Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Schneyder

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Schneyder

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Item No: frk00735
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Schneyder
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 295
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: fleur-de-lis
Transcription:

Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als Jost Schneyder und seiner ehelichen Haus= \ Frau Anna Elisabetha Eine gebohrne Lossin ist ein Söhnlein zur Welt \ gebohren, als Jacob Schneyder ist zur Welt gebohren im jahr unsers HErrn JEsu 17[blank] \ den 20ten Tag October um [blank] Uhr [blank] im Zeichen de 83 [sic]

GOTT gebe Gnad, Kraft und Stärke, daß dieser Jacob Schneyder in der Furcht zum Lob und Preiß des Herrn, möge aufwachsen und \ zunehmen in groser Begierde der vernünftigen lautern Milch, das ursprüngliche Heil der Seelen zu suchen, nach abgelegtem Glaubens=Bekäntniß und Erkäntniß der Sünde durch \ wahre Reu und Buße, vor der Christlichen Gemeinde, zur geistlichen Wiedergeburt der heiligen Taufe befördert, und von Willhelm Hendel \ Prediger und Diener des Worts, nach Christi Befehl, Matth, 28, v: 19. getauft, und in den Gnaden=Bund \ Gottes einverleibet worden. Dieser Jacob \ Schneyder ist, als ein Glied in die Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, durch das Bad der Wie= \ dergeburt und Erneuerung des Heiligen Geistes, wie St. Paulus \ lehret, Titum 3, v. 5, 6, 7. in der Reformirten Kirche ist auf= und angenommen worden, den 20 ten Tag November 1783 und durch \ den wahren Glauben an unseren Erlöser JEsu Christo, des so theuer erworbenen Verdienstes, der himmlischen Freuden, und der ewigen Seeligkeit Erben \ eingesetzet. Mithin vergiß nicht wie der \ Apostel Paulus, Colosser 1. v. 12. 14. die Pflicht beschreibet. Saget dank dem Vater der uns tüchtig \ gemacht hat, zum Erbtheil der Heiligen im Licht, u. s. w. \ Tauf=zeuge Johannes Klein und seine Ehfrau Catharina \ Dieser Jacob Schneyder ist geboren und getauft in \ America, im Staat Pinsilvani \ in Bercks Caunty in Bernen \ Taunschip

[In heart on left]
Ich bin getauft, ich steh im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott, \ So sprech ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ In Creutz, in Trübsal, Angst und Noth. \ Ich bin getauft, des freu \ ich mich!
Die Freude \ bleibet ewig= \ lich.

[In heart on right]
Ich bin getauft, ob ich gleich sterbe, \ Was schadet mir das kühle Grab? \ Ich weiß mein Vaterland und Erbe, \ Das ich bey Gott im Himmel hab, \ Nach meinem Tod, ist mir \ bereit. Des Himmels \ Freud, das Feuer= \ Kleid. 
 


Translation:

To these two married people namely Jost Schneyder and his lawful wife Anna Elisabetha, a born Lossin, a little son was born into the world, namely Jacob Schneyder was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1783, the 20th day of October at [blank] o’clock in the sign of [blank].
May God give grace, power and strength so that this Jacob Schneyder may grow up in the spirit of praise and honor of the LORD, and eagerly consume the true milk, to search for the original salvation of the souls after his profession of faith and realization of sin through sincere repentance. Before the Christian congregation he was brought to the spiritual rebirth of the holy baptism, and he was baptized by Wilhelm Hendel, preacher and servant of the Word, according to the command of Christ, Matthew 28:19, and he was included into God’s covenant of grace. This Jacob Schneyder was, through the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, as St. Paul teaches, Titus 3: 5, 6, 7, admitted and accepted as a member of the community of the holy into the Reformed church on the 20 day November 1783 and through the true faith in our savior Jesus Christ is taking part in the dearly bought rewards of heavenly joys and the eternal blessedness of the earth. Do not forget the way in which the apostle Paul, Colossians 1:12, 14, described the duty to give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light, etc. Sponsor Johannes Klein and his wife Catharina. This Jacob Schneyder was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania, in Berks County., in Bern Township.

[In heart on left]
I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need. I am baptized, that’s a joy for me. The joy lasts eternally.

[in heart on right]
I am baptized, and when I die, how can the cool grave hurt me? I know my fatherland and legacy that I will have with God in Heaven. After death, Heaven’s garment of joy, the garment of celebration, is prepared for me.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered, printed form. The main text within a heart is in the center of the document. The text is printed in Fraktur and the blanks are filled in in German script. The two verses in Fraktur within small hearts are in the lower corners. In the upper center is a bunch of flowers. In the upper corners and next to the central heart are four parrots. Beneath the central heart are two angels and several flowers. In the lower corners are two mermaids. The scrivener mistakenly entered the last two digits of the year of birth in the wrong blank.

The printer of this form is unknown, but relates to works printed by both Reading and Ephrata printers.


Associated Names: Schneyder, Jost
Bibliography:

"Georg Friederich Speyer" 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, pp. 722-725.


Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997) vol. 1, pp. 88-89.



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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1790
Image Dimensions Width: 33.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 735
Creator Name: Anonymous - Printer/Publisher
[Friederich Speyer (active c. 1774-1801)] - Decorator
[Friederich Speyer (active c. 1774-1801)] - Scrivener

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