On 28 May 1744, Andreas Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem were married in the Evangelical Church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany). Andreas Lather was the son of Konrad Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem was the daughter of Johann Gerhard Riem.
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Kirchenbuch 1769-1807. [Kirtorf Church Book 1769-1807.],” page 409, entry 2, Andreas Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem, 28 May 1744; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1,336,979, Item 3.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Record of Andreas Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem. 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:
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Andreas Lather, widower, citizen, and baker here, and Anna Margaretha, legitimate, surviving daughter of Johann Gerhard Riem, citizen and baker here, were married on Thursday, 28 May .
This record uses three different forms of abbreviations: u. for “und” (“and”), Ana with a line over the “n” for “Anna”, D, for “die” (“day”), and a symbol for the day of the week, in this case a symbol that looks like the number 4 which stands for “Thursday”.
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