The Birth and Baptism of Johann Georg Lather – 1831

On 24 Jul 1831, Johann Georg Lather, son of Henrich Lather and Sophia Katharina Bräuer, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany). He was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 07 Aug 1831.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Johann Georg Lather - 1831

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Johann Georg Lather – 1831

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1831. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1831.],” page 29, Johann Georg Lather, 07 August 1831; filmed as Kirchenbuchduplikat 1808-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 0,855,108.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Johann Georg Lather. This PDF document includes an image of the original document, a transcription in German Gothic, a transcription in modern German, and a translation in English. Translated from the German, the record reads:


Johann Georg Lather, son of Henrich Lather

Early on Sunday, the twenty-fourth of July in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred thirty-one, between three and four o’clock, after a credible report, the first child, a son, was born to Henrich Lather, citizen and baker here in Kirtorf, of his wife, Sophia Katharina née Bräuer, and on the seventh of August the child was baptized, where he was given the name Johann Georg.

             The Godfather was:

Johann Georg Lather, the surviving, legitimate, unmarried son of the deceased Elias Lather who was a former citizen and baker here, the child of the father’s brother of this place, in whose absence the midwife, Christina, wife of the local citizen and shoemaker Christian Rullmann, stood in and signed the present document next to the father and me, the minister who performed the baptism.

[signed] Christina Rullmann
[signed] Henrich Lather; Johann Conrad Spamer

This is the second record I found from Hessen-Darmstadt and the first record written in German Gothic script that I transcribed and translated on my own.

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