Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Wilson Goodling

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Wilson Goodling

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Item No: frk00027
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Wilson Goodling
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 43
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Light blue wove paper; watercolor; ink

Geburt und Taufschein \ Diesen beiden Ehegatten als Peter Goodling und seine Ehe- \ liche hausfrau Veronica eine Tochter von Benjamin Zeller ist ein \ Sohn zur welt Geboren den 22 tag november 1854 dieser ist geboren in \ greenwood township junietta Caunty im Staat Pennsylvania und ist ge= \ tauft worden von Herrn William James Sando und erhielt durch die \ heiliche taufe den namen Wilson den 12ten may 1855 die taufzeugen \ waren die Eltern. \ Ich bin getauft in deinem Namen. Gott, Vater, Sohn und heiliger Geist \ ich bin gezählt zu deinem Saamen, Zum Volk, das Dir geheiligt heißt. O. welch’ ein glück \ ward dadurch mein. Herr, Laß mich deßen würdig seyn


Birth and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people namely Peter Goodling and his wife Veronica, a daughter of Benjamin Zeller, a son was born into the world on the 22th day of November 1854. He was born in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and he was baptized by Mister William James Sando, and he was given the name Wilson through the holy baptism on May 12, 1855. The sponsors were his parents.
I am baptized in your name, God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I am counted as one of your seeds, to a people that you blessed. O. What fortune through that will be mine. Lord, let me be worthy of it.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within large heart, at bottom center of heart is a pair of overlapping hearts, flanked by a pair of scrolled motifs. At top center is an encircled rosette, as well as a smaller rosette and leafy, flowering stems. Above and below the heart are stemmed flowers and tulips. Below the heart are a peacock and two parrots on leafy stems of flowers. Next to them is a woman holding a wreath and a bird. This is one of the last fraktur made by Portzline, who died in 1857.

Associated Names: Zeller, Veronica
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Francis Portzline" 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. 2, pp. 623-626.

Ruthann Hubbert, "Francis Portzline," in The Snyder County Historical Society Bulletin (1982): 19-29.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1855
Image Dimensions Width: 38.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 27
Creator Name: [Francis Portzline (1771-1857)] - Decorator
[Francis Portzline (1771-1857)] - Scrivener

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