice of when and where the funeral is to take place.”
Scheel, Friedrich [publ.]. Zusammenstellung der die Israeliten des vorhinnigen Kurfürstenthums Hessen betreffenden gesetzlichen Erlasse (Compilation of Decrees Concerning the Israelites in the State of Hesse). Scheel: Cassel, 1901. Page 64. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/16/2020