Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ludwid Schendel

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ludwid Schendel

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Item No: frk01016
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ludwid Schendel
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman print
Language: German; English
Weiser Number: 469
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Geburt und Tauf-Schein. \ Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als Samuel Schendel \ und seiner ehelichen Hausfrau, geborne \ Julina Häd ist eine gnäbln zur Welt \ geboren, im Jahr unseres Herrn 1821 \ den 6. Tag Jänner \ Dieses ist geboren, in Mehrland \ ist Wachenden Caunty, \ in Nord=America ; und ist \ getauft worden mit \ dem \ Namen \ Ludwid Schendel \ den [blank]

[next to heart]
Taufzeugen waren: \ Andone Hauerd \ seine Hauß Frau

[along lower edge]
Chambersburg: Gedruckt bey F. Wilhelm Schöpflin.

[in upper 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, deß freu’ ich mich, \ Die Freude bleibt mir ewiglich.

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 Feyerkleid.

[added in script]
Banjamin kurz

[in upper right]
Wann wir kaum gebohren werden, \ Ist vom ersten Lebenstritt, \ Bis ins kühle Grab der Erden, \ Nur ein Kurtz gemeßner Schritt. \ Ach! mit jedem Augenblick, \ Gehet unsre Kraft zurück, \ Und wir sind mit jedem Jahre, \ Allzureif zur Todtenbahre!

Und wer weiß in welcher Stunde, \ Uns die letzte Stimme weckt, \ Denn GOtt hat’s mit seinem Munde \ Keinem Menschen noch entdeckt. \ Wer sein Haus nun wohl bestellt, \ Geht mit Freuden aus der Welt, \ Da die Sicherheit hingegen, \ Ewigs Sterben kan erregen. 
 


Translation:

Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
To these two married people namely Samuel Schendel and his lawful wife, born Julina Häd, a little boy was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1821, on the 6th day of January. He was born in Maryland, in Washington County, in North America, and was baptized with the name Ludwid Schendel on the [blank].

[next to heart]
Sponsors were Andone Hauerd and his wife.

[along lower edge]
Chambersburg: Printed by F. Wilhelm Schöpflin.

[in upper 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.

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.

[added in script]
Banjamin Kurz.

[in upper right]
Scarcely born into the world, it is only a short measured pace from the first step to the cool grave in the earth. O with every moment! Our strength diminishes, and with every year we grow more ripe for the bier.

And who knows in what hour the final voice will awaken us, because God has not revealed this to anybody yet. Who tends to his house will depart from the world with joy. Because surety, in contrast, can provoke eternal death.
 


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

Hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur within a heart is in the center of the document. Two verses in Fraktur are above it. In the upper center is an eagle behind a shield, with arrows in its claws and a branch in its beak. In the upper corners are two cherubs. The one on the left is holding two branches, and the one on the right is playing a harp. In the lower corners are a variety of fruit, including grapes, apples and a pear on the right, and a rose hip on the left. The entire document is enclosed in a decorative border on the top and sides.


Associated Names: Schöpflin, Friedrich Wilhelm
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997) vol. 2, p. 59.



Secondary Place County: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Washington
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Maryland

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1825
Image Dimensions Width: 31.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1016
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener
Friedrich Wilhelm Schöpflin (1777-1825) - Printer/Publisher

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