Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Bixler

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Bixler

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Item No: frk00007
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Bixler
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 379
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Jesu laß die Lieben Engelein, Meine hieter und Wächter seyn.  

[in center]
Geburts= und Tauf=Schein. \ Diesen beyden Ehegatten als: \ David Bixler und seiner ehe= \ lichen Haus= Frau Maria eine \ gebohrne Meßnerin ist eine Doch= \ ter zur Welt gebohren den 2 ten \ Tag Julius im Jahr u. Herrn, 1831. \ diese Dochter ist gebohren in Breck= \ nock Taunschip, Lancaster Caunty, \ im Staat Pennsylvani in Nord \ America, und erhielt durch die \ Heil Taufe den Namen \ Susanna Bixler \ von Herrn Lutwig Herman R. \ Pretiger den 12ten Tag November \ im Jahr u Herrn 1831, \ Tauf=zeigen war \ Susanna Meßnerin. \ M. bey David Bixler 1842.


Translation:

Jesus let the dear angels be my shepherds and guards.

[in center]
Birth and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people, namely David Bixler and his lawful wife Maria born Messnerin a daughter was born into the world: the 2nd day of July in the year of the Lord 1831. 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 Susanna Bixler, from Mr. Lutwig Herman, R[eformed] minister, the 12th day November in the year of our Lord 1831. The sponsor was Susanna Messnerin.
M[ade] by David Bixler 1842.


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

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: Messner, Maria
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

"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: Region/County:Lancaster
City/Town/Township:Brecknock Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1842
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 7
Creator Name: David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864) - Decorator
David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864) - Scrivener

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