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"R" preceding name on Baptism records

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"R" preceding name on Baptism records

Posted: 17 Sep 2010 9:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
I obtained Baptism records from St Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago IL. which are handwritten dating back to the late 1890's. On these records the letter "R" appears before some of the female sponsors. Does anyone know what that means? Here are examples:

Amalie Julia Unbehaun
b. Jan. 7,1896
Baptized April 10, 1896
Parents are Oswald and Louise 538 Wieland St.
Godparents are R. Amalie Rohrbach and Julia Habe

Walter Franz Unbehaun
b. March 1893,
baptized Oct 29, 1893
Parents are Oswald and Louise 538 Wieland St
Godparent R. Bertha Eckebricht

Catharine Louise Unbehaun
b. Feb. 7,1888
Parents are Oswald and Louise
Baptized July 17,1888
Godparent R. Katharine Wetzel

Thanks for any insight as to what the "R" means.


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ronnee 17 Sep 2010 3:07PM GMT 
RLipprandt228... 17 Sep 2010 6:13PM GMT 
ronnee 17 Sep 2010 6:50PM GMT 
rloss1 17 Sep 2010 7:09PM GMT 
gfbishida 18 Sep 2010 7:48AM GMT 
RLipprandt228... 18 Sep 2010 10:23AM GMT 
GloriaBauerIs... 18 Sep 2010 11:40AM GMT 
rloss1 18 Sep 2010 12:02PM GMT 
ronnee 18 Sep 2010 3:45PM GMT 
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