Confusion About Parents
According to the attached death record for Johann Georg Schanz married to Catherina Elizabeth, born Weiderhold, he was born 15 November 1788. However, according to the attached baptism record, it shows Johann Georg born on the 15 November 1788 with parents of Johannes Gipper and Anna Elizabeth born Gipper.
On his marriage record to Catherina Elizabeth Weiderhold, which is attached, it shows that his father is Adam Schanz and no mother is given.
Can anyone help me understand why the name change for the father is different on the baptism and marriage records?
You are free to look at the sourcing information for Johann Georg Schanz: PID of LRPF-NXY.
The location is Gensungen, Felsberg, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Hessen, Deutschland.
That's a great question, @Shannivee Frasure. From looking at it, I'd question whether the baptismal record was the correct Johann Georg. There are two babies named Johann Georg on that page alone, so it would seem to be a fairly common name. It looks like the choice of that record was made because it was a baby named Johann Georg born on the exact birth date and location that was given in the death record. It appears to me that you were the one who attached both records, so I can't even suggest that you contact the submitter who attached it. I would spend some time researching the parents to see if the Gipper father died and the mother remarried or if there are any other records on the Gipper baby. If you find him getting married later on, then they can't possibly be the same man.0
The reason the people in the birth record don't match the names in the death record is that it's a different person. He happens to share the other one's given names and birthdate, but there all similarity ends.
I am reminded of the old campfire skit where someone is industriously searching the ground near the fire. "Whatcha looking for?" "My sewing needle. I dropped it somewhere in my tent." "Then why on Earth are you searching for it here?" "Because this is where it's light enough to see."0