Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Messner

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Messner

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Item No: frk00006
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Messner
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 378
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Jesu laß die Lieben Engelein, Meine hieter und Wächter seyn,
Geburts= und Tauf=Schein. \ Diesen beyden Ehegatten als: \ Christian Meßner und seiner ehe= \ lichen Haus= Frau Catharina eine \ gebohrne Schnederin ist eine Dochter \ zur Welt gebohren den 10ten Tag \ September im Jahr u. Herrn, 1800. \ diese Dochter ist gebohren in Breck= \ nock Taunschip, Lancaster Caunty, im \ Staat Pennsylvani, in Nord \ America, und erhielt durch die \ Heil Taufe den Namen \ Maria Meßner \ von Herrn Peter Williams \ Reformirter Prediger die Tauf= \ zeigen war Christian Leßle \ und seine Frau Maria \ M. bey David Bixler 1842.


Jesus let the dear angels be my shepherds and guards.
Birth- and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people, namely Christian Messner and his lawful wife Catharina born Schnederin a daughter was born into the world, on the 10th day of September in the year of the Lord 1800. This daughter was born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, in the state of Pennsylvania in North America; and she received through the Holy Baptism the name Maria Messner from Mr. Peter Williams, Reformed preacher. The sponsors were Christian Lessle and his wife Maria. M[ade] by David Bixler 1842.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is enclosed in a frame. Two putti on a cloud are in the top center. Two angels with lyres, one holding a wreath and one holding a bird flank the text. Two birds holding a flowering vine in their beaks are in the bottom corners. The image is framed by a decorated band.

Associated Names: Williams, Peter
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"David Bixler" 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. 106-107.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1842
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 6
Creator Name: David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864) - Decorator
David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864) - Scrivener

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