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Re: John Plaifs / Plaiss
Posted by: David Thomas (ID *****8261) Date: September 23, 2008 at 16:26:49
In Reply to: John Plaifs / Plaiss by Alice Luckhardt of 57

I am not researching PLEISS/PLAISS, but have a copy of church record - of the mass baptism of 9 of the PLEIß children - which is directly above the baptism of a Müller gr-grand-uncle of mine. For practice and the fun of it, I've transcribed that PLEIß record. Please note that I do NOT guarantee the accuracy of the transcription or translation, particularly since the photocopy is not very clear! (?)=immediate prior decipher is particularly questionable. If you wish to contact me re: this record, I can be reached at western37-at-cox-dot-net. Submitted by Cari Thomas.
1850: IN: Floyd County: New Albany Twp; stamped page 434: enum 21 Aug 1850: Lines 10-; Dwelling 431, Family 743:
John Plaiss; 56; m; Farmer; Real Estate value $2500; Germany.
       Barbary; 42; F; PA.
       Laurence; 20; M; Farmer; IN.
       Catharine; 18; F; IN.
       Philip; 19; M; Farmer; IN.
       Monterville (sic); 16; M; IN.
       Mary Ann; 15; F; IN.
       Margret (sic); 13; F; IN.
       Solomon; 12; M; IN.
       Barbary; 9; F; IN.
       John W; 7; M; IN.
       Ustenna (sic?); 6; M: IN.
       Mathais (sic); 4; M; IN.
       Rosena (?); 2; F; IN.
       James H; 3/12; M; IN.

Baptismal Records of Baptism at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, New Albany IN: Pg 7: #1-10th baptisms of year:
Possible headings: Birthdate (mo/yr); baptismal date; age (Jahr/yr Monat/mo); # and given names;
• ? 1829; 1te Januar; 14J ?(3?5?8?) Mon; #2 Lorenz Peter;
• ?y 1830; 1te Januar; 13J 6 Mon; #3 Christian Philipp;
• ?y 1833; 1te Januar; 10J 10 Mon; #4 Christina Catharina;
• ?y 1834; 1te Januar; 9J 7 Mon; #5 Immanual/el;
• ?br 1835; 1te Januar; 8J —; #6 Maria E?sher (?);
• April 1837; 1te Januar; 6J 8 Mon; #7 Johanna Margaretha;
• ?ay 1838; 1te Januar; 5J 7 Mon; #8 Solomon;
• ?br 1841; 1te Januar; 2J 2 Mon; #9 Barbara Magdalena;
• ?uar 1843; 1te Januar; 11 Monate; #10 Johann Wilhelm;
[in year column, written sideways on right: “J??? bei New Albany. ? ?. ???” ]
Sample translation: <7th bap of year 1843: Johanna Margaretha Pleiß, b. April 1837, bap on 1st of Jan (1843), @age 6 yrs 8 mo>

(Headings continued): (and sample translation)
parents = “
“Johannes Pleiß               Johannes Pleiss [Plaiss?]
v d. Wi?t??b?gsch              from the [village name?]
u (und) dessen Ehefrau       and his married wife
Anna Barbara              Anna Barbara
geb. Flach [?] (v. dem [?])       born Flach [?] (from the [?])
Bad??schen)”                     [village name?]

godparents/witnesses/sponsors =
“die Eltern                     the parents
und                            and
Großeltern”                     Grandparents

(Following these columnar listings is this free-text addition; //=indicates end of line):
“NB. Die ??? 2, 3 u. 4 aufgeführten Kinder, die schon durch ihre Eltern von (?) Jahr Xbr //
den Heilande der W?lt ??ußten u. auch in der Kirche schon von ???, den ge?ßen Sie???= und //
?inde??freunde gehört h?tt??, deßer gekommen sei in die April, die S??der selig zu ???hen, //
wurden (?) zusammen getauft, ??chdem sie die ???zu : “ob sie auch, ??? ih?? Eltern u. alle Gläubigen //
durch den Gläube (?) an Jesus Xtum, den Sohn Gottes, selig zu ???? begehstn (?) und zu dem //
E?? aus u. ? d. Namen des dreieinigen Gottes getauft ???? wollten?” mit “Ja” beant= //
=wortet hatten. — Die übrigen von 5., bis 13., i???. wurden alle als ?l?i? Kinder //
??gesche? um als solche ?? ge???helig getauft.
Diese ?ognif??? Taufh??ling s??d übrigens Nat? im Heuse des 31. Pleiß bis B. ??.”
       [Note from transcriber, cjmt: I cannot decipher significant portions of this NB/NoteBene/note well - addendum. It needs further work with a better copy of the record. However, I THINK this note states that when the older children 2, 3, and 4 (Lorenz, Philip, and Catharine) were baptized, they were old enough to respond for themselves. Within the NB is not only given in quotes the question asked of the three elder children, but the “Ja” which they responded/”beantwortet hatten”.]
Baptism #11 directly below the record for 2-10, is one of mine; note the one Godparent:
1843 bei N. Albany; 1. Januar; 13 Tage; 11. Philipp (Müller); Friedrich Müller // aus d. Elsaß und // dessen Ehefrau Maria // geb. Wild ???dah??; (sponsors/witnesses) M?s. Pleiß und Mr. Kiefer.
<1843 at New Albany; baptism #11: On 1 Jan 1843 Philipp Müller son of Friedrich Müller from Elsass and his wife Maria, b. WILD, was baptized. The Godparents were Mrs (?) Pleiß and Mr (?) Kiefer.
St. Mark’s German United Church of Christ, New Albany, IN
LDSFHL microfilm #1415742 St. Mark’s U C of C records, 1829-1891 w/indexes and abstractions in English.

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