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

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

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Item No: frk00736
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Susanna Hoh
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 294
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: C B
Transcription:

Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als Adam Hoh und \ seiner Ehelichen Hausfrau Catharina Eine geborne Freyin ist ein \ Töchterlein zur Welt geboren, als Susanna Hohin ist zur Welt geboren im Jahr un= \ sers HErrn JEsu 1795 den 31ten Tag Augustus um 3 Uhr Nachmittag \ im Zeichen de [blank]

GOTT gebe Gnad, Kraft und Stärke, daß diese Susanna Hohin 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 Er= \ käntniß der Sünde durch wahre Reu und Buße, vor der Christlichen Gemeinde, zur geistlichen Wiedergeburt der heiligen Taufe befördert, und von \ Henerich Mutting Prediger und Diener des Worts, nach Christi Befehl, Matth, 28, v: 19. getauft, und in den Gnaden=Bund \ Gottes einverleibet worden. Diese Susanna Hohin 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 Luderischen Kirche ist auf= und \ angenommen worden, den 31ten Tag September 1796 und durch den wahren Glauben an unseren Erlöser JEsu Christo, des \ so theuer erworbenen Verdienstes, der himmlischen Freuden, und der ewigen Seeligkeit Erben eingesetzet. Mithien vergiß nicht wie der \ Apostel Paulus, Col. 1. v. 12. 14. die Pflicht beschreibet. Saget dank dem Vater der uns tüchtig gemacht hat, zum Erb= \ theil der Heiligen im Licht, u. s. w. \ Tauf=zeuge Georg Radel und seine Ehfrau Elisabetha \ Diese Susanna Hohin ist geboren und getauft \ in America, im Staat Pennsilvania \ in Cocalico Taunschip Lancaster Caunty, \ Friederich \ Speyer.

[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 Adam Hoh and his lawful wife Catharina, a born Freyin, a little daughter was born into the world, namely Susanna Hohin was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1795, the 31st day of August, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, in the sign of [blank]. 

May God give grace, power and strength so that this Susanna Hoh 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 her profession of faith and realization of sin through sincere repentance. Before the Christian congregation she was brought to the spiritual rebirth of the holy baptism, and she was baptized by Henerich Mutting preacher and servant of the Word, according to the command of Christ, Matthew 28:19, and she was included into God’s covenant of grace. This Susanna Hoh 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 Lutheran church on the 31st of September 1796 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 Georg Radel and his wife Elisabetha. This Susanna Hohin was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania, in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. Friederich Speyer.

[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 heart-shaped frames are in the lower corners. In the upper center is a star that is flanked by two lions. In the upper corners are two angels with trumpets. Beneath them are two flowers. In the lower center are two inward-facing mermaids. In the lower corners are two women wearing long dresses and hats. The day of baptism is incorrect; the month of September has only thirty days.

For another example of this printed edition, see FLP 267.


Associated Names: Speyer, Friederich
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. 2, pp. 194-195.



Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Lancaster
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Cocalico Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Lancaster]
City/Town/Township:[Ephrata]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1801
Image Dimensions Width: 34 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 736
Creator Name: [John Baumann (1765-1809)] - Printer/Publisher
[Friederich Speyer (active c. 1774-1801)] - Decorator
[Friederich Speyer (active c. 1774-1801)] - Scrivener

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