Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Sara Reyer

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Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Sara Reyer

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Item No: frk01096
Title: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Sara Reyer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 533
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Sara Reyer Ein Doch= \ der Johannes Reyer \ sein Mutter \ Elisabeth \ Ist \ geboren Im \ Jahr unsers \ Herrn JEsu 1811 \ den 5 Mey \ um 9 uhr \ abens \ Lebe Wie du wünschen Gelebt zu \ haben Wen du sterben Must. 

[on flag]
Ehre Vater \ und Mutter \ auf das dir \ wohl gehe

[in lower left]
Maria Reyer
 


Translation:

Sara Reyer, a daughter of Johannes Reyer, her mother Elisabeth, was born in the year of our Lord Jesus 1811, the 5th of May at 9 o’clock in the evening. Live as you would wish to have lived when you must die.

[on flag]
Honor father and mother so that you may fare well.

[in lower left]
Maria Reyer.
 


Category: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur extends across the upper portion of the document. A part of the text is within a triangular frame along the upper border. In each of the upper corners is a woman in a long dress who is standing next to a vase with flowers. In the lower portion of the document is an angel. She is playing a trumpet with a flag that is inscribed with a verse in German script. Around her are small flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.


Associated Names: Reyer, Sara
Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1812
Image Dimensions Width: 18.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1096
Creator Name: Maria Reyer (?-?) - Decorator
Maria Reyer (?-?) - Scrivener

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