Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Christina Lindemuth

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Christina Lindemuth

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Item No: frk00380
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Christina Lindemuth
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 405
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Christina Lindemuth \ ist geboren in Virginien Schenandoah County den 15ten Fe = \ bruary 1818. Ihre eltern sind Andreas Lindemuth und seine ehefrau Rosina \ Ihre Taufzeugen sind Henrich Frey und seine frau Christina sie ward \ getauft von Herrn Johann Nicolaus Schmucker Diener des worts \ Hirte nimm dein Schäflein an, Haupt mach es \ zu deinem gliede, Himmels weg zeig ihm \ die bahn, Friede fürst schenck ihm die \ friede, Weinstock gib daß \ diese Rebe, Auch im \ glaube dich \ umgebe


Christina Lindemuth was born in Virginia, Shenandoah County, the 15th of February 1818. Her parents are Andreas Lindemuth and his wife Rosina. Her sponsors are Henrich Frey and his wife Christina. She was baptized by Mister Johann Nicolaus Schmucker, servant of the Word.
Shepherd, take your little sheep; head, make it into your limb; way of heaven, show him the path; lord of peace, give him peace; grape vine, grant that this vine will also surround you in faith.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within a heart is in the lower center of the document. Above it is a drawn curtain. In the upper center is a winged angel head and rosettes. In the lower corners are leafy stems of tulips and other flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This is one of at least six fraktur made by the same artist for the Lindemuth family (see also FLP 378 and FLP 379 for additional examples).

Associated Names: Schmucker, Johann Nicolaus
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Stony Creek Artist” 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 738-740.

Klaus Wust, Virginia Fraktur: Penmanship as Folk Art (Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1972).

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1825
Image Dimensions Width: 20.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 380
Creator Name: [Stony Creek Artist (active c. 1786-1824)] - Decorator
[Stony Creek Artist (active c. 1786-1824)] - Scrivener

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