1848 was not a great year to be in Silesia. There was a massive typhus epidemic.
Here is a parish register page from 1848 in Trojanovice. Note how many people died from typhus!
Here is the best resource I have found to help determine old causes of death, especially those written in German: Rudy’s List of Archaic Medical Terms, or Antiquus Morbus.
Here’s the fascinating Report on the Typhus Epidemic in Upper Silesia written in 1849 by Dr. Rudolf Carl Virchow.
I am grateful to live in a world with antibiotics.