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This baptism record is from Creuzburg, in 1758. The bits in brackets are the bits I'm having trouble with.

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20.† Anna Maria, [Vyl] Nicolaus Beckens, Ackermanns
     zu [Elmau] töchterlein ist den 11. Juli abends 9. uhr
     u. zwar 3. stundte vor ihres seel. (seelig) Vaters Todt geboh-
     ren, u. den 12. dito, daselbst getauft worden.
     Spond Fr. Anna Maria, Hans Georg Martins, Schalthei-
     sens zu Buchenau Ehefrau, [erhel…] des Kindes Groß-
     mutter.

Rough translation:

Anna Maria, [?] Nicolaus Beckens, Ackermanns of [?] young daughter is on July 11th at 9pm, although 3 [stopped in front of her ? father's death,] and ditto on the 12th, baptized there. Sponsors Ms. Anna Maria, [?] Georg Martins, [?] Zu [Buchenau] wife, [?] the child's grandmother.

Other issues:

  • There is a town named Elmau, but it is over 500 km from Creuzburg, and as far as I know, no connection.
  • There is a tiny town named Buchenau, but it is 63 km from Creuzburg, and again, no known connection.
  • For Johann Nicolaus Ackermann's own family I have documented him and his parents as having come from and lived in Creuzburg. Assuming he is the correct father, Anna Maria's grandparents would be named Henrich, Hermann, Magdelena, and Anna Martha.

Johann Nicolaus Ackermann and Anna Margaretha Schuchardt are who I thought were her parents, but this makes me wonder if that is incorrect.

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  • ... vor ihres seel. [seelig, translates to deceased] ... Spond [not Sponsoren but likely Latin, likely means Godmother] ... Fr. Anna Maria, Hans Georg Martins, Schultheisens [probably a housename/farm] zu Buchenau ... Do you have a larger version of the image? Would make things easier but I cannot find any major transcription errors. Can't comment on the other issues but I don't think that you miss any relevant information. – nebulon42 Dec 7 '20 at 18:04
  • @PolyGeo, would it be helpful to put line breaks in the transcription in the same place as the line breaks in the image? – shoover Dec 7 '20 at 19:34
  • @shoover I think it would. – PolyGeo Dec 7 '20 at 19:36
  • Also, isn't that "abends 9" not "bends 9" -- i.e. 9pm not 9am? – shoover Dec 7 '20 at 19:37
  • I've uploaded the full image to drive.google.com/file/d/1kRLCcr27eX890qajEkyY6QcMmuih4wbr/… – BrianFreud Dec 7 '20 at 20:30

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