Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Frönica Mennert

Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Frönica Mennert

Item Info

Item No: frk00382
Title: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Frönica Mennert
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 131
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Frönica Mennert \ Ist gebohren im Jahr unsers \ Herrn und Heilandes Jesu \ Christi Anno 1817 den 6 März in \ Conostögöe taunschip Lancaster Caunty


Frönica Mennert was born in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, anno 1817, the 6th of March, in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County.

Category: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur, with one word each in Roman and German script, is within a rectangular frame in the center of the document. The space surrounding this frame is divided into eight square and rectangular areas that contain a variety of images. In each corner is a flowerpot with leafy branches and two birds. In the upper and lower center are compass-drawn rosettes or stars, and on the sides are fish. This fraktur is one of three known by this artist; all are birth records. The lack of baptismal information may indicate that they were made for Mennonite families.

Associated Names: Mennert, Frönica
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Conestoga Birth Record 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. 1, p. 155.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1817
Image Dimensions Width: 24.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 382
Creator Name: [Conestoga Birth Record Artist (active c. 1817)] - Decorator
[Conestoga Birth Record Artist (active c. 1817)] - Scrivener

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