Item No: frk00382
Title: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Frönica Mennert
Fraktur; German script; Roman script
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.
Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein)
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.
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.
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[Conestoga Birth Record Artist (active c. 1817)] - Decorator
[Conestoga Birth Record Artist (active c. 1817)] - Scrivener