Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Johann Adam Scholl 1670 1 mo 7 days

Johan Adam is the fourth child of Hans Andreas Endris Scholl and Anna Margaretha Hosin. He lived 1 month 7 days. Johann was Hans and Anna's fourth child to die in infancy in a row. Sad.

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 Johann Adam Scholl:

Hans Adam Scholl birth 30 Sep 1670 film 102078348 page 153

Translation by Robert Seal:
Date: 30 September [1670].
Child: Hanß Adam. + [died].
Parents: Hanß Andreas Scholl, Anna Margrete.
Baptismal sponsors: Adam König together with wife. Anna Margreta, Adam Rausch's daughter. Antoni Weick, Hanß Weick's son.

1st Translation:
Hans Adam Scholl birth 30 Sep 1670 parents Anna Margaretha, Baptismal sponsors: Adam König, with wife and Anna Margareta daughter of Adam Rausch and Anton Weick son of Hans Weick.
Pastor:The Pastor in 1670 was Sebastian Aepinus Aping.

Child death 6 Nov 1670 son of Hans Anders Scholl 6 week old child
film 4137289 page 257
Translation by Robert Seal:
6 November [1670]: Hanß Andreaß Scholl's little son, a six-week [old] child.
Comment: This child may be: Johann Adam Scholl (KHVN-69F) in FamilySearch Family Tree, who was born on 30 Sept 1670 and died on 6 November 1670.