What is this name ?

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The priest took a creative writing class.  Here are two offerings on archion.  Last name is Schläring.  Can someone tell me what his first name is ?



Thank you !

in Genealogy Help by Steven Beckler G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)

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I read that as Lüdeke. This is a regional variant for Ludwig.
by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
selected by Dieter Lewerenz

See https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BCdecke

(this translates quite well into English with translate.google.com).

Thank you.  I used a translator, and a website with 1394 german names.  The creative style caught me.   That first letter looked like so many of the kurrent letters.

Thank you again.
Yes, that letter can easily be confused with a capital "C". If you look at the first example (from the 1665-1700 churchbook), you will see the same initial letter in the first name in the entry below it ("Lübberdt"), and in the entry above it you will see the capital "C" used for the first name ("Curdt"). If you compared the Curdt and the Lüdeke, you will see that the initial letter is distinguished only by the squiggle at the very top.

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