Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Peter Rauch

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Peter Rauch

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Item No: frk01058
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Peter Rauch
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 311
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen beiden Ehegaten als \ Andreas Rauch und seiner Ehlichen \ Hausfrau Catharina Marg eine gebohrne \ Ebertin ist ein Sohn zur Welt \ gebohren Namens Peter Rauch im Jahr \ Christi 1797 den 17. Tag September um 8 \ Uhr Morgen. Dieser Peter Rauch ist geboren \ und getauft in America, im Staat Pennsylvanien, \ in Northampton County, und in Heydelberg \ Taunschip. Obengeldter Peter Rauch ist \ getauft worden den 12. Tag November 1797 \ von Herrn Johan Henrich Helffrich Reformirter \ Prediger, Taufzeugen waren Peter Ebert \ und Christina Müllerin ledigen Standes \ damals.

[on the left]
Laß dein Engel \ mit mir fuhren \ auf Elias \ wagen \ roth

[on the right]
wann mein stünd= \ lein vor handen \ ist und ich soll \ fahren mei= \ ne straß


To these two married people, namely Andreas Rauch and his lawful wife Catharina Marg., a born Ebertin, a son was born into the world, named Peter Rauch, in the year of Christ 1797, on the 17th day of September, at 8 o’clock in the morning. This Peter Rauch was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania, in Northampton County, and in Heidelberg Township. Above mentioned Peter Rauch was baptized on the 12th day of November 1797 from Mister Johan Henrich Helffrich, Reformed preacher. Sponsors were Peter Ebert and Christina Müllerin, single back then.

[on the left]
Let your angels ride with me on Elias’s red wagon

[on the right]
when my hour has come and I shall travel on my path.

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 in the circle in the center of the document. Two verses in Fraktur within hearts are on the sides. In the upper corners are two circles, and in the lower corners are two flowers. In the upper and lower centers are flowers, including two tulips.

Associated Names: Rauch, Peter

"Martin Brechall"  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. 117-123.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
Region/County:Northampton [now Lehigh]
City/Town/Township:Heidelberg Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 31.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1058
Creator Name: [Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)] - Decorator
[Martin Brechall (c. 1757-1831)] - Scrivener

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