Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for David Kuns

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for David Kuns

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Item No: frk01056
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for David Kuns
Creation Date: 5/5/1814
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 393
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Ihm Jahr Unsers Herrn 1794 Den \ 25ten July wurde David Kuns Gebohren \ er wurde zur heiligen Taufe Gebracht Seine Tauf \ zeigen wahren Nicholas Drumbauer und seine efrau \ Magdalena, er wurde getauft von H. Fridrich Geissenheimer \ L. prediger seine Eltern wahren weiland Philip Kuns \ Und seine Ehfraau, eine gebohrne Achabach \ Wer Gott Vertraut Hat Wohl gebaut, dem Soll der Himmel Werden \ wer Sich verläßt auf Jesum Christ, der wird auch seelig werden. P. M. Sch[ul]d[iener]. May the 5 1814


In the year of our Lord 1794, the 25th of July, David Kuns was born. He was brought to the holy baptism. His sponsors were Nicholas Drumbauer and his wife Magdalena. He was baptized by Mr. Fridrich Geissenheimer, L[utheran] preacher. His parents were at the time Philip Kuns and his wife, a born Achabach. Whoever trusts in God has built well, heaven shall be his. Whoever relies on Jesus Christ will also become blessed. P. M., Schoolmaster, May 5th, 1814.

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

The text in Fraktur and German script is in the center of the document. It is flanked by two urns with tall stems of flowers. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. 

In 1818 Phillip Mumbauer was a schoolmaster in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, near the Bucks County border.

Associated Names: Mumbauer, Phillip

"Philip Mumbauer" in  Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 230-231; published as fig. 184.

"Phillip Mumbauer"  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. 564-565.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location
Region/County:[Bucks or Lehigh]

Image Dimensions Width: 19 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1056
Creator Name: Phillip Mumbauer (active c. 1811-1841) - Decorator
Phillip Mumbauer (active c. 1811-1841) - Scrivener

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