On 20 May 1837, Dorothea Lather, daughter of Balthasar Lather and Elisabetha Margaretha 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 04 June 1837.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Dorothea Lather – 1837
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Gemeinde Kirtorf für das Jahr 1837. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Congregation for the Year 1837.],” page 15, Dorothea Lather, 04 June 1837; 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 Dorothea 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:
Dorothea, Balthasar Lather’s Daughter
Between one and two o’clock in the afternoon of May twentieth in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred thirty-seven, after a credible report, the first child, a daughter, was born to Balthasar Lather, citizen and tailor here, and his wife Elisabetha née Lather and, on June fourth, the child was baptized and given the name Dorothea.
The sponsor was:
Dorothea Becker, the only legitimate daughter of Balthasar Becker, farmer
who has signed the present document next to the father of the child and me, the minister who performed the baptism.
[signed] Dorothea Beckerr
[signed] Balthasar Lather
[signed] Wolfgang Ernst Glückner
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