Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Stöver

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Stöver

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Item No: frk01140
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Anna Maria Stöver
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 298
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: C B in decorated heart [Christian Baumann]
Transcription:

Diesen beyden Ehgatten, als Caspar Stöver und seiner ehlichen \ Hausfrau Anna M. gebohrne Barbara ist ein Töchterlein zur Welt \ gebohren, als: Anna Maria ist zur Welt gebohren im Jahr \ unsers HErrn JEsu 1763 den 13 ten Tag November um [blank] uhr \ [blank] im Zeichen de [blank]

GOTT gebe Gnad, Kraft und Stärke, daß diese Kind in der Furcht zum Lob und Preis des \ HErrn, möge aufwachsen und zunehmen in groser Begierde der vernünftigen lautern Milch, das ursprüngliche Heil der \ Seelen zu suchen, nach abgelegtem Glaubens=bekänntniß und Erkänntniß der Sünden durch wahre Reu und Buse, vor der \ Christlichen Gemeinde, zur geistlichen Wiedergeburt der heiligen Taufe befördert, und von Caspar Stöver \ Prediger und Diener des Worts, nach Christi Befehl, Matthäi 28, v. 19. getauft und in den Gnaden=Bund Gottes ein= \ verleibet worden. Dieses Kind ist, als ein Glied in die Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, durch \ das Bad der Wiedergeburt und Erneuerung des Heiligen Geistes, wie St. Paulus lehret, Titum 3, v. 5, 6, 7. zu mit \ [blank] den 11 ten Tag December 1763 auf= und angenommen worden, und durch den wahren Glauben \ an unseren Erlöser JEsu Christo, des so theuer erworbenen Verdienstes, der himmlischen Freuden, und der ewigen Selig= \ keit Erben eingesetzet. Mithin vergiß nicht wie der Apostel Paulus, Collosser 1, v. 12. 14. die Pflicht beschreibet. Saget \ Dank dem Vater der uns tüchtig gemacht hat, zum Erbtheil der Heiligen im Licht, u. s. w.

Dieses [blank] ist gebohren und getauft in America, im Staat \ Pensilvanien in Läncaster Caunty in Bethel Taunschip \ Taufzeugen Anna Maria Stöverin

Wann wir kaum gebohren werden: iIst vom ersten Lebenstritt bis ins kühle Grab der Erden, Nur ein kurz gemessner \ Schritt. Ach mit jedem Augenblick! Gehet unsre Kraft zurück, Und wir sind mit jedem Jahre allzu reiff zur Todten= \ bahre., Und wer weiß in welcher Stunde, uns die letzte Stimme weckt: \ Dann GOtt hat’s mit seinem Munde, Keinem \ Menschen noch entdeckt. Wer sein Haus nun wohl bestellt geht mit Freuden aus der Welt. Da die \ Sicherheit hingegen; Ewigs Sterben kan erregen. Von Henrich Otto.
 


Translation:

To these two married people namely Caspar Stöver and his lawful wife Anna M. Barbara, born [blank], a little daughter was born into the world, namely Anna Maria was born into the world in the year of our Lord Jesus 1763, on the 13th day of November at [blank] o’clock in the sign of the [blank].

May God give grace, power and strength so that this child may grow up in the spirit of praise and honor of the Lord, and eagerly consume the true milk, to search for the original salvation of the souls after his profession of faith and realization of sin through sincere repentance. Before the Christian congregation she was brought to the spiritual rebirth of the holy baptism, and she was baptized by Caspar Stöver, preacher and servant of the Word, according to the command of Christ, Matthew 28:19, and she was included into God’s covenant of grace. This child was, through the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, as St. Paul teaches, Titus 3: 5, 6, 7, on the 11th day December 1763 admitted and accepted, and through the true faith in our savior Jesus Christ is taking part in the dearly bought rewards of heavenly joys and the eternal blessedness of the earth. Do not forget the way in which the apostle Paul, Colossians 1:12, 14, described the duty to give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light, etc.

This [blank] was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania in Lancaster County, in Bethel Township. Sponsors: Anna Maria Stöverin.

Scarcely born into the world, it is only a short measured pace from the first step to the cool grave in the earth. O with every moment! Our strength diminishes, and with every year we grow more ripe for the bier. And who knows in what hour the final voice will awaken us, because God has not revealed this to anybody yet. Who tends to his house will depart from the world with joy. Because surety, in contrast, can provoke eternal death. By Henrich Otto.
 


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

Hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The text in Fraktur is in the lower center of the document. In the upper center us a plant with two stems and a variety of flowers, including three large tulips. On each side is a leafy vine with various flowers and three birds, including a parrot. 

Although Henrich Otto's name appears in the imprint, he was not responsible for the infill or decoration.  Another certificate of this edition was prepared for a sibling, Eva Christina, born 1/20/1774.  See Stopp, p. 154.

The child's grandfather was the Rev. John Caspar Stover, a pioneering Lutheran minister in Pennsylvania.


Associated Names: Stöver, Caspar
Bibliography:

"Arnold Hoevelmann"  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, pp. 399-401.


Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997) vol. 2, p. 154.


Robert M. Kline and Frederick S. Weiser, “A Fraktur-Fest,” in Der Reggeboge 4, no. 3-4 (1970): 3-5.



Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Lancaster [now Lebanon]
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Bethel Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1789
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1140
Creator Name: [Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Decorator
[Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Scrivener
[Ephrata Cloister] - Printer/Publisher

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