Average life expectancy at birth for English people in the late 16th and early 17th centuries was just under 40 – 39.7 years. However, this low figure was mostly due to the high rate of infant and child mortality; over 12% of all children born would die in their first year. With the hazards of infancy behind them, the death rate for children slowed but continued to occur. A cumulative total of 36% of children died before the age of six, and another 24% between the ages of seven and sixteen. In all, of 100 live births, 60 would die before the age of 16. A man or woman who reached the age of 30 could expect to live to 59. [Thomson Gale, 'Infant Mortality' (1998)]
Food shortages and insecurity were leading concerns in the 18th century, especially in Europe, and these were exacerbated by reduced harvests yields. Disease was another leading cause of death, with rats and fleas being the common carriers of disease, specifically plagues, during this era. Common diseases were dysentery, malaria, diphtheria, flu, typhoid, smallpox and leprosy. (Wikipedia)
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|Christine Krauss 24 birth Jan 1817 film 41137289 page 1001|
On the 24th of January  midday at 11:00 am was born here and on the 25th of the same month midday at 1:00 pm was baptized Christine. Mother is Margaretha Schollin, legitimate conceived daughter of the local citizen Wendel Scholl and his wife Maria Katharina, née Nüchterin. Phlipp Krauß has voluntarily declared he is the father, legitimate son of the deceased local citizen Georg Krauß and his wife Margaretha Barbara, née Braunin.
Baptismal witnesses are (1) Philipp Scholl, local citizen and master mason; (2) his wife Christine, née Kraußin; (3) Martin Krauß, local citizen and master weaver; (4) his wife Philippine, née Lindin.
Graben, on the 25th of January 1817. T. G. Beck, pastor.
Notes in the right margin under number and surname: illegitimate | legitimized by subsequent marriage | died 2 December 1819.
Kent: Robert, So let's see if I understand. Philipp Krauß and Margaretha Schollin are not married and conceive Christine Krauß. They subsequently marry. Philipp Krauß's father is Georg Krauß, wife is Margaretha Barbara Braunin Krauß
|Christine Krauss death 2 Dec 1819 film 102550955 page 463|
On the 2nd of December , in the morning at 3:30 am Christine Kraußin died, little daughter of the local citizen Philipp Krauß and his wife Margaretha, née Scholl, age 2 years, 10 months, and 8 days, and was buried on the 4th of the same month in the morning at 9:00 am.
Witnesses were: master tailor Christoph Lind and master weaver Philipp Wenz -- local citizens.
Graben, on the 4th of December 1819. T. G. Beck, pastor.