Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992
The best place to get help with translation would be in the groups listed underneath Q & A in the Community. There is an Austro-Hungarian Empire Group and a Germany Genealogy Research Group. You could join either one or both groups. They have excellent people who are willing to help you with translation of documents. Good luck!
I've joined the Swiss and German group and I keep getting the same answer!
That is join the group of the community. Am I not asking the right question?
When you say you have joined the Swiss and the German group, did you post your question in these groups discussions? I saw several posts that have asked for help in translation but did not see your's.
My experience is the members of the different groups are very helpful, knowledgeable and willing to help.
I have put my question in several times and just get advice to contact the 'community' group.
Truda, if I could read That Dratted Handwriting, I'd try to help you right here, but I can't, despite years of trying to learn.
The people who somehow miraculously can read the stuff are mostly over in the Germany Genealogy Research group (https://community.familysearch.org/en/group/88-germany-genealogy-research). I don't think any of them are in the habit of reading things here in the "General Questions" category.
I have gone ahead and posted a link to this question in the Germany Genealogy Research group (https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/108251/translation-help-needed-over-in-the-general-questions-category/p1?new=1). This was easier than figuring out how to explain the question-asking process, with its bifurcating possibilities (depending on whether you've already joined the group or not). I hope someone answers your question soon!
(left column:) Caspar, Dembowagora, 23 October 1876 [date of baptism]
On the 22th [October] at 5 p.m. a little boy was born to the colonist Jochanes Harthel from his wife Tecla née Gomolluch and was baptized by Curate Drost and named Caspar. Baptismal witnesses were Caspar Pyrrek, ___?, Anna Kitta, colonist from Dembowagora, Andrzey Kucharczyk, "Spittalmann" from Boronow.
Dembowagora is in Silesia, see Meyers Gazetteer: https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/10329069
I have problems reading/interpreting the occupations of the first and third witness.
Thank you so much!