Autograph Book, Page 10

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Yours with kind regards

Moon Hegeman

July 16th 1879

This was a tough name to decipher, and even after staring at it for a long time… I’m still not sure if I’ve gotten it correct. My initial impulse is to read the name as “Moom Hegemein.” I’m not sure if I’m reading the first name properly (or if it’s a shorter first name, with “M” as the middle initial). I’m also having a tough time with the last few characters in the last name.

I did a Google search, and found a Cornelia Moon Hegeman. The surrounding names and residences all seem to center around Brooklyn/New York, and the dates seem about right.

Is it a stretch to imagine the name is “Moon Hegeman?”

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