14 February 2007

Can You Read It?



This comes from a nineteenth century declaration of intent filed in Adams County, Illinois by a native of northern Germany born in the 1820s or 1830s.

Feel free to post a guess.

7 comments:

Randy Seaver said...

Wilm. T. Bruns?

Anonymous said...

Wer. T Bruns

Anonymous said...

Wilh (for Wilhelm) T. Bruns

Anonymous said...

Wm. T Bruns

JGB said...

Wilko T. Bruns (though the o might be a dot).

Diana said...

Wilm J. Bruns

Michael John Neill said...

Wilk. T. Bruns.
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The Wilk in this case stands for Wilke.