Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Joseph Wimmer

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Joseph Wimmer

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Item No: frk01105
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Joseph Wimmer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 68
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Tauf Schein. \ Joseph Wimmer \ Ward geboren von Christlichen Eldern \ Den 2 ten December im Jahr des Herrn 1815 \ in Höcack Taunschip. Bucks Caunty. Pennsylvania \ Sein Vater war Adam Wimmer die Mutter \ Maria Obengemelde J W ward getauft \ nach Christi befehl bey Her. Mensch Evangl. \ Lutherischer Lehrer. Taufzeugen ware- \ Isaac Diehl und seine Ehefrau Catarina  

[above left column]
Höre: \ Israel der \ Herr unser Gott \ ist ein einiger \ Gott.

[above right column]
Heilig: \ Heilig Heilig \ ist unser Gott \ der Herr \ Zebaoth

[in lower left]
Ich bin getauft, ich steh \ im Bunde, durch mei= \ ne Tauf mit meinem \ Gott, So sprech ich stets \ mit frohem Munde, \ in Creuz in Trübsaal \ Angst und Noth.

[in lower right]
Ich bin getauft Ob ich \ gleich sterb, was schadet \ mir das kühle grab, ich \ weiß mein Vaterland \ und Erbe, das ich \ bey Gott im Himmel hab. 
 


Translation:

Baptismal Certificate.
Joseph Wimmer was born to Christian parents on the 2nd of December in the year of our Lord 1815, in Haycock Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His father was Adam Wimmer, the mother Maria. Above mentioned J W was baptized according to Christ’s command by Mister Mensch, evangelical Lutheran teacher. Sponsors were Isaac Diehl and his wife Catarina. 

[above left column]
Hear, Israel, the Lord our God is one God.

[above right column]
Holy, Holy, Holy is our God, the Lord Zebaoth [Jehovah].

[in lower left]
I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need.

[in lower right]
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.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in the lower center of the document. It is flanked by two columns and topped by a triangular shape that gives the frame an architectural appearance. On the top sits a bird, and in the upper corners are several large tulips. Two verses in Fraktur in circular frames are on top of the columns, and two additional verses in Fraktur are in the lower corners.

Bernhard Misson was previously known as the BM Artist or Durham Township Artist.


Associated Names: Wimmer, Maria
Bibliography:

"BM Artist"  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. 2, p. 527.


"Durham Township Artist"  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. 206-207.


Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 221-225.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Bucks
City/Town/Township:Haycock Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1815
Image Dimensions Width: 20.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1105
Creator Name: [Bernhard Misson (active c. 1808-1825)] - Decorator
[Bernhard Misson (active c. 1808-1825)] - Scrivener

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