Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Rothenberger

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Rothenberger

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Item No: frk01139
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Rothenberger
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German
Weiser Number: 495
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Im Jahr Christi 1832 den 1ten Julius 12 Uhr \ Nachts wurde Elisabeth ehelich geboren, and den 27ten \ Oktb vom Pfarrer Wm. Pauli getauft. Die El= \ tern heissen Daniel Rothenberger u Elisabeth geborne \ Gehret Die Taufzeugen waren Jacob Bernhart und \ Ehefr. Susanna Der Geburtsort was Elsas T., Berks C., im \ Staat Pennsilvanien Nordamerica.

[in left seal]
E PLURIBUS UNUM

[around halo]
GEHET HIN IN ALLE WELT LEHRET ALLE VÖLKER UND TAU= \ FET SIE IM NAMEN DES VATERS DES SOHNES \ UND DES HEILIGEN GEISTES. 

[in right seal]
L. S.

[in lower right corner]
Gezeichnet und gestochen von C. F. Egelmann. 
 


Translation:

In the year of Christ 1832, on the 1st of July, at 12 o’clock at night, Elisabeth was born in wedlock, and baptized on the 27th of October by Pastor Wm. Pauli. The parents are called Daniel Rothenberger and Elisabeth, born Gehret. The sponsors were Jacob Bernhart and wife Susanna. The place of birth was Alsace Township, Berks County, in the state of Pennsylvania, North America.

[in left seal]
E Pluribus Unum.

[around halo]
Go forth in all the world, teach the people and baptize them in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost.

[in right seal]
L[ocos] S[igillin].

[in lower right corner]
Drawn and engraved by C. F. Egelmann.
 


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

Hand-colored; hand-lettered, printed. The main text in Fraktur and Roman print is in the center of the document. Beneath it on the left is the seal of the United States with various agricultural tools. To the right is a seal with the letters L. S. (Locus Sigilli, place of the seal) and various barrels, boxes, scrolls and bushels of grain. The text and seals are framed by two columns on the sides and a garland on top. The garland is held by two angels with trumpets. In the lower corners are two pedestals with urns. From them protrude fire and billowing smoke. Below the text is Jesus preaching to his disciples, who are sitting at his feet. Above the text is John the Baptist administering the baptism to Jesus. Both are in the water. Above Jesus’ head is a dove with a ray of light ascending toward heaven. See FLP 1230 for another version of this form.


Associated Names: Rothenberger, Elisabeth
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 4, p. 278.



Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Berks
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Alsace Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Berks
City/Town/Township:Reading
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 42.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1139
Creator Name: Anonymous - Scrivener
Carl Friedrich Egelmann (1782-1860) - Printer/Publisher

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