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Help with Limburg history

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Re: Help with Limburg history

Posted: 17 May 2012 2:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Leslie,

Cholera was often the cause of death. There were several local, regional and national outbreaks in the first half of the 1800's.

See e.g. http://www.vankampentree.com/Html_files/Familytree_omstandig... for a list.

But famine (hongersnood in Dutch) was also a much seen cause of death: the potato famine of 1845 is a well-known example.

Very often, one does not need an epidemic to explain a series of death. Poverty, and ill health as a result of that, was widely spread in those days.

Kind regards,

Lars Roobol
http://www.familyaffairs.nl
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LESLIEJCARVER 17 May 2012 2:33AM GMT 
Lars Roobol 17 May 2012 8:56AM GMT 
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