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

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

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Item No: frk00740
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johannes Dinges
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 46
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diese Beyde Ehegatten als Philip Dinges und seine Ehliche Hausfrau Christina Geborne Müllerin Ist ein Sohn zur welt gebohren als Johannes \ Ist zur welt gebohren im Jahr unsers Herrn 1796 Den 27ten Tag Hornung um \ 10 uhr des nachts im zeichen der Scorbion. Mithin diese in den Gnadenbund gottes Einverleibet und von pfarrer Lup prediger und Diener des worts Gottes Den \ 18 ten Mertz Getauft und genennet worden wie oben gemelt, oben gemeldete ist Ge= \ bohren in America, in der provintz pensilvany, in Dauphin caunty, Libanon \ Taunschip, taufzeugen sind Christian Goltman, und seine Ehliche \ hausfrau Anna Maria
Gott Segne unser Eingang und ausgang, Euer gepflügtes und gesätes, euer morgen und \ abend opfer. Das die berge Euch den Frieden verküntigen, und die Hügel vor euch Fro= \ locken. Das eure Kinder aufwachsen wie die cedern in lebanon,

The Princess of Braunswick.


To these two married people namely Philip Dinges and his lawful wife Christina, born Müllerin, a son was born into the world, namely Johannes was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1796, the 27th day of February, at 10 o’clock at night in the sign of Scorpion. Whereas she was incorporated into God’s covenant of grace, and baptized and named as mentioned above, by Pastor Lutz, preacher and servant to God’s word, on the 18th of March. Above mentioned was born in America, in the province of Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County, Lebanon Township. Sponsors are Christian Goltman and his lawful wife Anna Maria.

The princess of Brunswick.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the upper center of the document. Below it is a portrait of the Princess of Brunswick in a circular frame. It is decorated by six stylized flowers. The text and portrait are enclosed in a rectangular frame. Above it is a winged angel head. In each lower corner are two birds. In the upper corners are two elaborate dwellings, or castles.
The “Princess of Brunswick” is probably Princess Augusta of Great Britain (1737-1813). She was a granddaughter of George II, sister of George III, and wife of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick.

Associated Names: Müller, Christina
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Christian Mertel" 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. 544-546.

Frederick S. Weiser, “Christian Mertel, the CM Artist,” in Der Reggeboge 21, no. 2 (1987): 75-85.

Richard I. Barons, ed. The Folk Tradition: Early Arts and Crafts of the Susquehanna Valley (Binghampton, NY: Roberson Center, 1982); published as fig. 65.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin [now Lebanon]
City/Town/Township:Lebanon Township
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 32.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 740
Creator Name: [Christian Mertel (1739-1802)] - Decorator
[Christian Mertel (1739-1802)] - Scrivener

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