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Signature of Baldaser Hammen (Balser or Palser Hammer) 2 Sep 1817

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Re: Signature of Baldaser Hammen (Balser or Palser Hammer) 2 Sep 1817

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 7:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammer, Hammen, Eagle, Hottinger, Heavner
Two more of Balser Hammer's signatures have been located on marriage bonds in Eric Hedrick's newly released fourth CD http://www.erichedrick.com/pendmbonds/

In each case, the surname ends in "en". This makes it certain that there was no signing error - the surname did not end in "er" and so was originally Hammen (or Hamen with a bar over the "m" which makes a double m in German).

The few signatures in German script on Eric's latest CD shows the rapidly declining use of German in Pendleton County by 1820 - Christian Eagle, John Hottinger, and Cutlip Heavner are the others who signed in German.
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mallowslk19 15 Dec 2012 3:45PM GMT 
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