Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elizabeth Schnebely

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elizabeth Schnebely

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Item No: frk01052
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elizabeth Schnebely
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 465
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Geburt= und Tauf= Schein.
Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als: Henrich Schnebely und \ seiner ehlichen Hausfrau Anna ein geborne Lichtin ist \ eine Tochter zur Welt gebohren, den 3 ten Tag December, im Jahr \ unsers HErrn, 1814 Diese Tochter ist gebohren in Libanon Taunschip \ in Libanon Caunty, im Staate Pennsylvania und ist \ getauft worden, den [blank] Tag [blank] im Jahr unsers HERRN \ [blank] von Hrn. [blank] und erhielt den Namen \ Elisabeth Tauf Zeugen waren [blank] 

[in upper center]
Wann wir erst gebohren werden, Ist vom \ ersten Lebenstritt, Bis ins kühle Grab der \ Erden, \ Nur ein Kurtz gemeß’ner Schritt. Ach! \ mit jedem Augenblick Geht unsre Kraft zur= \ ück, Und wir sind mit jedem Jahre, Allzureif \ zur Todtenbahre.

[in lower center]
Ich bin getauft ich steh im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott, \ So sprech ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ in Creutz, in Trübsal, Angst und Noth, \ Ich bin getauft des freu ich mich, \ Die Freude bleibt mir ewiglich.

Ich bin getauft ob ich gleich sterbe, \ Was schadet mir das kühle Grab, \ Ich weiß mein Vaterland und Erbe, \ Das ich bey Gott im Himmel hab, \ Nach meinem Tod ist mir bereit, \ Des Himmelsfreud, das Feyerkleid.

Ich bin getauft in deinem Namen, \ Gott Vater, Sohn und heil’ger Geist, \ Ich bin gezählt zu Deinem Saamen, \ Zum Volk, das Dir geheiligt heißt, \ O! welch ein Glück ward dadurch mein, \ Herr, laß mich dessen würdig seyn.

Libanon, gedruckt und zu haben, bey der großen und kleinen Quantität bey J. Hartman.


Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
To these two married people namely Henrich Schnebely and his lawful wife Anna, a born Lichtin, a daughter was born into the world, on the 1st of December, in the year of our Lord 1814. This daughter was born in Lebanon Township, in Lebanon County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and was baptized on the blank] day [blank] in the year of our Lord [blank] from Mr. [blank] and received the name Elisabeth. Sponsors were [blank].

[in upper center]
Scarcely born into the world, it is only a short measured pace from the first step to the cool grave in the earth. O with every moment! Our strength diminishes, and with every year we grow more ripe for the bier.

[in lower center]
I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need. I am baptized, that’s a joy for me. The joy lasts eternally.

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. After death, Heaven’s garment of joy and celebration is prepared for me.

I am baptized in your name, God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I am counted as one of your seeds, to a people that you blessed. O! What fortune for me! Lord, let me be worthy of it.

Lebanon, printed and to be had, in large and small quantities, from J. Hartman.

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

Hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur, with blanks infilled by hand, within a rectangular frame is in the center of the document. The verses in Fraktur are in rectangular frames in the upper and lower centers. In the upper corners are two inward-facing angels holding flowers in one hand and playing a trumpet with the other. On the sides are two images of Jesus Christ, represented as a man in long robes, with a halo, and with one raised hand. In the lower corners are two kneeling praying children. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Schnebely, Henrich

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 3, p. 162.

Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Lebanon Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Lebanon

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1815
Image Dimensions Width: 31 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1052
Creator Name: Joseph Hartman (1791-1860) - Printer/Publisher
Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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