Henry E. Pabst died in Carroll Parish, LA abt 1856. In his succession papers at the courthouse in Lake Providence, I found a document written in old German handwriting. It was a promissory note when he borrowed some money from his brother, John Christian Pabst. The Pabst brothers owned property in what is now the Midway area of Richland Parish, just East of Hwy 17.
The translator thought "Maunde Zelle" could refer to a place name. Is there any place in the area that this could be? How would it sound if it were pronounced?
The document starts" Maunde Zelle, January 20..."
Another phrase which she could not translate was "Berush of Karll." I am wondering if Henry attempted to write "Parish of Carroll."
Monticello comes to mind, but it was some distance from where the Pabst family lived.
Thanking in advance for your ideas.