On 26 Feb 1825, Louise Gade, daughter of Peter Gade and Katharina Pfeiffer, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany). She was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 06 Mar 1825.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Louise Gade – 1825
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1825. [Birth Records of Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1825.],” page 18, Louise Gade, 06 March 1825; 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 Louise Gade. 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:
Louise, illegitimate daughter of Peter Gade
On the night of Saturday, February twenty-sixth, in the year of the Lord, eighteen-hundred twenty-five between eleven and twelve o’clock, Katharina née Pfeiffer, widow of the deceased local citizen and wagon maker Konrad Kalbfleisch who died the 17th of January 1814, gave birth to a daughter and, on the sixth of March, the child was baptized and given the name Louise.
The father of the child has made himself known: Peter Gade, the surviving, unmarried son of the deceased Johannes Gade, former resident and blacksmith at Ernsthausen in Chur-Hessen.
The sponsor was:
Louise Schneider, legitimately born daughter of Jakob Schneider citizen and carpenter here, who has signed the present document next to the father and me, the minister who performed the baptism.
[signed] Louise Schneider
[signed] Peter Gade; Johann Konrad Spamer.
Since the father’s father, Johannes Gade, was a resident of Ernsthausen in Chur-Hessen, I will have to learn where Ernsthausen was in order to trace the Gade ancestral line back further in time.
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