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German handwriting family bible

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reck
Where can I post an image of the family bible with German handwriting and obtain a translation of the letters for two names?

Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 3:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
right here.

Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have attached a section of my family bible (Family name is Reck) and would like help to decipher the two names next to the button image. The second one looks to me like: C. A. Anton. These two people were twins according to the bible.

I do have a relative who signed his name as Charles Carl Reck.There is a New York City census record of 1892 showing Carl but not the twin so I thinking he/she died between 1886 and 1892 but I can't find any record birth or death. I just can't tell which Charles Carl is which twin. It would seem the first name but I can't figure out the initials.

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 1:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would say J. F. Carl and C. A. Anton

Bob Behnen

Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the input.

Based on what you mention......

Then which one would sign his name as Charles Carl Reck which would seem to suggest the initials should C.C.Reck?

Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 10:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Strange is to me that it is the same namae: Charles (English), Carl (German)
So perhaps:
Charles - everyday name
Carl - birth name

Re: German handwriting family bible

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 8:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Klaus is correct. Likely among his German friends or family, he went by Carl and among his English speaking friends, Charles.

Thus, I presume J. F. Carl is the one who went by Carl
and Charles; whereas C. A. Anton likely went by Anton (German) and Anthony or Tony in English.

Bob
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