(Btw, this is the family my grandmother Elizabeth (Sand) Hesch came from..so this, below, is her fathers' birth document).
Which, in the presence of Andre Isets from Kespelt, two and twenty years old,____ and
Peter Clement of Orhler(?), five and twenty years old, ____, that in this county resides and the present times of birth after it has been read to them before signing with us.
Petor Goendel ESCH ____ ____ ____.
(Theo Prieser signature).
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Ok, that's close. No, I'm not sure.
Probably those last names are sponsors, and also the person who helped deliver little Michael.
Was that all Larry found? Oh, my no! Just LOOK:
The marriage record of Michaels parents (Peter & Angelique) 1848
The marriage record of Peter's parents (Franz & Anna Maria) 1821
various other SAND births, like John Peter and Nicholas. By then, it was midnight.
Here's the WONDERFUL civil record of the marriage of our great great grandparents, Peter Sandt and Angelique Stoltz. It's too long to show you with one screen capture; the book must have been huge.
I haven't tried to translate it word-for-word, but there are features to point out:
The hand-written parts are in Suetterlin, the old German script;
At the bottom, the groom and bride signed it;
Angeliques parents signed it (Pierre Stoltz, Angelique Mohimont);
'Henry Krantz' was probably Peter Sand's uncle, representing Peter's family. It was, after all, a "shot gun" wedding.