Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for John Henry Rahrer

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for John Henry Rahrer

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Item No: frk00708
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for John Henry Rahrer
Scripts/Text: Roman print; Roman script
Language: English
Weiser Number: 42
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Certificate of Birth & Christning
On the 2 day of march in the year of our Lord 1850 a \ Son was born to these two Parents Levi Rahrer and \ Anna his wife a Daughter of Fredrich Herrold this child \ was born in Chapman township in the County of union and State \ of Pennsylvania and was baptised by Parson G. A. Erlenmeier and \ received the name John Henry in the year of our Lord 1850 wit= \ ness present to the holy act of baptism John Herrold and \ his wife Christhina. An inward baptism of pure fire, where with to be baptized \ I have, this all my longing soules desire this only this my Soul can Save \ Straitened I am till this be done, Kindle in me the \ living flame father in me reveal thy Son \ baptize me in Jesus name.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Roman print and script within a heart is in the center of the document. Above it are circle made of hearts and leafy plants. On each side is a leafy stem with several flowers, including tulips. Tow birds are perched on them. In the lower right is a female figure holding a wreath with a bird on it. In the lower center are a parrot and a peacock. A flower is between them.

Associated Names: Rahrer, Levi

"Francis Portzline" 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, pp. 623-626.

Pennsylvania Folk Art (Allentown, Pa.: Allentown Art Museum, 1974), published as fig. 76.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
City/Town/Township:Chapman Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 31.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 708
Creator Name: [Francis Portzline (1771-1857)] - Decorator
[Francis Portzline (1771-1857)] - Scrivener

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