One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you
George MotliceErastena "Frederick "Another case of beautiful, but not necessarily legible handwriting.
I agree with Sue regarding the first names of the three people, but that last name is unreadable to me.
An example of the Palmer Method of handwriting.
I didn't indicate that this was the 1860 census, but the Palmer method was developed in the 1880s.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Method
George MetlierCrastena (Christina) MetlierFrederick Metlier
George MosbieCrastina Frederick
George MotliceCrastena FrederickInteresting that it uses both styles of lower cases Rs - what I call the Catholic school R and the public school R. Don't really know how they originated. I grew up in the US in the 60s.
GeorgeErastenaFrederickfor the first names.The last name is something beginning with "Mot" with the remaining portion looking like "lice." The actual last name is Mathes. I can see them saying it in a way that sounds like "moth is," but that still doesn't quite explain the spelling.