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

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

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Item No: frk00664
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johannes Nies
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German; English
Weiser Number: 388
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Certificate of Birth and Baptism \ Mr. Johannes Nies, ein Sohn von Mr. David Nies \ und seiner Ehefrau Susanna eine geborne Kirchstetter, wurde \ gebohren den 30ten November 1831 in Penn Taunschip Center \ County im Staate Pennsylvanien und getauft den 19ten \ April 1332 vom Pfarrer J. F. Abele. Die Taufzeugen waren \ Mr. Leonhard Kirchstetter und seine Ehefrau \ Elizabeth.


Translation:

Certificate of Birth and Baptism
Mr. Johannes Nies, a son of Mr. David Nies and his lawful wife Susanna, a born Kirchstetter, was born the 30th of November 1831 in Penn Township, Centre County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and baptized the 19th of April 1332 from Pastor J. F. Abele. The sponsors were Mr. Leonhard Kirchstetter and his lawful wife Elizabeth.


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and Roman print is in the upper center of the document. In the upper corners are two stars. In the center of the document are a woman and a man who are facing each other and holding hands. The woman is dressed in a long dress with small flowers. She is wearing a comb in her hair. The man is dressed in long pants and a tailcoat. He is holding a bouquet of flowers in one hand. Between the two is a table with a vase.


Associated Names: Young, Henry
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

E. Bryding Adams, “The Fraktur Artist Henry Young,” in Der Reggeboge 2, nos. 3-4 (Fall 1977): 1-25.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Centre
City/Town/Township:Penn Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1835
Image Dimensions Width: 29.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 664
Creator Name: [Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Decorator
[Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Scrivener

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