Sunday, March 8, 2020

Wilhelm Scholl 1788 - 1788

Wilhelm Scholl was born to Maria Katharina née Nüchter and Wendlel Scholl on 1 April 1788 and died 14 April 1788. He lived 13 days.

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 Wilhelm Scholl:

Wilhelm Scholl born 1788 film 102078348 page 642
Translation by Robert Seal:
Born on the 1st of April [1788] in the evening at 7:00 pm and baptized on the 3rd of the same month.
Father: Wendel Scholl, the local citizen.
Mother: Maria Catharina, née Nüchterin.
Baptismal witnesses: (1) Johann Georg Cammerer, the local citizen and master blacksmith, and (2) his wife Catharina, née Süssin. (3) Christoph Zwecker, the local citizen and master joiner, and (4) his wife Maria Sidonia, née Meierin.
In right column: + [died].
Kent:Robert, This entry is cool because pastor J. J. Ritter included the maiden names of the two witnesses. It also seems like we see a lot of blacksmiths in Graben. This entry was completed by Pastor J. J. Ritter.

Translation by Robert Seal:
Heading at top of page: In the year of Christ 1788 died here in Graben.
[Died] on the 14th of April [1788] in the morning at 1:00 am and was buried on the 15th of the same month.
Father: Wendel Scholl, the local citizen.
Mother: Maria Catharina Nüchterin.
Age: 14 days.
In lower left of middle column: Quarterly report.