The Birth and Baptism of Elias Lather – 1817

On 24 May 1817, Elias 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 27 May 1817.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Elias Lather - 1817

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Elias Lather – 1817

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Duplum des Kirtorfer Kirchen und Geburts=Protokoll über die Gebohren de 1817. [Duplicate of the Kirtorf Church and Birth Records of those Born in 1817.],” page 168, image 9, Elias Lather, 27 May 1817; 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 Elias 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:

168 9

1817 Kirtorf [one word?]
At noon, between twelve and one o’clock on the twenty-fourth of May in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred and seventeen, the second child, a son was born of [one word?] citizen and butcher Johann Georg Lather of his wife Elisabeth née Becker. The child was baptized on the twenty-seventh of the same month where he was given the name Elias.

          The Sponsors were:
1. Elias Lather, citizen and baker in Kirtorf
2. his wife Elisabetha née Schmidt
who have signed and [one word?] this document next to the father and me, the minister.

[signed] Johann Georg Lather; Elias Lather
[signed] Anna Elisabetha Lather; Christoph [Carl Keator?]

The father of this child was Johann Georg Lather, brother of Henrich Lather and uncle of Johann Georg Lather III.

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