The Birth and Baptism of Dorothea Lather – 1837

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

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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One Response to The Birth and Baptism of Dorothea Lather – 1837

  1. Erik says:

    Steve, now that I’ve got a sufficient inflow of records, I am finally putting my genealogy blog into full working order. Your blog serves as a great inspiration to me, and I will use it as a rough template for my own. I feel that with all the information I’ve been finding out about my own family, it would be wrong for me to not publicly share it and publish it in some form or another. Hopefully you will keep an eye on it, as I always keep a faithful eye on yours. Take care.

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