Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Abraham Meter

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Abraham Meter

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Item No: frk01065
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Abraham Meter
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 390
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Gott allein die Ehre

[in small heart]
Ich bin getauft \ ich steh im Bunde \ durch Die tauf \ mit meinem \ Gott.

[in large heart]
Abraham Meter, ein Sohn \ von Johannes Meter und dessen Ehefrau Chri= \ stina eine geborne Blumin ist geboren den 15ten Tag \ August im Jahre Christi 1779 in Loer Paxen Taun= \ schip Dauphin Caunty im Staate Pennsylvanien und \ getauft im Jahre 1803 vom Pfarrer Herrn \ Helfenstein, welcher ihn auch \ confirmiret hat. Verehe= \ lichte sich zum 2ten Mal \ den 7ten April \ 1823


To God alone the glory.

[in small heart]
I am baptized, I stand united through baptism with my God.

[in large heart]
Abraham Meter, a son of Johannes Meter and his wife Christina, a born Blumin, was born on the 15th day of August in the year of Christ 1779 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, state of Pennsylvania, and baptized in the year 1803 from Pastor Mister Helfenstein, who also confirmed him. Married for a second time on the 7th of April 1823.

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 within a heart in the center of the document. A verse in Fraktur within a smaller heart is above it. Along the upper edge is the title in Fraktur. In the upper corners are stars. Below them are two birds perched on tulips and two flowers. In the lower center are two birds perched on flowers.

Associated Names: Young, Henry
Provenance: Esther Stevens Brazer


"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. 2, pp. 826-832. 

Donald A. Shelley, The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961); published as fig. 224.

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:Lower Paxton Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1835
Image Dimensions Width: 30 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1065
Creator Name: [Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Decorator
[Henry Young (1792-1861)] - Scrivener

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