The Birth and Baptism of Catharina Seng – 1847

Catharina Seng, daughter of Philipp Seng and his wife Elisabetha Lather, was born on 05 May 1847. She was baptized in the Evangelical Church in Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hesse-Darmstadt (now Germany) on 13 May 1847.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Catharina Seng - 1847

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Catharina Seng - 1847

SOURCE: Kirtorf Evangelische Kirche (Kirtorf, Alsfeld Kreis, Hessen-Darmstadt), “Geburts=Protokoll der ev. luth. Pfarrei Kirtorf von dem Jahre 1844 bis 1869. [Birth Records of the Evangelical Lutheran Parish in Kirtorf for the Years 1844 to 1869.],” page 72, Catharina Seng, 13 May 1847; filmed as Kirchenbuch 1725-1875; FHL INTL microfilm 1,336,981, 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 Catharina 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:

72. Catharina, Philipp Seng’s Daughter.


On the morning of the fifth of May in the year of the Lord eighteen-hundred forty-seven, between eight and nine o’clock, after a credible report, the eighth child and third daughter was born to Philipp Seng, citizen and day laborer here, and his wife Elisabetha née Lather, which on the thirteenth of the same month was baptized, where she was given the name “Catharina”.
The sponsor was: Catharina Seng, eldest daughter of Johannes Seng [one word?] at Hattenbach in Kurhesse, Hersfeld Kreis / absent / in whose place the midwife Christina Rullmann stood in and signed this document next to the father of the child and me the chaplain who performed the baptism.
[signed] Christina Rullmann
[signed] Philipp Seng.  Adolf Mann, Chaplain.

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