This comes from a census entry. Interestingly enough, Ancestry.com has the name interpreted "correctly"and it doesn't appear that the right rendering is from a user submission. We'll post the correct version of this name after we've had some guesses or interpretations.
For now, I'm not saying the census year or the location as I don't want anyone using Ancestry.com to find him that way.
I'm a genealogy researcher, writer and speaker who is still looking for the answer to several family history questions.
I also give family history seminars and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.