Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for [blank]

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Item No: frk00130
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for [blank]
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; ink
Transcription:

Im Jahr Christi, [blank] den [blank] um [blank Uhr \ wurde [blank] ehelich geboren, und den [blank] ten \ vom Pfarrer [blank] getauft. Die El= \ tern heissen [blank] geborne \ [blank] Die Taufzeugen waren [blank] \ Der Geburtsort war [blank] im \ Staat [blank] Nordamerika.

[in semicircular pattern]
GEHET HIN IN ALLE WELT LEHRET ALLE VÖLKER UND TAU= \ FET SIE IM NAMEN DES VATERS DES SOHNES \ UND DES HEILIGEN GEISTES.

[within seal on the left]
E PLURIBUS UNUM

[within seal on the right]
L. S.

[on bottom right]
Gezeichnet und gestochen von C. F. Egelmann.


Translation:

In the year of Christ [blank] the [blank] at [blank] o’clock was born in wedlock [blank], and the [blank] baptized by pastor [blank] The parents are called [blank] born [blank] The sponsors were [blank]. The place of birth was [blank] state [blank] North America. 

[in semicircular pattern]
Go forth in all the world. Teach all peoples and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

[within seal on the left]
E puribus unum.

[within seal on the right]
L. S.

[on bottom right]
Drawn and engraved by C. F. Egelmann
 


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

Engraved; etched. The text is flanked by two large columns, with two angels holding a garland that forms the upper border of the central text frame. Next to the columns are two urns with fires and copious plumes of smoke. Below the text is Jesus on a hill preaching to his eleven disciples. Above the text is a depiction of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan. Behind and above them are depictions of land and the sky with clouds. The Dove of the Holy Spirit from which rays of light extend toward heaven is above Jesus. Two seals are beneath the text. One is the seal of the United States, surrounded by various agricultural tools, including a plow, scythe, pitchfork, pickax, shovel, hoe, and harrow. The other is a seal with the letters L. S., meaning Locus Sigillorum, or location of the seals, surrounded by an assortment of boxes, barrels, cloths, and sheaves of wheat and fruit.


Associated Names: Egelmann, Carl Friedrich
Bibliography:

Don Yoder, The Pennsylvania German Broadside: A History and Guide (University Park, Pa.: The Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2005), p. 238.


Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 4, p. 278.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Berks
City/Town/Township:Reading
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 41.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 130
Creator Name: Carl Friedrich Egelmann (1782-1860) - Printer/Publisher
Carl Friedrich Egelmann (1782-1860) - Engraver

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