Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Magdalena Rupber

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Magdalena Rupber

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Item No: frk00743
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Magdalena Rupber
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 77
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Christlich Geburt und Tauf schein, \ Lehna Rupberin von Christlich der Evangelischen \ Reformirten Rligion zu gethanen eltern geboren in der Pro= \ vinz Pennsilvanien in dem Taunschip Elsens in der \ statt Reading der Caunty berck in dem Jahr der Herrn \ 1785 den 22ten februarius und zu der Heiliger Tauf \ gebracht und der vatter ist der Ehren geachte Phillip \ Rupber und die mutter Catarina die ehrsamen \ Taufzeigen sind gewesen Stephan Rost und \ eh fra magdalena Von welcher sie den name \ bekommen \ Magdalena \ Johannes Stahl


Christian birth and baptismal certificate
Lehna Rupberin, was born to Christian parents who are attached to the evangelical Reformed religion, in the province Pennsylvania, in the Township Alsace, in the town Reading, Berks county, in the year of the Lord 1785, the 22nd of February, and was brought to the holy baptism, and the father is the honorable Phillip Rupber and the mother Catarina. The honorable sponsors were Stephan Rost and wife Magdalena from whom she received the name Magdalena. Johannes Stahl.

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 and German script is in the center of the document. In the upper corners are two star-shaped flowers, and in the lower corners are two hearts. The areas between them are decorated with a variety of flowers and fruit, including tulips, pears, and apples.

The signature at the bottom of Johannes Stahl is interpreted to be that of the artist, though the designs are closely copied from the work of Conrad Gilbert.

Associated Names: Stahl, Johannes

"Conrad Gilbert" 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. 309-311.

Frederick S. Weiser, “His Deeds Followed Him: The Fraktur of John Conrad Gilbert,” in Der Reggeboge 16, no. 2 (1982): 33-45.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Berks
City/Town/Township:Alsace Township
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1785
Image Dimensions Width: 21.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 743
Creator Name: Johannes Stahl (?-?) - Decorator
Johannes Stahl (?-?) - Scrivener

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