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. Common diseases were dysentery, malaria, diphtheria, flu, typhoid, smallpox and leprosy. (Wikipedia)
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In the year of Christ 1829, on the 5th of June in the evening at 4:30 pm was born, and on the 8th of the same month in the morning at 10:30 am was baptized: Philipp.
The parents are the citizen from here Philipp Krauß and his wife Margarethe, née Scholl.
Baptismal sponsors are: (1) Philipp Wenz, citizen, and  his wife Magdalena, née Lind; (3) Wilhelm Scholl, citizen; and (4) Magdalena, née Wentz, widow of the late Christoph Lind.Graben, on the 8th of June 1829. Pastor Käß.