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Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 7:10am

Waltheger? Walthitter?

Hello!
Can anyone tell me what Jacob's profession is? In one document, it looks like "Waltheger." In the other it looks like "Walthitter." The only similar profession I could find was Waldhütter.
These records are from late 1780s church books.
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Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 8:49am

"Walthitter" is a dialect-form of "Waldhüter" = a man whose profession is to take care ("hüten" = "take care", "watch") of the forest.

"Waltheger" = correctly "Waldheger" = the same as "Waldhüter" because "hegen" is an old german word which means also "protect", "take care".

So all in all he is a ranger.
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Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 2:52pm

Thank you very much, Henry Wilhelm! !
I had looked up "hegen" in a modern dictionary but found nothing. I need an old one.
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Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 3:35pm

Some years ago the association of hunters had a propaganda slogan: "Jäger sind Heger" (hunters are caretakers).

Also look here e.g.:
https://synonyme.woxikon.de/synonyme/hegen.php
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Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 3:55pm

Thank you, Henry Wilhelm! A thesaurus is a good resource!
I will save that with reference links.

Interesting about Jäger... so that's what "JägerMeister" liquor is named for!

Danke und viele Gruße