On 26 Dec 1845, Georg Lather and Regina Lohfink were married in the Evangelical Church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany). Georg was the son of Elias Lather and Elisabetha Schmitt and Regina was the daughter of Johann Paul Lohfink and Maria Vogt.
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Kirchen=Buch Hieraten 1808-1875. [Kirtorf Church Book Marriages 1808-1875.],” page 348, Georg Lather and Regina Lohfink, 26 December 1845; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1, 336,981, Item 3.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record of Georg Lather and Regina Lohfink. 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:
Georg Lather and Regina Lohfink
The following were wed and consecrated in marriage on the twenty-sixth of December in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred and forty-five after presenting written confirmation from the county court and regional court and also with regard to the civil and legal relationship, that no constraints stand in the way of the consummation of the marriage, after three proclamations were made in the local parish church and in Steinbach in Kurhesse [Hesse-Kassel] and all canonical requirements were satisfied: Georg Lather, the legitimately born, surviving, second son of the deceased Elias Lather, former citizen and baker here, and Elisabetha née Schmitt, thirty-five years old, born on the 20th of October 1810; and Regina Lohfink, legitimately born, surviving second daughter of the deceased Johann Paul Lohfink, former citizen and sieve-maker in Steinbach, jurisdiction of Prussia [one word?] and Maria née Vogt, thirty-two years old, born on the 28th of March 1813. Whereupon the groom explained that he recognized that the bride’s illegitimate child was his own, which child with the name Elisabetha was born on the 22nd of March 1836 in the maternity hospital in Giessen and was baptized there on the 30th of the same month.
1) Georg Lather, citizen and tailor here,
2) Heinrich Lather, citizen and baker here,
who have signed the present document next to me, the minister who performed the marriage.
[signed] Georg Lather
[signed] Henrich Lather
[signed] Georg Lather
The marriage record also shows that Georg Lather recognized that he was the father of Regina Lohfink’s illegitimate daughter, Elisabetha.
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