Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Katterina Dinges

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Katterina Dinges

Item Info

Item No: frk00003
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Katterina Dinges
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 383
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink; graphite

Geburts= und Tauf Schein \ Diese beyden Ehegatten, als: Johannes Dinges \ und seiner ehelichen Haus Frau Saara Schwarzin gebohrne [blank] ist \ ein Tochter zur Welt gebohren: \ Namen Katterina Dinges im Jahr 1820 \ den 11ten Tag Nofember um 5 Uhr abens im Zeuchen [blank] \ Diese Tochter ist Gebohren und Getauft in \ America im Staatt Pennsylvanien, in Senter \ Caunty in Hyns Tounschip \ ist getauft worten von herrn \ Pfarren Friß \ taufzeugen waren \ Johannes Dinges \ und seine \ frau


Birth and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people, namely Johannes Dinges and his lawful wife Saara born Schwarzin [blank] a daughter was born into the world: Named Katterina Dinges in the year 1820, the 11th day of November at 5 o’clock in the evening in the sign of [blank]. This daughter was born and baptized in America in the state of Pennsylvania, in Centre County in Haines Township. Was baptized by Mr. Pastor Friss. Sponsors were Johannes Dinges and his wife.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text is handwritten in Fraktur within a large heart, surrounded by flower stems and two tulips. On top is a winged angel head. Two mermaids flank the heart. At the bottom is a large alligator.

Daniel Otto was formerly known as the Flat Tulip Artist.

Associated Names: Schwarz, Saara
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Daniel Otto" 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. 588-592.

Frederick S. Weiser and Bryding Adams Henley, "Daniel Otto: the 'Flat Tulip' artist," The Magazine Antiques 130, no. 3 (September 1986): 504-509.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth and baptism
City/Town/Township:Haines Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1820
Image Dimensions Width: 33.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 3
Creator Name: [Daniel Otto (c. 1770-1822)] - Decorator
[Daniel Otto (c. 1770-1822)] - Scrivener

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