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From: Janet Overbey <>
Subject: [BRE] RE:Susanna Bostetter
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 10:55:57 +0100
Re this note in your message:
>[NOTE: The will of Andrew BOSTETER says his daughter was a GRIBE rather
>than GRISE and a listing in the inventory mentions a Jacob GRIPE
i suspect that the name in question may actually be GRISSE (written
as "GRIßE" in german). german-american names were often recorded
incorrectly because of this confusion between "ß" and "B" or "P".
I live in germany and the name "GRISSE" is relatively common here.