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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|Johann Peter Scholl baptism 10 Dec 1710 Graben |
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On the 8th [of December 1710], in the morning between 2:00 am and 3:00? am Johann Peter was born, and on the 10th [of December 1710] at the hour of 12 noon was baptized,
Parents: Georg Scholl, Elisabetha Weidmännin,
Baptismal sponsors: Peter [blank], unmarried status. Margaretha "Cammerin", unmarried status.
Comment: I believe the second sponsor's surname should be: Cammererin.
The Graben Pastor from 1706 to1714 was Ernst Friedrich Weber or Wider who was a franc meaning a Franconian. He made the arrangements for Johann Peter’s internment.
Johann Peter Scholl was born 8 Dec and baptized 10 in the morning, father is Hans Georg Scholl, Elizaabetha, witness: Peter is single and Margaret Cammerer single lady, Johann Christoph shoemaker's wife