Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Anna Christina Scholl 1661 - 1661

Anna Christina Scholl born 6 Aug 1661 buried 14 Aug 1661. Her parents were Hans Leonard Scholl and Maria Magdalena _____. Anna Christina was born and died in the same month.

Death seen as natural
If a woman died after the birth of a child (this was a dangerous process because of infections), her younger sister stepped in as new wife, or replacement. The husband (here farmer in the country) absolutely needed a wife to look after the children and farm house (cooking etc.). So he normally got remarried a second, or third time within a few months; later a one year period was recommended. Often these wives were widows themselves. So there was constant giving births and dying on the farms, similar to what happened in the stable with the animals. Death was seen as natural. Only medicine and hygienic measures lowered the infant and childhood mortality rate. However, there were very bad pestulenza waves in the 17th century in our regions. Many villages lost 30 to 40% of the population. (Peter Bertschinger)

Documents related to Anna Christina Scholl:

Anna Christina Scholl 8 Aug 1661 birth film 4137289 page 211

Translation by Marion Wolfert:
Born/Baptized on the 8 August 1661 was Anna Christina (there is a cross above it which could mean that she died young)
daughter of Leonhard SCHOLL and wife Maria Magdalena
witnesses (I can't read them all, but here is what I see)
wife of Martin ? Meir's wife
Christina Weidmaenn and Hans Burkhardt Brode both young people
Notes: Anna Christina Scholl 1 Aug 1661 birth, Graben, Baden, Germany, Parents: Leonard Scholl and Maria Magdalena_______
Note: Pfarrer Martin Luzius von Augsburg served as the Graben Pastor from 1656-1663 and made these entries.
Anna Christina Scholl death 13 bur 14th Aug1661 film 4137289 page 255

Translation by Robert Seal:
On the 13th of August [1661], Hanß Leonhard Scholl's young daughter ______? Anna Christina died, [was] 8 days [old], and the following day was honestly buried to the earth.
Translation Gina Palmer:
13 Aug 1661 - a young little daughter of Hanß Leonhard Scholl named Anna Christina died, [of 8] days [old], [who] was buried [honorably submitted to the ground/earth] the following day.
Annette Adams Translation:
13 August 1661
The young daughter of Hans Leonhard Scholl died at the age of 8 days. Her name was Anna Christina. She was buried the following day.Pfarrer Martin Luzius von Augsburg served as the Graben Pastor

from 1656-1663 and entered this record.
Note: Hanß is spelled with the following single letter from the German alphabet: "ß" (called an Eszett) making the name: Hanss. The Eszett represents a double s.