On 29 Jan 1749, Maria Magdalena Lather, daughter of Andreas Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany). She was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 31 Jan 1749.
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Kirchenbuch 1769-1807. [Kirtorf Church Book 1769-1807.],” entry 6, Maria Magdalena Lather, 31 January 1749; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1,336,979, Item 2.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Maria Magdalena 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:
A little daughter was born to Andreas Lather, citizen and baker here, on the afternoon of the 29th of January  between 2 and 3 o’clock, and on the 31th of January, Helena Raub, daughter of N. Raub, brought her to Kirtorf for Baptism where she was given the name Maria Magdalena.
In the area where Maria Magdalena Lather was born, the children were almost always named for the sponsor at their baptisms. This baptism is an exception. The sponsor’s first name was Helena, not Maria Magdalena.
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