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

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

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Item No: frk00115
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Frey
Creation Date: 11/25/1813
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 63
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

A b c d e f ff g h I k l \ ll m n o p q r s ss s t tt \ u v w x y z tz ß th ph

Diesen Beiden Ehegaten als \ Jacob Frey und seiner Ehlichen Hausfrau \ Salome eine gebohrne Güldnerin ist eine \ Tochter zur Welt gebohren Namens Maria \ Freyin im Jahr Christi 1813 den 22sten Tag \ February um 11 uhr Nachts Diese \ Maria Freyin ist gebohren und getauft in America, \ im Staat Pennsylvanien, in Lecha Caunty, und in Lohill Taunschip: Obgemelde Maria \ ist getauft worden den 4ten Tag April 1813 \ von Herrn Johan Gobrecht Refomirter Prediger, \ Tauf=Zeugen waren bey dieser Heiligen Handlung, der \ Ehrsame Georg Hootz und Barbara Freyin \ ledigen Standes damals. \ Geschrieben d. 25 Novem. \ 1813 \ Martin Brechall \ Martin Brechall.

[in oval frame on the left]
Hab ich was nicht \ Recht gethan ist mir leid \ von Hertzen, da hingegen \ nehm ich an Christi \ Blut und

[in oval frame on the right]
Schmertzen, dann \ daß ist die Rantzion meiner \ Missethat, bring ich das \ vor Gottes Thron, ist \ wohl gerathen:


A b c d e f ff g h I k l ll m n o p q r s ss s t tt u v w x y z tz ß th ph 

To these two married people, namely Jacob Frey and his lawful wife Salome, a born Güldnerin, a daughter was born into the world, named Maria Freyin in the year of Christ 1813, the 22nd day February at 11 o’clock at night. This Maria Freyin was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County, and in Lowhill Township. Above mentioned Maria was baptized on the 4th day April 1813 by Mister Johan Gobrecht, Reformed preacher. Sponsors at this holy act were the honorable Georg Hootz and Barbara Freyin, single back then. Written the 25th November 1813, Martin Brechall, Martin Brechall.

[in oval frame on the left]
Whatever I have not done right I regret with all my heart, I therefore take on Christ’s blood

[in oval frame on the right]
and pain, for this is the redemption of my evil deed; I am well-advised to bring this before God’s throne.

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 within a rectangular frame in the center of the document. The alphabet is above it within a crown-like trapezoidal shape. Two oval frames with the baptismal verses are in the lower corners. Two flowers are protruding from them. In the upper corners are two large rosettes. A variety of flowers, including tulips, protrude from the frame surrounding the alphabet. The artist signed his name twice, once in Roman script and once German script.

Associated Names: Hootz, Georg
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Martin Brechall” 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. 117-123.

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

Image Dimensions Width: 27.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 115
Creator Name: Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831) - Decorator
Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831) - Scrivener

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