I have a 4x great grandfather that was from Kaltbrunn, St. Gallen, Switzerland, but died in Ludwigsburg, Wurttemberg. He died in 1849 and associated with his death entry in the Wurttemberg Catholic church records there is mention of him as "Arbaither" and that his profession is "Strafgefangener", if I have read the script correctly.
Do these terms have something to do with prisoner? Was he a prisoner of war, or was he in a work house like situation or poor house?. Thank you!