The Birth and Baptismal Record of Christian Seng – 1839

Christian Seng, son of Philipp Seng and his wife Elisabetha Lather, was born on 01 Aug 1839. He was baptized in the Evangelical Church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 18 Aug 1839.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Christian Seng - 1839

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Christian Seng - 1839

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der Pfarrei Kirtorf für das Jahr 1839. [Birth Records of the Kirtorf Parish for the Year 1839.],” page 837, Christian Seng, 18 August 1839; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1,336,980, Item 1.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Christian Seng. 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:

Christian, Son of Philipp Seng.


On the morning of the first of August in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred thirty-nine, between five and six o’clock, after a credible report, the fifth child and fifth son, was born to Philipp Seng, citizen and baker here, and his wife Elisabetha née Lather, which on the eighteenth of the same month was baptized, where he was given the name “Christian”
The sponsor was:

Christian Riehm, second son of Georg Riehm, a tailor here, whose father stood in his place because he is underage,

who has signed the present document next to the father of the child and me the minister who performed the baptism.
[signed] Georg Riehm
[signed] Philipp Seng
                    [signed] Wolfgang Ernst Glückner

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