Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Johann Christoph Kammerer 1718-1722

Johann Christoph Kammerer 4 August 1718-1 January 1722. His parents were Magdalena Weidmann and Hans Wendel Kammerer.

The surname Kammerer is an occupational surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly. (Wikipedia)
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 Johann Christoph Kammerer:

Johann Christoph birth 4 Aug 1718 film 4137289 page 326
Date: born 4 [Aug 1718], baptized 8? Aug [1718].
Child: Johann Christoph. + [died].
Parents: Wendel Cammerer, blacksmith/farrier, temporary mayor, Maria Magdalena.
Witnesses: Hanß Jörg Wörner, innkeeper at the sign of the crown here, with wife Anna Maria; Willhelm Metzger, legitimate unmarried son of Jacob Metzger, council member here; Anna Maria, legitimate unmarried daughter of Wendel Muncken, farmer here.
Comments: The Latin abbreviation "p. t." = pro tempore = temporary. Hanß Jörg Wörner's occupation: Cronenwirth = Kronenwirth = innkeeper at the sign of the crown.
Johann Christoph Kammerer death 1 Jan 1722 film 4137289 page 417
Translation by DeTe1955:
On Jan 1st 1722 Johann Christoph Cammerer died, he was little son of Wendel Cammerer, horsesmith by occupation, and his wife Maria Magdalena. Which one afterwards was buried with singing and a sermon, his age was 3 years and 5 months less 4 days.