Can someone take a look at this German baptismal record?

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Can someone take a look at this German baptismal record for me and tell me what it says??
WikiTree profile: Christian Frantz
in Genealogy Help by Living Prickett G2G6 Mach 9 (98.7k points)

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Father is Hanß Frantz, mother Barbara, other names are for godparents and witnesses. The date appears to be Feb 19 for birth with 21 for baptism.
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (617k points)
Thanks so much, Helmut! Can you tell me where this took place? The URL for the entire page is the first source for Christian Frantz. (Frantz-557).
Unfortunately I am not an Ancestry subscriber.
Patricia, the link that you referenced in the first source was broken so I fixed it. That baptismal record entry is item #24. The only date that I see in that entry and which appears to be the birth date is 19 Feb. The year of 1702 is on the prior page. It's different than the birth year in the profile (1685), so you may need to investigate further to resolve the discrepancy.

There doesn't appear to be any location info in either page for where the event took place other than Ancestry's collection info: OstPreussen > Angerburg.

EDIT: As Helmut mentions below, the Feb 19 date may be the baptismal date.

If the collection is complete with a title page that can shed light if the book is indeed for Angerburg or for Angerburg and additional villages. Angerburg is today in Poland and called Węgorzewo. My guess for the baptismal date of Feb 21 is based on the number to the left of the entry. It looks like it was originally 2x, corrected to 21, but it could also just be a running total, if it is supposed to be a 24 and the one before is 23. In that case Feb 19 may be the baptismal date with the birth date not given.

Yes, that's a running total (goes on up to 32, 33, etc.
Here's a link to a .pdf containing the title page and some miscellaneous pages, including the Frantz baptismal record.

I really appreciate your help, Helmut!!
Small villages were often  served by the parish of a bigger town but in those cases there should be a listing of those villages or at least mention in the actual record. Absent all of this I think it is fair to assume Angerburg as the birthplace.

As a quirk of history, in 1685 Angerburg was in the Herzogtum Preußen with the King of Poland the sovereign, therefore not in the Holy Roman Empire or under any other "German" sovereignty.

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