While in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago, I did some research into my husband's family. I was able to solve a couple mysteries. His cousin had put together a wonderful family tree, and I found the answers to two remaining questions. But, of course, came home with another mystery! I believe this excerpt holds the key, but we cannot decipher it.
This is from a parish register in Loikum, Germany in the 1850's.
Normally the godparents names are in this slot. Because of other
information, I believe the mother and possibly the baby died at birth.
The third and fourth lines are "kind ist bald darauf
ganz" which means "child is soon quite".
If anyone has ideas, please let me know!