Re: translations/occupations

Hallo Irma,

In reading many German church records, I have found the following occupations listed:

You are right the occupations are laborers

Tagel�hner is a a day worker, who works small jobs paid by the day

Arbeitsmann is a working man

Hofg�nger or Scharwerker is a day laborer on a farm

and Knecht is a servant; farmhand;apprentice; errand boy; laborer

My dictionary translates each of them as a day laborer. Is there a difference in their occupations as day laborers, or do they all mean the same thing? Appreciate your help, thank you.

Katharina Hines-selmer