Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jonas Laber

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jonas Laber

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Item No: frk00001
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jonas Laber
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; English script
Language: German; English
Weiser Number: 414
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen beyden Ehegatten als Georg Laber \ und seiner ehelichen hausfrau Catharina eine \ geborne Illigin ist ein Sohn zur welt \ geboren im Jahr unsers Herrn 1811. den 2ten \ Tag Hornung. Morgens u 5 Uhr 54 Minuten und erhilt in der heilig / en Taufe den Namen Jonas. Getauft vom \ Ehrw. Prediger Theotoh John Faber. Taufzeugen \ waren Georg Laber u Ehfrau, die Eltern. \ Obiges Kind ist geboren und getauft in Ame \ =rica im Staat Pennsylvanien im Caunty of Lancaster \ in the township of Elizabeth.

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Konfirmations Schein \ Ich bezeuge hiermit daß Jonas Laber durch die Konfirmation als \ ein Glied der Evangelisch Reformirten Kirche aufgenommen worden \ den 2ten Tag June im Jahr unsers Herrn 1827 \ D. Hertz v d m


To these two married people, namely Georg Laber and his lawful wife Catharina, born Illigin, a son was born in the year of the Lord 1811, the second day of February at 5:54 in the morning, and he received the name Jonas in the Holy baptism. Baptized by the Honorable Minister Theotoh John Faber. Sponsors were George Laber and wife, the parents. Above mentioned child was born and baptized in America in the state of Pennsylvania in the county of Lancaster in the township of Elizabeth.

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Confirmation certificate
I hereby testify that Jonas Laber has been confirmed as a member of the Evangelical Reformed church on the 2nd day of June in the year of our Lord 1827. D. Hertz v[erbi] d[ivini] m[agister]

Category: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text, hand-lettered in German Fraktur with blanks handwritten in German script, is framed by a rectangular border. The county and town are written in English. Below it is a confirmation note in German script. On each side is a scalloped pot with a tulip, adorned with leaves, smaller blossoms and two scalloped flowers. Several rosettes and flowers are above and below the text frame. The abbreviation v d m after the pastor’s name stands for verbi divini magister, which means Teacher of God’s Word. Based on designs by Abraham Huth.

Associated Names: Laber, Jonas
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Abraham Huth" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 425-427.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
City/Town/Township:Elizabeth Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1825
Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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