On 09 May 1808, Sophia Catharina Bräuer, daughter of Conrad Bräuer and Anna Maria Lather, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany). She was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 11 May 1808.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Sophia Catharina Bräuer – 1808
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Duplum des Kirtorfer – Kirchen Protocolls uber die gebohren deselbes die 1808. [Duplicate of the Kirtorf Church Records of Births in 1808.],” page 15, entry 19, Sophia Catharina Bräuer, 11 May 1808; 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 Sophia Catharina Bräuer. 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:
1808. the month of May
Sophia Catharina, legitimately born daughter of Conrad Bräuer and his wife Anna Maria née Lather
Between two and three o’clock in the afternoon of the ninth of May in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred eight, the fourth child, a daughter and one of four daughters, was born to Conrad Bräuer citizen and [one word?] here, and his wife Anna Maria née Lather. The child was baptized on the eleventh of the same month where she was given the name Sophia Catharina.
The Sponsors were:
1; Sophia, legitimate daughter of Johannes Bräuer, citizen and blacksmith here,
2; Catharina, legitimate daughter of Ludwig Bräuer, citizen and tailor here,
who have signed this document below next to the father and me, the minister, respectively, with the clarification that one signed [with her mark?].
[signed] Johan Conrad Bräuer
[signed] XXX [mark?] of Sophia Bräuerin
[signed] Anna Catharina Bräuer
[signed] Christoph Carl [Venator?].
This child would grow up to marry Henrich Lather and eventually become a direct ancestor of the Lather family in Albany, New York.
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