Contextual Clues Matter

The confirmation records of a church indicate that confirmations are always held in the spring–except for one that was performed in November of 1913. The confirmand was also slightly older than the typical  age. If I only look at the desired entry, I may miss that.

The likely scenario here is that the individual being confirmed wanted to marrying someone who was a member of the congregation. But that is speculation and would need to be confirmed with actual research.

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