Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Catharina Linn

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Catharina Linn

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Item No: frk01098
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Catharina Linn
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 127
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen beiden ehegatten als Peter Linn und \ seiner ehefrau Catharina Linn eine gebohrne \ Abraham Beli ist im Jahr Christi 1809 den 22 ten \ Julius eine Tochter zur welt gebohren in \ diestäts Ohio war getauft Catharina Linn \ vom Pfarr Stauch dienen daß worts gottes \ nach Lucä am 18ten Capitel Lasset die \ Kindlein zu mir kommen und wehret ihnen \ nicht Ihr Petter war Johannes Linn und \ ihre goth war Magdalena Kleinn.


To these two married people namely Peter Linn and his wife Catharina Linn, a born [daughter of] Abraham Beli, a daughter was born into the world in the year of Christ 1809, on the 22nd of July, in the state Ohio, was baptized Catharina Linn by Pastor Stauch, servant of God’s Word according to Luke 18. Let the children come to me and don’t prevent them. Her godfather was Johannes Linn and her godmother was Magdalena Kleinn.

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 within a rectangular frame in the center of the document. On each side are two birds on branches and stems of flowers. Along the upper edge of the document are two winged angel heads and several flowers. Along the lower edge are several flowers. In the corners are rosettes. For a Fraktur by the same artist made for another one of Peter and Catharina Linn's children, see FLP 1099.  That certificate is dated 1818, and most likely both were made at the same time. 

Associated Names: Stauch
Provenance: Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Trump collection; Medina, Ohio


"Friedrich Bandel"  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. 72-73.

Pennsylvania Folklife (Winter 1954); published on p. 13.

Donald A. Shelley, The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961); published as fig. 297. 

Sotheby's (May 8, 1974), lot 111A.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1818
Image Dimensions Width: 30.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1098
Creator Name: [Friedrich Bandel (active c. 1800-1820)] - Decorator
[Friedrich Bandel (active c. 1800-1820)] - Scrivener

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