Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Johann Peter Weidmann 1678 Dec

Johann Peter Weidmann 29 Nov 1678 Dec

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)]

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. (Wikipedia)

Documents related to Johann Peter Weidmann:

Johann Peter Weidmann 28 Nov baptism 1678 film 102078348 page 163

Translation by Marion Wolfert:
On the 29th Nov 1678 was born to Hanss Peter WEYDEMANN, local citizen and his wife Elisabetha a son and christened on the 30th Nov 1678 (the feast day Andreas) and received the given name of Peter. Witnesses are 1. Hanss Mattheus Glisslof a local citizen and council member wife Margreta, 2. Elisabeth, wife of the local citizen Matth. Rasler? Tasler?