On 31 Oct 1746, Johann Jacob Lather, son of Andreas Lather and Anna Margaretha Riem, was born in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany). He was baptized in the parish church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 02 Nov 1746.
SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt), “Kirtorfer Kirchenbuch 1725-1768. [Kirtorf Church Book 1725-1768.],” page 101, entry 27, Johann Jacob Lather, 02 November 1746; 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 Johann Jacob 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 son was born to Andreas Lather, citizen and baker h.l. and his wife, Anna Margaretha née Riem, on the afternoon of the 31st of October  between 11 and 12 o’clock, and on the 2nd of November, Johann Jacob Lather, son of Johann Jacob Lather, baker h.l. as Godfather brought him to Kirtorf for Baptism where he was given the name Johann Jacob.
The document is unusual in that the occupations of the father and the father of the sponsor were both written in Latin rather than in German. None of the other records on the same page in the baptismal register were written in this way.
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