Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Margretha Kaufman

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Margretha Kaufman

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Item No: frk01129
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Margretha Kaufman
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 463
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Diesen beyden Ehegatten als Jacob Kaufman \ und seiner eheligen Hausfrau Magdalena geborne Wagner \ ist eine tochter zur Welt geboren im Jahr unsers Erlösers 1791 \ den 18. Märtz um [blank] Uhr [blank] mittags, und erhielt den Namen \ in der heiligen Taufe Margretha von Hrn. Prediger \ Glonninger Taufzeugen waren die Geschwister \ weil sie schon 21. Jahr alt war im Staat Pennsylvanien \ Dauphin County

[in left frame]
Ich bin getauft, ich steh’ im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott, \ So sprech ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ in Creuz, in Trübsal Angst und Noth, \ Ich bin getauft des freu ich mich, \ Die Freude bleibet ewiglich.

[in right frame]
Ich bin getauft! ob ich gleich sterbe, \ Was schadet mir das kühle Grab, \ Ich weiß mein Vaterland und Erbe, \ Das ich bey Gott im Himmel hab, \ Nach meinem Tod ist mir bereit, \ Des Himmelsfreud das Feyerkleid.

[Below image]
Die kleine Kinderschaar, \ Wird in Jesu Blut begraben, \ Wie soll das Herz der Mutter \ Da nicht Freude haben.
 


Translation:

To these two married people namely Jacob Kaufman and his lawful wife Magdalena, born Wagner, a daughter was born into the world in the year of our Savior 1791, on the 18th of March at [blank] o’clock [blank], and received in the Holy Baptism the name Margretha from Mr. preacher Glonniger. Sponsors were the siblings because they were already twenty-one years old. In the state of Pennsylvania, Dauphin County.

[in left frame]
I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need. I am baptized, that’s a joy for me. The joy lasts eternally.

[in right frame]
I am baptized, and when I die, how can the cool grave hurt me? I know my fatherland and legacy that I will have with God in Heaven. After death, Heaven’s garment of joy and celebration is prepared for me.

[Below image]
The little group of children will be buried in Jesus’ blood. How can the heart of the mother not rejoice in this?
 


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

Hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur is in the upper center of the document. Below it are two rectangular frames with verses in Fraktur, and one rectangular image of three cherubs in a landscape of flowers, grapevines and trees. A third verse is below the image. In the upper center of the document is a winged angel head. In the upper corners are two angels, and below them are two birds perched on branches. In each lower corner is a pot with tulips. In the lower center are two stemmed flowers and two birds perched on branches. The lower edge of the document is decorated with a grass-like border.


Associated Names: Stöver, Jacob
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 3, p. 144.



Secondary Place County: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Dauphin
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Lebanon]
City/Town/Township:[Lebanon]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1812
Image Dimensions Width: 34.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1129
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener
[Jacob Stöver (1787-1862)] - Printer/Publisher

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