Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johannes Kemp

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johannes Kemp

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Item No: frk00401
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johannes Kemp
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 81
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: C H

Johannes \ wurde geboren im Staat pennsylvanien im \ Caunty Bercks im Taunschip Districkt im Jahr \ nach Christi geburt 1811 den 29 ten tag May \ Eltern sind Jacob Kemp und seine Ehefrau \ Magdalena wurde bald darauf getauft bey Herrn Pfar= \ rer Ernst Taufzeigen waren George Kemp \ und seine Ehefrau Elisabetha


Johannes was born in the state of Pennsylvania in Berks County, in District Township, in the year after the birth of Christ 1811, the 29th day of May. Parents are Jacob Kemp and his wife Magdalena. was soon baptized from Mister Pastor Ernst. Sponsors were George Kemp and his wife Elisabetha.

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 within a heart is in the center of the document. The child’s first name is within a rectangular frame at the top center, flanked by two rosettes and ornamental shapes are above it. The heart is flanked on each side by a child in a long dress. Above each child is a bird on a branch. Flanking the bottom of the heart is a pair of springing deer. The children and deer are standing on an earth-colored ground that extends across the bottom of the certificate. The entire document is enclosed by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Kemp, Magdalena
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Springing Deer 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, p. 728.

Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts (Norristown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1937), published as plate 11.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Berks
City/Town/Township:District Township
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1815
Image Dimensions Width: 21 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 401
Creator Name: [Springing Deer Artist (active c. 1802-1815)] - Decorator
[Springing Deer Artist (active c. 1802-1815)] - Scrivener

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