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SwanC

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Friday, October 25th 2019, 3:20am

Another Birth/Baptism - just 1 word missing and 2 unsure

"Sophia Margretha v. Schwan ist geboren 6.Juni 1765,
getauft 8.Juni. Der Vater ist Otto Berend v. Schwan, die (Mutter)
Maria Anna geboren Broerssen. Die Ge_______ sind: Mar-
gretha Büters (?) und Margretha Albers (?)."

I tried looking in the dictionary for German words beginning in "Ge" and translations for witnesses and Godparents, but nothing seem to fit. Can you read it?
Thank you.
Christiana Swan
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Friday, October 25th 2019, 7:52am

Hello Christiana,

I read "Gevatherinnen": It means female godparents, here 2 godmothers: Margaretha Büters und Margaretha Albers.
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Friday, October 25th 2019, 5:18pm

Hello,

only a detail: the first names of both Margarethas are spelled Margretha in this document.

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Detlef

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Friday, October 25th 2019, 6:04pm

Thank you so much. Was that spelling of Margaretha without an "a" common in northern Germany or do you think the writer was just trying to save ink?

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Friday, October 25th 2019, 9:10pm

Hello,

I read Gevatterinnen,

the word is written with tt, as usual.
Viele Grüße :) Ursula

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Friday, October 25th 2019, 9:16pm

just trying to save ink?

:D


I have both; Margaretha and Margretha. Sometimes like this; sometimes like that.
Viele Grüße :) Ursula

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Saturday, October 26th 2019, 9:28am

Hello Chris,

Margaretha is the latinised form of Margarethe, Margretha is the shortend form of Margaretha. The German forms are Margarete, shortend Margret (both without h). All these spellings were common.

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Saturday, October 26th 2019, 10:19pm

The German forms are Margarete, shortend Margret (both without h).


It's of no big importance, but for many centuries up to the end of the 19th century an further on you find in Germany lots of "Margareth(a)"s with an h.

Just one example.

https://books.google.de/books?id=7le1SI4…argreth&f=false
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Sunday, October 27th 2019, 9:07am

@ Henry,

that is what I pointed out: "All these spellings were common."
In addition: also common was Grete, the shortend form of Margarete. Nicknames were Gretel and Gretchen.
And Greta, the first name of the Swedish clima activist Thunberg, is a nickname of Margareta.

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Sunday, October 27th 2019, 2:54pm

All clear :thumbsup:
Viele Grüße
h :) nry

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