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spelling of last name
Posted by: Andrew Kirchgesner Date: May 23, 2001 at 14:00:10
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Hello all Kirchgessner's!

I have this same last name, although I only spell it with one 's' instead of two. There are a fairly large group of Kirchgesner's in central Illinois. I am fairly sure the two spelling are related, and have heard an interesting story about why one 's' was taken off. This story involves the long last name with a small billboard or sign with room enough for 11 characters. Has anyone heard of this story, or know anything similar?

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- Andrew Kirchgesner

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