19 January 2010

William Lapp or Sapp?

William (ca 1838) married Olive Ebersole (ca 1847) in 1866.  (Olive was the daughter of William Ebersole and Marilla Newcomb.) J.B. Newcomb listed him as William Lapp. To me, his name in the census looks like Sapp. In the past, uppercase L's and S's were frequently written almost exactly the same way. So I'm not sure which is right.

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