Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Benjamin Franklin Frankenberger

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Benjamin Franklin Frankenberger

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Item No: frk00762
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Benjamin Franklin Frankenberger
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 385
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Geburts und Taufschein.
Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als Mr. Henrich Frankenberger \ und seiner Ehefrau Sara eine geborne Gabel \ ist ein Söhnlein zur Welt geboren den 27ten Tag Januar 1847 \ in Penn Taunschipp Centre Caunty im Staate Penn= \ sylvanien, und wurde getauft den 5ten Tag April 1847 \ vom Pfarrer Charles Riess und erhielt bey der heiligen \ Taufe den Namen Benjamin Franklin \ Die Taufzeugen waren die Eltern selbst.

[on left scroll]
Römer \ Cap. 6. \ v. 3

[on mirror]

[on right scroll]
Matth. \ Cap. 28. \ v. 19.


Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
To these two married people, namely Mr. Henrich Frankenberger and his wife Sara, a born Gabel, a little son was born into the world on the 27th of January 1847, in Penn Township, Centre County, in the state opf Pennsylvania, and was baptized on the 5th day of April 1847 by Pastor Charles Riess and received in the holy baptism the name Benjamin Franklin. The sponsors were the parents themselves.

[on left scroll]
Romans 6:13.

[on mirror}

[on right scroll]
Matthew 28:19.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is framed by two columns topped by a pedestal with two large urns. At its sides stand two women in long dresses. The one on the left is holding a scroll of paper with a biblical verse and a mirror inscribed "Wahrheit," or truth. The one on the right is holding a scroll with a biblical verse and an anchor. A notation on the reverse states that Benjamin Franklin Frankenberger died May 8, 1920.

Associated Names: Young, Henry
Provenance: Scott Francis Brenner


"Henry Christian Andrew Harmon Young" 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. 826-832.

E. Bryding Adams, “The Fraktur Artist Henry Young,” in Der Reggeboge 2, nos. 3-4 (Fall 1977): 1-25.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 39.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 762
Creator Name: [Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Decorator
[Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Scrivener

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