The Birth and Baptism of Johannes Lather – 1842

On 15 Feb 1842, Johannes Lather, son of Henrich Lather and Sophia Catharina Bräuer, 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 Feb 1842.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Johannes Lather - 1842

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Johannes Lather – 1842

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll für das Gemeinde Kirtorf für 1842. [Birth Record for the Congregation of Kirtorf in 1842.],” page 9, Johannes Lather, 27 February 1842; filmed as Kirchenbuchduplikat 1808-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 0,855,109.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal 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 Henrich Lather

Between two and three o’clock in the morning of the fifteenth of February in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred forty-two, after a credible report, the third child and second son was born of Heinrich Lather citizen and baker here, of his wife Sophia Catharina née Bräuer. The child was baptized on the twenty-seventh of the same month where he was given the name Johannes.

          The Sponsor was:

          Johannes Bräuer, eldest son of Conrad Bräuer, [one word?] here, who has signed this document next to the father of the child and me, the minister.

[signed] Johannes Bräuer; Johannes Bräuer
[signed] Henrich Lather
          [signed] Wolfgang Ernst Glückner

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