The Birth and Baptism of Reinhard Lather – 1826

On 01 Nov 1826, Reinhard Lather, son of Johann Georg Lather and Helena Hissrich, 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 12 Nov 1826.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Reinhard Lather - 1826

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Reinhard Lather – 1826

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1826. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1826.],” page 2, Reinhard Lather, 12 November 1826; 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 Reinhard 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:


Reinhard, son of Johann Georg Lather

In the afternoon of Wednesday, the first of November in the year of the Lord, eighteen-hundred twenty-six between four and five o’clock, after a credible report, the second child and first son of this marriage of [Johann] Georg Lather, citizen and butcher here in Kirtorf and his second wife Helena née Hissrich and, on the twelfth of the same month the child was baptized and given the name Reinhard.

 The sponsor was:

Reinhard Hissrich, the surviving, legitimate, unmarried son of the deceased Johannes Hissrich former citizen and miller here, the mother’s brother, in whose place, owing to his absence, his mother Christina née Formhals, stood in and signed the present document [with the clarification that she made her mark] next to the father and me, the minister who performed the baptism.

[signed] +++ Christina Hissrich’s mark, Spamer
[signed] Johann Georg Lather; Johann Andreas Nann

This record includes two marginal notations made by the minister after the record was written. The first corrects the father’s name by adding the first name Johann. The second clarifies the fact that the witness, Christina Hissrich, signed her name with her mark.

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