Last record of Hans and his (presumable) death


According to some sources, Hans died already in 1715; but Friedrich Bienemann Jr, who has thoroughly researched Hans' life and family, claims that the Hans (or Hans of Märdi), mentioned in Puhja's registry in the 1730s, is the same man who wrote the lament.

Final record is from 1734: Hans was a "old parish clerk". It is possible that he died after that, but "old" may have indicated that Hans gave up his job and retired.

Source: Eesti ajalugu elulugudes: 101 tähtsat eestlast, lk-d 36-37.

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