[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German Dialect question

DLPratt123 at aol.com DLPratt123 at aol.com
Fri Dec 28 12:51:59 PST 2012

My grandparents surnamed Hirsekorn emigrated from Volhynia in 1906 and  
1907.  The birth certificate for their son (from the Polish Baptist church  in 
Lucinow) is in Cyrillic, spelling the surname in a way that suggests that 
the  s was pronounced like the s in English `vision' or `pleasure'.  Do any of 
 you know of a German dialect in which `Hirse' would have been so  
pronounced?  (This would explain why others occasionally spelled the  surname as 
Dan Pratt

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