The Death and Burial of Balthasar Ludwig Lather – 1822

On 26 Jul 1822, Balthasar Ludwig Lather, son of Johann Georg Lather and Elisabetha Becker, died in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany). He was buried in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 28 Jul 1822.

The Death and Burial of Balthasar Ludwig Lather - 1822

The Death and Burial Record of Balthasar Ludwig Lather – 1822

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Sterb=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1822 niedergeschrieben. [Written Death Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1822.],” page 10, Balthasar Ludwig Lather, 28 July 1822; filmed as Kirchenbuchduplikat 1808-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 0,855,111.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial 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:

10
Balthasar Ludwig, son of Johann Georg Lather

Between five and six o’clock in the morning on Friday, the twenty-sixth of July, in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred twenty-two, Balthasar Ludwig Lather, age four months and four days, the legitimately born son of Johann Georg Lather, citizen farmer and butcher here in Kirtorf and Elisabetha née Becker, and was buried in the earth according to the quiet Christian custom at twelve o’clock noon on the twenty-eighth of the above-mentioned month, in the presence of Johannes Seim, son of Heindrich Seim, and Johannes Lather, son of Elias Lather, who have signed the present document next to me, the minister.
[signed] Johannes Seim; Johannes Lather
          [signed] Johann Konrad Spamer

In addition to information about the child and his parents, this record mentions that one of the witnesses was Balthasar Ludwig Lather, son of Elias Lather. This piece of information is evidence that Johannes Lather was the brother of both Henrich Lather and the Johann Georg Lather named in the present record.

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