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Handwriting Help Spanish-American war.
« on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

Hoping to get a few opinions regarding the parent/guardian listed on my Great Grandfather's service record for the Spanish-American war.  The name listed doesn't match up with a different source; I don't know his parent's names with any certainty.  He was born in Switzerland; I can make that out on the form, but am unclear on the two words that proceed it. 

Many thanks!
Lyle


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Re: Handwriting Help
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Mary Gurtman?
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Re: Handwriting Help
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:12 GMT (UK) »
Mary Gustman?
the s does look like an r but I think there is a little back curve there before the upstroke to the t ....

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Re: Handwriting Help
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:13 GMT (UK) »
I thought Mary Gustman.

He was a farmer

The 2 words before the second Switzerland look like Shiers Pert ?? (Mary's address)

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Re: Handwriting Help
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 December 18 23:45 GMT (UK) »
Mary Gurtman as same r as in Mary - and as in Farmer and Switzerland .

 Add- the ses curve under to left.

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Re: Handwriting Help
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 December 18 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Terrific, thanks so much everyone!  I think her name was either Mary Gurtman or Mary Gustman; difficult to tell definitively.  At least I have solid clues to follow up on!

Finally, thanks for the "Shiers Pert" suggestion, Dawn.  I did a quick Google search and turns out there is village called Schiers in the Prättigau region within the canton of Graubünden (where my Great Grandfather was born).  A phonetic match, I think!

Best,
Lyle