Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Schott

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Schott

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Item No: frk00712
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Schott
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 356
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Susanna Schott. \ Ist geboren \ den 8ten August, im Jahr 1825 in \ Leikens Townshchip, Dauphin County, im \ Staat Pennsylvania. Ihre Eltern sind: Philipp \ Schott und Susanna, geborne Hoffman, Ihre Tauf= \ Zeuge war: Susanna Münch, ledigen Stands. Sie wurde von \ Herrn Isaac Gerhart den 28 ten October 1825 getauft. \ Susanna Schott \ Wurde in der [blank] Religion, von Herrn \ [blank] in [blank] \ den [blank] ten [blank] im Jahr 18 [blank] \ confirmirt. \ 

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Verfertigt von Karl C. Münch A. D. 1826. \


Susanna Schott was born on the 8th of August in the year 1825 in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, in the state of Pennsylvania. Her parents are Philipp Schott and Susanna, born Hoffman. Her sponsor was Susanna Münch, single. She was baptized by Mister Isaac Gerhart on the 28th of October 1825. Susanna Schott was confirmed in the [blank] religion by Mister [blank] in [blank] on the [blank] th of [blank] in the year 18 [blank].

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Completed by Karl C. Münch, A. D. 1826.

Category: Birth, Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Konfirmationsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is within an oval frame in the lower center of the document. Above and below it are two cornucopias from which emerge a profusion of various flowers. The artist's signature and date are written along the lower border.

Associated Names: Schott, Susanna

"Karl Münch" 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. 566-568.

Ellen Shaffer, “Fraktur: the colorful art of the Pennsylvania Germans,” The Magazine Antiques 95, no. 4 (April 1969): 550-555; published as fig. 4.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1826
Image Dimensions Width: 20 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 712
Creator Name: [Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Decorator
[Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Scrivener

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