Can someone read this cursive?
I'm bad at reading cursive. Can anyone tell me what this "R" surname reads? I aquired a 113 year old book and am trying to find out who owned it, just for fun. TIA.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 week agoBest Answer
I read it as 'Reutz'. The 'e' is very similar to the almost invisible one in the month, 'Dec'.
Is there any more to be seen? It could be helpful to show us the whole inscription.
- Anonymous1 week ago
I think it's Basa Reutz, Dec. 25, 1908.
- 1 week ago
Bara Rwtz Riutz? You can see that there is more before the bara, but it is better to down play hand writing because all you stupid people need a computer to think for you. I hope the electricity never goes out, or you will start eating your own ****
- sparrowLv 71 week ago
It's definitely a "t z" at the end. It's hard to tell what the other letters are for sure.
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- MarliLv 71 week ago
Barbara Purdy or Purty?
- QuentinLv 71 week ago
Lara Rentz b.1874
- VoelvenLv 71 week ago
You might want to ask on a genealogy site. The people there are usually very good reading difficult handwriting.
- 1 week ago
- NONAMELv 71 week ago
thats not cursive...thats gibberish. I see R i i i h... Sara Riiih
- NancyLv 61 week ago
Sara Rentz is what it looks like to me, unless that S is a lowercase B in a name that ends "-bara" but whose first part you've cut out of the picture.
I toiled between it being "Rentz" and "Rintz," but I don't see any evidence of a dot above the letter after R. "Rietz" is a fairly common Dutch last name, but it clearly has three humps, not two. The dash by the tall letter is clearly an attempt to cross it, making it a T. The letter after the T could be a Y, but I'm 95% sure is a Z because to be a Y, the cup of the Y would scoop awfully far below the line of the rest of the letters.