On a microfilm of an 1869 German-language newspaper (Cincinnati Volksfreund) I found an obituary for my gggrandmother, Catharina Vormor (1798-1869). The printing is in the old gothic-style letters and some are smeared and difficult to read. It is states that Catharina was a native of --
(?)elpe bei Bech a in Oldenburg.
My best guess on the missing first letter is "V" so perhaps it is Velpe bei Bech. It may also be Welpe, Relpe or just about anything. As for "Bech," I assume this should be "Bach," a stream or brook. Regarding the "a in," it looks like there may have been a crease in the paper there which has obscured another letter.
There is a populated place named Velpke east of Wolfsburg, but I do not know if that would have been in Oldenburg during this time period. Perhaps the "p" was left out by mistake.
I am hoping someone knowledgeable about old Oldenburg can make a better guess at the name of this village than I can.
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