It says "Van Dike." I did some very easy internet research (i.e. I googled a few terms) but came up with nothing. So at this point I really have no idea what this means. I was thinking it was either someone who helped build the house or the person who put up the wall paper. I'm 95% sure that the paper in this room was original.
In the next room I found this on the wall:
This one said "Papered in 6/92." Both of these scribblings are gone b/c they were done in pencil and I had to get the glue off the walls. And the pencil came off as well.
So maybe I didn't find a buried treasure or anything...but still a little piece of our home's history. And by my standards...that's pretty cool!