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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Where Was He Born?

Where was this man born? This statement comes from a discharge paper found in his homestead application.


  1. Wow, that is terrible spelling. I wonder if its pronunciation is Ferenuh. I don't know what that would translate to in German. Perhaps it is a neighborhood or region within Hanover. Nice mystery to solve here! Have fun with it!

  2. It looks like Feieruh, but there is no such place in Meyers. That doesn't mean it could not be some small hamlet. There is no Feueruh/Feuruh in Meyers, either. There are a Feuereut,Feuerhof, Feurer, Feurers, and a Feuereck, which seems to be good - but it is in Bavaria.