Can anyone help me with translating a German name?
I have a copy of my 4th-great grandfather’s signature (fuzzy) from an 18th century deed I found on Family Search
> film 7546102 > image 180 of 896). The deed was transcribed into a NC deed
book. The deed was in English other than my ancestor’s signature. The signature
is the only sample of his writing on the document and the only sample I’ve
found to date. His name became anglicized as John Shires.
I’d like to know the spelling of
his German name.
I’ve attached 3 scans of his signature on which various PhotoShop tools have been used in an attempt to sharpen the signature