|Cornelius [guess who!] death record, 20 March 1810, Tiegenhagen Mennonite Church Book 1780-1831, West Prussia, p. 95. Downloaded from http://rep.mefor.org/kb/kb26.pdf on 28 November 2015 [link has been removed].|
Someone did an incredibly useful rough draft transcription of the Tiegenhagen, West Prussia, Mennonite church book, 1782-1831, and he took it to be "Cornelius Fast." I definitely thought the same thing for a long time. In that case, there were two Cornelius Fasts in the village of Platenhof - one died in 1793 and this one in 1810. I spent a lot of time trying to separate the children of the two men into different families without any luck.
But today I took another look at the surname. Here's a scan of a larger area:
Let's look at some of the J's the scribe wrote on the same page:
So I can stop trying to separate the Cornelius Fast children in Platenhof, West Prussia into two families - there was only one Cornelius Fast in Platenhof!