Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Krumm

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Krumm

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Item No: frk00711
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Krumm
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 50
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Anna Maria Krummin \ Wurde gebohren den Vierten Juny Im Jahr des Herrn \ Ein Tausend Sieben hundert und Drey und Achtzig \ In Scheffersstadt Heydelberg Taunschip Dauphin Caunty, im \ Staat Pennsylvania. Die Eltern sind Johannes \ Krumm und Anna Maria gebohrne Wolffin \ Sie wurde den 29 Juny 1783 von dem Prediger Runckel getauft \ Ihre Tauf Zeugin was Eva Catharina Wolffin \ und diesellbige ertheilte ihr den christlichen Namen \ Anna Maria

[in left wreath]
Denck oft den Mächtigen \ Gedancken: Die Tugend ist \ der Seele Glück! Der halte, \ fängst du an zu wancken, \ Dich noch so von deinem Fall \ zurück. Dir giebt dein gantzer \ Lebens=Lauf, Sie nicht \ zurück, giebs du Nie \ auf

[in right wreath]
Wenn Gottesfurcht, \ dich überall begleitet, Und \ Deinen Gang, wenn dich kein \ Mensch sieht leitet. Wie \ ruhig wirst du dein Wegen \ wandeln; Wie ruhig \ handeln.
 


Translation:

Anna Maria Krummin was born on the fourth of July in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, in Schaefferstown, Dauphin County, in the state of Pennsylvania. The parents are Johannes Krumm and Anna Maria, born Wolffin. On the 29th of June 1783 she was baptized by preacher Runckel. Her sponsor was Eva Catharina Wolffin and the same gave her the Christian name Anna Maria.

[in left wreath]
Think often the mighty thought: Virtue is the soul’s fortune! It holds you, should you begin to waver, back from your fall. Through your entire course of life, do not give it back, never give it up.

[in right wreath]
If fear of God accompanies you everywhere and guides your path when no person sees you, how calmly you will walk your ways and how calmly will you act.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. The child’s name is written in particularly prominent and decorative letters. Two verses in Fraktur and German script within wreaths with ribbons are on the sides. Above and below the main text are various plant containers, including a basket and cornucopias that are filled with a profusion of flowers.


Associated Names: Wolff, Eva Catharina
Provenance: Arthur Sussel

Bibliography:

"Karl Münch" 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. 566-568.


Sotheby's Catalogue, 23 October 1958, lot 309.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin [now Lebanon]
City/Town/Township:Schaefferstown
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 32.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 711
Creator Name: [Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Decorator
[Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Scrivener

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