It is written in German but not in one of the more-difficult-to-translate old German scripts such as Suetterlin or Kurrent. Yet because the handwriting and German words are unfamiliar to me it has not been a quick transcription nor translation. Google Translate has been helpful, especially because I could try out possible spellings.
Below is a transcription of the handwritten German words and beneath that is a translation from German to English.
Kropp Carl geb. [geboran] am 2c ten Januar 1835
Kropp Carl born on 2nd January 1835
in Heiddersdorf, Hannover, verherheiratet c. Sophie
in Heiddersdorf, Hannover, married with Sophie
Meintzen am 14 ten September 1863. Gestorben
Meintzen on 14th September 1863. Died
am 30 ten Mai 1905 an, ["]general debility" Abends
on 30th May 1905 of, ["]general debility" in the evening
6 [???], beirdigt am 2 ten Juni auf dem
6 [???], buried on 2nd June on the
Union Friedhofe. Die Hinterbluebene: Seine
Union Cemetery. The survivors: his
Wittwe und 5 lebende Kinder: Wilhelmine
widow and 5 living children: Wilhelmina
Schuette, Wilhelm, Heinrich, Karl Kropp,
Schuette, William, Henry, Karl Kropp,
und Sophie Spahn. (Geweindeglied)
and Sophie Spahn. (Member)
Notes and Comments
On the German words and translation: Google Translate sometimes gives different translations for the same word. I am unclear whether "am" is "on" or "of" in English. I used whichever made sense. And there is that word at the beginning of the fifth line that I was unable to decipher or translate. The "6" after it may indicate the time at which Carl died.
The location of Carl's birth looks like it could be Huddersdorf but I was unable to locate a town by that name. However there is a town named Heiddersdorf. The minister's dots over his "i's" are barely discernible or are higher than usual, making the handwriting uncertain enough that I went with Heidersdorf. I'm aware that villages and towns can disappear over time and that in 1835 there may have been a town called Huddersdorf which now no longer exists.
This document gives Carl's date and location of birth; his wife's name and their marriage date; his death date and burial location; and the names of living children at the time of Carl's death. This record is a page from a journal and has no date on it. I have no other information about it than the church from which it came. The citation will be minimal.
While Carl is not the collateral ancestor in question -- his wife, Sophie Meinzen Kropp is -- the location named on this record may be helpful in finding where they were married which could, in turn, be helpful in finding Sophia's city of birth (and by extension, possibly her brother Henry Carl Meinzen's city of birth, too). (That's me: ever the optimist.)
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