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child mortality rate 1900

  • 01 March 2022 8:58 AM
    Reply # 12632656 on 12147121
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a general rule, child mortality averaged 20%.  Epidemics spread wildly through Europe about every 10 years, wiping out another 20% of the general population with each scourge 

    In our region it was often traced to the local stream or brook, which most people used for washing, cleaning, bathing, and preparation of hemp, leather tanning and other processing, as well as livestock use.  

    Last modified: 01 March 2022 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 19 December 2021 12:24 PM
    Reply # 12203598 on 12147121

    There were many epidemics through the years - cholera, typhoid, dysentery and childhood disease. With generally poor nutrition and living conditions, the mortality rate was quite high. It isn't unusual for a couple to have lost most of their children while they were still quite young.

  • 25 November 2021 2:28 AM
    Reply # 12147319 on 12147121

    This source covers the period before and after the year your mention.


    There were large outbreaks of Cholera.  Could be related to the famines of 1890 to 1892 in Eastern Ukraine.  Families ate tainted foods or drank impure water which led to later Cholera epidemics?

  • 24 November 2021 10:43 PM
    Message # 12147121


    after some geneology research into the parents and sibling of my great grandfather George Pusakulich I was surprised to learn that 4 of his younger siblings died at 5 years old or younger between 1896 and 1903. this was in the town of Simer (near Perechyn / Uzghorod) in current western Ukraine. I am very curious as to what conditions may have created this.

    Thank you !


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