Marriage Certificate (Trauschein) for Maria Stüwer and Johannes Spriegel

Marriage Certificate (Trauschein) for Maria Stüwer and Johannes Spriegel

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Item No: frk01111
Title: Marriage Certificate (Trauschein) for Maria Stüwer and Johannes Spriegel
Creation Date: 9/3/1839
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German; English
Weiser Number: 397
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Ich Maria Stüwer bin in den Ehestand getreten, mit Johannes Spriegel, den 14 ten \ Tag Märtz. Im Jahr unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi, Ein Tau= \ send Acht Hundert und Sieben und Dreiszig, In gottes Namen fangen \ wir an, Sein geist führt uns auf die rechte Bahn, zu zeigen an \ den Haushaltungsstand, Weil es ist Ja vielen noch so unbekannt, \ Darum bringen wir den reimen an das helle Licht, Efahrung wem die \ Lehr gebricht. Made by Daniel Stephen Horn, Teacher, September the 3rd \ 1839.


I, Maria Stüwer, entered into the state of matrimony with Johannes Spriegel, on the 14th day of March, in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. In God’s name we commenced, his spirit leads us on the right path, to announce the state of householding. Because it is still so unknown to many, we bring the verses into bright light, informing those the teaching breaks. [In English] Made by Daniel Stephen Horn, Teacher, September the 3rd, 1839.

Category: Marriage Certificate (Trauschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and Roman script is in the lower portion of the document. Above it is a star-shaped flower within a wreath of flowers. Along the upper edge are additional flowers, including a tulip. The entire item is framed by a decorative border.

Horn was a teacher in the Church-Hill school house in Bethlehem.

Associated Names: Stüwer, Maria
Provenance: Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch


"Daniel Stephen Horn" 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, p. 413.

Sotheby's (January 23, 1974); lot 74.

Creation Place County: Region/County:[Northampton]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location

Image Dimensions Width: 25 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1111
Creator Name: Daniel Stephen Horn (active c. 1835-1839) - Decorator
Daniel Stephen Horn (active c. 1835-1839) - Scrivener

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