Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jakob Köhler 1824 -1832

Jakob Köhler was born 3 April 1824; died 19 Feb 1832 

His father was Johann Köhler, was a citizen and farmer in Graben. He was born 1 August 1786 and died 14 September 1845.  He married 3 January 1811 Maria Elisabetha Heinle, born 26 November 1787 and died 17 February 1827. Jacob was their 6th child. (source Baden Vol 2 by Brigitte Burkett, CGRS, Picton Press) 

Jakob lived 7 years 10 months 16 days.

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)

Documents related to Jakob Köhler:

Jakob Köhler b 3 April 1824 birth film 4137289 page 1052
Translation by Robert Seal:
11. On the 3rd of April [1824] in the evening at 5:00 pm was born and on the 5th [of April 1824] in the afternoon at 1:00 pm was baptized Jakob.
The parents are Johann Martin Köhler, citizen, and Maria Magdalena, née Heinle.
Baptismal witnesses are: (1) Johann Georg Klein, local non-citizen resident, and (2) Maria Magdalena, née Braunin, his wife; (3) Jakob Friedrich Heinle, citizen; (4) Philippina, née Lindin, wife of the deceased Martin Krauß, local citizen.
Graben, on the 5th of April 1824. Henhöfer, pastor.
In the left margin: died 19 February 1832.
Johann Martin Köhler born 1786 Familienbuch (Family Book) film 102118620 page 962
                   Person                  Born             Married          Died
Köhler Johann Martin L ú L    Aug1786                     14 Sep 1845
  Maria Elisabetha Heinle   26 May 1787  3 Jun 1811   3 Jun 1827
1. Johann Philipp                 15 July 1813                                1885
2. Martin                              28 Aug 1815                                1870
3. Maria Elisabetha           18 Jan 1818                     11 Dec 1819
4. Leopold Köhler                 2 Mar 1820                                 1896
5. Georg Friedrich Köhler   13 Mar 1822                    11 Nov 1898
6. Jakob Köhler                   3 Apr  1824                    19 Feb 1832
7. Philippine Köhler            15 Dec 1826                    13 Aug  1827
    II marriage
Christina Scholl                   22 Apr 1798 19Apr1827  11 Oct 1843
Philipp                                  12 Feb 1825 (Ammerika)
Children 2 marriage
8. Wilhelm Köhler                 23 Jul 1831                     27 Aug 1831
9.  Christine Köhler              13 Feb 1833                                  1900
10. Wilhelm Köhler              15 Sep 1838  (Ammerika)

Note: What could the letters "B. u. B." after Martin's means citizen and farmer
u. is probably und  = and
B. could stand for Bauer = Landwirt = farmer
The other B. could stand for Bürger  = Citizen 
(Peter Bertschinger)

Jacob Köhler death 19 Feb 1832 film 102118620 page 241
Translation by Robert Seal:
6. In the year of Christ 1832, on the 19th of February at night at 8:00 pm died and on ther 21st of the same month in the evening at 4:30 pm was buried: Jakob, the 7 years, 10 months, and 16 days old child of the citizen and farmer Johann Martin Köhler and his wife the late Maria Magdalena, née Heinle.
Witnesses were Jakob Friedrich Heinle and Johann Georg Klein, local citizens.
Graben, on the 21st of February 1832. Pastor Käß.