New answers tagged


After reading up a bit on tanning techniques, I am fairly confident the word in question is Weißgerbers, i.e. the genitive case of Weißgerber. This term denotes a tanner (Gerber) operating with mineral salts, it seems primarily aluminum salts, in order to produce leather of higher quality and lighter color (weiß = white) than more common tanning techniques. ...


I deciphered the alleged father's name: it reads "Huhrerey", so harlotry or whoring (not sure what the corresponding English term in this context would be). As far as I can read the rest, there is only information about the mother and the godparents (I guess also from the mother's family).

Top 50 recent answers are included