The Birth and Baptism of Paul Lather – 1841

On 15 Feb 1841, Paul Lather, son 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 28 Feb 1841.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Paul Lather - 1841

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Paul Lather – 1841

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protocoll der Gemeinde Kirtorf für das Jahr 1841. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Congregation for the Year 1841.],” page 10, Paul Lather, 28 February 1841; 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 Paul 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:


Paul, Balthasar Lather’s Son

Between four and five o’clock in the morning on February fifteenth in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred forty-one, after a credible report, the third child and first son was born to Balthasar Lather, citizen and tailor here, and his wife Elisabetha Margaretha née Lather, and on the twenty-eighth of the same month he was baptized and given the name “Paul”.

          The Sponsor was:

          Paul Schäfer, citizen and shoemaker here

who has signed the present document next to the father of the child and me the chaplain who conducted the baptism.

[signed] Paul Schäfer
[signed] Balthasar Lather
          [signed] Adolf Mann

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