Monday, March 9, 2020

Jacob Scholl 1782 Dec

Jacob Scholl is the eighth child of Wendel Scholl and Augusta Reicher. He was born 29 Dec 1782 and baptized 31 December 1782,  in Graben, Germany. 

Life expectancy
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. (Wikipedia)

Document related to Jacob Scholl:

Jacob Scholl bap 31 Dec 1782 Graben film 102078298p 697
Translation by Robert Seal:
Born on the 29th of December [1782], at night at 9:00 pm and baptized on the 31st of the same month.
Son: Jacob.
Father: Wendel Scholl, the local citizen.
Mother: Augusta, née Raicherin.
Baptismal witnesses: (1) Johann Georg Cammerer, the local citizen and master blacksmith, and (2) his wife Catharina Barbara, née Süssin. (3) Christoph Zwecker, the local citizen and master joiner, and (4) his wife Maria Sidonia, née Meierin.
Comment: I am unable to decipher the word (which starts with an "S") written in the right column under the surname.
Pastor: The Graben Pastor at Jacob's death was J. J. Ritter.