Christine De Angelis
If at all possible, you will want to find the original document this derivative abstract was created from. To do reasonably exhaustive research, we strive to use original documents when we can. Also, the original may very well have the full spellings of place of birth, though it is possible that is not the case.
As to which letter is expressed: Four other cursive 'e's are seen on this snip: in father's first name, father's last name, mother's maiden last name, bride's last name. They are all much more open than the cursive mystery letter. One other 'e' is present for residence place. It's loop is more closed, but it is also a printed 'e'.
I know this doesn't answer your question, but hopefully provided a different perspective.