Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Israel Riem

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Israel Riem

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Item No: frk00739
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Israel Riem
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 508
Physical Description: Leaf
Transcription:

Geburts= und Taufschein. \ Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als: \ Peter Riem und seiner \ ehelichen Hausfrau Rebecca Riem \ geborne Gerret ist ein Sohn \ zur Welt geboren, den 31ten Tag Julius \ im Jahr unsers Herrn Christi, 1829. Dieser ist geboren in Schäferstädchen \ in Lebanon Caunty, in dem Staat \ Pensilvanien in Nord=Amerika; und \ erhielt durch die Heilige Taufe den Namen \ Israel den 22ten Tag \ Aujust im Jahr 1829 von dem \ Ehrw. Hrn. Pfarr Leimbach \ Die Taufzeugen waren: Johannes Gerret und \ seine eheliche Hausfrau Sara Gerret.

[in heart in upper left]
Hirte, nimm dein Schäflein an, \ Haupt! mach es zu deinem Gliede, \ Himmels=Weg! zeig ihm die Bahn, \ Friede=Fürst! schenk ihm den Friede; \ Weinstock, hülf, daß diese Rebe \ Auch im Gleuben dich umgebe.

[in heart in upper right]
Du selbst woll’st es bekleiden \ Mit Wahrheit und entscheiden \ Von der gottlosen Heerd: \ Den Wahren Glauben schenken, \ Der Herz und Geist kann lenken \ Auf’s himmlische, von dieser Erd.

[in frame in lower left]
Ich bin getauft, ich steh’ im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott! \ So sprech’ ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ in Kreuz, in Trübsal, Angst und Noth. \ Ich bin getauft, des freu ich mich, \ Die Freude bleibt mir ewiglich.

[in frame in lower 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’ und Feuerkleid.

[in lower center]
Ich bin getauft in deinem Namen, \ Gott Vater, Sohn und heiliger Geist! \ Ich bin gezählt zu Deinem Saamen, \ Zum Volk, das Dir geheiligt heißt. \ O! welch ein Glück ward dadurch mein! \ Herr, laß mich dessen würdig seyn!

Gedruckt und zu haben von Jacob Baab, Frontstrasse, Harrisburg.

[added in script below right angel]
Israel starb am 17 ten october \ october \ um halb fier uhr sein al \ ter war 4 J 2 mon und 18 dag 
 


Translation:

Birth and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people, namely Peter Riem and his lawful wife Rebecca Riem, born Gerret, a son was born into the world, on the 31st day of July in the year if our Lord Christ 1829. He was born in Schäfferstown, in Lebanon County, in the state of pennsylvania in North America, and received in the holy baptism the name Israel on the 22nd day of August in the year 1829, from the honorable Mr. Pastor Leimbach. The sponsors were Johannes Gerret and his lawful wife Sara Gerret.


[in heart in upper left]
Shepherd, accept your sheep. Head, make it to one of your limbs. Heaven’s path, show it the way. Lord of peace, grant it peace. Grapevine, help so that this vine will also surround you in its faith.

[in heart in upper right]
You yourself will dress it in truth and decide before the godless herd, to grant the true faith that can guide heart and head to the heavenly, from this world.

[in frame in lower 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 frame in lower 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 and celebration is prepared for me.

[in lower center]
I am baptized in your name, God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I am counted as one of your seeds, to a people that you blessed. O! What fortune for me! Lord, let me be worthy of it!

Printed and to be had from Jacob Baab, Frontstrasse, Harrisburg.

[added in script below right angel]
Israel died on the 17th of October, at 3:30 o’clock. His age was 4 years, 2 months, and 18 days.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in a rectangular frame in the center of the document. It is flanked by two inward-facing angels. The one on the left is holding a lyre and a wreath. The other angel is holding a cornucopia and a bird. In the upper center are two angels with trumpets within a wreath. In the lower center is an image of John baptizing a person in the water. Below it are two children sitting on a rock. One holds a wreath, and the other one holds a branch. In the lower corners are birds with branches in their beaks that are perched on top of arks. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. For certificates made for siblings of Israel Riem, see FLP 737 and 1017.


Associated Names: Riem, Rebecca
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 3, p. 42.



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

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin
City/Town/Township:Harrisburg
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1832
Image Dimensions Width: 41.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 739
Creator Name: Jacob Baab (1801-1889) - Printer/Publisher
Anonymous - Scrivener
Anonymous - Decorator

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