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Old December 10th, 2016, 01:27 PM   #1

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Translate 1 German word?


I am trying to translate a word in a German death register from Bochum in 1870. It is a "cause of death" for several young children. I cannot seem to figure this one out! Are there any German speakers who could help to transcribe and translate this word?

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Old December 10th, 2016, 01:43 PM   #2

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Could be Keuchhusten

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keuchhusten

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Old December 10th, 2016, 02:37 PM   #3

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Could be Keuchhusten

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keuchhusten

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Hmm, thanks for the suggestion. I am doubting that it is "Keuchhusten," as the "s" and "t" in the latter part of the word would be pretty elongated and noticeable, and the "u" toward the beginning of the word would have usually had a swoosh over it.

I am thinking (I may be wrong), from what I have seen of old German handwriting, that the first letter is either a "G" or an "H", the next letter seems like "e," the third letter looks most likely like an "l," and the fourth letter is either an "s" or a "t". The latter 3-4 letters are a scribbly mess to me, and I'm not sure what that little open circle floating above the end of the word is supposed to be!
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The handwriting is Kurrent. Google for Kurrent Schrift.

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I suppose it is Halsbräune (Diphteria)
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I suppose it is Halsbräune (Diphteria)
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Old December 11th, 2016, 09:18 AM   #8

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beorna is right.
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