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Germany Town or City Name
« on: Monday 26 February 18 21:22 GMT (UK) »
From a marriage certificate of 1866, is certainly a place in Germany but could be a town or city or village which had since vanished or been renamed or rezoned, etc. Also could just be a mis-hearing or phonetic writing by the person writing out the form. Either way a friend who is good with old hand writing couldn't figure it out. For comparison, the 2, 3 and four words are 'Germany' 'Liverpool' and 'England'.
Any help appreicated.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 February 18 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Wondered about Ostherne. But couldn't find anything like that in various town/place listings.

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England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 February 18 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Oettern?

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 February 18 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Wondered about Ostherne. But couldn't find anything like that in various town/place listings.

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Maybe Ost Herne?

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 February 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »

Maybe Ost Herne?


That's an interesting idea. There is a Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia. If Ost is East then that sounds possible.

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England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada:  Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
Australia:  Taplin
South Africa:  Risley

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks-
Sounds like workable theory, as opposed to blank expression I have had so far trying to figure it out.


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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 01:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Aden:

Not sure where your research is, but perhaps you could get more information from census returns.

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England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada:  Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
Australia:  Taplin
South Africa:  Risley

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 04:56 GMT (UK) »
How about Dortmund?  Gommern?

Here is some help. http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Lese/Kanzlei2.htm  As you can see the first letter can be O, D, G or even S. Check it against places in : http://www.verwaltungsgeschichte.de/ortsbuch39.html

Good luck,  Peonie

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 09:08 GMT (UK) »
At first glance I see 'Catherine' but that's probably no help :-\

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