Item No: frk01050
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Sara Anna Klop
Fraktur; German script
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
[blank] ist von Christliche und Eheliche der Reformirten Relion zugedanen \ Eldern geboren im Jahr unsers Herrn \ den 1823 ten 19 ten augustus des Kindes Eldern \ waren Johannes Klop und seine Ehe= \ frau Sarah eine geborne Bucksin \ diese Sara Anna ist geboren in Tulpehocke Taun \ in Bercks Caunty und ward gedauft von \ Heer Pr Benjamin Boyer den [blank] \ die Taufzgen waren vater \ und mutter selbst
[blank] was born to Christian and married parents who belong to the Reformed religion, in the year of our Lord 1823, the 19th of August. The child’s parents were Johannes Klop and his wife Sarah, a born Bucksin. This Sara Anna was born in Tulpehocken Town, in Berks County, and was baptized from Mister Pastor Benjamin Boyer on the [blank]. The sponsors were father and mother themselves.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur within a rectangular frame is in the center of the document. The child's and pastor's names were entered in German script by a different hand. In the upper center is a star-shaped flower that is flanked by stylized leaves. In the lower center is a pot with one small and two larger flowers. In the lower corners are two hearts from which extend along the sides of the document two leafy vines with eight flowers each.
"Abraham Huth" 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. 425-427.
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[Abraham Huth (active c. 1807-1830)] - Decorator
[Abraham Huth (active c. 1807-1830)] - Scrivener