Birth, Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Konfirmationsschein) for Christina Schöffer

Birth, Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Konfirmationsschein) for Christina Schöffer

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Item No: frk00013
Title: Birth, Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Konfirmationsschein) for Christina Schöffer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 32
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Christina Schöffer \ ist gebohren den 1ten Tag Merz im Jahr Christi 1808 Machentongo \ Taunschip im Nordumberland Caunty in Staat Pennsylvanen die Eltern \ ist der Ehrwürdige Herr Michael Schöffer und deßen Ehefrau Salome eine \ gebohrne Reichebachin sie wurde vom dem Ehrwürdigen Herr Pfarrer J. \ C. Walter evangelisch Luterischer Prediger getauft die taufzeigen war die Ehr \ würdige Christina Traubin damals lediges standes im Jahr [blank] wurde diesel= \ be von dem Ehrwürdigen Her Pfarrer [blank] in der evangelisch \ zum Heiligen abendmahl unterrichtet und Confermirt \ O Jerusalem du Schöne Ach wie helle glansest du Ach wie lieblich Lobgethö= \ ne hört man da in sanfter ruh O der grossen freud und wonne ietzo \ gehet auf die sonne ietzo gehet an der tag der kein ende nehmen \ mag Also hat Gott die welt geliebet daß er sein eingebohr= \ nen Sohn gab auf daß alle die an ihn glauben nicht \ verlohren werden sondern das ewige \ leben haben


Christina Schöffer was born on the 1st day of March in the year of Christ 1808 Mahantango Township in Northumberland County in the state of Pennsylvania. The parents are the honorable Mr. Michael Schöffer and his wife Salome a born Reichebachin. She was baptized by the Honorable Pastor J. C. Walter. The sponsor was the Honorable Christina Traubin, who was then single. In the year [blank] the Honorable Pastor [blank] instructed her in the holy communion and confirmed her in the evangelical [blank].
O Jerusalem you beauty Oh how brightly you shine Oh what lovely songs of praise can one hear there in gentle quiet. Oh the great joy and pleasure, now the sun rises, now the day begins that will never end. So much did God love the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that all those who believe in him may never be lost but instead will have eternal life.

Category: Birth, Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Konfirmationsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is enclosed within circular frame with scalloped borders. Extending from the border to the four corners of the document are four semi-circles with scalloped borders, framing a floral spray. The semi-circles flank a row of three tulips at the center top and bottom, with a single tulip on the sides. The confirmation section is blank.

The format and decoration on this certificate relate closely to some made by the artist Conrad Trevits.

Associated Names: Walter, J. C.
Provenance: Borneman


"Conrad Trevits" 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. 762-765.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
Region/County:Northumberland [now Snyder]
City/Town/Township:Mahantango Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 31.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 13
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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