I'm trying to properly interpret Protestant communion/confirmation records from 1606 in Sontra. According to https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sontra, in 1602 Sontra had 402 households and around 2000 people, and (at least by 1885) the population was 83+% Protestant (Lutheran); this was a mostly Protestant area of north-eastern Hesse. 1606 covers 4 pages. Each page includes a list of names, and each page appears to be from the same day.
NOTE: The headers have been edited to reflect the answers given below.
Page 1: (81 people) - First Monday after Easter (21 April 1606)
Page 2: (75 people) First Tuesday after Easter (22 April 1606)
Page 3: (33 and 29 people) Dominica Quasimodo/Quasimodogeniti (27 April, 1606)
Page 4: (33 people) First Monday after Pentecost (June 9, 1606)
Page 4: (39 people) First Tuesday after Pentecost (June 10, 1606)
Based on the "Festo Pentecost" on page 4, it looks like that would be June 8th, according to https://kirchenkalender.com/ .
- Is there anything in the header text that would help date the other 3 pages?
- I'm having difficulty understanding the headers' text; it seems that the top list on pages 3 and 4 are possibly lists of people being confirmed? Would the other lists be simply lists of people receiving communion, or people having their first communion? For a numbers comparison, the communion listing is from a 1607 Christmas service, and lists over 300 people.