Three people in the 1663 baptism record from Breitau, Germany, in north-eastern Hesse, are listed as being from "BurÿHaüs". I can find nothing even close to that name in that area. Can anyone identify where there people were from?

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This reads like "Breyttauw" to me, so it seems to be a historic spelling of Breitau. The second instance of the name is a bit clearer.

  • Thanks, guess I was overthinking it. :D
    – BrianFreud
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 14:33

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