On 21 Mar 1822, Balthasar Ludwig Lather, son of Johann Georg Lather and Elisabetha Becker, 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 24 Mar 1822.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Balthasar Ludwig Lather – 1822
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1822. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1822.],” page 18, Balthasar Ludwig Lather, 24 March 1822; 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 Balthasar Ludwig 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:
Balthasar Ludwig Lather, son of Johann Georg Lather
On the morning of Thursday, March twenty-first, in the year of the Lord, eighteen-hundred twenty-two between four and five o’clock, after a credible report, the fourth child and fourth son of Johann Georg Lather, citizen, farmer, and butcher here in Kirtorf, of his wife Elisabetha née Becker and, on the twenty-fourth of the same month the child was baptized and given the name Balthasar Ludwig.
The sponsor was:
Balthasar Nau, the legitimate, unmarried son of Johannes Nau, citizen and day laborer here, in this place, in whose absence his father stood in, who has signed the present document next to the father and me, the minister who performed the baptism.
[signed] Johannes Nau, Johan Georg Lather
[signed] Johann Konrad Spamer.
Died the 26th of July 1822
The father of this child was Johann Georg Lather, brother of Henrich Lather and uncle of Johann Georg Lather III. The postnomial III (seen in the birth and baptismal record of Johannes Lather) probably indicates that there were three men named Johann Georg Lather living in Kirtorf at the time.
The marginal notation in this record shows that Balthasar Ludwig Lather died four months after his birth.
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