On 02 Aug 1784, Sophia Dorothea Lather, daughter of Johann Reinhard Lather and Maria Catharina Christian, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany). She was baptized in the Evangelical Church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 03 Aug 1784.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Sophia Dorothea Lather – 1784
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Kirchenbuch 1769-1807. [Kirtorf Church Book 1769-1807.],” page 97, entry 24, Sophia Dorothea Lather, 03 August 1784; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1,336,979.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Sophia 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:
Early in the morning of August 2, between 2 and 3 o’clock, a daughter was born to the local citizen and linen weaver, Johannes Reinhard Lather and his wife, Maria Catharina [one word?] Christian, and on the 3th of the same month, the child was brought for Holy Baptism by Anna Sophia Dorothea, wife legitimate daughter of the local citizen and shoemaker Conrad Lather, and was named Anna Sophia Dorothea.
The document shows that the scribe incorrectly reported that the Sponsor was Anna Dorothea, wife of Conrad Lather, but then corrected the record to show that the Sponsor was Sophia Dorothea, daughter of Conrad Lather. Unfortunately, the scribe did not reveal the relationship between Conrad Lather and Johann Reinhard Lather, although it is likely that Conrad Lather and Johann Reinhard Lather were half-brothers. If this is correct, then the sponsor would be Conrad’s wife, Anna Dorothea Eymer.
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