[HN] Schuberts Trauregister Schleswig-Holstei
Re: [HN] MELCHIOR
[HN] Müller Lindemann/Linnemann aus Sehlem
Re: [HN] Lauenau
[HN] /Bünger/ in Twielenfleth
Date: 2009/02/19 14:18:55
From: Bob Persson <bobpersson(a)...
Good question Donna, and good answer Don! A former chairman of the Danish Club in London mentioned in a talk years ago some correspondence with the Danish tenor Lauritz MELCHIOR. I mentally transcribed and remember now his pronunciation, in Danish-English context, as: "Lowrds Melsher, rode a leddar, to the Danish Klup". My own oldest ancestral name RITZAU turns up, spelt as pronounced, in United States records variously as RITZOW and RITZO (these two typically in Wisconsin and Illinois, but also in "Low German" areas of Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark), as RITSO (also in UK and Australia), and as RITZEAU, RITZAW, and RITZAUR, this last often related to surname RITZAUER, but either way perhaps sounded as in "Ritzawr and his idears". This is not counting frequent misreadings of manuscript "u" to make RITZAN There are some echoes of the Midwestern and Low German distribution of some of my RITZAU variants, in the LDS records of MELGER pointed to by Barbara. (I am not suggesting or looking for any family connection). A Google search for [melger melchior] produces several pages decisively correlating some MELGER names with MELCHIOR, including a Melcher Family Genealogy Forum. I am sorry, David Müldner, that we have not helped answer your question! Es tut mir leid, David Müldner, dass wir nicht geholfen haben, Ihre Frage zu beantworten! Bob Persson Barbara Stewart wrote 13/2/09 Donna, It could go either way, I suppose. However, the LDS shows 437 names of Melchior and 175 of Melger. http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp Barbara Donald Roddy wrote 13 February 2009 Donna, It's quite possible, especially if it was written by an American census taker who might have been inclined to write the name as he THOUGHT he heard it rather than take the time to ask.. Don Roddy tyke wrote 13 February 2009 Can Melchior and Melger be the same name only spelled differently? Donna David Müldner wrote 4 February 2009 Liebe Liste ich habe folgende Daten einer Person und bin eigentlich auf der Suche seine Lebensdaten und Name NN MELCHIOR; 1857 und 1861 Staatsanwalt zu Iserlohn, zugleich für das Kreisgericht in Lüdenscheid, 1866 zu Hamm (1868 Justizrath). Quelle: KPS 1857, 1861, 1868. mit besten Dank im voraus und freundlichen Grüssen David Müldner ______________________________________________ Hannover-L mailing list Hannover-L(a)... http://list.genealogy.net/mailman/listinfo/hannover-l