Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Andreas Gregorius Wede

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Andreas Gregorius Wede

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Item No: frk00722
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Andreas Gregorius Wede
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 297
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: Lilly

Diese beyden Ehegatten als Charles Wede \ und seine Ehe Frau Maria Catharina \ ist ein Sohn zur Welt gebohren als Andreas Gregorius \ ist gebohren im Jahr Christi 1796 den 12. \ Merz um 10 Uhr Morgens im Zeichen des Stiers \ Getauft durch Pfarrer Ludewig Barth \ Taufzeugen Andreas Groß und seine Ehe Frau \ Gebohren im Staat Pensilvanien \ in Läncäster Caunty im Denegal Taunschip


To these two married people namely Charles Wede and his wife Maria Catharina a son was born into the world, named Andreas Gregorius, was born in the year of Christ 1796, on the 12th of March at 10 o’clock in the morning in the sign of Taurus. Baptized by Pastor Ludewig Barth. Sponsors Andreas Groß and his wife. Born in the state of Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County, in Donegal Township.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in German script is in the center of the document. Above and below is are two elongated, stylized flowers. Two the left is a vine with various flowers, including tulips. On the right is a man in a military uniform. He is wearing a hat with a feather and a sword on his side. He is holding a scroll or short stick in one hand.

Associated Names: Wede, Maria Catharina
Provenance: Arthur Sussel


"Arnold Hoevelmann" 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. 399-401.

Robert M. Kline and Frederick S. Weiser, “A Fraktur-Fest,” in Der Reggeboge 4, no. 3-4 (1970): 3-5.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1790
Image Dimensions Width: 20 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 722
Creator Name: [Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Decorator
[Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Scrivener

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