Confirmation Certificate (Konfirmationsschein) for Jesse Oberly

Confirmation Certificate (Konfirmationsschein) for Jesse Oberly

Item Info

Item No: frk00557
Title: Confirmation Certificate (Konfirmationsschein) for Jesse Oberly
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; ink

This is to Certify \ That Jesse Oberly is a Comunicant member \ of the German Reformed Church of North America. \ Given in the Borough of Easton, Northampton County, Penna this \ 27th day of Octr. AD 1827. \ Revd. Tho. Pomp V. D. M.  

[in cloud, in Hebrew]

[On left banner]
Jehovah made \ Sun, Moon and \ Stars; The Earth \ and the fulness \ thereof is his also.

[on right banner]
Next unto my \ God and Bible \ I love my Country \ the land of religious \ liberty.

[below image, on left]
L. R. Smith del.

[below image, on right]
P. Maverick sc.

[in lower center]
Presented to the German Reformed Synod by the Revd. Charles Knouse. 

Category: Confirmation Certificate (Konfirmationsschein)
Media Type: Copperplate Engravings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur and Roman script is in the lower portion of the document. Above it is a brick church with several people in front of it. The church is flanked by large banners with text. The banner on the left is held up by an angel, and the one on the right is held by an eagle. Above the church are clouds, a sun, stars, and a moon. The Tetragrammaton with emanating light is in the center. The entire item is framed by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Smith, L. R.
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:Unknown

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1825
Image Dimensions Width: 30.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 557
Creator Name: P. Maverick (?-?) - Engraver
L. R. Smith (?-?) - Engraver
Anonymous - Printer/Publisher
Thomas Pomp (?-?) - Scrivener

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