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)]
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Born on the 27th of September , in the morning at 9:00 am and baptized on the 28th of the same month. Christoph.
Father: Wendel Scholl, the local citizen.
Mother: Augusta, née Raicherin.
Baptismal witnesses: (1) Christoph Zwecker, the local citizen and master joiner. (2) His wife Maria Sidonia, née Meierin. (3) Friderich Negelin, the local citizen and innkeeper at the sign of the bear. (4) Maria Catharina, née Süßin, the wife of Joh. Georg Cammerer, the local citizen and master smith.
In the right column under the surname "Scholl" in a different hand so probably written at a later date: in America.
The Graben Pastor at this time was J. J. Ritter.