The Birth and Baptism of Philipp Lather – 1849

On 14 May 1849, Philipp Lather, son of Balthasar Lather and Elisabetha Margaretha Lather, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany). He was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 28 May 1849.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Philipp Lather - 1849

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Philipp Lather – 1849

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Geburts-Protocoll 1849. [Kirtorf Birth Records 1849.],” page 21, record 20, Philipp Lather, 28 May 1849; 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 Philipp 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:

Philipp Lather


At six o’clock in the evening of May fourteenth in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred forty-nine, after a credible report, the fifth child and second son was born to Balthasar Lather, citizen and master tailor here, and his wife Elisabetha [one word?] née Lather and, on the twenty-eighth of the same month, the child was baptized and given the name:


The sponsor was:

Philipp Schäfer, legitimate little son of the local miller, Balthasar Schäfer but, because he has not yet been confirmed, the father stood in as baptismal witness. The sponsor and his father signed the present document next to the father of the child being baptized and me, the second minister of Kirtorf, who performed the baptism.

[signed] Philipp Schäfer
[signed] Balthasar Schäfer
[signed] Balthasar Lather
[signed] Emil Münch

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