The Death and Burial of Johannes Lather – 1820

On 30 Dec 1820, Johannes 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 01 Jan 1821.

The Death and Burial Record of Johannes Lather - 1820

The Death and Burial Record of Johannes Lather – 1820

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Sterb=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1820. [Death Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1820.],” page 15, Johannes Lather, 01 January 1821; 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 Johannes 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:

Johannes, son of Johann Georg Lather

In the middle of the day between eleven and twelve o’clock on Saturday the thirtieth of December in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred and twenty, Johannes Lather, eight months and twenty-five days old, 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 two o’clock in the afternoon on the first of January 1821, in the presence of Georg Johann Henrich son of Elias Lather, and Johannes son of Friedrich Seim, who have signed the present document next to me, the minister.

[signed] Johann Henrich Lather; Johannes Seim
                    [signed] Johann Konrad Spamer

In addition to information about the deceased child and his parents, this record states that one of the witnesses, Johann Henrich Lather, was the son of Elias Lather (who may, in fact, be the same person as the Henrich Lather, son of Elias Lather I’ve seen in other records).

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3 Responses to The Death and Burial of Johannes Lather – 1820

  1. Happy Blogoversary, Steve! I look forward to reading many more posts in years to come, as well as enjoying the beautiful floral photographs you publish from time to time.

  2. Steve,

    Happy third blogiversary! I miss you. It will be great to see you at Jamboree.

  3. Steve says:

    Thanks, Miriam! I had almost forgotton that Saturday was my Blogoversary! I’m glad you remembered!

    Thanks, too, Kathryn! I’ve been way too busy so far this year, but I am looking forward to seeing you at Jamboree. Funny how we both have to travel hundreds of miles to see each other when we live so close!


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