Monday, March 9, 2020

Margaretha Magdalena Scholl 1773-1846

Margaretha Magdalena Scholl was born to Wendel Scholl and Augusta Raicher on 6 October 1773 in Graben, Germany. She was their second child.

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)]

Documents related to Margaret Magdalena:

Margaretha Magdalena birth 6 Oct 1773 Graben film 102078348 page 562. The Pastor was J. J.Ritter.
Ulrich Neitzel:

d. 3.ten Octobr 8 nachts um fünf Uhr gebohren und d. 6.ten ejusd. getauft
Margaretha Magdalena
Vatter: Johann Wendel Scholl der allhiesige Bürger
Mutter: Augusta gebohrene Raicherin
Taufzeugen: 1.) Friderich Negelin, der allhiesige Bürger, Mezgermeister und Bärenwirth und 2.) dessen Ehefrau Jakobina gebohrene Bitrolfin. 3.) Johann Georg Kammerer, der allhiesige Bürger und Hufschmidmeister.
[in the right column]: + d. 23ten November 1846
3 October [1773] 5 o'clock at night born and baptized 6 [October]
Margaretha Magdalena
Father: Johann Wendel Scholl, citizen here
Mother: Augusta née Raicher
Baptismal witnesses: 1.) Friderich Negelin, citizen here, master butcher and innkeeper at the sign of the bear and 2.) his wife Jakobina née Bitrolfin. 3.) Johann Georg Kammerer, citizen here and master farrier.

[in the right column]: died 23 November 1846
Translation by Robert Seal:
On the 3rd of October [1773], at night at 12 o'clock midnight born and on the 6th of the same month baptized: Margaretha Magdalena [Scholl].
Father: Johann Wendel Scholl, the local citizen.
Mother: Augusta, née Raicherin.
Baptismal witnesses: (1) Friderich Negelin, the local citizen, master butcher, and innkeeper at the sign of the bear, and (2) his wife Jacobina, née Bitrolfin. (3) Johann Georg Cammerer, the local citizen and master blacksmith.
Right column: died 23 November 1846.


Margaretha Magdalena Scholl burial 25 Nov 1846 death 10 Nov 
1846 film 102118620 page 317,
Translation by Robert Seal:
In left margin: No. 68. Scholl. Unmarried.
In the year of Christ 1846, on the 23rd of November in the evening at 5:00 pm died here, and on the 25th of the same month midday around 3:00 pm was buried Margaretha Magdalena Scholl, unmarried from here, servant/maid, age: 73 years, 1 month, 20 days. Her long-deceased parents were: Johann Wendel Scholl, former citizen here, and Auguste Raicher.
Witnesses are (1) Leopold Köhler, citizen and farmer here. (2) Christoph Werner, citizen and day laborer here.
Graben, on the 25th of November 1846. T. Crecelius, pastor.