Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Scholl infant 1758-1758

On 3 September 1758 an infant was still born to Johann Georg Scholl and Anna Marie Kammerer. He/she was their 6th infant to die in infancy. The Graben Pastor at the time was J. J. Ritter.  Pastor Ritter was born in 1726 in Durlach and died 1798 in Graben. His handwriting can be seen below.

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)]

Document related to Scholl infant:

Scholl, stillbirth 3 Sep 1758 film  4137289 page 496
Translation by Robert Seal:
On the 11th of September [1758], in the morning early after 2:00 am, Anna Maria, née Kammer[er]in, the wife of Johann Georg Scholl, citizen and inhabitant here, brought into the world a dead little boy, who the same day in the evening was buried.